The simulation of an in-game entity's motion, such as running or sitting or striking.

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Processing move between tiles with an animation in isometric map

In my isometric map, entities can only be in the center of the floor tile. So it's tile per position. This is my map with an entity: Entity can either move forward, left, or right. Where forward ...
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How can I correctly line up differently sized animation frames with a character?

For educational purposes, I'm developing a 2d game without APIs or libraries. Currently I'm stuck with a sprite drawing problem. To store sprites for drawing (assuming I have the sprites I need all ...
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How to disable play automatically on animation in Unity3d 4.5.1

Where is the option to disable the 'Play Automatically' function for animations in Unity3d 4.5.1. In previous versions, there was a button under the Animation tab to disable the play automatically: ...
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How should I handle animation states in Mecanim?

I did a tutorial which associated an integer to each state and manually set transitions from one state to another based on that integer, but that seems really sloppy. Is there a more elegant way? I ...
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How can I reuse animated meshes?

When creating meshes, I made a mesh class and then used that one as base model and redrew that same mesh for each instance of an object with that mesh. (For eaxmple, one rock mesh, many rock objects.) ...
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How can I make an animation using arrays?

I want to take an array of sprites, for example sf::Sprite animation[3] = { stepLeft, inMiddle, stepRight }; and construct an animation by looping them. Is this possible? How do I go about it?
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Is it possible to achieve a smooth sprite animation with a fixed 60 FPS using Java 2D?

I've seen a lot of different game loops, and before implementing anything complicated I decided to start with a capped 60 FPS. My run method looks like this in my game thread: /** * Fixed Frames Per ...
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Rotate to a set degree then reverse and repeat in Unity

I'm making my first project in Unity, a simple game where touching objects adds points to the player's score. I'd like the objects to have a pleasant back and forth swaying animation on the Z axis. ...
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Is there any way to make animations using physical dolls?

I've had trouble animating characters using 3D applications. It is too slow and difficult. I've programmed my own 3D animator that uses only the keyboard to change key angles. The results are much ...
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Which camera angle is used for these sprites?

I am trying to replicate these sprites: But I am not managing to make sense of how it is done. The character is facing forward ( <--- ), but you can see the front of its body instead of just ...
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Desire advice on implementing this animation timeline system

I have read a lot of questions on here, as well as books regarding game architecture. I have a general question about the implementation of a game's animation timeline, on which many isolated ...
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Dynamic graphical elements in a 2D game [closed]

I'm an mobile and web developer. I got interested in game development couple of weeks ago and I'm really looking forward to work on a mobile game. I will be doing everything including the game design ...
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How to handle and make animations?

I just finished a game for my design class and I ran into a problem that I always have but this time I'm going to learn the right way to do it. I was making the background animation for my menu in ...
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How do I make “weaponsclash” = animations adapating to parameters

Meaning: how do I build my animations/system so that I can have swords blocking each other? I honestly believe this is the hardest part of a game: I need animations to interact with each other. If a ...
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Blender books for advanced character animation and modeling?

I've been messing with Blender on and off for over a year, and am now ready to put a lot of sweat into making a great model for an iPhone app I'm working on. I want to learn tips and tricks on how to ...
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Animation file format

I'm trying to make a simple 2D animation file format. It'll be very rudimentary: only an XML file containing some parameters (such as frame duration) and metadata, and some images, each representing a ...
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anyone knows any open skeletal/bones 2d animations framework for java?

Some examples could be the animations framework used in Aquaria, or in Crimson Legend.
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How to setup animation based events without depending on an animation?

How can I have events based off animations without relying on them? Take for example reloading in a FPS game. You'd hit a button to reload your weapon, the animation will play, then animation will hit ...
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How to synchronize damage with attack animation in a RTS game?

I have been working on a RTS game in unity and did damage deal through code and a timer but it does not fit with the animations quet well. The damage is dealt in the beginning of the animation and ...
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Method Animator.SetBool sometimes is not working (or not triggering) in Unity2D

I have trouble with Animator in Unity2d. I have a main character for my game. The character has his own animation clip for fighting. When the player touches the screen, i am starting animation. When ...
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Should Animations in Turn-Based Games Happen Before or After State Transitions?

I'm planning a roguelike game and I'm unsure how to design for animations. Since a roguelike is turn-based, the game model is discrete and would have no intermediate states during an animation(?). ...
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How to use “weighted average easing” correctly with variable framerate?

I often use a weighted average for smoothly animating numerical values to a target value, like so: frame(dt) { value = ((value*someFactor) + targetValue) / (someFactor+1) } As you can see dt ...
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Why are my Unity procedural animations jerky?

I'm working in Unity and getting some crazy weird motion behavior. I have a plane and I'm moving it. It's ever so slightly getting about 1 pixel bigger and smaller. It looks like the it's kind of ...
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Flashing candle light

What is a simple way to simulate flashing candle / torch / fire light? I'm not asking about animating the flames, I'm only interested in the light surrounding the fire, similar to what this device ...
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Sprite Animation Using Multiple Images (XNA / C#)

all. Right now I am currently working on a game with my Australian buddy and I just am having such a difficult time with the spriting process. As the programmer of our game, it is my responsibility ...
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Is there a 3d animation software that prioritizes working with code rather than GUI? [closed]

All of the 3D animating softwares I've faced are centered around using GUI to work: windows, menus, mouse clicks, mouse adjustments, keyboard shortcuts. As a programmer, I find that limiting. In order ...
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Mixing animations

I'm working on a swing animation and mixing it with a turn animation in a motorcycle game. The issue is that for the swing animation to work while turning only the swinging arm has to animation, ...
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Spriting Animation Method

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/539087245/spriter At 3:00 they discuss that there is a method used to separate the parts of character into individual sprites and move them saving production time ...
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Is there any reason not to save skinning animation data in texture?

I have thought about saving animation data in texture. I think I can save shader parameter setting and interpolation cost in CPU, and also enable animated instancing. But I couldn't find no text ...
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Android 2D game, shooting and getting animation to stop

I'm developing a game as a learning-process, and since everything I do is new to me, I have alot of problems, usually I can fix it myself but right now I'm stuck and need help. Link to a recording of ...
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Tips on combining the right Art Assets with a 2D Skeleton and making it flexible

I am on my first attempt to build a skeletal animation system for 2D side-scrollers, so I don't really have experience of what may appear in later stages. So i ask advice from anyone that been there ...
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COLLADA, loading, the modelling/animation process?

So, we're making a game in C++ using SDL - a TDS. It was originally intended to be 2D, but our lead programmer wanted to redo the engine and make it 3D. And, now, we really don't know how to go about ...
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How can animate a set of rigs without reinventing the wheel?

I have a set of rigs of my own defined 3D doll in Javascript. I would like to animate a set of rigs to simulate walking, jumping, etc. Obviously I could do it by myself, but I'm sure I would be ...
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Character and Weapon animation interaction

If I have two models, for example: some character, and a bow, how do I work with them together in 3DS Max to animate them both (for example, when the character shoots an arrow with his bow, the ...
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Objective-c Cocos2d moving a sprite

I hope someone knows how to do the following with cocos2d: I want a sprite to move but not in a single line by using [cocosGuy runAction: [CCMoveTo actionWithDuration:1 position:location]]; What ...
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How can I animate a recursive algorithm?

Say I have a recursive algorithm, for example one that generates a random tree: // Pseudocode, just a simple algorithm: it isn't perfect. function generate_branch(angle, length, current_depth, ...
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Is there a 2d animation authoring GUI for creating C++ games?

I'm moving from Flash to C++, and am wondering if there are any tools out there that would let me author animation much like Flash does. Basically I want a GUI that lets me layout sprites and specify ...
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Combining several animations into a single FBX

I'm trying to figure out a workflow for preparing character animations for Unity so that they are all combined in a single FBX file. The advantage as far as I see it is that it then uses only a single ...
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How do I make a flickering engine exhaust animation using only bone animation?

I'm trying to replicate the flickering engine exhaust animation in this SketchFab model. SketchFab doesn't support particle systems, so the animation must be a simple bone animation. Can someone ...
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Animations with individual images in Phaser.js

So I have this game that I made a while back and I want to port it using Phaser. The game is made using individual PNG files for all the animation frames, and there are over 100 of them. From ...
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Understanding animations of controllable characters

I am a newbie trying to learn basics of Unity3D (5) before starting to do the real thing. Even though I tagged it as Unity3D, the logic should be the same for every kind of game engine. So I will be ...
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Update animation based on distance traveled instead of elapsed time?

2D sprite Animation is supposed to be based on the elapsed time from the previous update so that it runs (and looks the same) no matter the speed of the machine/device it's running on. The method ...
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Ease action to simulate a clank in a moving or rotating device near end of the trajectory

You know those mechanisms that moved or rotated, and then just a few millimeters near the end of the trajectory they oppose a bit of resistance and then clank to the final position. I want to ...
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How does the Maya ASCII FBX format store positions within animation?

I want to understand Maya's ASCII FBX format so I can convert animations in it to OSG (OpenSceneGraph) format. I have a simple sphere, with a translation in one direction for 30 frames baked into an ...
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How should I set up 2D animations for weapons in Unity?

I have a character composed of several sprites (legs, torso, head, arms). The character has the ability to pick up weapons, which are of varied types. Each type of weapon has its own animation ...
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Blender-to-Unity Animation Issue

I've been programming games for quite a few years now, but I recently thought I would try my hand at some simple 3D modeling and animation. I'm currently using Unity and Blender. In Blender, I was ...
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Animating feet seperately from the body

I have a character and I would like to animate a walking animation for it. However i get the following result when I animate it: (ignore the green lines/ markers/ sound) As you can see the foot ...
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How to correctly represent a bone system?

I'm currently representing my bone system as follows, in pseudocode: root = {} root.rot = v3(0,0,0) root.pos = v3(0,0,0) function create_child(parent,rot,length): child_bone = {} ...
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Why does exporting to FBX in 3dmax loses simulated animation

I made a cloth simulation (wind blowing a cloth). When I export it to FXB and the animation box is ticked on export menu it seems ok (no error in longs). When I reload it to Unity. or 3DMAX again. The ...
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Developing an interactive book for Windows-Runtime

My three year old loves playing with the interactive books on our iPad, and I love playing with code and I love my Surface RT... So I thought I'd try and make a basic animated book using WinRT, I've ...