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

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Best Practices for combining animation and logic

In Games I often run into this kind of scenario: The Game Logic decides something happens, and of course the logic does so instantly. But the Game also has animations depending on the logic. Like ...
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Converting time of day into a smooth day/night variable?

I'm trying to make a smooth day/night cycle for a game project that I've been working on. I've already set up a clock that adds deltaTime to seconds, wraps seconds to gameMinutes, etc. The issue that ...
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Change DisplayObject's bounds in Flash/AS3

I'm developing some platform-like game using AS3 and Flash CS5 for animations. I've already done most of the mechanics now, and I've starded to drawing characters and animating them. But some problem ...
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Is it a bad idea to couple action and animation?

I'm making an ARPG (like Legend of Zelda but with more action), and this question raised during the development: Should action and animation be coupled? Or should they be independent? With this I ...
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Are there any open source or free 3D modelling/animation tools that are widely used by indie game developers? [closed]

I have tried out Blender and Milkshape 3D, but my question is mainly asking if there is any 3D animation/modelling software that is open source, free, or has an indie license available that is widely ...
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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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Moving gameobject with animation according to my script Unity3D

I am developing a game with Unity3D with an horizontal list of elements which you can move with arrows. Here you can see an example: I have created animations in order to modify the alpha value of ...
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How can I animate characters' static-geometry eyes?

Here's a Nintendo example: Specifically, the animation of the pupils seems not to animate the geometry. How is this done?
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How to play animations in Cocos2d-x?

I'm new to Cocos2d-x and looking for a good way/tutorial on how to play animations in Cocos2d-x.
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How to make a text of several letters animate, only with an animation

I wonder if it is possible to create an animation in a text with a single "animation". The problem is that for me to reach the desired effect I need to create an animation for each letter, as each one ...
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Unity Animator State Freezing

I am really new with Unity, I am making a game, but I am having some problems with the animators, my problem is that I am trying to add some animations to my menu, and also add new characters to my ...
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Animation in top down 2d [closed]

How is this usually done? Especially when the character might need to use different animations, for instance at his hands and legs. I noticed some skeletal animation solutions but they were only ...
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Having a hard time having consecutive animations for an attack [closed]

So I've been trying to figure this out for about 8 hours now...It's driving me nuts because I am pretty sure that it is something dead simple that I am just not understanding. I had everything working ...
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How can I apply a “genie animation” to a CCSprite?

I am new to Cocos2D and following this tutorial. I want to animate a CCSprite with the genie effect that OS X uses for hiding windows to the dock and showing them again. Here's an example from an ...
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How can I generate isometric sprite sheets from 3D animations?

I want to generate sprite-sheets for an isometric projection of various 3d assets purchased from the Unity3D asset store. I'd preferably also render the normal maps. I am a programmer, but new to 3D ...
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Animation not playing correctly(or at all)

Im created this script which plays animation/s when the player goes close to it and presses e while aiming at it.For some reasons only the first animation is playing,not the second one.Is there any ...
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Can I export animated models from Unity? Into what formats?

I have an animated 3D model from the Unity Asset Store that I would like a new animator to touch up (the license allows this). But they need it in a format they can use (in Maya or... something ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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Calculating step length with dividing a number that returns digits after the decimal point

How can I get rounded numbers from calculations that returns digits after the decimal point? And all the numbers together will be the number that is divided from. Explanation: I am currently working ...
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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 interrupt movement where the model can lag behind

I have a movement system for my characters where the model is allowed to lag behind the character's actual position. In a way it is like the model is being dragged on a string behind the actual ...
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How do I make an XML-specified animation show completely?

I want to add animation to my game board when updating tile positions. I can start an animation at the right point, but there's a catch: When the translate animation starts, it seems like the ...
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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 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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Character animation in physics-simulated environment

What are the standard solutions for animating characters in physics-simulated environments? Let me explain what I mean - in most games characters are pretty much excluded from physics simulation - ...
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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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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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How can I animate 2d sprite rotation without interpolation?

I would like to animate a weapon being swung in 2 frames - all I'm doing is changing the position and rotation of the weapon sprite. However, I don't want unity to interpolate the rotation (generate ...
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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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What's the difference between Box2D and tweening?

It seems like Box2D can be used to move sprites across the screen, so how does this differ from tweening? Is it that Box2D is for physical collision detections and tweening is just animations?
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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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Android: How to create fluent animations by using bitmaps and ObjectAnimator?

I want a resized bitmap item to move over the screen into a house. This basically works, but the movement is not fluent and is stuttering. Since I always have to draw both the resized background and ...
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Animation State [closed]

Well i'm not entirely sure how to manage animations. I've looked at a few solutions, havok and ue4, which seem to use state machines but the states and their interactions are created using external ...
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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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Setting up images for frame animation

I am learning the basics of iPhone frame animation. I have code that loops through 15 images to do an animation: - (void)viewDidLoad { [super viewDidLoad]; UIImageView *iv = [[UIImageView ...
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Animate from end frame of one animation to end frame of another Unity3d/C#

So I have two legacy FBX animations; Animation A and Animation B. What I'm looking to do is to be able to fade from A to B regardless of the current frame A is on. Using animation.CrossFade() will ...
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AndEngine GLES 2 Animate Character [closed]

I want to animate my character in game. My graphic animator prepare for me three options. Frame-by-frame by this is over 9MB for one animation. With TextureSpriter 4-5MB. Spriter but I can't find ...
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How do I morph between meshes that have different vertex counts?

I am using MeshMorpher from the Unify wiki in my Unity project, and I want to be able to transform between arbitrary meshes. This script only works when there are an equal number of vertices between ...
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Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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Transform texture coordinates when using shader

Assuming I define four vertices of a quad with texture coordinates that cover a whole texture or region of a texture, I can animate these coordinates by setting a transform using SetTransform( ...
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2D animation: Animated 3D models or sprites with animation frames?

Starting out with new project, I am stuck choosing between: 3D textured model animated directly through the renderer 2D sprites and drawing each animation frame The game will be 2D platform, I ...
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Unity animations in iOS

I'm an iOS developer and I'm trying to make 2d animations with Unity 4.3 + RageTools Pro + RageSpline. I want to integrate the animations into a native iOS application. In Unity I have different kind ...
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No animation clips in assets folder

I'm trying to import an FBX file made in Blender into Unity so I can use the actions created in Blender in a Unity animation state machine. A lot of sites seem to suggest that simply dropping the FBX ...
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How are game characters animated? [closed]

I will be working with my friends on our final year project. Our game will be FPS and I have to draw some animations for FPS view and other enemy character that can be programmed easily to make a good ...
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What software can I use to animate my character in Unity3D? [closed]

I am new in game development and I want to know what software can help me to create good animations for my 3rd person character.
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How do I render an animation where some frames appear twice?

I am animating a sprite. The sprite has 7 different frames, but the animation is 10 frames long. This is because 3 of the original frames appear twice in the animation: 3 -> 4 -> 5 -> 6 ...
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Most efficient way to implement delta time

Here's one way to implement delta time: /// init /// var duration = 5000, currentTime = Date.now(); // and create cube, scene, camera ect ////// function animate() { /// determine delta /// ...
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How to animate two interacting objects

I'm not very familiar with animations but as far as I know, most of the animations are done frame by frame. For example animating a character walking etc. However, let's imagine this scene: There's ...
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Why is my Slick2D spritesheet animation cut off when it loops?

I am loading a SpriteSheet with Slick2D and using the Animation function in the render method to display it. The spritesheet loads perfectly, but when the animation loops, it does so moved down a few ...
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How can I animate the stretching of a sprite over time?

My goal is to find the function to stretch a sprite like my example below, and then get it to animate during a certain time. It is like an interpolation, where the starting point is the original ...