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

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How do you deal with transitions in animating walking?

I'm pretty new to this whole animating models thing. Just learning the ropes. I got a nice walking animation going, which I can loop while a character is walking, but what about when they stop ...
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Exporting an animated FBX to XNA? (in 3DS Max)

I'm now working on an XNA 3D game, and I want to add animated models in it. I came across this example. I see there is one FBX file and a few texture files in the content project, and that in the ...
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How to update entity states and animations in a component-based game

I'm trying to design a component-based entity system for learning purposes (and later use on some games) and I'm having some troubles when it comes to updating entity states. I don't want to have an ...
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Recreating Doodle Jump in Canvas - Platforms spawning out of reach

I have started to recreate Doodle Jump in HTML using Canvas. Here's my current progress. As you can see, if you play it for a few seconds, some platforms will be out of the player's reach. I don't ...
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Is there a simple isometric graphical game engine (using vectors?) that could be used for a (multiplayer) crafting/farming game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good, free isometric game engine? With little game development experience (albeit having graphical skills and some programming knowledge) a group currently working on a ...
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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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Playing a death anim on an enemy that I want to remove

I've been trying to find a tutorial on how to best make animations in Android. I already have some animations for my enemies and my character that are controlled by rectangles and changing ...
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How do I apply skeletal animation from a .x (Direct X) file?

Using the .x format to export a model from Blender, I can load a mesh, armature and animation. I have no problems generating the mesh and viewing models in game. Additionally, I have animations and ...
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Are there tools available for building hierarchical sprite-based objects in games like Vector Man or Gunstar Heroes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for 2D skeletal animation I'm looking for a tool that would let me build multi-part sprite objects of the kind you can find in Sega Genesis games like Vector Man ...
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Why don't more games use vector art?

It would seem to me that vector art is more efficient in terms of resources/scalability; however, in most cases I have seen artists using bitmap/rasterized art. Is this a limitation put on the artists ...
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Data-driven animations

Say you are using C/SDL for a 2D game project. It's often the case that people use a structure to represent a frame in an animation. The struct consists of an image and how much time the frame is ...
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Animation with non-uniform frame sizes

How do you know when to draw the next frame if its bounding box is larger/smaller than the current? For example, in KOF, some characters have elastic arms and things of the like..How are these handled ...
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How to programatically retarget animations from one skeleton to another?

I'm trying to write code to transfer animations that were designed for one skeleton to look correct on another skeleton. The source animations consist only of rotations except for translations on the ...
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animate a drawn 2D image to move

I am trying to make a game where the person can create their own character, but instead of using a character builder, i want the person to be able to draw their character. how do i code that in c# so ...
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C# - separate sprite for 2d character and arms

I'm making a 2D action platformer in C# (not using XNA). So far I have the character drawn on the screen, animating and moving. The sprite sheets provided by the artist have the character and arms in ...
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How can you represent equip-able items in a 2d game?

I've been working on an item system for a post-apocalyptic RPG, with diablo as inspiration, and it would be awesome if I could visually represent an item that can be equipped on the player sprite. I ...
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Early stages of games development - create 2d animation images for iOS games?

I am in the early stages of developing a game. I don't have an artist or graphics person on board yet. How can I create simple images for animation to work through the early stages of game ...
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background animation algorithm for single screen

I’m writing simple strategy game (in xna), and would like to have an animated background. In my game all the actions happens inside one screen and thus standard parallax effect does not look ...
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2D animations frames vs 3D animation for small indie project: timing considerations

pretty lame question but was wondering.. I am developing a 2D game using Cocos2D for iOS. The art work till now is all 2D (is a shooter game) but some of the characters would benefit of complex ...
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What is the necessary know-how to write an animation library ( IK & FK ) ? - in C++

I can't find any good library for animation, the ones that i found are just really old and discontinued, but i have noticed that this library are relatively small, so I'm thinking about coding one on ...
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Number of iterations to real time

I have an animation of traffic. I have 20 cars in road network, each car have a starting node and end node. Each car know how much distance does it need to travel in order to reach the end node. I ...
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Can I use an animated gif as a texture?

I want to have a plane that shows an animated Gif as it's texture, so essentially it will be a movie. Can I apply an animated Gif as a texture? If so, does it apply like a normal texture? Note: I know ...
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Change alpha to a Frame in libgdx

I have this batch.draw(currentFrame, x, y, this.parent.originX, this.parent.originY, this.parent.width, this.parent.height, this.scaleX, this.scaleY,this.rotation); I want to apply the alpha that ...
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OpenGL matrix vs DirectX matrix

I'm working on an animation and model exporter from Maya to use within my game. Currently, models work perfectly, and animations have some issues with the joints. Since Maya works in an OpenGL ...
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What algorithm is mostly used to interpolate animations?

Because DCC tools supports very many options, we resample the animation curve splines, but I think it still need to be interpolated. I think there's some de facto standard for this animation ...
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what space is this Matrix in?

In Blender 2.6 API, PoseBone is used for animating a bone. PoseBone.matrix is one way to do that. API says PoseBone.matrix is in "object space". ...
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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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How to efficiently manage animations and/or textures (resources) in a game?

I am using Java, particularly the Slick2D library. Seeing as this is my first game, I have no idea how I should manage the Animations and the textures in the game in a way to be both memory efficient ...
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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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AndEngine sprite movement

I want to ask that I have a player in my game. I may walk. I have a image which has five different frames for walk and two frames for standing position. I want to ask that how can I change the images ...
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Animation in OpenGL using 3D Models

I have created a model in Blender. Now i want to read that 3D model in my c++ program. I figured that a model can be exported to various file formats e.g. .obj, .3ds or COLLADA and then can be read in ...
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Changing sprite animation depending on direction

I'm working on an android game where my sprite is controlled by a joystick. I just added an animation to my sprite with 4 rows and 3 columns: Now I want to change the animation of my sprite ...
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Cascade(Waterfalls) particles animation - openframeworks, alternatives

Has anyone tried to create a waterfall particles animation using openframeworks? Is it possible? Is it good? If not, can you recommend any other frameworks for easier creation of cascade animation? ...
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How to code a simple torch light?

How would you code a simple "8 bit fire torch" (just one, nothing else to worry about on screen), without using any sprites? For instance, how would you "animate" a torch that looks like this one:
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What's the best 2D animator?

What's the best 2D animator for creating sprite sheet animations for a game? Are there any that match this criteria? Cutout animation (I don't want to have to draw every frame) Exporting to images ...
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Calculating the correct roll from a bone transform matrix

Read this forum topic for more info: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?260602-transform-matrix-to-bone-%28head-tail-roll%29-bug I'm trying to get my Blender3d modeller importer to create ...
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Where can I find good designers/animators for the graphics of a 2d game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to hire 2D sprite artists? I've got a little bit of experience in this field already, and I noticed that it's way better to look for animators than graphic ...
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Revamping my GUI to be more efficient and less brute

I am building a Java game from scratch right now. So far, it runs fine, but the issue is with my GUI and how it works. Basically, it's a tile-based game. Each time the person moves a different image ...
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How to properly simulate object aproximation towards camera in 2D?

I'm trying to make some objects come towards the camera but it just doesn't feel right... you can check the progress here: http://testing.fyrastudio.com/lab/tweetOlympics/v0.005/ You run by ...
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Game thread, render thread, animation/inverse kinematics, and synchronization

In a multithreaded setup with a game logic thread and a render thread, with some kind of skin mesh animation with inverse kinematics plus etc how does animation work? Does the game logic thread just ...
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Animation library for XNA [closed]

I'm looking at implementing an existing XNA Animation library into my engine. I would ideally like to be able to use BVH animations, but I'm not sure on which is a good library to work with. Any ...
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Blending effect on textures

Hi i am trying to build screen animation like flickering, interlace, color separation similar to old style malfunctioning Amiga screens. The intended effects are shown in this video. I am using ...
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How are realistic 3D faces created and animated in video games?

I'm interested in being able to create realistic faces and facial expressions for the 3D characters of a game I'm working on. Think something similar to the dialog scenes in games like Mass Effect. ...
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How to port animation from one skeleton to another?

While I need to do this in a Blender3D modeler script, the math should be similar for other modelers or realtime engines. Blender3D specific terminology: Armature = skeleton EditBone = rest pose bone ...
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Any way to edit Warcraft MDX or MDL Animated models?

I have been searching for a while for a way to get an animated mdl or mdx model into any 3D animating software (such as Blender), but so far have not had any success. I found a few methods of getting ...
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How to handle animations?

I am coding a simple 2D engine to be used with HTML5. I already have classes such as Picture, Scene, Camera and Renderer, but now I need to work on Animations. Picture is basocally a wrapper for a ...
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How to deal with animated doors in isometric tiles

I've got a tricky issue I'm not sure how to tackle best: I have an animated tile of a door. When it's closed it should be sorted one way, but when it's openend it will need to be sorted a different ...
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Corona SDK: Animation takes a long time to play after “prepare” step

First off, I'm using the current publicly available build, version 2011.704 I'm building a platformer, and have a character that runs along and jumps when the screen is tapped. While jumping, the ...
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XNA Skinning Sample - exporting from Blender recognize only first animation clip

(and sorry for my English) I'm using animation components from XNA Skinning Sample. It works great but when I export a model from Blender, it does not recognize any other animation clips than the ...
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Frame Interpolation issues for skeletal animation

I'm trying to animate in-between keyframes for skeletal animation but having some issues. Each joint is represented by a quaternion and there is no translation component. When I try to slerp between ...