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

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Wavefront *.obj loader in C++

I'm creating a game using OpenGL (via SDL) and C++ (via Visual Studios 2010 Professional). During the game, I will be using 3D character animation. I'd like to use wavefront *.obj files for all the 3D ...
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Disjointed bones in 3ds Max - Are they a problem?

The title sums up my question fairly well. I'm working with a biped, and I'm not sure whether to put the extra effort into connecting all the bones, or just to leave spaces between each of them. What ...
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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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3D Bone Animation API in C# [closed]

i have been looking for 3d Bone Animation for plain C# (to be used with Sharpdx or Slimdx) but i did not find anything !!! I just find some for XNA. Any Suggestions! Accept c++ suggestions also
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2D character tile based movement problem

I am making a Super Mario like 2D platformer and I've encountered a problem. I need to move this sprite : When a player presses the right key, the sprite moves by 32 px to the right. The process ...
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How do I remove unwanted areas while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync?

I recorded a motion-capture along with voice as fbx and wav. How do I remove unwanted time periods while keeping the animated keyframes and wav in sync? 3DS MAX 2012 is being used. Standard plugins ...
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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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Tools for 2D skeletal animation [closed]

What good free and widely used tools are there for editing 2D skeletal animations? Preferably, one that allows me to write custom animation exporters. One pretty good indie tool that I know of ...
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UnityScript generating UnityEngine error

I have the following code set out for a simple animation in Unity: #pragma strict function Start () { } function Update () { if (Input.GetButtonDown("KeyCode.W")){ ...
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Handling collision for sprites with different frame sizes

I am creating a platform game, and the main character has three images for its left and right animation. The problem is that when it is walking and the player run into a block, if at that moment it ...
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Creating the Animations in C++ from 3DS Max

I'm reading from the FBX format and I'm using Bones to animate an object, and I'm at the point where I have to decide on the code that actually moves the vertexes. So far I thought on two methods: ...
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Change animation speed of a 3D model

I am working on a small simulator. There is a 3D character on the screen and it randomly plays an animation (I used animation.PlayQueued(...) command inside a for loop). Now I have added a slider ( ...
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Load character animation on button press - Unity3D

I am new to Unity3D and I am going to develop a simple animation application. There is a human character and there are three button Eg:- "jump", "down" , "roll", I want to bind the animation files ...
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Is it possible to let the mouse control hand animation? [closed]

I want to let the player control hand motion with the mouse is that possible?
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How to motion capture animations?

I'm not an animation artist and so I want to create some animations for testing. I want to use a camcorder to record me while I'm running and so I want to know if exists a software that grab the video ...
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Type of 3D Rotation Animation used in this video [closed]

http://youtu.be/IUZqinlhono I have referred to an application for interactive rotation in 3D space. The same is uploaded on youtube for your reference. I am having difficulty in understanding the ...
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Recommendations for / issues with implementation of composite sprite system for beat 'em up game [closed]

I am currently working on a 2D Double Dragon style beat 'em up game project. We are working with DirectX 9 and are looking at implementing a composite sprite system for all our characters as explained ...
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How do I use the morpher modifier in 3dsmax to morph into several targets simultaneously?

I have a 3D-Face from Facegen here including all necessary phenomes' positions. But these targets are separated into upper, lower teeth, sock and eyes. How do I combine them for the face to morph into ...
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Correct way/How to think to plan out “control/animation flow”?

So basically, a problem I've had in past attempt at making games (little playing around with stuff): how to do a correct, non-sloppy way of planning the flow of animations/control? Let's take an ...
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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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Behavior Trees and Animations

I have started working on the AI for a game, but am confused how I should handle animations. I will be using a Behavior Tree for AI behavior and Cocos2D for my game engine. Should my ...
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How to animate a flip of a card in Cocos2d?

I am working on a card game and would like to ask if someone could advice me how to implement a flip of a card in Cocos2D?
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Animating a 3D model with XNA

How do I animate a biped model from 3ds max using XNA framework or not necessarily the biped model, it could be any 3D model but how can I code the animation?
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Can CCAnimations be paused?

I am new to cocos2d. I am using CCAnimation. It's working fine, except I want to pause the animation occasionally. How do I do this? Here's what I'm doing so far: [mySprite ...
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How would you program sprite movement in a 2-D ariel view rpg game? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to programming and I have recently programmed an RPG game in java. Any tips on character movement with animations? I would like it to be similar to those of other rpg games such as ...
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How to animate a destruction of a model?

I have a model (see image) and I am trying to animate a destruction. But it doesn't seem possible, since XNA is using only bones to animate. So my question is: Which workflow should I use, to ...
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OpenSceneGraph, multiple instances of a model

Im working on my first project using OpenSceneGraph. The project is a model flight simulator for one of my university courses, I want to be able to load airplanes (consisting of multiple models) and ...
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Android cocos2d removing a sprite after animation

I have an object going across the screen with an animation using the following code: CCSpriteFrameCache.sharedSpriteFrameCache().addSpriteFrames("ninjastar.plist"); CCSpriteSheet projectileSheet = ...
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Moving sprites based on Delta time - consistent movement across all devices with different resolutions

This is the formula I am currently using to move my sprites across the screen: Examples below only deal with X coordinates to keeps things as short as possible. Initial variable declarations: float ...
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Sprite Animation in Android with OpenGL ES

How to do a sprite animation in android using OpenGL ES? What i have done : Now I am able to draw a rectangle and apply my texture(Spritesheet) to it What I need to know : Now the rectangle shows ...
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How to Generate Spritesheet from a 'problematic' animated Symbol in Flash Pro CS6?

In the new Flash Pro CS6 there is an option to generate spriteheet from a symbol. I used these tutorials: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/using-sprite-sheet-generator.html ...
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How to render alpha channeled animated 2D sprites in OpenGL ES 2.0 [duplicate]

I searched, but I can't find specifically how to render animated 2D sprites with an alpha channel onto a 3D polygon, z=0, in OpenGL ES 2.0. This is just a basic 2D concept, but since I'm using, ...
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Are there alternatives to Vertex Tweening?

Now that I'm getting into animating 3D entities in my game, I was wondering what the best approach for this would be. I did some research and came across something called "Vertex Tweening". However, ...
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Detect when two keys are pressed at the same time [closed]

I'm doing a game with XNA and I need an animation when two keys are pressed.. I tried this but it doesn't function. if (Keyboard.GetState().IsKeyDown(Keys.D) && ...
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How are the following 3D effects mocked in Myst 4? (link)

Superficially, I thought 'all' that would be required to make a myst style game would be to place the camera inside a 3D sphere, with the sphere's inner surface textured with an ...
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texture won't move OpenGL ES 2.0

I want be able to move my texture in GLSL I have set my texture to wrap S and wrap T but not sure why it wont move my fragment shader looks like this at the moment uniform sampler2D n_mapTex; ...
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How do I make an arrow line up with a bow when rotating them?

I am trying to create a bow and arrow animation in which the player can drag downwards to increase the bow strength (see the image) and release it to hit a target. I can't get the arrow to align ...
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How do I loop my animations seamlessly?

I am trying a complete my method, which crops Maya-Animations (from Maya-Models) to specific ones using the SkinnedModelProcessor. My only problem is, that after one animation-loop completes, the ...
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generating animations in runtime

i am creating my 3d game engine using Opengl. this question might sound stupid to you but i am still in the process of learning, i have a 3d animated girl that slaps guys of different talls on the ...
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Skeletal Animation with UV seams

I have a UV-mapped model that I am about to animate and load into my game. Like most unwrapped models, I have several UV seams. In order to render the model correctly, I split each vertex along the ...
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Animating a background 'pulse' with easing equation

I'm trying to find a suitable easing equation (or other method) to animate an object so that it 'pulses' (imagine a 'spike' on a music visualiser, or see the image I drew badly below) 'v' is the ...
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help animating a player in Corona SDK [closed]

Working on a game in the Corona SDK with Lua and I need help so the player animates on the line drawn. Right now he animates at the beggining and the end but not on the line. Here is the player code: ...
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How to Animate a Mechanical Model to work with Unity's Mechanim?

I made a relatively simple model in 3D Studio Max to be used in a game. It's a simple stationary laser turret with an openable maintenance hatch. I want to use Mechanim to handle the animation states. ...
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Efficient types of 2D animation

I currently am doing art for a game being made (by me...) and started to think of multiple different ways of animating. The two I am currently debating, with myself, is single layered animation and ...
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2D animation example in pyglet (python) looping through 2 images/sprites every x seconds

Suppose you have two images: step1.png and step2.png . Can anyone show me a very simple example in pyglet how to loop through those 2 images say every 0.5 seconds? The character doesn't have to ...
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How can I control the frame update rate of a thread?

I'm building a small game for a college project. It's quite a simple game. There are a number of dots on the screen and the player has to select them in a specific order. It's kind of a "join the ...
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Adjusting a skeleton to a Specific Stance

Imagine having a climbing wall and you take 4 adjacent handholds and footholds where together they create a stance. Is there any algorithm or technique with which it would give you a realistic human ...
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Game Designer or Game Programmer, please help me choose! [closed]

I know this question is asked a lot but I am still so confused and overwhelmed by the different opinion and comments everybody has on the internet, that I wanted to ask my questions in a single thread ...
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UDK: Animating characters with weapons

I imported a custom character and a pistol model to UDK and both work, but the pistol doesn't appear with the animation of the pistol when I shoot or reload... Also, the character doesn't change its ...
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Why (SDL) animated filled-circle leaves trail of movement?

I'm trying to achieve proper animation using SDL. Used flags are SDL_HWSURFACE and SDL_DOUBLEBUF. That what I'm getting is technically smooth (I think), but I can figure out what should I do to ...