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

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Is using Sprites the most recommended way for doing 2d animations with Directx?

I am working on a game engine of my own and I was using Vertex buffers to create triangles and then draw textures on them. Now I want to extend it so I can do simple 2d animations using "sprite ...
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Splitting logic into threads in Java tower defence game

I'm making a tower defence game in Java! It's my first game development. I want to know how many threads Do I need to create in a game, to split logic.. I've made this one: Main App thread (adds ...
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Creating Animations Without Hardcore Art for 2D Action RPG

I'm working on a 2D action RPG. One of the issues I run into is art; in the vein of Flash games like FF7, Secret of Mana, or Epic Battle Fantasy, I would like to actually display the weapon with the ...
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Start an animation exported from 3ds Max in UDK

I made a shape in 3ds Max with one bone and I gave it an animation. I exported it and imported to UDK. When I shoot to that shape, I want my animation to start playing. How can I do this?
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Running one action on multiple sprites simultaneously

I have created a spiraling animation for a football. I want to be able to run it on 2 sprites simultaneously. This is what I have done: CCAnimation* footballAnim = [CCAnimation ...
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Player sprite moving slower on iPhone 4

I just finished getting movement/jump animation for a player sprite in Xcode using Cocos2D. The basic movement algorithm is a timer that updates every 0.01 sec, changing the sprite position to ...
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How to linearly blend between multiple points, deviating from a default point?

I have a set of 3D points that I need to "blend" between. Lets say I have points [A,B,C] and I have the amount I want to blend each as [0.5, 0.2, 0.8], how can I blend between these points with the ...
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How to linearly “blend” between multiple 3D points?

I have a set of 3D points that I need to "blend" between. Lets say I have points [A,B,C] and I have the amount I want to blend each as [0.5, 0.2, 0.8], how can I blend between these points with the ...
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How to make an oscillation move on opengl qt

I'm trying to make a character make an oscillation move. That is, the character will start by rotating to a certain angle, say 60 degrees, and then slowly come back to an upright position then rotate ...
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What are file formats that store skeletal movements, and are there databases of them?

I have a set of 3d vectors representing the positions of a character's hand, foot, shoulders and so on. Is there any kind of easy to read file I can use to animate those with walking, standing, ...
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Drawing an animation over an already drawn screen

I am working on a XNA WP7 card game whose basic prototype is complete. In game screen, 6 cards are displayed at a time (3 for each of the two players say 1,2 and 3). If player A attacks one of player ...
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Creating Smooth Animations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the best way to create animations when doing Android development? What animation technique is used in ‘Dont Starve’? I've always admired Zeptolab for their ...
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Breathing for game/movie characters

Breathing (the movement of chest and face features): I'd like to ask if it is hard to model and whether it is computationaly expensive. I recently noticed the great effect it has in Madagascar 3 ...
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Animating DOM elements vs refreshing a single Canvas

A few years ago, when the HTML Canvas element was still kinda fresh, I wrote a small game in a rather "unusual" way: each game element had its own canvas, and frequently animated elements even had ...
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How stoper one annimation model on XNA?

I do not understand how to pause an animation of XNA. I can "Start" the animation of my model but not stop it. I use SkinningSample_4_0 sample dll Here is my code to use. Here is my code to use. ...
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Applying prerecorded animations to models with the same skeleton

well my question sounds a bit like, how do I apply mo-cap animations to my model, but thats not really it I guess. Animations and model share the same skeleton, but the models vary in size and ...
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Splitting a texture atlas into seperate images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to decompose sprite sheet I'm doing a port of an existing game and the designer no longer has all of the original art; he only has the resulting texture atlases he ...
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How do I make a jumping dolphin rotate realistically?

I want to program a dolphin that jumps and rotates like a real dolphin. Jumping is not the problem, but I don't know how to make the rotation. At the moment, my dolphin rotates a little weird. But I ...
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Trade offs of linking versus skinning geometry

What are the trade offs between inherent in linking geometry to a node versus using skinned geometry? Specifically: What capabilities do you gain / lose from using each method? What are the ...
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Character jump animation is not working when I hit the space bar [closed]

I am having an issue with my game in XNA. My jump sprite sheet for my character does not trigger when I hit the space bar. I can't seem to find the problem. I have also include the code below to make ...
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Animate multiple entities

I'm trying to animate multiple(3) entities using one model(IQM format). It's working but performance is really bad because I'm calling animate function for each entity in my game loop (I think ...
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Lightweight sprite animation software [closed]

Does anyone know of a good lightweight sprite animator solution? I've created a couple of spritesheets using TexturePacker, but I'd like to, for example, create an XML file that tells me frames one ...
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Animation Trouble with Java Swing Timer - Also, JFrame Will Not Exit_On_Close [closed]

So, I am using a Java Swing Timer because putting the animation code in a run() method of a Thread subclass caused an insane amount of flickering that is really a terrible experience for any video ...
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Data-driven animation states

EDIT: To clarify what exactly my question is: is this a good way to handle animations / animation state in a game engine with the eye on content creation / management? What are the flaws in doing it ...
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I'm looking to learn how to apply traditional animation techniques to my graphics engine - are there any tutorials or online-resources that can help?

There are many traditional animation techniques - such as blurring of motion, motion along an elliptical curve rather than a straight line, counter-motion before beginning of movement - which help ...
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Adjusting the rate of movement of different objects on the same timer

I have a series of objects moving along the straight lines. I want to implement slight changes of velocity of each of the object. Constraint is existing model of animation. I am new to this, and not ...
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Efficient skeletal animation

I am looking at adopting a skeletal animation format (as prompted here) for an RTS game. The individual representation of each model on-screen will be small but there will be lots of them! In ...
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How do I get started making Android games? [closed]

I am new to game development. I am interested in developing 2D games for the Android platform. What is the best place to start with (i.e) What are the basics and how to proceed? I already have ...
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Detecting End of Animation

So I am making a death animation for a game. enemy1 is a UIImageView, and what I'm doing is when an integer is less than or equal to zero, it calls this deathAnimation which only happens once. What I ...
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Learning resource for 3d modeling [closed]

I want to start learning 3d modeling. I already have experience with maya and 3dsmax but I made a long pause (2 years) Now I have free access to maya, 3dsmax and blender (I am a student). I know that ...
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Bejeweled-like game, managing different gem/powerup behaviors?

In general, what I am asking is, given any game where a game element can look/behave/affect-other-elements one way under one set of conditions, and look/behave/affect-other-elements a different way ...
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how to change the number of rendered frames in Blender

i´m using blender to render an animation in single pictures and i want to make an 16 frames animation out of an 24 frames one without changing the set keyframes. Is there an option to skip every 3rd ...
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Blender to 3ds max to cal3d format

There are quite a few questions on cal3d but they are old and don't apply anymore. In Blender(must be 2.49a for python script to work!!!): I have a scene with 7 meshes, 1 armature, 10 bones. I tried ...
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Problem animating in Unity/Orthello 2D. Can't move gameObject

I have a enemy npc that moves left and right in a corridor. It's animated with 2 sprites using Orthello 2D Framework. If I untick the animation's play on start and looping, the npc moves correctly. ...
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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 ...