Term 'character' in games is usually associated with complex interacting game entities which represent either player itself or non-player entities (NPC).

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Unity FP Character Can't Look Vertically

I have a FP Character and well, it can't look vertically. Its happened about 3 times now, each time I just replaced it with the standard assets prefab, first few times it worked fine, but then after a ...
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Create a character from multiple sprites

I have multiple spritesheets for a character in my game. The user can decide which gender, which hair, which haircolor he wants. Some images have to be on a higher layer than others (hair > head > ...
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Character stuck on box collider 2.5D

I'm having trouble with my character on a 2.5D platformer. The character get stuck if it collides without reaching the platform's top. Here is a gif showing it: http://i.imgur.com/jmZ6O1K.gifv Both ...
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Turning a 2D characeter to face left or right.

This question might get flagged to be opinion based but I really need help with what decision to make. So far i know of the following ways to turn a 2D character to face the other directions (in my ...
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In Unity, why do my animator states wait until the end of each animation to change?

I'm trying to make a simple idle-walk transition in Animator using Unity. I've set a script that changes the Speed value from the Animator, and it works perfectly when I move the character forward ...
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Unity 5.2 default 3rd person controller makes character fly upwards when moving forward

I'm new to Unity and already dealing with a problem.. using the default third person controller script I am trying to move and animate player. But I have a problem that as I try to move the character ...
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How to convert the unity standard assets first person controller to rigidbody?

I'm using the standard assets first person controller but I just realised I need the rigidbody controller instead. I don't want to switch them out though because I've made a whole bunch of ...
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Character ability power balance

I'm making a game where the player controls a character. This character starts off bland & weak. But over the course of playing the game, picks up abilities which the character uses as ...
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Move car with script [duplicate]

How would I go about writing a car script in C#. Is there anything special I would need to code. Or is it simply if pressed certain button, Rigidbody.AddForce() or transform.Translate(). My question ...
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Old Age: Decreasing stats/attributes as characters level up

I just had an off the cuff idea of decreasing stats (strength/speed/stamina) as players level up. After all, higher level characters should have higher level of challenge! (And it's not hard to ...
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Is there a way to make lowpoly characters close to looking like anime?

I have never used MakeHuman but i am trying to find a way to make lowpoly human models for a game. simple game so thats why i want lowpoly. I want to have lowpoly but be looking like anime (Japanese ...
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Examples of interesting implementations of character stats? [closed]

I've got this BBG going ( http://ninjawars.net ), and the character stats currently are simplistic. I'm looking to add a few stats to the current 1/2 (strength and maximum hitpoints, essentially). ...
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How To Make My First Person Controller turn left and right in unity 5

I want my first person controller to turn left and right instead of just moving straight on that axis. i have a 3d environment setup in "unity 5" and i am working with the "first person controller" ...
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Character on Character fighting animations

sorry about the vague title, but these couple of videos/images might explain my situation a bit better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1mNyjNuXk (Wolfenstein the Old Blood) ...
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Can I generate character with several layers?

Newbie question: I wonder if it is possible in terms of performance to generate characters in several layers in phaser (and in general). And overall if it is a good idea/practice in terms of pro/cons. ...
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Architecture for game character movements with user input and a finite state machine

I have a JavaScript canvas game setup using Phaser framework. When I first made my character able to run, jump, and crouch, I used lots of if/else conditions and ended up with an ugly, buggy mess. I ...
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Unity 3D character's cloth immersing in between

I have a character in which its cloth overlaps on itself which gives you a discontinuation seen below. I'm using Unity 5.3. The model has been imported from Maya where it works perfectly. This ...
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Switching character and keeping animations in Unity default third person controller

This is probably a ridiculous question, but I am doing a school project in Unity and am trying to create a basic game. For movement I want to use third person controller and since this is very basic I ...
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Can't parent the standard FPSController during gameplay

I'm parenting the standard assets FPS controller during play with a simple script. The controller get's parented but also instantly inherits the rotation of the parent. This doesn't happen in Editor ...
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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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How does a character creator system works?

Like in Aion for example, how does it work? Do I just need to take a basic 3D mesh of a character I created and then make some modifications to it with sliders or do I need to create different clone ...
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In terms of Game Design, is the definition more of designing the ENTIRE game, or can it be limited to contributing to the artwork?

I am a person who desires a job in the artwork development of a video game, but the exact term for the general career often confuses me. What I want to do is Character Design, but what general career ...
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How to prevent accelerating along wall during 2d sliding collision response

I'm writing a simple 2d physics system using a circle colliding with edges. When the user presses a key the circle's velocity is incremented by some amount in the direction they pressed. There is ...
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8 Directional Character Spritesheet Generator [closed]

I've searched for the past hour and didn't find anything worth looking. I'm creating a game, and I'm just starting. I found this site to help me create my characters, but I want something to create ...
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how do game implement customization of characters [closed]

I am looking to create a game a rpg. I want to add customization of character so that each players char is unique. How do i do it?
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Good practice in implementing multi sprite (as skins) in 2d unity game

so, I want to make such functionality in my 2d game with unity : Multi skin character, with similar control and functionality, and with possible different gimmicks (such as crossy road's ...
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3D model exported from Maya behaving weirdly

I have some 3-4 3D character models which are claimed to be exported with the same configuration from Maya by the 3d designers. Now, some of the models(animations) is working fine in Humanoid settings ...
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3D Player/Character velocity/acceleration/friction/movement

I'm in a bit of a pickle and I'd sincerely like anybody's help. I'm working on a 3D platformer similar to Crash Bandicoot and I'm a little bit confused on how to set up the velocity and acceleration. ...
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2D motion synthesis for a human character

I want to make the player controlled character of my two dimensional sidescroller responsive to environmental forces, while still being controllable. I read about the commercial software product ...
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Best way to constrain character to a path?

I'm in the process of developing a level-based runner for mobile phones, and I've hit a wall when deciding which method to use to get the character to move through the level. Basically - I need my ...
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How to make multiple characters with similar design [duplicate]

I am making a 2d platformer RPG game and I would like to create a character creation system that allows you to create your character as you please in the beginning. Since I want at least 10 different ...
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FPS horizontal smooth camera rotation

I have a problem, my camera is parented to the FPS Controller prefab, then there is a script I wrote for the rotation of the player horizontally by mouse movement, it all works but the rotation is ...
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How to develop and optimize the illusion of meaningful character development between the player and NPCs? [closed]

How to develop and optimize the illusion of meaningful character development between the player and NPCs? It's very hard for a game developer to create unlimited dialogue options for just one NPC for ...
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How do I create this type of mixed 2D/3D character model?

I'm interested in how this little Lively Hamster Flash game's character is modelled and animated. The head seems 3D. The back always shows a black outline, so I assume it is 2D. Is this a ...
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Box2D—how make character tilt

I have got a floating character, which should be a robot like thing, floating over the ground, whereby I am using the »hovercar« effect described here. Zhe Image below outlines the basic setup of the ...
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Building an animated player character from a rigged model

I have a rigged model and different animations of the same model (in C4D) - i.e they are different .fbx files. I have imported them to Unity and would like to make it a player through the Animation ...
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Why is the root of the character rig the pelvis?

When creating character rigs for video games we always set the root of the rig and all the kinematic chains to the pelvis of the character. Is their a specific reason that we do that or is it by ...
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How to save characters in iOS game app

BOOL = GREENIE, UIButton =GREEN. When I click the GREEN button, I coded that now you play as GREENIE character. However, I don't know how to code it that the game always remember that the I clicked on ...
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Where can I find md2 models? [closed]

I already went through Planet Quake. Where else can I find them?
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How would you guys call a class to instantiate both NPCs and players? [closed]

My idea is having a class to instantiate both NPCs and players. I have thought of some names like Entity but that is way too broad, as it could refer to anything from a block to an event really. I've ...
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How to customize a character with new objects (clothes, body parts) in a 3D game?

how do we customize a character in a game by adding, for example, a different clothing? The character has an armature, made in Blender, if I add a new object with the game engine, I would have to copy ...
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Character Models: Single Mesh vs. Individual Parts

I was looking up 3D character models from various games (Battlefield 3 and DMC to be specific), just as research work and upon importing the model into Blender3D, I found that every part of the model ...
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How can I implement large moving “colossus” characters that also act as environmental objects?

I'm curious how enormous characters that act both as entities and environments are implemented. I'm thinking of characters like in Shadow of the Colossus which move, but which the player can also ...
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How can I allow players to draw decals for their avatar and items?

I want the player to be able to draw a simple symbol, even if it's pixelated black or white, that their character can have on their weapons, armour, forehead or even markers and monuments. How would I ...
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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 approach in-game character creation system alike Sims [closed]

I would like to implement an in-game character creation similar to the Wii/Mii system or The Sims using Blender and Unity. In what ways is this possible, other than (or in conjunction with) using ...
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Automatic Movement

I am making my very first GAME in Unity 2d. At the moment my game consists of 2 walls a floor, a ceiling, and a square which represents the character. After watching some tutorials I have created a C# ...
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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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Should character actions be considered states?

So I've been on a team that has been working on a game for quite a few months now and we're hitting some really nasty bloat problems with our character actions. Question in bold. Accompanying ...
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projected textures not appear on the “back” of the mesh as well?

I want to create blood wounds on my character's bodies by using projected textures. I've watched some commentaries on games like Left 4 Dead and they say they use projected textures for the blood. But ...