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9answers
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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0answers
130 views

How do I structure my models for 3D animation?

I have a question about implementing a 3D animation system in my engine. The following is how I am attempting to model the render / animation systems. (Note: I am using Haskell for the pseudo-code ...
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2answers
117 views

How to use blender files in your own engine?

It is not trivial to use your own shader on blender, so I've created a good-looking webgl shader. Now, what do I need to use the things I made in blender on it? An obvious first idea would be to parse ...
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1answer
108 views

Who should handle animations when game logic is separated from rendering?

Suppose I have a tile-based game and I want the step to be 1 tile but also want the movement to be smooth while the player is getting there. If I understand correctly, the only way to achieve this ...
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1answer
123 views

Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx ...
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1answer
307 views

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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2answers
512 views

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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2answers
2k views

Libgdx Animation Timing

I'm having a small issue with libgdx animation. I'm using getKeyFrame() to get the current frame of the animation and I'm updating the state time by adding on deltaTime in my update function for the ...
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2answers
678 views

Good practices in screen states management? [duplicate]

I wonder what are the best ways to organize different screens in a game? I am thinking of it like this: Inheriting a base State class, and overriding update and render methods, to handle the current ...
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1answer
543 views

Mental Ray render loss in Maya?

The option in the rendering menu of Maya doesn't say "Mental Ray" anymore. Please help me to get it back, or even a better plugin for Maya game quality rendering.
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6answers
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How come the 3d graphics and animations of MMORPGs are usually worse than non-online 3d games?

I have noticed that in general it seems like the 3d graphics and animations for MMOs and MMORPGs seem not as seductive and polished as the graphics for normal, non-online 3d games. How come this is ...