A 2D rendering of an object in space.

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Is it better to cut and store all sprites needed from a spritesheet in memory, or cut them out just-in-time?

I'm not sure what's best practice here as I have little experience with this. Essentially what I am asking is... if it's better to get your single PNG with all your different sprites on it for use ...
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Exporting the frames in a Flash CS5.5 animation and possibly creating the spritesheet

Some time ago, I asked a question here to know what would be the best way to create animations when making an Android game and I got great answers. I did what people told me there by exporting each ...
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Spritesheet per pixel collision XNA

So basically i'm using this: public bool IntersectPixels(Rectangle rectangleA, Color[] dataA,Rectangle rectangleB, Color[] dataB) { int top = Math.Max(rectangleA.Top, rectangleB.Top); ...
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Tool for editing sprites contour pixel alpha value [closed]

I have seen that most games uses sprites that have a transparent contour, that is, the pixels that belongs to the contour of the object in the WxW sprite image is below 255. It is not perfectly ...
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Sprite collisions in android andengine

I'm developing a simple game by andengine. I have 10 balls which are moving randomly on screen.i'm importing the balls as picture in sprites.if they move at the same coordinate , they pass though ...
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Sprite visual effect in XNA?

Suppose I have a character sprite and I want to apply some animating effect that overlay its color, how would I do it? What I desire is something along this line: (From final fantasy tactics) It is ...
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XNA - Drawing zoomed 2D sprites

I have a tile based game. Each tile texture is loaded and then I draw each one next to the other, forming a continuous background. I actually followed this tutorial for the xml files. ...
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Tools for Sprite generation? 3D Blender model for Sprites -generation? [closed]

My speculation is that sprites can be generated rather painlessly from good 3D Blender models either to 2D or 3D. I am skeptical to sprites generated other ways because I like the ability to do ...
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XNA: weird effect by matrixTransform of spriteBatch on isometric tile

I wrote a Camera class that contains Matrix (for zooming and moving around). When I zoomed it with any zoom scale other than 1, some isometric grids becomes visible on each of my isometric tile. ...
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CCSpriteFrameCache: Frame '%s' not found

I have just started using the Cocos2D library for Android. I am trying to make a walking bear animation. For that I am using a CCSpriteFrameCache, but I'm getting a "frame not found" error in the ...
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Tutorial or Example of creating custom sprite tool/map editor for XNA?

I want to create various sprite tool and map editor using XNA. Now, the problem is I do not know how would I implement the window forms and components (such as button, check box, sprite list, etc.) ...
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Are 3D textures used for ground tiles in 2.5D games?

In an isometric system, each tile can be painted with texture. Normally, (if I recalled the technical term) the fastest method to paint these ground tiles with appropiate texture is to use something ...
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2D RPG - Character sprite size bigger than tile size

Ok so I'm trying to make a nice little RPG game in Java & Slick2D engine, the tiles are 16x16, so the collision array is also 16x16, how ever my character sprite is 16x20 What would be the best ...
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What should my map creation workflow be for a turn-based tactics game?

I am planning to make a tile turn-based game like Final Fantasy Tactics. Now, I am brainstorming of how can I implements the map arena system (the battle arena where there are block by block tile so ...
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Opengl drawing a section of a texture stretched over a quad

Current Situation I have a spritesheet loaded in for a texture when drawing the specific portions of the sheet that I'd like to have on my quads I do some simple math to get their location on the ...
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How do I move a sprite around using tile based movement in Java?

So, I'm new to Java and I want to get a sprite to move around the screen, like a tile-based movement. I really would like some help and some resources or tutorials could work. I've done a little C#, ...
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Are there any good 2D fighting game engines that can be used to make a commercial product?

I'm looking for a good 2D fighting game engine based on sprites. I really dont care much about which language that it is programmed in. Specifically I'm looking for an engine I can use for a game I ...
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Make Sprite Jump Upon a Platform

I have been struggling to make a game like Doodle Jump where the sprite jumps on a platform. So how do you make a sprite jump upon platforms in XNA? Th platforms are represented by a list of positions ...
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Duplicating Images in SFML

I was wondering how one would go about duplicating the same sprite in SFML, instead of having to create new sprites every time I would want have another sprite of the same image. Just some basic ...
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Simple thruster like behaviour when rotating sprite

I'm prototyping some 2D game concepts with XNA and have added some basic keyboard inputs to control a triangle sprite. When I press key up the sprite accelerates in it's current facing direction, ...
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How to know if an actor is touched in libgdx?

I am using "Gdx.input.isTouched()" in the render method of my Screen method, to know where is touched, but when the touch is dragged in the screen, it also activates the events i want only when an ...
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How to spawn a character at certain point and walk to a set point

I am making a game where I have a background image of a neighborhood. Each location has a different number of customers that are generated to walk on sidewalks. They all walk to a specific location ...
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libgdx spite position relative to body

Apologies if this is a reiteration, as I couldn't find another discussion of this over the past couple days. Issue: I'm using libgdx and box2d, and I'm currently updating the sprite's position to ...
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Horizontal wrapping with AndEngine

How would one implement the effect of a sprite disappearing on one side of the screen and appearing on the other using AndEngine? Like in Kid Icarus, seen here at around 1:22.
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How to Export Flash Animation Data

I'd love for my partner, the artist, to be able to animate using flash movieclips and timelines. Then I, the programmer, would like to read the raw Flash info and re-program it into my engine of ...
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DirectX 2D Sprite Texture

I am trying to make DirectX display a sprite from a sprite sheet I found on the internet but it doesn't seem to be displaying the texture in the correct position as I am specifying it. D3DXVECTOR2 ...
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How to create life-like sprites from photo or video capture like was done for games like Mortal Kombat 1?

I know they digitized actors but how can I get those same results? How to take a photo or video of someone and digitize it for a 2D game? Digitized sprites were used in several video games through the ...
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trouble in making a game questions?

all i've a little trouble understanding some concepts while making game please give your suggestions on my questions. I have a animated sprite image this i want to move this image according to given ...
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How to handle many sprites and update?

I am making a game, and I just started to think about how I am going to update and render all the sprites on the screen. Should I store all sprites in some type of list (vector or something?) and then ...
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Top-Down mapping with GLEED2D: Collision and Faux 3D

This is just a theoretical question. I was thinking of using GLEED2D to map a top-down game (I haven't decided on what type, but that shouldn't matter for this question.). I chose GLEED2D because I ...
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SpriteBatch Draw Using Floats with the Destination Rectangle

So I created a nice little isometric tile engine and I have it so that when you scroll with the mouse it changes a variable called scale. Scale is a float and gets passed through the ...
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Detecting collision between a sprite and many tiles

I have been looking at the following question:- Tile coordinates and am thinking of using this for collision detection in my tile game. The set up in my game is similar to this, in that there is a ...
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Moving a sprite over a tile map

I am working on a tile based game in Java. I have a 2D array of tiles (JComponents) in a GridLayout, this is fine for creating the world (I think), but I am stumped at how to move the sprite smoothly ...
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Box2d and sprites

i have really little practice with box2d, but basically it seems to me that it is possible to attach to every sprite (in a 2d game) a box2d shape (that is, a bounding box enclosing the sprite itself) ...
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Sprite-sheets vs Sprites/MovieClips in Flash

We create 3D models in Maya2011 and create PNGs and import the bunch into Adobe Flash CS5 to create a sprite. I read somewhere that sprite-sheets can save space over making the sprite in Flash. How ...
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Creating graphics at different angles for sprites

I am developing a Java game that uses sprites for the graphics. It's just a top down shooter and our ship sprites look like the following: These work fine, but they're hard to create and the artist ...
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Relative and absolute position with sprites in libgdx

In libgdx, can i add a sprite as children of another an set it with the relative coordinates of the father and not the stage? Like in HTML when you add controls they are relative to its parent, but ...
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Can I use copyrighted sprites for a demo?

I just had a quick question and wanted everyone's opinions. I'm making a 2D demo game for a resume which I want to post online. I'm applying as a programmer position so I don't really have my own ...
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Where to hire 2D sprite artists? [closed]

I'm looking for high quality original 2D sprite collections which are animated where appropriate. (IE not simply collections I can buy, we want original work). I've had a look online but am ...
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Is there a simple way to group two or more sprites, so all of them will be dependent on each other?

I think that this question is very similar to this one, but I'm not sure if the answers are universal. So, my goal is: Place two sprites in fixed position, for example player and his eyes Make ...
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How can I get a list of sprites which are being drawn in the current viewport using XNA?

Just starting out using XNA to draw 3D scenes and have a question about determining which objects are currently visible. If I load many thousands of sprites and shapes in a scene, then render the ...
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How do character/object interaction animations work in isometric games?

I am planning an isometric business simulation game where the player sees an office with the usual furniture such as desks, whiteboards etc. Characters (Staff/NPC's) within the game should interact ...
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How to “swing” bounding box and update collision for sprite swinging a weapon?

I have a simple question about sprite swinging weapons. I am making an RPG and would like something other than stabby-swords, so why not swinging swords? I have a bounding rectangle for them, and the ...
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How to create a 2D region where sprites are automatically wrapped?

Edit Finally managed to get this to work, after two separate questions! Here's a video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ7e0jegvs0 Will write an article about it later when I have a ...
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How to move a 2d sprite to a target location while avoiding obstacles?

How can I get a 2d sprite to move to a position clicked on the screen, without bumping into other objects? I'm programming in java using the android API library I have created a surface view and ...
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Player moving up, is he jumping or climbing?

In a 2D physics-based platformer game that has ladders in it, how do you determine whether the player moving up is caused by a jump or him climbing a ladder, such that you know what animation to play? ...
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How do I disable texture filtering for sprite scaling in XNA 4.0?

I have a sprite that I'm trying to scale up in XNA, but XNA is applying some sort of texture filtering that smooths it and makes it look ugly. I'd like it to just do pixel doubling instead of ...
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Is there a technique to creating a “black hole” background in XNA?

I'm creating application in XNA 4.0 and am trying to create a specialized background. I'm familiar with the creation of a parallax scrolling background but I'd like to create a background image that ...
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Is character movement with an animated sprite controlled by the animation itself or moved manually?

How is a walking animation of a given character designed? I can see two possible ways: The first way is to draw each frame of the animation such that, if the frames are displayed at position (0,0), ...
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Quarter turn sprite sheets?

I'm having trouble finding sprite sheets that have the characters turn in 8th movements, so that you can see back, front, left, right, and in between. What would be a good term to search for when ...