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A 2D rendering of an object in space.

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2D sprites in 3D space?

How can I draw a 2D sprite to look like it's at a particular placement in the 3D world? My goal is to use this as loose items in the world. Minecraft Example: ...
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Minimalistic JavaScript sprite manipulation libraries

Are there (or can someone recommend) any minimalistic JavaScript based libraries for sprite(s) manipulation? Preferably DOM oriented.
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What is an OpenGL equivalent to ID3DXSprite?

As a Direct3D developer I can use the ID3DXSprite class (in D3DX library) for drawing 2D graphics. What's the best way to implement this functionality in OpenGL?
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Turning model from 3ds max file into sprite

I'm planning to buy animated 3D assets to render and use as 2D sprites in my game, but i don't know anything about 3ds max or own any software. How do i render the animations (i need top-down ones) to ...
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How to coordinate sprites, player's position and collisions in a Bomberman-like 2D game?

I'm programming a Bomberman in Java (my first game) and I'm having problems with the player's sprites and position in the map. I'm using a 2D integer array to represent: Unbreakable blocks ...
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Algorithm for spreading labels in a visually appealing and intuitive way

Short version Is there a design pattern for distributing vehicle labels in a non-overlapping fashion, placing them as close as possible to the vehicle they refer to? If not, is any of the method I ...
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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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Free animation/sprite art [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sprites and images? I am looking for free to use (commercially) art for a small app I am making. Specifically I need some sort of animal (any ...
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Anyone know of an online resource with spritesheets from classic games? [closed]

I'm looking for spritesheets for classic retro games, and old home computer games (c64, amiga etc.) Does anyone know of a source online?
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How do you get textures out of a png file

I have 1 png of many different textures. I want to use these textures in my iphone game using cocos2d. I found the program "Zwoptex" where you can combine many textures to one png and create a plist ...
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Turning a sprite such that it rotates in the direction that's most efficient

I have a sprite that moves from waypoint to waypoint. It turns to face its velocity vector, but not instantly (there's a rotation speed). The problem I'm having is, from one direction to another, the ...
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How do I access variables in the Game1 class from another class in XNA?

I'm trying to write a SpriteManager class in XNA, but I need access to the Game variables. For example, the Game.Content property would be very helpful in loading textures, and ...
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How to do smooth sprite movement on WP7 XNA

What's the correct technique for getting smooth sprite translations with XNA? I've been developing the WP7 version of an app for a startup, so when we heard Angry Birds got ported today we wanted to ...
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Where to find free platformer sprites for commercial use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sprites and images? I need some good 2d platformer sprites for a game i am making in C#. Can anyone suggest a good site or link? The sprites need ...
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Using raw vertex information for sprites rather than SpriteBatch in XNA

I have been wondering whether using SpriteBatch is the best option. Obviously for prototyping or small games it works well. However, I've been wanting to apply techniques such as shaders and lighting ...
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(Where) Can I learn to create art for my 2D games?

I'm currently bad at drawing. If I want to create something looking acceptable, it usually takes me hours and hours to fiddle around just to get the basic looks right. I think that I'm not completely ...
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Coordinate based travel through multi-line path over elapsed time

I have implemented A* Path finding to decide the course of a sprite through multiple waypoints. I have done this for point A to point B locations but am having trouble with multiple waypoints, because ...
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How do you handle animations that are for transitioning between states?

How does one usually handle animations that are for going between a game object's states? For example, imagine a very simple game in which a character can only crouch or stand normally. Currently, I ...
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Scale my pixel art files when designing them or when rendering?

If I create pixel art files that need to be scaled up on the screen later, so that a single pixel becomes a box of 4 pixels. Should I create my pixel art with 2x2 pixels or should I create it with 1x1 ...
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TileBased Game: Blitting Hero or Sprite?

So my environment is all set up and now I'm working on the movement physics of my character. I used blitting to copy over my tiles from a tilesheet. But since they are static, they are only copied ...
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DX9 sprite / font draw depth order

I need the ability to order the drawing of sprites and fonts. Some sprites need to be drawn behind and some in front of text. My problem is that my sprites and fonts use separate Begin() End() calls ...
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OpenGLES 2.0: Rendering Multiple Sprites - Texel Corruption

I'm having a tremendous time getting the second (or additional) sprites in my game engine to render properly. The first one always works great: it is positioned and sized properly in screen coords, ...
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Getting 2D Platformer entity collision Response Correct (side-to-side + jumping/landing on heads)

I've been working on a 2D (tile based) 2D platformer for iOS and I've got basic entity collision detection working, but there's just something not right about it and I can't quite figure out how to ...
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Where can I go to find a game graphic artist? [closed]

Where's a good place to post to find a decent game artist to create a small number of 32-bit sprites? This is for an internal code war framework so it's minimal work - maybe a couple of hours. Any ...
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How to animate a character from a sprite sheet?

I'm making an online game, and I had been using a blank square as the character until recently. Now I want to add a real, animated character. I downloaded a free sprite sheet which has 12 (3x4) ...
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Should I be subclassing CCSprites?

When I am working with cocos2d I can add CCSprites to the layer or 'stage' and manipulate them. Now, to do my ongoing calculations for movement AI and such, things that will always run, should I: ...
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How optimal do you think maintianing states in a sprite class?

Currently i'm working on a sprite system which will have frames which make animations. Usually a sprite contains current position, current frame number to be displayed in the running animation, ...
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How can I handle a 2d game with tens of thousands of sprites rendering at the same time?

we are trying to make a small 2d game which requires an excessive amount of sprites spawning and moving around the screen at the same time. We did try doing this in python but it started choking at ...
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How to store character moves (sprite animations)?

So I'm thinking about making a small rpg, mainly to test out different design patterns I've been learning about. But the one question that I'm not too sure on how to approach is how to store an array ...
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Position of XNA.Rectangle is changing the position a spritre is rendered to?

I'm having this weird problem where the position ocmponent of a rectangle of the XNA type is offsetting the position the sprite is rendered to as well. I guess a broader question I'm trying to have ...
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sprite group doesn't support indexing

I have a sprite group created with pygame.sprite.Group() (and add sprites to it with the add method) How would I retrieve the nth sprite in this group? Code like this does not work: mygroup = ...
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shuffle a sprite group

Is there a way to shufle a group of sprites created with: pygame.sprite.Group() I have tried using random.shuffle but it apparently doesn't work on sprite groups.
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Designing for multiple screen resolutions and aspect ratios, target one resolution then scale to meet others or use normalized values?

I feel like what I'm currently doing is stupid but would just like reaffirmation it is. Basically I'm writing games which target a certain screen resolution (800x480), so all positions, widths and ...
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Simulate 3D with 2D sprites

I was thinking about 2D games (like Starcraft), where the sprites are in two dimensions, but the objects that are "higher" in the screen are behind the other objects (I think this is obvious when you ...
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Differently-sized sprites?

I'm still at the very early stages of my game design -- nowhere near actually needing the sprites yet -- but a thought occurred to me: What's the best way to approach sprites of different dimensions? ...
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Sprite sheet or multiple resources

When animating for the Android platform is it a better practice to create a sprite sheet with multiple states for each sprite on a single picture or should I instead export individual images for each ...
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Sprites as Actors

I'm not experienced in Game Development questions, but as a programmer. In the language Scala, you can have scalable multi-tasking with Actors, very stable, as I hear. You can even have hundreds of ...
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Sprites are sometimes blurry in Flash

I am playing around with drawing an SVG sprite (imported in through [Embed]). Depending on the coordinates of the image, sometimes it appears more crisp than others. The following image shows how at ...
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How do I draw a point sprite using OpenGL ES on Android?

Edit: I'm using the GL enum, which is incorrect since it's not part of OpenGL ES (see my answer). I should have used GL10, GL11 or GL20 instead. Here's a few snippets of what I have so far... ...
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Oscillating Sprite Movement in XNA

I'm working on a 2d game and am looking to make a sprite move horizontally across the screen in XNA while oscillating vertically (basically I want the movement to look like a sin wave). Currently for ...
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Best way to do large XNA animations?

What's the best way to have large animations in XNA 4.0? I have created a spritesheet with the sprite being 250x400 (more of an image than a sprite but hey ho) and there are approximately 45 frames in ...
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How to improve batching performance

I am developing a sprite based 2D game for mobile platform(s) and I'm using OpenGL (well, actually Irrlicht) to render graphics. First I implemented sprite rendering in a simple way: every game object ...
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Make a laser beam effect with Ogre and a BillboardChain

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_15/images/laser_beam_lg.gif I want to be able to such an effect, but I don't really know how the BillboardChain class works or how I can use it, ...
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J2ME character animation with multiple sprite sheets

I'm working on a J2ME game and I want to have walking animations. Each direction of walking has a separate sprite sheet (i.e. one for walking up, one for walking right etc), I also have a static ...
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How do I change a sprite's color?

In my rhythm game, I have a note object which can be of a different color depending on the note chart. I could use a sprite sheet with all the different color variations I use, but I would prefer to ...
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Modern techniques for spriting

I would like to know the flow for making modern 2D game artwork. How are the assets made nowadays? Bitmap? Vector-based? Hand-drawn and painted? Drawn digitally? Modeled in 3D and exported to ...
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snapping an angle to the closest cardinal direction

I'm developing a 2D sprite-based game, and I'm finding that I'm having trouble with making the sprites rotate correctly. In a nutshell, I've got spritesheets for each of 5 directions (the other 3 come ...
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Design sprites for games (iPhone game) [closed]

I'm not the very best at design, but I have looked for tutorials to design normal sprites for games (mobile devices), like background, ground and all that stuff in 2D. Are there any ...
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Random enemy placement on a 2d grid

I want to place my items and enemies randomly (or as randomly as possible). At the moment I use XNA's Random class to generate a number between 800 for X and 600 for Y. It feels like enemies spawn ...
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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 ...