A 2D rendering of an object in space.

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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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2D animation: Animated 3D models or sprites with animation frames?

Starting out with new project, I am stuck choosing between: 3D textured model animated directly through the renderer 2D sprites and drawing each animation frame The game will be 2D platform, I ...
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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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Where can I find pixel-art artist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I go to find a game graphic artist? I'm pretty good programmer, and I want to create new pixel-art-game. I know how to program, visualise and optimize the ...
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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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How should I handle sprite creation for customizable 2D characters?

I'm want to create avatar animations (sprites) for a browser-based MMORPG. The player is able to customize the character, and the content changes often (new weapons, armors, and so on). How can I ...
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Changing the color of a sprite at runtime

Is there a form to change the color of a sprite in runtime?} I have a black point loaded with an image, but i dont want to load various images with different colors, is there a mode to change the ...
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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 can I ease the work of getting pixel coordinates from a spritesheet?

When it comes to spritesheets they're usually easier to use, and they're very efficient memory-wise, but the problem that I'm always having is getting the actual position of a sprite from a sheet. ...
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LibGDX tutorial help Scene2D

I'm having trouble understanding this tutorial. It defines the importance of classes, but it doesn't show an outline of the project file so far. From what I got from that tutorial was that there is ...
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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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Clipping a SpriteBatch Draw() in XNA

Is there any way to enable a temporary clipping mask in XNA while using a SpriteBatch? I'm drawing a bunch of Texture2D objects and Sprites in a given rectangle, and I want to make sure that said ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Improving SpriteBatch performance for tiles

I realize this is a variation on what has got to be a common question, but after reading several (good answers) I'm no closer to a solution here. So here's my situation: I'm making a 2D game which ...
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Smooth pixels while rotating sprite

I just started with andengine, so this maybe gonna be silly question. How to make my sprites more smooth while I rotate them? Or maybe it because this is screenshot from tablet? Thanks JohnEye it ...
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Rendering a Sprite with an Effect… how?

gettings tuck doing some 3d Rendering and I think you guys may have a lot more knowledge in it. I am tasked with basically rendering a texture onto a screen, preparing the way to apply graphical ...
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Separating Sprites from Models with PyGame

So I'm trying to code a game using the Model-View-Controller pattern, and therefore have a need to separate the models for my game objects with their sprite representations. The problem that I'm ...
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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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Alternatives to multiple sprite batches for achieving 2D particle system depth

In my 2D XNA game, I render all my sprites with a single sprite batch using SpriteSortMode.BackToFront and BlendState.AlphaBlend. I'm adding a particle system based on the App Hub particles sample. ...
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How to handle a Sprite Class?

Currently I am learning XNA and while playing around with some tutorials knowing what I am aiming for a game it made me think that the Sprite Class will be something very important and re-used a lot ...
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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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Sprite batching in OpenGL

I've got a JAVA based game with an OpenGL rendering front that is drawing a large amount of sprites every frame (during testing it peaked at 700). Now this game is completely unoptimized. There is no ...
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How can I move a sprite in the direction it is facing?

I'm using Java/Slick 2D. I'm trying to use the mouse to rotate the sprite and the arrow keys to move the sprite. I can get the sprite to rotate no problem, but I cannot get it to move in the direction ...
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How to get quality sprite sheet generation with rotations

I'm working on a game that uses sprite sheets with rotation for animations. While the effect is pretty good, the quality of the rotations is somewhat lacking. I exported a flash animation to png ...
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XNA Required information to represent 2D Sprite graphically

I was thinking about dividing my game engine into 2 threads: render thread and update thread (I can't come up on how to divide update thread from physic thread at the moment). That said, I have to ...
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How to rotate “stacked sprites” in XNA?

I'm working on a simple Sinistar-style shooter in XNA, and I'm constantly running into trouble with transformations. I feel like I'll get it eventually, but this problem is really bending my mind. ...
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Player sprite animation in 2D platform game

It's pretty easy to get animations rolling from a sprite sheet. Though which ways there are on combining the animations with player dynamics and motion? I've figured there's two starting points ...
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Is white the best base color to start with when planning to shade sprites within Unity?

I'm looking into prototyping a game in Unity which will consist of solid square sprites / tiles. I figure I can represent different types of objects with different colors for each of the tiles in the ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...
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Are 2D art assets typically created at their intended in-game display size?

I'm wondering if game makers create their sprites smaller than their intended in-game size in order to be more efficient or whether doing that produces unacceptable quality.
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Batching dynamic sprites in OpenGL

I'm trying to wrap my head around how batching is done in a 2D sprite-based game. My understanding is I'd get the vertices that represent each sprite I want to draw and stuff them all into a single ...
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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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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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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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Is there a name for this kind of composited sprite animation technique?

Character avatars composed of different sprites for each component (arms, legs, head) connected together through a series of joints seem to be trending lately. For example, Scrolls, Candy Crush (in ...
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How should a programmer get started with creating 2D Sprites? [duplicate]

I am a programmer. Given a sprite sheet, I can code game as per the requirements. But I do not know how to create these sprites. I use Cocos2D. And I do not know where to begin. I have never done ...
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Regarding sprite design and resolution for tablets and phones

I am about to start working on a game for android devices, in my spare time, to get familiar with android development. I'm more interested in using the best practices possible than getting a quick ...
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Why does Unity in 2d mode employ scaling and the default othographic size the way it does?

I previously used SFML, XNA, Monogame, etc to create 2d games, where if I display a 100px sprite on the screen, it will take up 100px. If I use 128px tiles to create a background, the first tile will ...
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Geometry vs sprites

I'm developing an android game, where the enemies are geometrical shapes. Performance is a main goal for me so I was wondering if defining shapes directly in OpenGL would be more efficient than using ...
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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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Unity 4.3 (2D) Rendering only the parts of a sprite that are within specific bounds

I'm working in Unity, using the 2D features to recreate the match-3 style of 10000000 (Ten Million). I have a parent object (green square) with several children objects (blue rectangles) on top of ...
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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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Mixing sprite drawing with 3D primitive drawing in XNA?

In my game, I have a base Note class, and various subclasses of Note. In addition, I have a NoteCollection class which contains a collection of these Note objects and draws them to the screen. ...
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cost of texture change vs color change

How would I go about determining the difference in cost between changing the render color of an object every frame vice changing the texture (same sheet, just changing the source rectangle) every ...
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How can I generate isometric sprite sheets from 3D animations?

I want to generate sprite-sheets for an isometric projection of various 3d assets purchased from the Unity3D asset store. I'd preferably also render the normal maps. I am a programmer, but new to 3D ...
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LibGDX stretching 2d graphics

I have a problem with stretching sprites in LibGDX. I have one png file for the sky in the game (1 x 1000px) and I want to render it 1000 x 1000px sprite.setSize(pixelWidth,pixelHeight); I want to ...