A 2D rendering of an object in space.

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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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what is more expensive 2D sprites or 3D models?

Me and my friends are programmers.We decided to try ourselves in game design. As we don't want to find ourselves in debts, we decided to avoid investors. We want to develop and publish a couple of ...
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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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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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Change the sprite of a Object in Unity

Inside the script code of the the hero(object) I want add the possibility to change its sprite. So the player hits the space button and the sprite changes into the other sprite already added to the ...
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2D animation example in pyglet (python) looping through 2 images/sprites every x seconds

Suppose you have two images: step1.png and step2.png . Can anyone show me a very simple example in pyglet how to loop through those 2 images say every 0.5 seconds? The character doesn't have to move,...
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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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Two sided sprites

What is the most efficient way of making two sided sprites in Unity's new 2D tools? I'm looking to make playing cards with a backside and a front side.
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In Ren'Py, how do I show a different image depending on variables?

At the start of my RenPy game, the player chooses a male or female character. The game plays out the same for both, save for some details. The problem is that I want to write: show hero normal ...
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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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How can I programatically generate sprite instances in Unity?

I want to create a block-based puzzle game that generates blocks as they are required, however I cannot seem to find any good information on how to do something like this using Unity's new sprite ...
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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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Efficient billboarding sprites in Unity 5

What's the most efficient way to do billboarding sprites in Unity 5? I want to make a forest of sprite trees in 3d space. Those sprites need to face the camera at all times. I am working on VERY ...
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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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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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Space Invaders-type game: Keeping the enemies aligned with each other as they turn around?

OK, so here's the lowdown of the problem I'm trying to solve. I'm developing a game in PyGame that's a cross between Space Invaders and Columns. I'm trying to make the motion of the enemies similar ...
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Doom-style 2.5D Movement Animations

I've started working on a demo for my 2.5D game. For a basic scene I figured I would just use the good old fashioned doom sprites textured to a double sided plane. Simple enough. But I've been ...
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How to split a 2D sprite tile set into individual sprites?

I see a lot of sprite catalogs for games provided as single PNG image, like the one below. I'm interested if I have to manually create tiles from that, or if there's some program that can split it ...
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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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OpenGL ES 2.0. Sprite Sheet Animation

I've found a bunch of tutorials on how to make this work on Open GL 1 & 1.1 but I can't find it for 2.0. I would work it out by loading the texture and use a matrix on the vertex shader to move ...
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Optimal OpenGL 2D Sprite Batching (Best Practice)

I am working on simple 2D engine using OpenGL (3.3+) for rendering and was wondering what the optimal method of sprite batching would be. I plan to put all sprites into one (or fewer) texture atlases. ...
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Point Sprites vs Textured Quads in Open GLES 2.0

I'm wondering what would perform better, point sprites (GL_POINTS) or regular sprites (GL_TRIANGLES). Here's the scenario: I am developing a simple particle system to allow me to produce various ...
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How do I support animation with frames of different sizes?

I'm trying to create a simple top-view 2D rpg, in the style of Zelda and Secret of Mana, using PyGame. I've managed to make the beginnings of a game, with an animated character walking around. However,...
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Are there any good 2D fighting game engines that can be used to make a commercial product? [closed]

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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How can I make a scrollable text view?

I am trying to do an appication in monogame windows. I have a long text to be displayed on screen. I tried to render it on screen using spriteBatch.Drawstring, was succesful to an extent. But, the ...
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How can I update a sprite sheet without affecting the sprites already being used?

Every time I overwrite my sprite sheet with additional or updated sprites, I have to reattach the textures to all of my Animations and Sprite Renderers. How can I update a sprite sheet without ...
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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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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 ...
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Orthographic Camera Zooming

In XNA I am using a spritebatch to render a board. I have created a camera class which can provide me a view and projection matrix. Currently I am supplying the view matrix to my sprite batch when I ...
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Jittery Movement, Uncontrollably Rotating + Front of Sprite?

So I've been looking around to try and figure out how I make my sprite face my mouse. So far the sprite moves to where my mouse is by some vector math. Now I'd like it to rotate and face the mouse as ...
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How do I make a jumping dolphin rotate realistically?

I want to program a dolphin that jumps and rotates like a real dolphin. Jumping is not the problem, but I don't know how to make the rotation. At the moment, my dolphin rotates a little weird. But I ...
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How are 8/16 bit sprites created?

I already found this question, but it only talks about the kind of software used - not the actual methods. Were they drawn at a high resolution first and then shrunk down? Or did you just zoom way in? ...
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Collision detection with non-rectangular images

I'm creating a game and I need to detect collisions between a character and some parts of the environment. Since my character's frames are taken from a sprite sheet with a transparent background, I'm ...
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SpriteSheet Animation with XNA

Hi i'm working on my First 2D Game with XNA and I have a little problem. To give a running effect to my Sprite, I scroll through a SpriteSheet with this code(running right): if (AnimationDelay == 6) {...
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Better to use fixed sprite size or variable sprite sizes in a sprite sheet?

you have N frames for an animation (an idle animation for example) of a 2D character. What is the best resolution to use for each frame? The problem is that if you save the N frames such that each of ...
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Common practice when handling sprite animation

Let's say I'm using the following sprite as a sample to try LibGDX Animation and TextureRegion. http://www.smackjeeves.com/images/uploaded/comics/7/8/78bc6b62fEySW.gif As you can see, the provided ...
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State of the art in image compression?

I'm looking for good algorithms for compressing textures offline (ie decompressing them at install or load time, I know about using DXT/3DC to save runtime video memory, but these create awful visual ...
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What's the best place to showcase my pixel art?

I recently started learning spriting/pixel art to help propel my game development endeavors and I've gotten to the point where I'd like to start sharing it for comments, critiques and other feedback. ...
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Frameskipping in Android gameloop causing choppy sprites (Open GL ES 2.0)

I have written a simple 2d platform game for Android and am wondering how one deals with frame-skipping? Are there any alternatives? Let me explain further. So, my game loop allows for the ...
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How do you set the movement speed of a sprite?

I'm using Slick 2D/Java to play around with graphics. Getting an image to move is easy: Input input = gc.getInput(); if(input.isKeyDown(sprite.up)){ sprite.y--; }else if (...
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Sprite sheet generator

I need to generate a sprite sheet with squared sprite for a 2D game. How can I generate a sprite sheet where each frame has x = y? The only think I have to do is to "insert" some blank space between ...
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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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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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Collision and response between sprites?

What is an easy way to have sprites collide and react to the collision? E.g. if I'm writing a game in XNA or with Canvas 2D and need to write the code myself very simply.
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How can i create sprite sheet from 3d model (3D studio max)

I built simple 3D model of a car, with simple animation in which it's wheels are turning. Now i want to create a sprite sheet, the only way i know how to do it, is to render manually 20 frames from ...
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How does sprite customization in 2D games work?

I´m working on the design of a new game concept at the moment and I would like to know how to handle a customization of sprites. (In 2D that is, hence the topic.) This is my scenario: The player will ...