Help with sprite animation.

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by MrPenguin9, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. MrPenguin9 macrumors member

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    Hi, I am trying to make a 2d game but I want to know, how do I do sprite animation(The animation of something exploding or someone walking.)

    Thanks
     
  2. shusseina macrumors newbie

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    Being so new to iPhone development myself I can't answer your specific question, but have you checked out the sample code at Apple's iPhone Dev Center site?

    Steve
     
  3. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    There are several ways to do it... and it partly depends on how you've designed the app so far... definitely check out Apple's docs though.
     
  4. xsmasher macrumors regular

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    That kind of 2d animation is usually done by presenting a series of images in order - check out this sheet to see the kinds of images a game artist would provide:
    http://www.yoyogames.com/extras/resource/file/san1/244/244/princespriteswb3.gif

    You usually do *not* have separate sprites for arms, legs, head, etc, as you you would in 3d work.

    You can display those images in order using something like UIImageView.animationImages, like so:
    http://appsamuck.com/day2.html
     

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