Using Sprite Sheets for Animations

#21

Yes, that would work. If you didn’t want to use Set Text to create the animation.

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#22

Yes, exactly right. Though it doesn’t necessarily need to be cloned objects at the same spacing. That’s just how I chose to do it. One big object on each side would work too.

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#23

Yeah, gifs would be interesting. Though I wonder how the memory requirements and frame rate performance would compare.

I’m hoping awesomeonion will be able to respond to this part when she has time regarding sprite sheets. If so, maybe she could touch on gifs as well.

@awesomeonion, if a project had many animations with numerous frames each, would you be able to offer some input as to whether or not this technique would yield an improvement of some manner for use with Hopscotch? Perhaps with memory allocation verses individual images? What benefits might the end user see? E.g. Faster loading? Would there be less load on the renderer, potentially increasing (or not reducing as much) the project’s FPS?

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#24

It sounds right to me. I think the hardest part would be getting the UI right, I think most people would find sprite sheets confusing. I think a win would be for us to automatically turn all your images into a sprite sheet. I think this optimization will make more sense as our subscriber numbers grow and we get more kids using images.

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#25

Well to test your method without needing to have a subscription

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#26

Yes! I totally get you here! I finally understand

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#27

Doesn’t Hopscotch have a set image block?
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Couldn’t you use that to kinda make a sprite sheet?

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#28

With the images, I mean…

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#29

Is that a new character in Hopscotch?

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#30

Not sure, I found the picture off the internet… :no_mouth::no_mouth::no_mouth:

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#31

I create, ftu

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#32

I just wanted to show IMG_1238

Should I make it faster?

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#33

Add more frames.

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#34

Thinbuffalo opened this topic as for simplification, because many of those blocks causes more lag than the method he suggested

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#35

Like what? This weekend I get to do whatever I want

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#36

If it’s walking, add in between frames.

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#37

So you say… you see the first pose, you put that pose in the middle of the walking?

#38

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#39

Finnish your game ahhh
Only a few days left before I close my comp

Edit: extended to March 3rd

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#40

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FTU! I made. Idk who to tag so @TheCoders @ThinBuffalo

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