November 19, 2010


Yes, thats Mr. Spock and a christmas tree - No, we're not sure about what they're doing on board of a space station :) Ok, we just got our 2D sprite system running. It currently allows us to place three different kinds of fancy oldschool sprites in the scene:
- Fixed orientation (Always face the same direction)
- Fixed orientation multi-plane (Multiple sprites sticked together)
- Billboards (Which always face into the camera)
... all of whom can be animated as well. In addition, billboards can use combinations of different angles/frames, making it possible to change the texture depending on the viewing angle (That's exactly how all the 90s actor sprites were done). You probably already have noticed, that the screenshot to the left features all this stuff :)