Chapter 13. Sprite Animations and Special Effects

Topics in This Chapter

13.1 Implement Sprite Animations

13.2 Create Special Effects

13.3 Choreograph Effects

13.4 Conclusion

13.5 Exercises

Sprites often animate through a temporary sequence of images; for example, Figure 13.1 shows, from top to bottom, the explosion animation that Snail Bait displays when the runner runs into a bee.


Figure 13.1 The runner exploding after a collision

In addition to special effects, such as exploding bees, that affect one or more sprites at a time, games often implement special effects that affect the game as a whole. When the runner loses her life, ...

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