Animate Images With Sprites

A sprite is an image, usually animated, that is displayed on your screen. The term “sprite” is a legacy of the first computers and consoles, where it referred to a graphical object that a computer could display and move on the screen. For our part, sprites in Corona SDK offer a powerful way to store and animate game items like characters, bullets, balls, and other things.

KEY POINT: Sprite images are stored in image sheets. An image sheet combines numerous small images into a larger image. It allows storing many images in one, creating frame-by-frame animations, and reducing processing time.

Image Sheets

To build an image sheet, you have two options:

  • 1) Build the image by yourself, manually, using a tool ...

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