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Learning Cocos2d-x Game Development by Siddharth Shekar

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Creating the skeletal animation

Using this technique, we will create a very simple player walk cycle. For this, there is a software called Spine by Esoteric Software, which is a very widely used professional software to create skeletal animations for 2D games. The software can be downloaded from the company's website at http://esotericsoftware.com/spine-purchase:

Creating the skeletal animation

There are three versions of the software available: the trial, essential, and professional versions. Although majority of the features of the professional version are available in the essential version, it doesn't have ghosting, meshes, free-form deformation, skinning, and IK pinning, which ...

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