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jayderyu last won the day on November 11 2021

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  1. hmm. Well the first problem was the infinite loop. We had the same problem as other newbs made in the earlier version of SpriterUnity not DX. Make sure your images are set to Sprites not Textures. With DX there was a better natural flow to it all. Are first import worked fine(images were already set to Sprites). We only noticed the loop occur after a new Spriter image update came in with 2 new pieces of art. We down prioritized the issue for about a week as our project had more important matters to attend to. But then we had a show and tell and we needed to get these resolved. So after spending time inserting debug logs I finally remembered non DX version had to have them images set to sprites having watched where the loop started. The artist informed me there were new sprites. So I checked out the sprites and found they were set to advanced. Now since they are advanced they showed up in game world no problem, but then I switched them to sprite and problem fixed. No more inifinite import loop. We found this 1 week prior to my fix post for Valaar. As for the ordering issue. Same situation. We just had another presentation coming up. So I observed the sorting order after turning on the forced sorting. When the scene loaded the sorting was fine. Even going through every Sprite Renderer all the index was fine. Only after moving did the sorting order go funny. I couldn't find out why. So I went through the code stuck debug logs in. Eventually I found the * 1000 to bump the zposition into usuable integer values. So I checked what was happening to my movement in the game world. Although we only move on X/Y, we are using Spline Pro for movement. Even though those are still z.0. I was getting movement along the z axis. Some was larger, some was smaller. So when the z axis at a point was too small. The *1000 division was just to minimal for the system. Followed the code and found the that the math was working on world.z, rather than local.z. Changed to local z, and boom I was crying with tears of happyness. Considering are artist did over a month of animation using Spriter, and our dead line 1.5 weeks from now. Not having Spriter would have been a major hit to our work. As for time line. I was sitting on this fix about 2 days prior to posting to Valaar's problems. I have been to this thread regularly to see if anyone was posting fixes. but I was in a bind. Either fix the problem myself by spending a couple of days, or losing a month of work and cut everything that used spriter. I figure 2 days of working hunting down these issues was worth the effort. Fortunately it only took part of the day. So. may seem like I have been sitting on this problem for a weeks, but really only a matter of days. Glad I could help. Spriter is awesome and the Spriter2UnityDX has really helped my project. We still have the occasional non bone image not in the right spot. but when out spriter guy attaches a bone to the image. The spriter objects tend to work better. So it's a working work around for us. So we aren't going to be investing a code fix for this.
  2. Go through all your images and make sure they are set to Sprite2d. We had this problems with images being still set to Texture or Advanced. Even though Advance does 2d, we found that problems such as infinite loop occurs. Had this problem too. This is because your objects z position is moving. So when an object moves in world space I found this mucks up the sorting that DX uses. For some reason once your object moves on Z the z changes in world space. if the Z value becomes too small then it just mucks up. However by using local scale. then the sorting will work again. Honestly I find relying on position.z * -1000 to raise a value of 0.010 to 10 to personal feels a little reliable. Would seem that relying on a position z of integer values would be better. so instead of position.z = 0.010, should be position.z = 10. Anyways, that's just me. hope this helps any one who is having the same troubles. 1. Go to SortingOrderUpdater.cs script 2. Go to Update() method 3. Change float newZ = trans.position.z; to float newZ = trans.localPosition.z; and then you should be good with sorting layer issue
  3. I found a bug. Updating pivot points don't update anything :( I'm using files from B8. Edit: NM. The pivots upadte. but the the sprite center point as to where I thought it would be drawn from isn't. The pivot points also seem to be based on the animation key. Where I though moving the pivot point on the graphics image would also set the graphical position of the sprite for all animations.... which is what I was hoping for :(
  4. I was wondering what would be the best way to go about mixing more complicated combat moves. As an example I have two fighters(hero, mook). The hero attacks with some kind of close range combo attack that involves grappling and the mook puts up resistance motions. As In understand as two separate objects will overlap the other. If they are both a single object, how would you manage to get the two different objects to blend close enough to switch. Or is there a good fluid way to manage choreography?
  5. Wow. There is a lot of features that Spriter will include to reduce much on the game programming side. I'm looking forward to these features coming to C2.
  6. Nice update. The math on that must have taken some time. You guys are certainly forging your own path on the tools. Though i didn't hear any mention of sound triggers? :( But I did hear about collision boxes and hot spots for weapons. And tools. yummy
  7. That's amazing stuff. keep it coming :)
  8. jayderyu


    Well. I'm not a very good animator but I figured since I made a new video of the current state of the game I might as well post the video link. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ye9pnJXgiA"]Draoust Video I can't figure out how to embed.. So here is the link I have some animation for the bad guys, but not until Character Maps are in the C2 Plugin. Currently they use static images. The only use of Spriter at the moment is the Dragons in the Gameplay. They are grey using the template colours. I would love to say that the dragons are going to get a lot better... but then that would be fib :D But I'm still very proud of there run cycle which is the most standout element of the spriter animation :)
  9. That makes more sense :D
  10. I never heard the news that they were going to merge the tool into C2 someday. That would be soooo cool. It will increase the cost of C2 though. Which is ok. I agree with brainwedge. It will make an impact and also standardize the animation style in C2. Away from Spritesheets to what ever the style is called. Looking forward to that day.
  11. This HAD some truth to it way back. Lucid was an active member of the C2/Scirra community. He did talk about developing a tool to do such animations. While his activity has dropped since then. He still on the forums here and there. however when Kickstarter for Spriter started the entire project shifted for more than a C2 tool. With that though. I believe the only official plugin that is being written is the C2 Spriter Plugin. Where as getting the SCML file into other tools and languages requires other devolopers. So Lucid has been great in supporting Spriter with C2. Also i do believe that the Brashmonkey game is written in Construct if not Construct 2. but I could be wrong with that. Lucid's post of the Spriter C2 Plugin http://www.scirra.com/forum/spriter-c2- ... 59694.html Any ways. it doesn't matter. The tool has far outgrown the original concept of being a parrallel C2 tool.
  12. Yeah, I'm waiting for B6 and and the C2 plugin that better come with it :twisted:
  13. I really loved Mark of the Ninja. It's one of the few games I just keep coming back to when I have the time. The game play is superb in it's formula. My daughter and son really love watching :roll: Don't Starve on youtube with the let's plays. That's really cool they are using Spriter for aspects of a game of theirs. Good job Spriter team. Who knows one day Spriter might be a 2d industry standard :P I would so love to someday work for this company after reading their article to maintain quality games and still maintain a quality life for the employees.
  14. I get a Malware warning from Chrome when I go to the B5 Release download page :| I'm ignoring it since I know I've downloaded Spriter before, but for new users who get it; this can turn them off.
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