What is Sprite Animation in Multimedia? Sprite images are 2D bitmap graphics found in several games and other media. If you have ever played 2D games like Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, and the more recent title, Octopath Traveler, you are already familiar with sprites in games. Creating and animating sprites allows game artists and […]
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Wait, if this is a website about video game design, why do you have animation articles on here as well?
It's simple, we love animation. Game design, development, art, and animation are all under the same umbrella we call digital design. These industries overlap so much that it would be silly for us to ignore animation when it plays such an important part of all digital design. Plus, we think animation is pretty cool. These are our favorite animated movies.
Included in our animation archives, you'll find articles about the different styles of animation, the difference between 2D and 3D animation, the current animation job market, the most respected animation studios in the world, and a handy list of the highest rated animation schools.
Although we write far more articles on gaming, we'll keep producing new and helpful animation guides, so check back for more.
We see the magic of visual effects everywhere. The chances are good that some of your favorite movies or TV shows have some impressive visual effects added in. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s take a step back and see just how visual effects, or VFX, have transformed storytelling in some of our favorite […]
I was perusing the Internet as I often do, and I found a video of the talented team of animators who were in charge of creating environments and stills for the 1988 movie, Akira. If you haven’t seen Akira, it takes place in an unfriendly and foreboding urban, post-apocalyptic Tokyo, (named ‘Neo-Tokyo’), populated by biker […]