How do I change a characters clothing

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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi all,

So coming to Construct 2 from Flash, I'm fining my way around new ways of doing things, in this instance I'm trying to change elements of a characters clothing.

In Flash I would use movie clips within movie clips if I wanted to (for example) change a characters hat from a red cap to a blue top hat, I could do that just by changing the hat movie clip inside the character's movie clip and that way it would change the hat whatever position / animation the character then went into..

So I'm just curious if there's anything like that in construct, having a sprite inside a sprite O_o or just a whole other way this kind of thing could be achieved - or does it literally just have to be whole new images for any change like that.

Thanks for any feedback :D
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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:03 pm

You can make a sprite called "hat" and pin it to your characters head. Then you can make many different frames inside the hat sprite with different type of hats and set the animation speed to 0. Then you simply change hat type by selecting different animation frames.

This method can be used for many different things as well.
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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:36 pm

Anonnymitet wrote:You can make a sprite called "hat" and pin it to your characters head. Then you can make many different frames inside the hat sprite with different type of hats and set the animation speed to 0. Then you simply change hat type by selecting different animation frames.

This method can be used for many different things as well.


Thanks, would that also work for more complex clothing with animations such as shirts that would need to move in the arms along with the character?
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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:46 pm

Yes, but it's more complex to make animations with alot of different parts. I also use flash and it takes some time to find a good workflow for animation in C2. But when you get the hang of it it's pretty easy.

Spriter is a great tool for animation in C2 and is used by many devs here. If you're lucky you can find it in a bundle for a couple of dollars.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/332360/
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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:50 pm

Ah ok cool, thanks for the feedback! :D
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