How many sprites?

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Post » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:59 pm

I was just wondering how many sprites would I beable to place in one layout running in one event? Lets say I had a character that could transform like kirby, transforming into 30-40 different types of forms. Is this possible?

I dont mean running 100s of sprites at the same time I mean having 1 sprite change multiple times destroying the previous sprite. Or using a bunch of sprite animations to create the effect.

Would it still be runnable?

And I have been using spriter lately because it makes spriting awesomely faster! But I still have to work with it more to better understand how it functions in C2. But If I were to have separate spriter files all in one layout, respawning and destroying itself with a click of a key, would this drop the games fps?
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Post » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:26 am

If you check out the latest blog post you can get the idea of how many sprites they use for stress testing.

I think it depends on what platform you intend to make your game for.
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Post » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:08 am

See performance tips. Performance is generally mainly to do with how many sprites are on-screen at once. If you destroy and old sprite and create a new one, or switch between several animations in a sprite, it's probably equally fast as just having one ordinary sprite.
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Post » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:37 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] See https://www.scirra.com/manual/134/performance-tips. Performance is generally mainly to do with how many sprites are on-screen at once. If you destroy and old sprite and create a new one, or switch between several animations in a sprite, it's probably equally fast as just having one ordinary sprite.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the quick reply, I was a bit worried about the performance lag I might get if I had too many sprites, but if what you say is true (it makes logical sense) then I should be fine
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Post » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:08 am

I just started and I'm glad you answered this. I was looking foreword to working on a Kirby like system. One Character, 17 or so models. Ill start drawing them tonight!
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