Animation Troubles

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Post » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:33 pm

Why is Construct's animation sequences so akward??.I have to go through a lot of sub events just to get the char to go to the attack animation.If it's done incorrectly then the char looks like he is having an epileptic fit.With GM i just change the instance to a new sprite and it work's perfectly ,I tried the same with Construct but still the char goes spastic.

Is there an easier way to create events for attack , roll , or climbing animations.I do not want to switch over to GM just because of this annoying problem.

Some help would be appreciated.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 am

Do You know, that You don't have to put the animations into sub-animation folders? Then You can just change the animation to Object.Animation("AnimationName"), depending on what Event You directly want to trigger it with.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 pm

@shindoh :I tried that method as well.You see the problem is this ,When a walking animation is already playing while the char is walking and i want to change that animation to a throw knifes animation it won't play the throw knifes animation.It works when i have a lot of sub event's running.why couldn't it just be like when i press x then play the throw knifes animation and when that anim is finished then go back to idle or walking animation , depending on what the char is doing.

GML makes more sense to me because i am used to scripting rather than drag &drop commands.I made a game with GM where the character has 5 different attacks and 5 different death animations.When i tried the same with Construct using variables and subevent's i only got 3 different anims to work properly.I wish Construct had an option for proper scripts rather than event's.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:59 pm

I'm so tired of reading those "program x is sooo much better, because CC doesn't work like I'm used to with program x" complaints. Of course, you can't use CC like GM - it isn't GM. Like you can't fly a plane if you only learned how to drive a car.

Construct gives you total freedom over controlling animations. You can start, pause, resume and restart them, set specific frames, change the speed and even move a frame's pivot point - and that all in realtime, while the game is running. I'm surprised, how easy it still is to make changes, although its level of influence is so deep!

I don't need "a lot of sub event's running", or "using variables and subevents". All I need are 2 events to exactly have the described functionality. Maybe it is better to learn how CC works, instead of expecting it to behave like GM, XNA and others you always compare it with?tulamide2012-03-07 15:00:10
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Your animations are conflicting (multiple animations trying to play at the same time). Youll want to use event groups and variables to make sure only certain animations play at certain times.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:55 pm

"I don't need "a lot of sub event's running", or "using variables and subevents". All I need are 2 events to exactly have the described functionality. Maybe it is better to learn how CC works, instead of expecting it to behave like GM, XNA and others you always compare it with?"

Perhaps you could show this with a cap demo on how this can be achieved Tulamide.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:15 pm

Did you check out Velojet's Building a Platform Game-A Beginner's Tutorial? He covers switching animations in response to platform events nicely.

BTW, I had lots of problems with twitching characters when I tried to use a platformer behavior and a physics behavior on the same object. You need to disable one before using the other.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:25 pm

@Kittiewan thnx for the help.But the question was how could i make different animations easier using less even'ts and actions.Tulamide has yet to show me how this can be done in just two events.Event grouping does help but there's a delay when event's are grouped ie i have to press the attack button twice to activate the attack animation event.

I always compare different apps ,to see which one works better until someone can show me that the other app is indeed easier or better through an example or demo.As the old saying goes , Actions speak louder than words.
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:29 pm

I feel your pain. I'm having a lot of issues with animations playing at the same time / being prioritized in the wrong order too. My last animation issue was solved by simply going to bed after an hour of failed attempts, and trying again in the morning with a clear mind. It's surprisingly effective!

Would you be able to take a screenshot of your current animation events list? That way I might be able to give some more detailed feedback, and I'm sure some more experienced CC users will be able to as well
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Post » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Thnx silver for understanding me.Here is a cap of the animation trouble i am having.This was done with Classic Construct R2.I only want the char to have a proper attack animation.



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