Animation for Videogames: Character Animation Techniques
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Animation for Videogames: Character Animation Techniques

Learn about the complexities of manual character animation techniques in video game design, including specialized skills and high production costs. Explore the market of skeletal animations and Mocaps for character animation in popular engines like Unity and Unreal.

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What is one of the main advantages of using skeletal animations of characters made by hand or from Mocaps?

More flexibility in animations

Which type of animation technique involves automated animation of bodies based on mass allocation and physical surface characteristics?

Physics simulation-based animation

In a 3D video game engine, what is used to calculate animations in real time to make the physical interaction of objects credible?

Rigid body dynamics

What role do global forces like gravity play in the calculation of animations in a 3D physics simulation-based animation system?

<p>They affect object behaviors and interactions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of animation system uses a library of skeletal animations and characters, such as Mixamo.com, ready to be integrated into interactive projects?

<p>Skeletal animation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens if a computer system is unable to sustain the image production ratio in video games?

<p>The illusion of movement is lost</p> Signup and view all the answers

In computer games, why is a minimum of 30 frames per second (fps) set?

<p>To ensure correct experience</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which technique is used by most games to create small, non-interactive videos that help maintain interest in the story and characters?

<p>Pre-rendered cinematics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one advantage of using ray tracing techniques in video games?

<p>Improved lighting and shadows</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do pre-rendered cinematics differ from real-time rendering in video games?

<p>Pre-rendered cinematics offer higher visual quality</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which method is beginning to be present in some video games due to new GPUs like Nvidia's RTX 2080?

<p>Ray tracing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of using both raytracing and rasterization methods in creating small, animated movies in video games?

<p>To create visually appealing scenes with efficient performance</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are pre-rendered cinematics used in video games?

<p>To maintain interest for the story and characters</p> Signup and view all the answers

What hardware advancements have allowed for the presence of ray tracing techniques in some video games?

<p>GPUs with processors designed for ray tracing like Nvidia's RTX 2080</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what type of scenes would a video game benefit most from using ray tracing techniques?

<p>Games with fast movements like fighting or racing</p> Signup and view all the answers

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