Friday, July 3, 2015
BGP Battle Animation
Battle animations is a feature that has finally been implemented and I'm comfortable with saying I can produce them for 50+ ponies within a reasonable timeframe. The way ponies move in combat plays a major part in the entertainment value of the game. It's also one of the main inspirations for the project. Seeing the battles in action right now gets me pumped every time. I always start the workday with a quick match just to remind myself of what I'm making here.
There are 5-8 sprites for each animation and most play for about 1 second each. Every pony has the animations listed in the pic above. With this process broken down I should have an even easier time with making an Attack Effects pipeline. Can't have battles with ponies flinging imaginary attacks every which way. My goal of creating a vertical slice to show to people is coming true.