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Beginning HTML5 Games with CreateJS by Brad Manderscheid

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CHAPTER 6

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Sprites and Sprite Sheet Animations

Loading in bitmap graphics is a necessary procedure and gives you the ability to further style and polish your games, but as your games require more and more graphics, it’s not ideal to load them all individually. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to better optimize your load times, and how to achieve even better performance by using sprite sheets. Using sprite sheets with EaselJS, you’ll also see the benefit of using bitmap fonts, and how animated sprites can bring your characters to life.

Animation and sprite sheet applications will be covered and compared, and you’ll see how you can use them to ...

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