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iOS Game Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d by Justin Dike

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Chapter 7

Animation and Particle FX

 

 

 

We've come to this chapter at last!

Animation, and the icing on the cake, Particle FX! Both can add a TON of life to your application. Particles are incredibly easy to use, and they look really impressive for just a few lines of code. For you skim readers, don't miss the movie examples of those, which you can find at www.focalpress.com/cw/Dike. Even if you just add a glowing sun to the background of your game, it'll be worth it.

As for animation, I can hear some of you non-animators groaning, “Ugh, I can barely draw one frame, and now you want more!” While others of you might be thinking “Aww, great, I have to buy some Sprite Sheet software to work with.” Nobody panic. I'll try my best this chapter to ...

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