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Unity Animation Essentials by Alan Thorn

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Chapter 2. Sprite Animation

In this chapter, we enter the world of 2D game animation in Unity—specifically, sprite animation and its associated feature set, which is extensive. If you're planning on making 2D games, such as side-scrolling platformers or casual puzzle games for mobiles, or if you're creating animated GUIs and menu systems, then 2D animation will probably be highly important for your project.

Sprite Animation

A 2D side-scrolling platform game in action

Before getting started, however, let me elaborate further on the meaning of 2D, as opposed to 3D animation, to clarify the scope of this chapter and the kind of animation we are concerned with here.

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