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Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook by Kenny Lammers

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Animating sprite sheets

Learning how to animate a sprite sheet will always come in handy. It can be used for particle effects, or for flip-book effects, and is most commonly seen in 2D side scroller games.

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A sprite sheet, also referred to as a sprite atlas , if you aren't familiar with the term, is a big texture that has many smaller images embedded into it, and is sometimes referred to as an image sequence.

Animating sprite sheets

When you scroll over each of these smaller images in the sheet, you will get the effect of the content being animated. The concept is the same as making a flip book out of a sticky notepad or the frames on the film reel of a movie. If we cycle ...

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