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XNA Game Studio 4.0 Programming: Developing for Windows by Dean Johnson, Tom Miller

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Chapter 10. Having Fun with Avatars

In November of 2008, the Xbox 360 added a feature to enable users to add a stylized cartoonish character representation of themselves to their Xbox Live account called an Avatar. The avatars can be extensively customized by a user. There are numerous body sizes, shapes, and features to choose from. In addition, users have the capability to choose the clothing or costume for their avatars. There is a standard set of clothing items available to everyone in addition to items that are available only by unlocking them in games or purchasing them from the avatar marketplace.

In this chapter you will learn about:

• How to use animation and render an avatar

• Lighting avatars

• Playing multiple animations at once ...

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