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<viewtype> is the number of sides drawn for the actor.  Prior to 3D models, this method was used to simulate a 3D appearance for sprites.  Valid values are:  
 
<viewtype> is the number of sides drawn for the actor.  Prior to 3D models, this method was used to simulate a 3D appearance for sprites.  Valid values are:  
 
:'''1''' - The sprite will appear the same regardless of the angle at which it is viewed.
 
:'''1''' - The sprite will appear the same regardless of the angle at which it is viewed.
:'''3''' - The sprite will have 16 angles built from only 4 art tiles. It is useful only for very symmetrical actors.  A new frame is drawn every 22.5 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite.  The pattern is as follows, with 1, 2, 3, and 4 being the order of the four tiles used, and M denoting that the tile is mirrored: 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1.
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:'''3''' - The sprite will have 16 angles built from only 4 art tiles. A new frame is drawn every 22.5 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite.  The pattern is as follows, with 1, 2, 3, and 4 being the order of the four tiles used, and M denoting that the tile is mirrored: 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1.
:'''5''' - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 5 art tiles, three of which are mirrored.  A new frame is drawn every 45 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4M, 3M, 2M.
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:'''5''' - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 5 art tiles, three of which are mirrored.  A new frame is drawn every 45 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4M, 3M, 2M.  
 
:'''7''' - The sprite will have 12 angles constructed from 7 art tiles, five of which are mirrored.  A new frame is drawn every 30 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M.
 
:'''7''' - The sprite will have 12 angles constructed from 7 art tiles, five of which are mirrored.  A new frame is drawn every 30 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M.
 
:'''8''' - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 8 art tiles.  A new frame is drawn every 45 degress in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the simple pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
 
:'''8''' - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 8 art tiles.  A new frame is drawn every 45 degress in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the simple pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
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1 is generally used for pickups and often things like fire hydrants.  3 is useful only for very symmetrical actors but does give the most angles. 5 and 7 are for enemies and simila which have a single axis of symetry and where you wan't a front view such that when they face at you they actually look like they are facing at you. 8 is for stuff with little in the way of symetry.
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<incvalue> is the direction of the animation. 1 to advance forward, -1 to go back.
 
<incvalue> is the direction of the animation. 1 to advance forward, -1 to go back.
  

Revision as of 17:08, 30 August 2005

An action is an animation for an actor. Actions are defined outside of an actor.

action <name> <startframe> <frames> <viewtype> <incvalue> <delay>

<name> is the name of the action.

<startframe> is the starting frame number (relative to the main sprite of the actor).

<frames> is the total number of frames in the action. Must be at least 1.

<viewtype> is the number of sides drawn for the actor. Prior to 3D models, this method was used to simulate a 3D appearance for sprites. Valid values are:

1 - The sprite will appear the same regardless of the angle at which it is viewed.
3 - The sprite will have 16 angles built from only 4 art tiles. A new frame is drawn every 22.5 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite. The pattern is as follows, with 1, 2, 3, and 4 being the order of the four tiles used, and M denoting that the tile is mirrored: 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M, 4, 3, 2, 1.
5 - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 5 art tiles, three of which are mirrored. A new frame is drawn every 45 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4M, 3M, 2M.
7 - The sprite will have 12 angles constructed from 7 art tiles, five of which are mirrored. A new frame is drawn every 30 degrees in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the following pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6M, 5M, 4M, 3M, 2M.
8 - The sprite will have 8 angles constructed from 8 art tiles. A new frame is drawn every 45 degress in a clockwise pattern beginning with the front of the sprite using the simple pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.