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Ice Spell Animation

Discussion in 'Animation' started by unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

    unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for help with a spell animation.

    I want to create this preview image animation in Unity : (click on image to see preview)
    https://opengameart.org/content/freeze-spell

    I want exactly the same thing, a "Crystal" ice that is showing a line from my hero to a target.

    Do you have any idea about doing this? Should I create a spritesheet that contains all possible sprites (previous frame/current frame/next frame) ? Or can I do this in Unity? For example each Crystal Ice could be an object that doesn't move and instantiate another object with next position of spell…?

    I hope I'm clear about what I want.
    Thank you in advance for any answer!
     
  2. theANMATOR2b

    theANMATOR2b

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    Two solutions come directly to mind, a sprite sheet - exactly like the link you provided, or particles built in Unity which can take the form of textures or mesh objects.
     
  3. unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

    unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

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    The PNG file "freeze.png" is sufficient to create a similar animation? I don't see how.
    When spell will move, animation will just show next frame but we need to see previous frame for a bit time enough to have a "wave" effect.
     
  4. BrandyStarbrite

    BrandyStarbrite

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    What do you mean by a wave effect?
    Can you go into more detail, or show us an example?
     
  5. unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

    unity_Y9-Qu4dmill45A

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    Thank you for your answer, but I'm finally using another animation for my spell.
    By the way, you could see an example of what I wanted by clicking on image in website link I posted. :)