flip a sprite?

andy_the_bakerandy_the_baker Member Posts: 25
is it possible to flip a sprite horizontally? i'd hate to double up the number of sprites to account for left and right run animations. thanks.


  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 6,598
    Hi Andy (the_baker); not possible, unfortunately :–{

    ...Hopefully something Gendai will consider in a future release.

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  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Member Posts: 3,470
    Hehe,I just ran into this too. I was thinking I needed two trees, I'd just flip it in GS. NOT SO! lol.
  • ChunkypixelsChunkypixels Member Posts: 1,114
    The sprite engine part of GameSalad needs a good overhaul. Its still rather basic at the moment.

    As well as simple flipping it could do with things like frame independent sizing so that each frame can be a different size, with different size collision area. This would make animations like crouch work much better for example...where the spritesize reduces in height as the character kneels down, and as he does so, the collision changes size too to match it.

    Ideally some sort of pixel collision for sprites would be useful too, instead of just box and circle.

    Im guessing these sort of things are scribbled on a big to "do list" somewhere at Gendai Towers.... or at least they should be! :)

    With the whole iAds and iOS4 panic out of the way, and the newly announced financial investment in Gendai, Im hoping were now going to see a change of direction for a few months, and see long needed improvements to the basic engine and toolsets become more of a priority.
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Member Posts: 3,470
    Me too. Would definitely like to see improved collision. I'm working on a 2.5D racer and I've had to pull some weird tricks to get collision working properly... and I'm not even using any collision rules. LOL.
  • andy_the_bakerandy_the_baker Member Posts: 25
    thanks for the answers and extra info, guys. i hadn't realized how "beta" this game engine is, currently, though it's still pretty cool.
  • scorelessmusicscorelessmusic Member Posts: 565
    Wow.. I was just about to ask this question too.
  • FranzKellerFranzKeller Member Posts: 517
    My characters may be moonwalking for a while. ;-)

    Or I'll start with a nice "space shooter"?
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