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hariprasadh10792

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Particle Effects
« on: March 18, 2015, 01:40:36 AM »
Hi
I need help figuring out if I should be using Particle Effects or sprite animation to achieve something similar to the border animation in Diamond Dash. Please check the link below for the Diamond Dash reference.

https://tickade.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/ddfb.jpg

Thanks.

flora

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Re: Particle Effects
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 12:07:27 PM »
hello  :)

Particle effects will give you the best looking flames, but it is also very demanding on the GPU.
Sprite animation might not look as great, but it wont tax the GPU much .. perfect for mobile platform.
You can also use Particle effects with your sprite animation, wich will give you the best of both worlds ... instead of using a regular texture for your particle, you use your texture sheet (sprite animation).

So, it all depends on what platform and what kind of computer power you are targeting.