Sprite Sheet Animation Component For Delphi XE5, XE6 Firemonkey On Android And IOS
While searching for Firemonkey components I found this TSprite component built by Gilbert Padilla for an earlier version of Firemonkey. The TSprite component takes a spritesheet and animates it for you. Spritesheets are all of the animations of a sprite combined into a single image. The TSprite component then has a map of where each sprite image is on the spritesheet and draws it as an animation. You would usually use spritesheets (and therefore this component) whenbuilding games. Spritesheets are used in a lot of game engines to achieve a high framerate. I took the original version of TSprite and upgraded the uses clause to support Delphi XE5 Firemonkey. There are a number of different spritesheet image creators available on the web like Sprite Vortex. You can also export MovieClips from Adobe Flash as spritesheets. I tested the TSprite component in a mobile project so it should work okay on Android and IOS. Check out this blog post from Gilbert about his component. Download the original version of the component here. The built in bitmap animation component that comes with Delphi XE5 Firemonkey and is similar to TSprite is called TBitmapListAnimation.
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