The Sprite wiki last edited by Jagged85 on 09/19/14 03:37AM View full history


A sprite is a two-dimensional image. Sprites are used in games to collectively create a scene. Each sprite is used to represent each object. A "Sprite Sheet" is simply a collection of still images that progress. Once displayed sequentially it creates animation.

Although sprites are usually used in referring to two-dimensional games, or pseudo-3D sprite-scaling, they can and have been used in three-dimensional games. The way that they are typically used within 3D games is through rendering or imitating a rendered frame from certain perspectives. This removes the computational overhead of rendering each position dynamically. Sprites are also often used in 3D games today to display grass and foliage, in the form of billboarding.

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