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Character Movement in 2D Games with DirectX

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  • I've never made a game before and am wondering what is the proper way to program character movement as far as GPU usage is concerned.  Should the character be a bitmap or a class of geometry primitives re-rendered to each frame or should it be a sprite?  An example game would be something like angry birds.  For this would you use Direct2D/XAML (no supported sprite in Direct2D) or use Direct3D or just use C#/XAML with animation functions?  I've made animations with javascript/html before which seems to be what the latter option would be like, but then I'd be stuck doing all of the physics and collisions and such.

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:07 PM

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