Pretty new here, been playing with Monogame for a while now and just wondering if anyone knows how to squash and stretch a sprite in a way similar to how it is used on the character sprite for Madeleine in Celeste when jumping.
I’m a bit stuck with this, I can usually come up with at least a ‘jumping off point’ for these sort of things but aren’t having much luck.
Would be really good to hear any ideas, thanks in advance!!
I think the jump animation way is easier to implement, if you’re half-way decent at sprite art (which I am not, lol). It also gives you a lot more control over the visuals since you can make that animation look exactly how you want. The downside is that it’s harder to maintain… if you want to change the look of your sprite, that’s just another animation you’ll have to update.
If you’re not half-way decent at sprite-art, the stretch squash method is mostly easier (once you get the value animation sorted), but it does usually have a very obvious look to it.