2.5d in playcanvas

I sent this out to @devMidgard in the discord server, I wasn’t sure how long it might take for him to answer my question

so here is the question from discord

I would like to know how you put sprites into a 3d editor
I have seen others say use this to put 2d sprites in the playcanvas 3d editor


but I am just not sure if that would work for a 2.5d shooter like doom or delver

here are the sprites I have made

this is what I have been using to make sprites

Delver looks like a full 3D game with planes as sprites instead of 3D models
Doom is really a 3D shooter in today’s standards.

There’s various ways to add sprites. Ultimately it is just putting textures on a 3D plane. Some examples here:


There’s also the option to use Spline http://esotericsoftware.com/

Master Archer uses this: https://playcanv.as/p/JERg21J8/

@vaios has written an integration for that here: https://github.com/playcanvas/playcanvas-spine

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We also have a sprite system in beta testing at the moment.