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3D effect in 2D

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I want make a 2D top-down view cars (like GTA1&2) but they have to looks like 3D, any idea how to do that????

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Basically, for this effect, you simply create a 3D engine, but have the camera in a fixed location. Since you always know where the camera is going to be, this can lead to several optimizations, and you can also use many special effects that might be more difficult to implement in a 2D-only game.

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