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Did I do this vertical parallax scrolling correctly?

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So I've just started messing with parallax scrolling and I think I nailed down horizontal movement but I feel that the vertical movement looks a bit weird. 


Here's a gif of my game:

LuPNnMi.gif

I just need help with on how I could fix this. Unless this is how is suppose to look and I'm just over thinking it. 

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To me that looks like the camera is basically set at a given height, and "rotates up" when you jump.

Maybe try having the layers towards the back move a lot less in y? So the mountains basically remain where they are, while the foreground moves as quickly as it does now.

 

Might be worth experimenting with, I agree that it looks somewhat weird.

Alright so I've been tinkering around and now I have this:

MBmcBb1.gif

What do you think?

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I think the parallax layers look much nicer.

 

I'm not sure I particularly like the scale of the world and the scale of the jump, but that is up to your game's look and feel.

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I'm not sure I particularly like the scale of the world and the scale of the jump, but that is up to your game's look and feel.

 

I agree, but that can probably be fixed by using a larger sprite for the character, so the size of the jump doesn't look so massive and seems closer to the jump size of say, mario.

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The second image makes me think the nearest layer of rocks must be really close to the camera. If that's the idea, then it's success!

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I think the parallax layers look much nicer.

 

I'm not sure I particularly like the scale of the world and the scale of the jump, but that is up to your game's look and feel.

Yeah it is a bit excessive so I've changed it a it here:

MFczv2u.gif

 

The second image makes me think the nearest layer of rocks must be really close to the camera. If that's the idea, then it's success!

Yep that's the goal!

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The second image makes me think the nearest layer of rocks must be really close to the camera. If that's the idea, then it's success!

 

Sorry for the downvote :( i mis-clicked and it seems the software won't let me undo it! *growl*

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