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Diablo 2 Characters are 2D or 3D?

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Hi, do anyone know whether the characters of Diablo2 are generating in terms of 2D or 3D technique, i mean during the game is playing. many thanks for your help

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The game is 2d, but uses 3d for some effect, such as alpha blending, and the parallax scrolling, if you have a 3d card installed.

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Pre-rendered in 3d (obviously)

During the game, they are sprites (2d). That''s why the game is SO huge, every little frame of animation is pre-rendered and stored as a file. Think of all the possibility, Augh!

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Thanks so much for all of your reply!!

Then is that meaning they have to consider all the items and weapon combinations, and rendered each of them?

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Blizzard used the same high-res models they used for cinematics and wallpapers to pre-render the in-game models in 2D. Yes, they had to render each item (weapon, shield, helm, boots, etc) in every position and rotation.

Steve ''Sly'' Williams  Monkey Wrangler  Krome Studios

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