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Instantiating Sprites

Discussion in '2D' started by MajidKhosravi, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. MajidKhosravi

    MajidKhosravi

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    Whats the best method of instantiating sprites? I used to use game objects as prefabs and instantiating them using a public reference, however Instantiate function doesn't work with Sprite references.

    Lets say if I have a bullet object as sprite, Should I add sprites to game objects as child and then use those as prefabs to instantiate new items?
     
  2. unitylover

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    You can definitely use prefabs for your sprites. It's the easiest and recommended way to instantiate things.
     
  3. MajidKhosravi

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    So should I add my sprite as a child object to a game object and then use that game object as prefab, right?
     
  4. unitylover

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    You can either drag a sprite onto your scene and create a prefab from that or use a child container if you need to.
     
  5. MajidKhosravi

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    thanks, it worked! :)
     
  6. zombiegorilla

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    You can also just in create a new gameobject (programmatically) and attach a spriterenderer to it.
     
  7. sub66pop

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