Multi layered backgrounds?


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Here's a picture from Donkey Kong Country 2.

Notice the water? In game it's 3D from multiple backgrounds scrolling ar different speeds. Making a 3D like effects.

Many other parts are background objects scrolling at different speeds. I think this would allow cool effects and such.


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You can already use multiple backgrounds with different transparency and scrolling speeds, but to get the effect in the screenshot you would probably use actors mostly.


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could you do a quick tutorial on parallax backgrounds? there not working for me. thanks


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I know this is really really old but  it's something I was wondering myself. I think that if someone really wants very complex backgrounds then you'll have to use actors. From the looks of it this is what Cuphead did: