Continuous 2D Trails in XNA

Hey again! Two updates in less than a month! Wonder if I can keep this up :). Anyway, just finished another article for Ziggy’s site. This one shows you how to do those cool, seamless ribbon trails you sometimes see trailing behind melee weapons (swords, sticks, etc) and other objects. I’ve also included a sample with full source code that works on both the PC and Xbox 360. So go check it out!

January 28th, 2010 Update:

Ziggyware.com seems to be down indefinitely. As a temporary solution until I get back around to hosting this tutorial myself you can find the Google cached version of it here. If you wish to look at the sample code and illustrations in full you can download the XNA sample from my site here. Note, that the XNA sample was built on a very old version of XNA so my guess is it will not compile out of the box, but the general logic for the ribbon trails should be the same regardless of XNA version.

1 comment

  1. I was looking for a particle tutorial to create trails for a school project I am working on and this looks perfect!

    Unfortunately ziggyware doesn’t appear to be up and running anymore. Is there any way you could email me the tutorial?

    Thanks a lot!

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