Tile animations defined in Tiled tilesets work as expected, and support per-frame durations.

By default, objects defined in Tiled tilemaps based on animated tiles also work as expected, looping through each frame according to its duration.

Custom animation sequences

Sometimes, the frames of an animated tile aren’t meant to be played fully in sequence; for example, a character sprite sheet tileset might have animations for idle, run, and jump, all defined in the same animation in Tiled.

The animation frames defined in tiled determine each frame’s duration, as well. For more direct control over playback speed, the Speed parameter can be used as a playback speed factor. It defaults to 1.0f.

By setting the Start and End parameters of an object’s child Animator component, any subsequence can be played at any time.

For example, a CharacterController script with 4 idle frames followed by 6 walk frames might contain the following:

void Update() {
        var animator = GetComponentInChildren<Animator>();
        if (walking) {
                animator.SetParameter("Start", 4);
                animator.SetParameter("End", 9);
        } else {
                animator.SetParameter("Start", 0);
                animator.SetParameter("End", 3);

This code tells the Animator to cycle through frames 4 through 9 when walking. When not walking, frames 0 through 3 are cycled through instead.


Frame indices start from 0.


In the NES game DuckTales 2, Scrooge McDuck has 4 idle frames (3 unique) and 6 walk frames (5 unique)