Tagged Questions

Relating to the motion of objects through space (in 2 dimensions (x,y)) and time. Including concepts such as acceleration (thrust and gravity), mass, collision response, friction and more.

44 views

Reduce bounciness of dynamic bodies in Box2D

In my 2D platformer game my player character is modeled using a Box2D dynamic body. One thing I thought feels off though is that even though the restitution of the fixture applied is zero, the player ...
119 views

Implementing character movement using real physics

This is the first time I'm seriously developing a game so apologies if I'm missing the obvious. In my 2D platformer I adopted Box2D since it seemed like a natural solution to model gravitational ...
111 views

How to render multiple objects as a single object for fluid simulation?

I'm trying to do fluid simulation using particles in 2d game. I have larger particles, which interactive each other physically, those particles collide with environment (e.g wall,obstacles) to ...
56 views

Irregular gravity bouncing

I am working in a simple bouncing ball game. The ball moves right to left at a constant speed and back when it collides with the border of the display. But it jumps every time the the user clicks and ...
19 views

Box2d - body size or spatial distribution matters for better simulation?

Box2D better works for limited sizes: Box2D works with floating point numbers and tolerances have to be used to make Box2D perform well. These tolerances have been tuned to work well with ...
193 views

Explain the difference between extrapolation and interpolation

http://www.unagames.com/blog/daniele/2010/06/fixed-time-step-implementation-box2d here there are two algorithms of smoothing in case of fixed time step physics simulation. I don't understand the ...
51 views

Calculation technique for 2D inertia tensors?

Just wondering what the techniques are out there. It's only 2D so I figured there'd be a good chance for there to be a "one size fits all" solution out there that's essentially an analytical solution. ...
125 views

Should I use Box2D for collision-detection only (not simulating physics)? [closed]

I'm using Box2D only to check collisions and for no physical simulation. I create bodies (and shapes for them) and use my own code to move them, by setting their velocities and positions every frame. ...
314 views

LibGDX Bounding Rectangles

I'm creating some rectangles surrounding my sprites for my player and bullet class to detect collisions with the overlaps method in Intersector class of LibGDX. I have a question: When I instantiate ...
284 views

Cocos2dx - Physics - Abort() When Changing Dynamic PhysicBody to Static?

I just learned cocos2dx v3.3 integrated chipmunk physics engine. Here ,as you see, I create a simple circle with physic as: auto sprite = Sprite::create("circle.png"); auto body = ...
116 views

2D Distance Field as collision handler method

Pixeljunk Shooter has really cool fluid simulation. I found the dev's video explaining what they did. Here I understand that it is particle based simulation Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic I can ...
90 views

Throwing a bomb LibGDX Box2D [closed]

I am trying to create game where somenone throw a bomb. I am wondering how I can have an bomb react in a way that is represented by the following picture : Is there are any tools in Box2D that can ...
90 views

Breakout Clone: Ball isn't bouncing as expected

So I'm working on a Breakout Clone using Unity 2D Physics only, and I'm having some trouble with the bouncing effect. Every object in my Scene has a Bounciness of 1. First, this is the code of my ...
162 views

Formula for Planetary Alignment

I am attempting to create a game where there is a universe of two 16-bit addresses ranging from (-32768, -32768) to (32767, 32767), or in hexadecimal, each value can run from \$8000 to \$FFFF then 0 to ...
271 views

Why is Euler integration sometimes preferred over RK4 even if RK4 is more accurate? [closed]

Some high quality engines such as Box2d uses the Simplistic Euler integrator instead for RK4 when Eumplectic Euler commits a global error of the order of Δt whereas, RK4 has Δtˆ4 error? RK4 is not ...
661 views

Box2D recommended step, velocity and position iterations

Here in this article there is a nice explanation that velocity iterations and position iterations settings affect the way bodies will react when they collide, and step affects on speed and how gravity ...
234 views

How to make an object that has no rigidbody2d component smoothly fall on the ground in Unty2d?

I have two character in my game: enemy and main character. Enemy can throw different objects into the main character. For this moment i am doing this action in such way: void FixedUpdate(){ if ...
108 views

My pool balls often jump around when there are two or more balls colliding/touching

I'm working through the book 'Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D' and I've created a little pool game with the example code. Despite the name, there is NO box 2D used in this particular exercise. ...
128 views

Creating a Player object in a physics engine [duplicate]

I have a working physics environment using Farseer - but how do I create a player object that can walk around? My current attempt involves applying forces to a rectangular body whenever keys are ...
26 views

Should device tilt give my object a starting speed or acceleration?

I'm developing a game for iPhones, which have a body placed in the bottom center of the sreen, and I want to move that body in horizontal axis by player tilting his device in y axis. Everything ...
181 views

2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a Megaman clone for my school project. So far all I did was making the character run and stay put when needed. Know I want to be able to make him jump using the 'X' button. I ...
161 views

2D physics collision/gravity problem?

I'm using Love2D and my own physics engine to create a 2D platformer. Y collision works fine, but X collision... well, it's a bit buggy. When I move off of a small platform I've created, I fall but it ...
94 views

Trigger an event when a game object touches a non-solid game object

For a 2d game, I are currently making an AI and I want it to jump when it touches a invisible cube, which isn't solid, how do I do this?
536 views

How do I procedurally animate a cell eating another cell?

The entities in my game are soft-body, amorphous cells. I'd like to create an animation where enemies are engulfed by the player's cell. That is, I want to generate a "cell eating another ...
497 views

A Star pathfinding algorithm, multiple node set optimization

I'm trying to determine if this is an optimization I should pursue or if this is way to complicated to be worth my time. I've successfully implemented the A Star Algorithm for my video game. I used ...
68 views

Numerical integration of multiple off-center forces on a solid body

I am trying to develop a little simulation (for the sake of learning a little bit about physics) involving a circle (mass m, radius r, regular density) and two forces f1, f2 that can be applied on any ...
80 views

Speeding up sprite the second time it passes the screen [closed]

I'm a student studying Games Development. I want a sprite to speed up on it's second passing of the screen. How do I do this? Code I wrote so far: public class Game1 : Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game { ...
150 views

How can I simulate a magnet that attracts a ball in a 2D enviroment?

I am making a top-down game where you have to move a ball from point A to point B. You are attracting the ball using magnets that are standing still. The ball needs to get pulled by multiple magnets. ...
62 views

How to determine positions to draw lines on a screen with AndEngine

I have a screen (480x800), M(mx, my) is a static point, and N(nx,ny) is a dynamic point on screen. Position of N(nx, ny) depends position of touch. I want to determine position of P(?,?) and Q(?,?) to ...
2k views

Unity 2D, C# - Make object move diagonally by a certain angle?

I have a sprite object which I want to move in 8 directions. Left, Right, Up, Down, Left top, Right top, Left down, Right down. The view is 2D with a isometric projection. The difficulties I am ...
236 views

Incosistent jump, stuttering

I've written this C# code to handle movement in my testing project. The game is supposed to be 2D, some kind of a platformer, just to get me started with Unity. However, it seems there's something odd ...
132 views

Implementing a motorized hinge joint

I have a 2d physics engine, with three boxes: "body", "left wing" and "right wing". The wing boxes are connected to the body using a hinge joint. The physics world has no gravity. I'm attempting to ...
843 views

Ease Rotate RigidBody2D toward arbitrary angle

I'm trying to make a rigidbody2D circle return to an orientation after a collision. But there is a weird behavior I do not expect - it always orients to the same direction. This is what I call in ...
392 views

Consistent Space Gravity Simulation

I have done some reading into this subject but haven't been able to come to a conclusion that I'm really satisfied with so far, so here is the situation. I have a game set in space, its top down and ...
186 views

Bullet - objects falling through

I have problem with bullet collisions. You can see problem on this video (around 0:18): http://goo.gl/DiVP8l Objects are "embeded" inside vertical bars - that is not correct - they should be ...
161 views

Determining a sensible gear-like hierarchy for a series of connected objects

I would like a series of objects to behave in similar manner to a series of connected gears. This means that each black object in the diagram below will rotate at a speed based on the ratio of their ...
785 views

Unity WheelJoint2D will not rotate when increasing motor speed

I have a wheel joint 2D attached to a game object in Unity: In its associated wheel script I am increasing the motor speed as described in the tutorial. public class Wheel : MonoBehaviour { ...
60 views

How to handle car game circuits in a top-down view? [closed]

I'm already using a physics engine (box2d) but i have no idea about how should I implement circuit's path with wall collision. I tought about checkpoints but this doesn't solve the wall collision.
748 views

Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...
478 views

Swinging a sword in Xcode with Sprite Kit

I'm working on making an RPG in Xcode, and I'm having a major gameplay issue when it comes to having my character swing his sword in a way that is realistic and gameplay compatible. Right now, when ...
615 views

How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
133 views

Best practice for organizing the physics of objects?

Apologies because this is a long post and I am inexperienced. I would really appreciate the input from some experienced developers. These are my two goals for this project: To learn the best ...
494 views

Trajectory Projectile with Collision Detection

Right now I am trying to create projectile for cannon in which I want to detect collision also. At present I have simple working projectile after using two references Unity – How to display ...
274 views

Frame-rate independent friction on movement in 2d game

I have been trying to implement a simple physics system for a 2D space game I am making. I have it pretty much working, but I have encountered an issue with the way I apply friction. I have tried ...
161 views

Box2D collision damage calculation from postSolve or not?

I'm using postSolve to get impulse then calculate damage base on that impulse. But there's some issue: Stability The damage isn't stable. When the same ball is hitting with same speed, the damage ...
256 views

How to Calculate Velocity in a 2D space game

I am currently using screenpos.X = (float)(screenpos.X + velocity * Math.Sin(r)); screenpos.Y = (float)(screenpos.Y - velocity * Math.Cos(r)); For my Movement with r being the Rotation in Radians. ...
82 views

Particle friction with variable timestep in XNA

Alright, so I'm working on an engine of sorts in XNA (yes, it's deprecated, I know) and I'm implementing my own particle system. I've defined a "ParticleEffect" such that when it's supplied a GameTime ...
480 views

Inverse Explosion with Unity2d

I am currently trying to make all other objects push away from the player when the player explodes. It currently works, but it pushes close objects a little and far objects very far. What I want is ...