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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.

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Platformer Collision Detection Order

I'm attempting to create a 2D Platformer Game and I'm having difficulty with the physics I have implemented. Each loop my code does the following: Apply the physics to a temporary X and Y ...
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Mixing interpolation with extrapolation in multiplayer game

I am creating a multiplayer drag racing game and have difficulties mixing extrapolation and interpolation. To save network bandwidth i am getting information from the opponent only on his button ...
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2D physics rotation w/ XNA

I'm creating a simple game with space ships made of blocks that are all the same size. After having looked at this: Calculating the rotational force of a 2D sprite I have created the following code ...
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How do I implement friction in a billiards game?

I'm having trouble implementing friction in a billiards game. Currently, the ball only slows on collision with the edges, but I also want some friction with the background. How can I implement ...
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Custom Physics: Preventing objects from losing velocity in certain situation

Illustration: http://s22.postimg.org/7agd30vap/Untitled.png So the little box is my character. The red arrow shows the current velocity(Some force to right + gravity). Below it are 2 blocks which has ...
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Storing rigid body collision shapes in local or world coordinates

I'm writing the beginnings of a lightweight 2d rigid body engine (in javascript, as a hobby project), and i'm debating whether to store collision shapes in local or in (updated as needed) world ...
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Mobile: Physics and movement actions

I've been using spritekit for a while for a few small games. One thing I've noticed is that spritekit is the first game framework I've used that allows me to apply move actions to physics bodies. ...
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How to know when all 2d rigid bodies have stopped in unity3d?

Is there anyway to know if all 2d rigid bodies in untiy 3d phisics world have stopped?
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Moving objects smoothly, bad perfomance

I just finished developing my mini-game on Android and I got some questions about perfomance and generally "how to": If I have 25+ objects on the creeen (just a polygon with 7-8 angles) its starts to ...
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How do I convert a partially transparent image into polygons?

I'm using GLEE2D, a level editor allowing me to import images, scale them, rotate them, and position them onto layers and export the data into XML format. However, it does not tell me objects' ...
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How to predict physics movement [duplicate]

How to predict the movement of the body when a force is applied on it like in the https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.game.basketballshoot I have attached screen shot as reference.
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How to find correct offset to adjust sprite to the position of box2D body after rotation

I am trying to implement phsyics with the as3 box2d port. I currently have a b2body for each of some certain sprites in my game and I am able to update the sprite's positions correctly from the ...
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Apply impulse to ball to a fixed height Jbox2D android

I have to hit a ball to a fixed height repeatedly as shown in the following image. This game is similar to 1983 Hitit The difference is the hitting y axis will be variable. I wanted to hit the ...
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Artificial physics : ball angle bouncing (Vector2) [duplicate]

My question is : how can I manage to move my object (ball) on a trajectory , and onContact with another object, it bounces, respecting the angle
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Movement and rotation of bodies in top down game

We are developing a 2D top down game with libgdx using the included box2d as physics engine. We don't want our bodies to accelerate but to instantly move with the wanted velocity. The bodies are ...
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Calculating the point(s) at which two moving objects are a certain distance from each other

Problem This is similar to a Closest Point of Approach calculation, but instead of the closest point(s), I want the points at which the objects are a given distance away from each other. (Imagine two ...
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Calculate point of circle–circle collision between frames

I need to find the exact XY coordinate where a circle collides with another circle calculated between frames. This means that I take the coordinate of the moving circle on the previous frame and take ...
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Is a separate thread for game loop compulsory for simple games?

I am new to game development. In order to learn I am recreating this game on android platform. You can observe the game-play video at the above link. It is a simple game. I have read a lot of ...
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How to impale and stack targets correctly according to the collider and its coordinate?

I'm making another simple game, a catch game, where a spawning target game object must be captured using a skewer to impale it. Here how: At the start, the falling object (in red) will fall in a ...
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Algorithm for randomly generating reachable platforms

I want to randomly generate reachable platforms on the fly for a 2D game. Right now, I am just creating platforms at random x,y positions. Only 4 platforms can exist at once, so once the 5th one is ...
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How do I determine a good path for 2D artillery projectiles?

I'm building a little "tank wars" game (like this one). I understand the math, and I am able to define a parabola from the launcher to the objective I want to reach. The parabola depends on the ...
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Calculate mass moment of inertia of two 2D polygons

For a small 2D physics engine I need to know the following. I wasn't able to find an answer even after a week of research. Hope you can help me. I have multiple concave 2D polygons that are tight ...
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Calculating impulse with multiple collision points

In my amateur 2D rigid body physics engine for a game I react on collisions between two bodies with an impulse j (formula 11) as explained here. To calculate this impulse I need one contact point P ...
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How do I simulate a trampoline?

I'm quite new to game development. I was pretty impressed with the elastic effect I saw in this flash game when the ball hits the trampolines and I'm wondering how to recreate it. I've done some ...
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Collision detection via adjacent tiles - sprite too big

I have managed to create a collision detection system for my tile-based jump'n'run game (written in C++/SFML), where I check on each update what values the surrounding tiles of the player contain and ...
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How do you calculate the rotational velocity of a flying object?

When a arrow shaped object is fired it slowly adjusts it's rotation to match the direction it is moving. But what is the actual physics behind it? The question is: How many degrees does the ship ...
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Lateral Friction Phisics

I am trying to create a physics engine for my game, and need to cancel out any lateral velocity for when entities turn. I have tried to mimic this page's example, but it is not working. I have objects ...
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Memory Management on Physic Body Frames in Unity

Compared from the Android programming with the help of LibGDX and Eclipse programming software in making 2D physics based game from this previous question, what if I'm throwing lots of game objects ...
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Calculating Friction due to rotation from ball bounce? [duplicate]

In this question asked by codemonkey, The rotation will depend upon: upon impact, on: Initial Speed of the ball hitting the surface (magnitude of ball velocity vector) Friction co-efficient of ball ...
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How should I model rotation caused by bounce friction? [duplicate]

In my Java2D simulation, I have a disc which, when it bounces off the boundary of a 2D region, begins to rotate, as if it had gotten some spin from the wall. I'm having trouble relating the ...
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Simple collision detection implementation [closed]

I'm making a game with C++ where the program extracts the lines out of an image (via openCV), stores them in an std::vector< std::vector< int > > and the builds a tile map out of it which is ...
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Slope polygon collider 2D causing box collider 2D to 'bump' while sliding on it

I'm doing procedural terrain generation. So far I've created the mesh, and attached a 2D polygon collider to it. The terrain is made up of hills going up and down. After doing so, I put a 2D rigid ...
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Applying a torque to a different centre of mass

In Unity I have an object with a circle collider attached to it and when I apply a torque to this object's rigidbody2D, it rotates as expected. However, I have now attached a sub-object to this object ...
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How do I get parabolic movement in Unity using Rigidbody2d?

EDIT: It was the Animator after all. Apply Root Motion basically nullifies any physics based work. I "know" this answer but I can't figure out what can possibly be wrong. My code is in FixedUpdate(). ...
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How should I implement basic spaceship physics?

I am new to 2D game development. I've made several games, but they've made almost no use of physics. Now I want to try making a game that uses some basic physics to look more realistic. The game ...
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How do I calculate the motion of 2 massive bodies in space?

I'm writing code simulating the 2-dimensional motion of two massive bodies with gravitational fields. The bodies' masses are known and I have a gravitational force equation. I know from that force I ...
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Use both AddForceAtPoint and change velocity property?

I'm using Rigidbody2D for some game objects. It seems that when I AddForce() or AddForceAtPoint(), the game objects are mostly affected on the Y axis and hardly at all on the x axis. I don't ...
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OBB Collision Resolution: Jittering with Long Rectangles

I have been working on a physics simulation module. Almost everything works properly, but I am having an issue, which I have demonstrated in the following video. http://youtu.be/2L17y9Lme0Q As you ...
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Understanding Torque in Unity

This is (hopefully) a simple question that should avoid me asking a more complex question. This is in Unity (2D) but hopefully this is a general physics principle I am not getting. I am applying a ...
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How to obtain “gravity” and “initial impulse” given “desired time to reach max height” and “desired max height”?

I'm developing a 2d fighting game, using time steps based on frames ie, each call to Update() of the game represents a frame so, no variable time at all. My jump physics code doesn't need to consider ...
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Using Box2D / Physics with Tiles?

Here is my issue. I currently have Box2D setup and working. But, it works with my Entity system. So I can create static objects and dynamic moving ones, and they simulate fine. However, my world is ...
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Calculating 2D Physics Prediction of Shot Angle with Moving Velocity of both targets

I currently have the math right to hit a moving target with 99% accuracy as long as I don't move. When I start moving the aim is nearly 80%, it should also be 99% accuracy because the target is moving ...
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AABB vs Rectangle

I'm trying to wrap my head around 2D physics and stumbled upon Axis Aligned Bounding Boxes, and I have a couple of questions regarding them. In all AABB structs I could find out there, people prefer ...
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very simple math destination and speed calculation

My player goes to (destinationX, destinationY) His position is: (x,y) and the player has an update event function update() { this.x = this.x + dx; this.y = this.y + dy; } what is the formula ...
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Tracing a 2d path through multiple gravity fields

For a projectile starting at origin O, an initial velocity V, and several stationary planets P[n], how would I pre-calculate and store the path it would take without actually stepping through each ...
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Unit conversion for physics

I'm doing the physics for a 2D game which visuals are represented in openGl. Gravity is 9,8 m/s^2, how do i convert that to my screen size? OpenGl sets width to -1 to 1, and does aspect ratio of the ...
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How can I smoothly rotate a joint to an angle? [duplicate]

I would like to set the speed of my Box2D revolute joint on every update such that it rotates to a desired angle and stops. It should ramp down as its angle approaches the desired angle. My first ...
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How to show the bow string stretching animation (?)

I was wondering how the animation in the angry birds of pulling the slingshot is done. One similar animation is available in this game but with a bow and arrow. I think both of them use the almost ...
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Using forces to reach a specific velocity

In my game, I currently move the player by directly setting its velocity on key press events. This makes the game feel very responsive and allows the user to quickly change direction. However, I ...
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How to handle jumping up a slope in a runner game?

In an 2D endless runner, what should happen when the player is running "too fast" up a slope and jumps? For example, in a "normal" case: .O. . __..O_____ . / . / O/ _/ If he is moving ...