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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ways to make a physics engine

Hey so i've been looking into real time physics engines, which led me to the crazyLaggoa multiphysics engine by thiaga costa, and brought up the question of: What are some possible ways, ideas that ...
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which is the best physics engine for flash as3? [closed]

i am a game programmer and i use actionscript to do all my collision checking, boundary checking etc...but recently i noticed there are things called "physics engines" that help me concentrate more on ...
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Collision Detection for 2D

I am working on a simple game, where I need to do a collision detection of two Texture2D. The code I have written is: bool perPixelCollission = false; Texture2D texture1 = ...
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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 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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Gravity independent of game updates per second

Edit Just for clarification, my sprite's 'movement' isn't the problem. If I set my Time variable to 4 seconds, then it will cross the screen in exactly 4 seconds regardless of logic updates rate per ...
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Throw object towards predefined place? [duplicate]

I have a 2D side-view game with object attributes such as x, y, speedX, etc. Now I want to throw a given object from any place on the screen onto a defined goal place, in such a way that its ...
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Distribute circles evenly on Screen - circle packing

I want to evenly distribute a random amount of circles with random diameter on the screen for. This level doesn't scroll so the users screen resolution sets the limits. Further I would like the ...
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Collision detection for Monotouch [closed]

What I want to have for my Monotouch 2D projects: simple collision detection and collision polygons working with UIViews Sounds simple, isn't it? I've evaluated a lot of engines available on the ...
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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. ...
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Reflection velocity

I'm trying to get a moving circular object to bounce (elastically) off of an immovable circular object. Am I doing this right? (The results look right, but I hate to trust that alone, and I can't ...
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Box2d contant speed before and after collision

I want to make my body fly at constant speed, how to make it fly at constant speed before and after collision? I set restitution of my body to 1.0 but after some direct and powerful collisions my ...
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Making Ball Fling in a Curve Direction

I was wondering how to figuring out how to slice a ball (banana kick) by flinging it curve-ways. However, according to the LibGDX's gesture listener, the method for flinging only focuses on a straight ...
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Increase restitution (bounciness) of an object in a JavaScript formula

I'm going slightly around the houses on this one. I originally started a thread over on Stack Overflow about it but then it seemed to diverge into mathematics, with no joy from the SO community over ...
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Implementing distance joint

I would like to implement something that behaves much like a distance joint / revolute joint in Box2D, however I do not want to throw a whole physics engine at this problem. I'm curious where I might ...
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Game Physics: Implementing Normal Reaction from ground correctly

I am implementing a simple side scrolling platform game. I am using the following strategy while coding the physics: Gravity constantly acts on the character. When the character is touching the ...
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How do I determine which side of the player has collided with an object?

I have some static bodies (platforms) and a dynamic body (the player) in my world. The collision between them works great, but I would like to know which side of the player (rectangle) collides with ...
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Ball Physics : Bounce height altered by elasticity of ball and bounce surface

I have created a bouncing ball simulator using XNA and I am happy with my use of gravity, acceleration, change of direction and friction/spin. However, I am now at a stage where I would like to ...
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Box2D platformer movement. Should i mess with velocity?

I have a platformer game in which I implemented the movement using a wheel attached to the hero. For jumping I use this: player.body.applyLinearImpulse(new Vec2(0, 30000000), ...
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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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Ring and Pole - Box2d

How I can make a b2Body in box2d so that it could form a ring which does not collide from the center just like a ring. like when we flick the object and there's another body (like pole), the pole can ...
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Swarm/crowd movement with box2d?

Apart from using b2Body::setTransform(), are there other ways to move a body around while keeping its dynamics ? I want to move several bodies at the same time into one direction, pretty much like ...
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Moving Sprite With Physics Frame

Normally, a physics frame in pink (see image below) gives the body for detecting hit signal. It usually either falls down or lifts up depending on the gravity orientation. The question is: Is it ...
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Collision detection against specific sprite shape using XNA with Farseer Physics?

I am making a 2D XNA Game, using Farseer Physics for collisions. I need collisions to be resolved against the actual shape of the sprite image, ignoring transparent pixels, rather than against the ...
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Ideas for 2d fire simulation [closed]

I want to simulate a fire in a flat and non flat* surface (fire spread modelling). I've seen that cellular automata is one of the algorithms that can be used. Are there other algorithms that would be ...
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Stopping an object after applying an impulse or force?

I'm having a small issue where after applying an impulse or force it is impossible to actually get an object to stop, i.e. a velocity of zero. This code is run every 1 / 60 of a second: void ...
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Vector movement in space type game (Mouse rotation)

I'm having an issue with my movement in my 'game' prototype. It's basically not working and admittedly my knowledge with vectors is lacking. The issue I'm running into is that the ship won't move in ...
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How make a laser path prediction line like a “slingshot cowboy” game?

How so I make a laser path prediction line like a “slingshot cowboy” game in cocos2d or box2d and select the target like "slingshot cowboy" game.
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2D Physics Engine for Platform Games - Riding on a Platform

I have a number of questions relating to using a 2D physics engine in a platform game, but one main one that I'm grappling with at the moment. I managed to somewhat integrate the Physics2D.Net engine ...
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Simple physics for modelling ship/submarine movement

for a first iteration of my sim, I need a very basic physics model for ship/submarine movement. I'd guess it might be a good approach to use vectors here (ship heading but also considering sea states ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Bouncing ball isssue

I am currently working on the 2D Bouncing ball physics that bounces the ball up and down. The physics behaviour works fine but at the end the velocity keep +3 then 0 non-stop even the ball has stopped ...
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2D Destructible Terrain with Box2D / Cocos2D -> Image Tracing

Bear with me as this will be a rather lengthy post. For the last month I have been working on an open source Cocos2D, Box2D Destructible Terrain Engine. I have some questions regarding its ...
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limiting jump forces to achieve a maximum jump height [duplicate]

A player and the world are modeled using a physics engine. Jumping is modeled by applying a vertical upward force to the player's physics body when the jump button is pressed. The upward force is ...
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Debug Render In Cocos2d Android

I want to implement debug render for cocos2d android.So I can view how bodies are created. Right now I use gdx.jar file for box2d and load that jar file following way. static { ...
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Find the Contact Normal of Rectangle Collision

It seems a lot of people have asked similar questions on this site, and every time it seems like a whole bunch of answers that don't work are given. Basically, I have two rectangles (AABBs) that ...
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What physics engine support force fields and bodies represented as points?

I need a game engine that supports force fields in 2d or 3d, but suitable for 2d calculations, like bullet. Each body I want to simulate is represented as a set of points. Each point has positive ...
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What is going on in this SAT/vector projection code?

I'm looking at the example XNA SAT collision code presented here: http://www.xnadevelopment.com/tutorials/rotatedrectanglecollisions/rotatedrectanglecollisions.shtml See the following code: private ...
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2D Physics Engine to Handle Shapes Composed of Multiple Densities XNA

The game I'm working on involves shapes that might be composed of multiple materials in a variety of ways. Let's just take for example a wooden rod with and sizable tip of iron or say a block composed ...
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How to fetch only the sprites in the player's range of motion for collision testing? (2D, axis aligned sprites)

I am working on a 2D sprite game for educational purposes. (In case you want to know, it uses WebGl and Javascript) I've implemented movement using the Euler method (and delta time) to keep things ...
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How do I interpolate air drag with a variable time step?

So I have a little game which works with small steps, however those steps vary in time, so for example I sometimes have 10 Steps/second and then I have 20 Steps/second. This changes automatically ...
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What is wrong with my Dot Product?

I am trying to make a pong game but I wanted to use dot products to do the collisions with the paddles, however whenever I make a dot product objects it never changes much from .9 this is my code to ...
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Setting a Box2D Bodies Center?

How do I set the center of a fixture/body consisting of multiple shapes (triangles)?