# 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.

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### Can Box2D be used for collision-detection only (not simulating physics)?

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. ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 = ...
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### 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 ...
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### Throwing a bomb LibGDX Box2D

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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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. ...
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### Creating a Player object in a physics engine

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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 2D animated sprite jumping and gravity physics

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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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?
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 { ...
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### 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. ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 { ...
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### How to handle car game circuits in a top-down view?

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.
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### Resolution independent physics

I'm making a game like Doodlejump but don't know how to make the physics scale on multiple resolutions. I also can't find anything related to this on Google. Right now I'm scaling the game using ...
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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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### How can I make an object's hitbox rotate with its texture?

In XNA, when you have a rectangular sprite that doesnt rotate, it's easy to get its four corners to make a hitbox. However, when you do a rotation, the points get moved and I assume there is some kind ...
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### Bouncing ball slowing down over time

I use the unreal engine 4 to bounce a ball off of walls in a 2D space, but over time the ball gets slower and slower. Movement happens in the tick function of the ball FVector location = ...
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### Sprite Kit - containsPoint for SKPhysicsBody?

I have a ball bouncing around the screen. I can pick it up and drag it onto a "bucket". When my touches finish, I use the containsPoint function to check and see if I have dropped the ball onto the ...
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### simple collision detection with box2dweb

im beginner in box2dweb that version of box2d for javascript i wrote simple gravity system and i want to detect the collision between the box and the ground , when the falling box hit the ground ...
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### Can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D?

In Unity2D, can I have a fixed-angle sprite with a non-fixed-angle CircleCollider2D? I would like to move my character using the circle physics (without fixed-angle), but display him always as if he ...