Box2D is an open-source rigid-body 2D physics simulation library for games, written in C++.

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Pole vault with Box2D?

I would like to replicate the behavior of a flexible pole as used for pole vault. Can somebody give me some inspiration how to simulate that with Box2D? Would I cannot multiple objects with flexible ...
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Why does this impulse not affect the body?

I'm just getting started with Box2d and I'm trying to apply an impulse to a circle but nothing really happens. First I define ball: BodyDef bodyDef = new BodyDef(); bodyDef.type = ...
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Farseer: Friend/Foe Collision - cannot push foes but friends

we are using Farseer in our project and I try to find a setup to achieve the following quite complicated collision behavior: Friendly Units can push each other aside. However, the push should be a ...
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Permeable objects in Box2d

In Box2d, can I make a static object to be permeable by dynamic objects? Can I simulate something like water in a way that it lets rigid bodies to dive into it but at the same time pushes them off ...
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Set world boundaries in box2d

So far I've seen the only way to set boundaries on box2d world which is to create rectangular shapes and place them at the edges of the screen, is there any other way? Perhaps I can set boundaries ...
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Why the triangulated body in box@d as a sensor is not treated as one but separate triangle bodies?

I am making simple game - kind of race game, where you see from the "sky" your sprites with circle Box2D bodies attached and they have to move along some path/track. My idea was to detect if they will ...
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Box2D Issues determining the side of collision

I'm trying to determine which side of my object a collision is happening. In all of my searching, I have found 2 different proposed solutions, but each one has a major issue. I'm hoping that someone ...
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AndEngine rotate all connected bodies

I have created below hexagon structure in Andengine with box2D physics extension. I want to rotate whole structure with respect to center when other ball collides with the structure using physics. ...
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Move Box2D body towards mouse click

In a top down game using Box2D, I would like the player's Box2D body to rotate towards the mouse click, and then move to a point on mouse click (move, not teleport). I have worked out the rotation ...
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Rotating towards a point in Box2D

I'm using Box2d as my physics engine and I'm trying to solve what would normally be a simple problem but what has become a nightmare for me and preventing me from finishing my app. (6 months work) ...
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LibGDX camera position shifted on movement

I'm programming a game with LibGDX and Box2D and I want my camera to follow my player. But as I zoom in (because Box2Ds metric system, using camera.zoom = x) the camera is shifted when the player ...
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How can I render a JBox2D ParticleGroup?

I want to render a ParticleGroup from JBox2d using OpenGL. I've managed to define a particle group area, but I'm unsure how to draw the individual particles. Here's how I create the ParticleGroup: ...
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Why do my Box2D collisions fail when I have multiple fixtures on one body?

I'm creating my first libgdx / Box2D game where a player moves around using a mouseJoint. My player has two fixtures, "main" and "question". For some reason when I have these two fixtures, my player ...
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box2d rendering performance degrading extremely even with sleeping bodies?

I'm working on my first smartphone game, a simple 2D platformer built with libgdx. Game maps use the Tiled level format, so a map is just a bunch of blocks. I recently started using box2d to implement ...
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Make camera move constantly upwards in box2d world

Im using libGdx to develop a 2d game, which has the following: The world moves in an upward direction by having a camera follow the player's y position. The user only controls player's x movement, ...
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How can I attach a libGDX actor to a box2D body?

I'm creating game like hill climb racing. I created my car with the help of shapes and joints but I don't know how to attach graphics to it. I used actors and sprites before for the sake of learning, ...
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Seeking Advice: Collision with JBox2d for Top-Down or Isometric Maps

I Hope I can make this as clear as possible! Currently working on an action RPG game, very early stages, more just the basic ideas down and written in. So i'll start on with my setup: Using Java ...
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How do I get the impulse of a collision from Box2D in LibGDX?

I am developing a game using LibGDX and Box2D. I want to get the force or the impulse when two bodies collide, but I can't find the right way to do that. How can I use a ContactListener to get the ...
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Equalling the rotation of an image with its object. Box2dweb

I have some hard time making the rotation of an image equal to the rotation object that the image belongs to. Simply put it, I don't know how to do it properly but i am not asking for a how-to guide ...
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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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Box2D Bomb Explosion

I'm using CircleShape to create my bomb, but now, after throwing it I want it to explode after 4 seconds. public void setUp(){ BodyDef body = new BodyDef(); ...
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Using box2d with starling

In my game I have a Main class in which i am initializing starling framework by passing Game class like below myStraling = new Starling(Game , stage); In the game class I have Instances of Welcome ...
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Box2D meters and pixels

I am confused about pixels and meters in Box2D. I know that Box2D work only in mters so I need SCALING FACTOR. How big I need it? For example I want that from my mouse coordinates position X and Y for ...
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Box2D thow ball from PIXELS posisiton

Here are my enemy movement function. I want that my enemy in random Y-position throw a bunch of things in to the player. And I want to implement physics using Box2D. But I know that Box2D workd only ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Box2D pixel to meter conversion

I have a game that was written in pixels and now I want to change it to meters like(box2D do). How I need to do that. I have wached a lot of tutorials and all they have some SCALING FACTOR but when I ...
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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. ...
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box2d ChainShape into curved line

i need to draw a curved line , i searched the internet and found nothing , maybe someone with knowlegde on the subject can help me with a link , i used chain shape and did this , and i don't know ...
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Change a vertices and display corner of a polygon

I'm currently building a level editor for my game and i'm having some trouble on how to change vertices of a polygon. Basicly i searched the web trying to figure out how to update the vertices of a ...
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Box2dWeb: must fixtures be destroyed explicitly when destroying the body?

I use b2WorldObj.DestroyBody(bodyObj) to destroy the body when it is not needed anymore. The body has one fixture attached to it. Do I need to destroy the fixture before destroying the body? or ...
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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 ...
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Lighting shadow casting sprites with box2Dlights

I currently have something like this using box2Dlights Ideally, I would like objects casting shadows to be lit, so the object is lit but there is still a shadow cast around it. Right now the object ...
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web based networked game physics efficiency

I am writing a web based game, using websockets. its pretty simple, two players shooting at each other with bullets that have acceleration from a starting point at an angle. The client side ...
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Move body LibGDX Box2D

Hello I have a body and I want to move it. When I press the mouse button my body should move at that position (on the const speed)on the screen. I have override two methods(x1, y1 - point where my ...
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Box2D pixels to meters , LibGDX

I am confused . what shall I set the orthographic camera viewport in libGDX when I use box2d , in one tutorial I saw that he divided his viewport numbers to 32 because 1meter =32 pixel , but I think ...
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How to render a vertex buffer in DirectX11 C++ (specifically with box2d's b2Draw)

I have all the DirectX11 devices etc setup and working with DirectXTK's SpriteBatch and currently attempting to implement a b2Draw class to draw my box2d physics worlds. I have little idea on how to ...
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Mouse click coordinates not mapping to Box2d world

I'm using Box2d in Java with OpenGL, trying to detect if a mouse has clicked on a Body. But having trouble mapping mouse coordinates to Box2d world. I have a Body positioned at 20.0f, 30.0f in the ...
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Box2d C++ x velocity slowing for no apparent reason

I'm making a 2d platformer in C++, using Box2d for physics and sfml for rendering, I want the player character to move with a constant velocity in the x direction, and to jump when the spacebar is ...
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Box2D Body creation causing performance issues

I have at max 10 dynamic bodies in my world at any time. they are created at random and fired up from below they screen. when a new body is being created, the fps falls from 59 - 61 to about 35- 40 ...
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Box2d polygon skin

In manual is see: Polygons inherit a radius from b2Shape. The radius creates a skin around the polygon. The skin is used in stacking scenarios to keep polygons slightly separated. This allows ...
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How to make an object in box2d have constant velocity even after collision? [duplicate]

I have iOS game where I have a bouncing character. Everything is being handled by box2d. The problem is when the character hits a wall of another character it's velocity changes, but I don't want ...
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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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Box2D shape/fixture position vs. body position

I load my rectangular shapes from a simple Tiled level into libGDX and want to create a physics world out of it via Box2D and attach sprite assets for rendering. I get the tiled object layer and ...
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Changing Box2D Body from Kinematic to Dynamic after contact

What is the correct way to change a Kinematic body into a dynamic body? context - I have a dynamic body as a projectile which has to be fired at a kinematic body (it is kinematic because i am ...
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How do I handle rope physics with fixed ends and a sliding weight?

I've been interested in rope physics recently—I've successfully implemented a simple Verlet rope with moveable ends. Now I am trying something a little different: I want to start by recreating the ...
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Get speed from vector using box2d and javascript

I need to find the speed of an object in a game. The game is made in HTML5 with jquery and jquery.box2d. For this I can use these methods: GetLinearVelocity().x; GetLinearVelocity().y; I'm then ...
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libGDX fixed object and camera do movement

I develop game to andorid and there is moving object with arrows - simple movement like in RPG games. I did: camera.position.x = PIXELS_PER_METER*man.body.getPosition().x; camera.position.y = ...
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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 ...