# Tagged Questions

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

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### box2d not centered in sprite [duplicate]

I am trying to create a bounding box for my sprite using box2d, but the box is being created at the wrong spot. I followed a tutorial on the wiki using this code BodyDef bodyDef1 = new BodyDef(); ...
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### b2DistanceJoint with frequency equal to 0 vs b2WeldJoint

What is the difference of b2WeldJoint and b2DistanceJoint? They both have frequency and also when you put frequency of Distance Joint to 0 it acts like Weld Joint. It seams that you can create ...
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### In Box2D, how do I create an infinitely oscillating spring?

How do I create an ideal spring that can oscillate indefinitely using Box2D? A b2DistanceJoint works almost perfectly, but it eventually slows to a stop, even with damping set to 0. I think it is ...
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### Checking if Body is surrounded by other Bodies

I'm trying to make a game like Rampart as practice. I have gotten to the point where I want to check if the castle is surrounded by walls and decide whether to fill in the area and continue the game, ...
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### Calculate the rest length of a box2d distance joint

Given the length of a distance joint along with its frequency and the mass of the bodies involved, is it possible to determine the final rest length? I'm only interested in the vertical axis if that ...
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### Using Box2D in LibGDX, is there a reason a fixture set to be a sensor would only -sometimes- detect a collision?

I am working on a 2D game in LibGDX. Currently, I am testing interactions between a player's weapon and enemies - in particular, a sword and an enemy monster. The player has a hurtbox and the sword ...
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### My Raycast will not detect collisions in my Unity 2D project. What am I doing wrong?

I appreciate any help you can offer me. I created a script for a character controller that casts two rays below the player's gameobject. The rays extend infinitely and should collide with another ...
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### LibGDX Box2D Lights - Illuminate background

I have a box2D world made of tiles. I use a custom DirectionalLight for light up the scene from above (It shines through transparent blocks [eg.: the water] more deeply). The problem is (as expected), ...
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### Box2d :What is the best approach to build static Box2d smooth curve line [duplicate]

i want to know what is the best approach to simulate smooth curved line as static body it will be like path for car to drive . something like this : http://www.freeriderhd.com/ how does its box2d ...
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### Box2D Lights - Simulate water

I have a libGDX project, in which I have a Box2D world, which is currently filled with some boxes as a terrain. I also added a DirectionalLight to the scene for simulating the Sun. I almost have the ...
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### How to restrict jumping to a single jump?

I'm making a VolleyBall game in HTML5 with PandaJs GameEngine and plugin is used physics and Box2D. The problem is that players can jump, but they can jump over the net with multiple jumps. I have ...
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### Using Box2D for soccer physics

I've learned quite a bit of Box2D and I've succeeded basic stuff concluding ball physics. I want to implement 'opposing forces', as the character kicks the ball with a certain strength, with the leg ...
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### Libgdx Box2D and Screen Viewport Scaling

I am currently having problems getting an easy to manage system of scaling my units for use with box2D. Normally I would create virtual units to go along with me viewport and camera but since I am ...
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### How will i know if the Body is facing a the target angle [duplicate]

I want to know if the body of the car is facing the line on the picture
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### How to handle transparent pixels in a spritesheet

I am trying to correctly handle transparent pixels. I have a spritesheet that gave me the following: The green body is the ground physics body and the gray body around the sprite is the sprite's ...
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### Implimenting BADLAND like Body Movement in Box2d

I am trying to make a body (character in my game) move and behave in the same way as the character in the BADLAND Game with regards to rotation. The character does not have fixed rotation and behaves ...
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### Box2D: Making it Determinsitic?

From articles on the web, I found that floating point math generally has accuracy of at least 6 digits. With this in mind, is it possible to make Box2D which uses floats fully deterministic through ...
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### How to trim a sprite?

I have a spritesheet: var spriteSheet = new createjs.SpriteSheet({ // ... frames: { width:520, height:600, regX: 260, regY:300 } // ... }); I am computing it's physics body as follows: ...
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### Dynamic body in Box2D with fixed position

I need to fix the dynamic body position so that it would not rotate and would not move even if there are other forces, collisions and so on. Let me first explain why I need this. I have a dynamic ...
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### libgdx - Box2d debug draw not correct

I have a problem where the bodies in my debug draw does not draw correctly, take a look: As you can see, there is some space between the dynamic body and the ground. I have checked the contact ...
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### Tiled PolygonObjects rendering wrong in libgdx

this is how I render the polygons in Tiled this is how they get rendered in libgdx. Notice the top part of the triangles is straight instead of being hollow. here is the code I use to convert the ...
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### Libgdx box2d crashing

im making a game in libgdx which i having a bunch of circle bodies floating around in space and when the player's body crashes into another body, that body deletes and creates two smaller bodies ...
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### Relative movement in Box2D (keep object from falling off planet)

I'm creating a game with planets orbiting around a sun, like this: The brown square is the earth, rotating around its center and around the sun. The yellow square is the sun, which doesn't move. Now ...
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### In Box2D, how do I make a flexible pole?

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? Should I connect multiple objects with ...
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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 = BodyDef.BodyType....
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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) I'...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How to draw a curved line in Box2d?

I need to draw a curved line, I have searched the Internet but found nothing that would suit my needs. I used b2ChainShape but it's not completely what I need. How can I draw a curved line with ...
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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 ...