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

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Libgdx/Box2D PolygonShape has no position… well, what now?

As my prototype works perfectly fine I want to advance to more fun areas of the project and add a more complex player-character body. So for Box2D I figured I'd need multiple fixtures, like one for ...
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Only render/calculate the chunks in frustum!

I have a 2D world in form of a Block[][]-Array that holds all the blocks of the world. Every block has it's own Box2D Body (I want a "minecraft"-like 2D world for this project). Naturally I don't want ...
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Box2d pathfinding using raytracing / predicted collisions

I have a Box2d/Cocos2d iOS game with enemies that attempt to follow the player (to attack). I'm working on improving the pathfinding logic so that the enemies won't crash into objects in the world. ...
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Communication between Box2D and libGDX Stage (Scene2D) running in separate threads

I'm making a physics based 2D game using libGDX and Box2D. I want to move the execution of the simulation out of render thread. I use immutable messages and the BlockingQueue to pass the information ...
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Box2D Static-Dynamic body joint eliminates collisions

I have a static body A, and a dynamic body B, and a dynamic body C. A is filtered to not collide with anything, B and C collide with each other. I wish to create a joint between B and A. When I ...
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Box2d - Attaching a fired arrow to a moving enemy

I am firing an arrow from the player to moving enemies. When the arrow hits the enemy, I want it to attach exactly where it hit and cause the enemy (a square) to tumble to the ground. Excluding the ...
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Drawing a object with Box2D and HTML5 canvas on current mouse position

I'm attempting to create a air hockey type game with HTML5 canvas and JavaScript, using Box2dWeb for the physics calculation. I need a way to draw the puck at the current mouse x and y position every ...
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Letting the user draw a Polygon Body and Image

In my game, I want to provide the user with a drawing feature. By free hand drawing, the user creates a polygon shape. Then, in my game implementation, I have to create a body for the found vertices ...
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Box2D body rotation with setTransform

I' having a problem rotating a body with setTransform(), The body has multiple sensors that should rotate with the player. The rotation works but it rotates around the bodys local 0,0 position instead ...
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Fix joint length in Box2D?

I'm having some difficulties with Box2D DistanceJoints, I'm trying to create a rope using DistanceJoints connecting some bodies together but the length of joints between bodies change due to weight of ...
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Set Position of multiple bodies

I have a character composed of five bodies which are tied together by a lot of joints. On of them is the overall chassis, to which all forces and impulses are applied to move the whole Character. All ...
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Dynamic Hills like Contre Jour in Cocos2d

I'm interested in maps/environments which are flexible and change at runtime, such as those in Contre Jour. I have looked for a long time to find out how to make this effect, but I couldn't find an ...
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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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Physics don't apply on a unique body AndEngine

I am developing a game in AndEngine. So far I managed to create everything I wanted for my sprite that was connected to a BoxBody. I was rotating it, moving it, everything was great. I wanted my ...
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Box2D `ApplyLinearImpulse` is not working whereas `SetLinearVelocity` works

I need to mimic jumping behavior for the player in my game. Player consists of two fixtures with circle and rectangle shapes. Rectangle I use to detect ground and it is a sensor. Is some point for ...
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AndEngine; Box2D - high speed body overlapping, prismatic joints

I'm trying to make good suspension for my car game, but I'm getting nervous of some problems with it. At the beginning, I've tried to make it out of one prismatic joint/revolute joint per one wheel ...
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Rotating an object about a point (2D) using box2d

i just started developing using box2d on flixel and i realise the pivot point of the rotation of an object in box2d is set to the center of an object. i had read on forums and i found out that ...
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LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem

LibGdx sprite rotation vs Box2D physics rotation problem Tearing my hair out on this one. I am an experienced software developer, but very new to LibGdx and Box2D development. I am writing a game ...
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Box2d linear velocity unit in AndEngine

I’m using AndEngine with Box2d for a game with many moving objects. I’m developing in iOS Sprite Kit simultaneously . in iOS Sprite Kit , I use, physicsBody.velocity The physics body’s ...
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Making Player Jump

I have been editing a piece of code and I have already implemented gravity so I would like to know how i could make the player jump when the screen is touched. I would like the player bucket to jump. ...
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Change the shape of body dynamically

I have a problem where i have a ballon which i need to continuously inflate and defalte in update method, I have tried to used setScaleCenter but it is not giving desired result. Below is a code i am ...
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Ball bouncing with box2d in libgdx

I just started using Box2d and libgdx. I followed this tutorial, https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Box2d And a ball would bounce if I run the following code I took from the tutorial. // ...omit ...
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“Running” against a steep slope on a Box2D Platformer

Ive seen alot of pages talking about how to emulate a platformer on Box2D, specially about how people dont want to slide down a slope. Well, my problem is different and Im surprised I cant find ...
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How to get width and height from a body in box2d?

I am working on a game in Libgdx framework. I have to get width and height from a body in box2d. is their any way to get width an d height from a body in box2d??
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Libgdx import bin/xml/json from physics editor

I'm using Libgdx. I did a simple json file in Physics Body Editor and I don't have any idea how could I import it into my physic world in libgdx. Any idea will be appreciated. P.S: Sorry if there ...
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[LibGdx]Moving a fixture on a body

I'm working with Box2D and I have a basic platform and a box bounces off of it. // Static Platform bdef.position.set(160 / PPM, 120 / PPM); bdef.type = BodyType.StaticBody; Body b = ...
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Box2DLights - the center of sprites are always 100% unlit (black) unless Xray is on

I'm using a ConeLight at 180 degrees, with this setup: pl = new ConeLight(rayHandler, 256, new Color(0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 1f), 280f, 400 - x, 300 - y, 0, 180); And the object I'm casting a shadow on ...
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JBox2D Polygon Collisions Acting Strange

I have been playing around with JBox2D and Slick2D and made a little demo with a ground object, a box object, and two different polygons. The problem I am facing is that the collision-detection for ...
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How to tell if a fixture is being squeezed by two other fixtures in Box2D?

Let's say I had a ground fixture, a player box, and a kinematic block moving up and down. If the player stands under the block, weird things happen. I want to simply play an event where the player ...
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Bodies going through the walls of a box

I have a game where the user controls a box to collect falling balls. However, very often the balls will just fall through the walls of the box and be flung away. What could be causing the balls to do ...
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Box2D Get Bounding Box of a Body

In Box2D, I was curious if it's possible to get a bounding box of a body already created in the world. So basically, the Body is created, it's interacting with the world and such. And I needed that ...
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Multiple gravity “zones” in a world

I have a world that I want to divide in two like this: ____________________ | | | | | A | | | | | ...
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How do I make my camera follow a Box2D object?

I'm implementing a camera in my game. It worked for regular objects, but I began using Box2D and obviously things changed a bit. I have a Body object that I want to draw at the center of the screen. ...
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Why are my Box2D wheels slipping on ground?

I have a car, set up in Box2D as a rectangle connected with two wheels using WheelJoints: The wheels are defined as follows: FixtureDef wheelFixtureDef = new FixtureDef(); ...
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Get position of Fixtures

I'm constructing a Body (a box2d body using AndEngine) using multiple Fixtures and later I need to get the world position of these Fixtures. Currently I am trying something like this; // ...
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LibGDX Box2DLights shadow offset problem on bodies

Hello I just started to use LibGDX, and it's awesome. I looked at the Box2DLights library, and started to learn how the lighting work here. I got something up: As you can see, it works, but the ...
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Love2D Box2D RevoluteJoint and Anchors

and apologies in advance for this fairly random question. I'm using Love2D 0.9.1 and Box2D to create two bodies joined by a revolute joint. A simplified representation of the two bodies is a Sphere ...
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In JBox2D, where is the correct place to interact with Body objects? step() method?

QUESTION: In an application, where is the appropriate place to put the code to interact with the Body objects? By 'interact' I mean Get position Determine actions Apply impulse Would it be ...
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What's the difference between Box2D and tweening?

It seems like Box2D can be used to move sprites across the screen, so how does this differ from tweening? Is it that Box2D is for physical collision detections and tweening is just animations?
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LibGDX Box2D Body and Sprite AND DebugRenderer out of sync

I am having a couple issues with Box2D bodies. I have a GameObject holding a Sprite and Body. I use a ShapeRenderer to draw an outline of the Body's and Sprite's bounding boxes. I also added a ...
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How can I predict player-to-projectile collisions in Box2D?

I'm making a real time shooting game with Box2D as the physics engine. The gameplay is mostly about trajectory, like Angry Birds. I want to make a slow motion effect and move camera to the player when ...
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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 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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Problem Implementing Texture on Libgdx Mesh of Randomized Terrain

I'm having problems understanding how to apply a texture to a non-rectangular object. The following code creates textures such as this: from the debug renderer I think I've got the physical shape ...
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How can I add an impulse to specific rigid bodies at rest?

Scenario Rocks falling down a rocky slope, with a flat surface at the bottom. When they land on the surface, the rocks move slightly before coming to a rest. GLESDebugDraw shows the bright orange ...
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Libgdx Box2d createfixture crashes vm intermittently

I have a hard to debug problem. I have a Box2D game which creates a wheeled vehicle. I want the vehicle body to reflect when it goes from moving left to moving right. to do this i set a flag in a ...
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sprite reset method not working in update thread(andengine)

I have sprite array with length of 8 and I am trying to reset sprites position in scene's update thread but it doesn't work. However I tried to reset sprites in sprites modifier listner which works. I ...
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How would I make an air hockey AI?

I am making an air hockey game for Android using AndEngine and its Box2D extension. How would I make an AI for an air hockey game? For it to work the AI would not only need to move its paddle side ...
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Complex Body with multiple BodyDefs

My complex body is made up of several parts some of which are static and some are dynamic and have specific positions relative to each other. Because the static/dynamic property and position goes in ...
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determine collision angle on a rotating body

update: new diagram and updated description I have a contact listener set up to try and determine the side that a collision happened at relative to the a bodies rotation. One way to solve this is ...