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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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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Creating a Melee Weapon in Box2D (libGDX)

I am struggling with how to implement a melee weapon that can swing when a key is pressed. I am imagining two different attacks (stab and swing) I have tried creating two fixtures (character + ...
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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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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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C++ SFML and Box2D: Move world or move player?

I'm currently making a top-down shooter game and it's my first time developing with SFML. I came across and issue and I want to know if there is a better way to solve it. I need to get the "camera" ...
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How to make sure that when two bodies collide, there is only one collision detection on box2d?

I'm using LibGDX with box2d, and when to bodies collide collision is detected multiple times. here's the code `public void preSolve(Contact contact, Manifold oldManifold) { Body a = ...
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generate box2d bodies from isometric tiled map

I followed the tutorial here to generate box2d bodies from a tiled map and that worked fine.... for orthogonal tiled maps. Unfortunately isometric maps use their own coordinate system where (0, 0) is ...
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LOVE Physics - Joint Stretching

After asking a similar question yesterday I've come across another problem with using joints in box2D / LOVE and trying to create a weighted chain. Everything is set up as follows, I've tried to ...
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LOVE Physics - Breaking Joint Chains (LUA / Box2D)

Wasn't sure whether to post here or on SO so please move if needed. I've been having a look into the box2D physics API provided by LOVE to try and create a swinging flail or weighted rope but I'm ...
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LibGDX - Box2D: Realistic Light and Layers

I'm having some problems with my current game. Short description: It's a 2D game where you have to avoid the lights or you lose HP. My problem is the following one: Here is the rendering process: ...
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Move a box2d body towards mouse [closed]

I'm using LibGdx's Box2D in Java. I'm trying to apply a force to the body that would send it towards the mouse. The problem is, I'm having trouble figuring out a way to send it directly to the mouse ...
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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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Wheel Joint Implementation in AndEngine

I am currently developing car game in AndEngine. In which I was using revolute joint for car wheel and chassis attachment. But my friend suggest me that use wheel joint for that purpose for better ...
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How to convert pixels to meters in Box2d with Cocos2d-x 3.5?

I am using Cocos2d-x 3.5. I created a simple game with edge bodies and one circular body to test box2d. Physics wasn't working well, so i thought i should convert pixels to meters and use that meters ...
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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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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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Which Box2D-like physics engine parameters need pixel conversion?

The official guide does not have any useful details on the matter: http://www.box2d.org/manual.html Position is an obvious one. What about velocity? Density? Anything else? Update: the context is ...
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Why does my ball always bounce perpendicular to walls?

I'm using Box2D. I think it's something to do with wall's fixture definition, but when a ball goes toward a wall at a 45 degree angle, I would expect it to bounce off at 135 degrees, but it always ...
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Libgdx Scene2d and Box2d light

Currently I am using scene2d and I want to implement shadows using Box2d light. I want shadows under characters but when I draw something after render() , it draws nothing. For example, in draw() ...
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Drawing Shape in DebugView (Farseer)

As the title says, I need to draw a shape/polygon in Farseer using debugview. I have this piece of code which converts a Texture to polygon: //load texture that will represent the tray ...
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Box2d Body to follow mouse movement

I am trying a box2d body to rotate following the mouse. Here's an image to clarify what I mean. The red and blue circles are current point of the mouse and the body (of corresponding color) ...
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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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Libgdx using Box2d with TiledMap to create collision detection

I'm fairly new to Libgdx and have some good basic knowledge on Java. Right now I am stuck on how to add collision to my TiledMap, I am using the Mapeditor to create the tilemap. I read so many ...
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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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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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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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Box2D No Gravity when moving against wall

I use Box2D in my current project and I have a problem with the gravity.. You can see my problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_kv9LkKwN4&feature=youtu.be when i jump normal everything ...
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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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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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What are the steps for creating level in Libgdx with Box2d?

I have been trying to learn game programming for a week, although I have a good knowledge of programming. I don't understand some steps of game design. I'm recently working to clone the iSlash ...
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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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LibGDX Box2D TileGame Efficiency

I am trying to implement Box2D into my top down tile game in LibGDX. Each world consists of a set of chunks, and each chunk is 16 tiles wide/long. The maximum/minimum chunks loaded at one time is 9 (a ...
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Good collision resolving mechanism

In my game i have plenty of objects that can collide. Literally, most of them can collide with each other.The problem I'm facing is that i can't come up with some good collision resolving way. How can ...
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Use libgdx box2d for dynamically generated top down map

So, I've already found some information on how to use box2d and tiledmap together. Since I want to generate my top down map (100 by 100 tiles), I thought about only using box2d. The tiles would be ...
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LibGDX , Box2D body Mass Center

I am creating complex bodies using this editor. But the mass center of the body is not in the right place , when I apply force to it it begins rotating . So I am confused why is the masscenter in the ...
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Box2D—how make character tilt

I have got a floating character, which should be a robot like thing, floating over the ground, whereby I am using the »hovercar« effect described here. Zhe Image below outlines the basic setup of the ...
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Adapting qml-box2d to work with QGraphicsScene: transform origin is incorrect

I'm taking the convenient QObject wrappers from the Box2D QML Plugin and using them with a QGraphicsScene-based game. My motivation is to save time writing them myself, as I need to expose stuff to ...
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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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Sizing a Box2D ground object

I am developing a platformer game using SDL2 for graphics and Box2D for physics. I am currently designing my levels and would like to know if it is better to make the static part of each level (ie: ...
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Libgdx body passing through block then fall on it

I'm using libgdx and its physic engine Box2d. My question is : how could I make my box2d body go through a block , ignore the first collison than make the block active so the ball can fall onto it. A ...
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LibGDX, Box2D , Destroy body into parts

I am developing a game using libGDX game engine and box2d physics engine. There are asteroids in my game, I want to destroy their bodies randomly and fill with texture. How can I do it?
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Box2d joints still attached after Explosion simulation

I ported simple Box2d Explosion simulation the function is called once when there is some event with the "Truck Car" the problem is that the Explosion working fine but it looks like when the explosion ...
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Why does physics interpolation give me periodic jumps/flickers?

I have seen this question but it didn't solve the problem. I have followed the same steps as in this article. What I notice in my Android game is that my interpolation alpha (or fraction or ...
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Ligdx Box2d : convert box2d coordinates into screen coordinates

I'm new in libgdx and i have a little problem. I created a body in box2d and i want to assign it a sprite; for that i need to get the position of the body,then insert into the main loop the updated ...
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Why set the position of both b2Body and Box2DSprite?

In a game, we add a body for each sprite, the method is: createBodyAtLocation:(CGPoint) forSprite:(Box2DSprite*)sprite In which we create the body and we attach it to the sprite in parameter: ...
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Calculating density of an object

I'm using Box2D for physics in my game, and one of the things it needs to know when creating a shape for a physics body is the shape's density. I had no idea what value I should specify, so I went to ...
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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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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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Body lost a velocity component when hitting a wall

I am creating a Breakout game using Box2D (of LibGdx if anyone interest). Everything works well until when the ball hits the wall when moving with a very small angle. Please look at the image for ...