Game worlds are viewed from a camera, which is the viewpoint from which the game world is observed from.

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Rotation around arbitrary vector (using quaternions?)

I currently have a camera which orbits a specific target object, always looking at it. The user can drag the mouse to move the camera left/right/up/down and the camera will move over the surface of a ...
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Rotate object with mouse look script

I would like to rotate an FPS camera slightly upwards during a shot as an effect of recoil, but the problem is that I have a mouse look script as well and I assume it prevents me from achieving the ...
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Camera bounds on different resolutions

I tried to search different solutions but also due to the lack of knowledge in camera handling I found none fitting my needs. The situation is the following. I have a 2d game structured in ...
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Using Unity's `transform.translate()` to translate relative to an object but only using two axis

I'm using transform.translate() to move an object around the world space, relative to the camera that is following it. The camera has an angle of 23 degrees on the X axis. The problem is that when I ...
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Issue creating a dynamic seemless cube map

I have a function for building a cube map, given a location in space. I also have a system for displaying cubemaps (either loaded from images or given as a texture handle), and they work fine and are ...
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Unity why do all gameobjects not dissapear from view when I switch cameras?

I am having trouble with camera switching. I have two cameras: "Camera1" and "Camera2". A "button script" attached to Camera1 allows a switch to Camera2. It also positions the cameras. There is a ...
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Stop player following cameras cameras direction

Okay I'm not going to go to much into it but this is what I need my script to do. The way I have my controller set up is that the camera looks to the side of the player a little bit. I use this for ...
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Making certain GameObjects visible for a camera

I have 2 cameras in my 2D game. One displays gameobjects normally, and the other camera draws some of these gameobjects reflected (scale.y *= -1). The reflected camera would draw only objects in the "...
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How can I implement a quaternion camera?

I am trying to implement a quaternion camera in OpenGL 3.3. I have so far used these tutorials below however I have a bug which I cannot work out how to fix. http://ogldev.atspace.co.uk/www/...
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How to put the “camera” inside a cube in OpenGL

I'm really new to OpenGL and can't seem to figure out how to put the "camera" inside the cube I've created so that I can move in an FPS-like style. I tried to use gluLookAt and gluPerspective but I'm ...
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Free camera rotation in 3D space

I'm using a view matrix to do camera movement and rotation. viewMatrix = new Matrix4f(); viewMatrix.setIdentity(); Matrix4f.rotate((float) Math.toRadians(rx), new Vector3f(1,0,0), viewMatrix, ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 basic camera issues

I am having issues with the camera, I cant find how to invert the AXIS Now A point is 0,0,0 B point is 1,0,0 C point is 0,0,1 What I want is A point 0,0,0 B point 0,0,1 C point 1,0,0 ...
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LibGDX full screen display mode and camera resize

I'm creating a simple 2D platformer and I have problem with my camera y position when I enter full screen mode. But first here's my code screenY = Gdx.graphics.getHeight(); public void updateCamera(...
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How do I rotate a cube around an axis, relative to the camera view?

I want to be able to rotate a cube, either by dragging vertically to rotate it around the Y-axis, or dragging horizontally to rotate it around the X-axis. However, when the camera is rotated 90 ...
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Pan camera within bounds of large image

I have a camera that I pan around a large image which works fine, however when I reach the end of the image I can keep panning on and on, forver. I have looked everywhere for an answer on how to ...
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Calculations for a camera system

I am building an interactive application in Starling for which a camera system is required. Since there is no existing camera system in flash and the addons for starling do not meet our requirements, ...
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Everything black except where there's a light

I have a camera in my scene with a map created at runtime: As you can see everything can be seen. Now I want the map to be invisible (black as the background) except where there are lights. How can ...
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Check if is object in camera field and not covered by other object

I know how to check if object is in camera view but how I can check if that object is cover by something elese? In my case I want to turn on or off some effect when I look at light. At this moment my ...
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Stop Lerp at relative location?

In my Unity 2D platformer, I'm trying to move the camera down a bit when the character is crouching but not moving. I've done this with the following: cameraPosition = mainCamera.transform.position.y;...
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2D game with angled top-down camera perspective [closed]

I want to create a game similar to binding of isaac, a slightly angled top-down 2D game. In binding of isaac, the character moves and shoots along a 4-way path, so when he is shooting towards East, ...
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Aligning Camera to Rectangle

I'm working on a game in Java, and I'm having some trouble with finding the correct camera position. I've already made a Rectangle that shows exactly where I want the camera to be, and at what scale: ...
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Backround turning, follow the character

In my Unity2d-platformer, I need background to follow the character, so I just attach it. And when character turn left from right (or right-to-left), background turn too. How can I make my ...
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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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How to compute the forward facing direction from three angles and then translate along it?

Given: float yaw, pitch, roll; How does one compute the forward direction: vec3 forward = computeForwardFromEulers(yaw, pitch, roll); Next, I would like to use this information to translate an ...
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Distortion problem with perspective projection

For various reasons – partly educational, partly technical – I'm writing a 3D game engine from scratch, using OpenGL 3.0; aiming for Core Profile, eventually, so of course I'm using a custom matrix ...
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Sprites and Box2d

I'm starting to see how box2d works now, except I dont know how to scale the screen to diffrent screen sizes and how i can convert Sprite sizes to box2d units. I know box2d uses meters and such, but ...
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Camera Movement Smoothing

I am trying to smooth a camera I create in my game, but I can't seem to find a way to actually do this correctly. What I have : //Calculate the "current" Forward vector var cameraForward = -...
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GameObject is only rendered when it has a negative z scale

I have an orthographic camera that looks like this: I create 2d polygonal meshes that have uniform z values in their vertices. I use Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to map these viewpoint vertices to ...
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Camera Rolling when Implementing Pitch and Yaw

I am implementing a camera in opengl for an android game and am having problems getting the pitch/yaw/roll of the camera correct. I have read many tutorials on quaternions and have implemented a basic ...
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How to combine the camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in Unity?

I need to combine both camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in the same moment. The problem is in that, if I make the shake effect for the camera, then the camera doesn't follow ...
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3D Translations relative to 3D Rotations

I'm trying to program camera movement to be relative to camera rotation. (Forward is always forward, regardless of pitch, yaw, and roll) I want to be able to move forward, backward, left, right, up, ...
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XNA: Camera's Rotation and Translation matrices seem to interfere with each other

I've been following the guide here for how to create a custom 2D camera in XNA. It works great, I've implemented it before, but for some reason, the matrix math is throwing me off. public sealed ...
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Doing a turntable camera animation on a world matrix rather than view matrix

I have a camera class that contains a 4x4 view matrix as a member variable. Most of my camera controls work fine when doing them directly on the view matrix. In an attempt to unify all of my scene ...
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TiledMap not drawing completely [closed]

While attempting to constrain camera scrolling to within the TiledMap I discovered that it seems the renderer for the map is not drawing the entire map. The map is 1600x960px so one would assume the ...
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Change players state and controls in-game

I'm using Unity 3D Let's say the player is an ice cube. You control it like a normal player. On press of a button, ice transforms (with animation) into water. You control it completely different than ...
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Why doesn't my game start in landscape mode?

I want my game to run on all Android devices in LANDSCAPE_FIXED mode, but this mode works only for some screen resolutions. PORTRAIT_FIXED works well for all devices. I'm testing this on and emulator. ...
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Background Sprite Setting

For my 2d game, I want to set background image. So that I am using multiple background images for that purpose. But it can't set correctly on screen that illustrated in following image. Also for ...
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Free Look Camera Like Arma 2 while pressing ALT [closed]

I'm trying to create a simple script that give me the possibility to rotate the camera while pressing a key. So, in a pseudo-code way, how I can intercept the Input event and limit the player's ...
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Incomplete mesh using DrawIndexedPrimitives after rotating mesh

Through help on this site I was able to draw the triangles of an unrotated, nonscaled nontransformed mesh created in Blender and exported to OBJ, accurately imported through Assimp and rendered in XNA ...
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Strange quaternion camera streching in WebGL

So after a lot of researching about quaternions I almost got the quaternion camera working. Almost, cause it rotates in a proper way only in a vertical axis. Other rotations stretches and deforms the ...
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First person camera world matrix issue (in THREE.js and webGL)

I'm trying to create a Portal-like effect in webGL using THREE.js. I have two scenes connected by a pair of portals. The view of the 2nd scene in rendered inside the 1st portal using stencils and ...
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How to get plane rotation by known normal vector

I have a FPP quaternion Camera and Plane with known normal vector. I want to find the orientation of this Plane so I can replace it to the Camera orientation to put the camera forward vector to a ...
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How to clamp player movement correctly?

I have a 2D space shooter game. I looked up some questions from unity community and came across this solution. Below is the code for my player's movement: //horizontal <- || -horizontal -> //...
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What are the correct angles in the Top-down perspective?

In the following picture it says that in the Top-down perspective the angles are 90°, but if it would be 90° then you shouldn't see the front of the building and the roof at the same time... So what ...
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moving first person camera with the mouse on right click

I am new to game development and I am trying to get the game input working. I have successfully got all the movement keys for walking/running/looking around working; however, I am having a terrible ...
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XNA 2D Camera, zoom into player

My 2D camera follows the character fine without any zooming. However, when I tried adding a zoom feature using the Matrix.CreateScale(), the camera no longer follows the character properly. public ...
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OpenGL camera moves faster than player

I have a side scroller game made in OpenGL, and I'm trying to center the player in the viewport when he moves. I know how to do it: cameraX = Width / 2 / TileSize - playerPosX cameraY = Height / 2 / ...
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Obtain rectangle indicating 2D world space camera can see

I have a 2D tile based game in XNA, with a moveable camera that can scroll around and zoom. I'm trying to obtain a rectangle which indicates the area, in world space, that my camera is looking at, so ...
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OpenGL camera translate and rotate on cameras local axis

How can I make rotation and translation on a local camera axis in OpenGL? I want to make camera like "aeroplane" camera with a pitch yaw and roll. I want to have good explanation on everything! Can ...
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XNA Zoom in/out on model instead of scaling the model

I'm trying to implement zoom in/out functionality into my game. I can change the cameraDistance value with the Z and X keys. Instead of zooming, it looks like the model is scaled smaller or larger (...