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

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How do I move the camera in 2D LWJGL openGL?

I am making a top-down rpg game with the LWJGL but I can't figure out how to make the camera follow the player. I've tryed using GLU.gluLookAt() but it seems to be designed for 3D and when I try it ...
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LWJGL Translation Problems with Matrix4f Class

I've just implemented a simple 3D Camera into my current game program using matrices and shaders. (I've basically just implemented the simple camera found here: http://www.java-gaming.org/index.php?...
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LWJGL Camera Rotation Issues

I am quite new to LWJGL and OpenGL and I am trying to create an FPS camera. I had no problem with 2D stuff, so I decided to step things up and try and make some things in 3D. I have this 3D camera ...
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Matrix transforms with SpriteBatch overloading - how do you rotate/zoom around a point? [duplicate]

I have a transform matrix which works as intended for game objects I want to be completely controlled by my camera: _transform = Matrix.Identity * Matrix.CreateTranslation(-_position.X, -...
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How can I get my Android camera system working more like Google Earth's? [duplicate]

I'm implementing a touch screen interface whereby the user dragging their finger on the screen will rotate the camera in a sphere around the central point. My code works well for the horizontal swipe ...
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camera panning problems with “modelviewer” camera

I have a camera that rotates around a center point using a rotation matrix and radius for the zoom from the object. I need to add right mouse button panning in. Here is the problem: when I change ...
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Adding Functionality to a basic Java 2D Camera

Creating a little LoZ inspired game in Java here just to get into the feeling of things (learning CS at my school but the only teacher who's willing to help is travelling for 6-months, so I'm teaching ...
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switching from third person view to first person view

I have done a scene in opengl where I'm using a third person camera (that I can control with the mouse). Then, inside it, it has the camera of the first view (that I called thirdpersonCamera, see the ...
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XNA Rendering vertices that only appear within the cameras view

I'm making a game in XNA and I recall hearing that professionally made games use a technique to only render the polygons that appear within the cameras projection. I've been trying to find something ...
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3D drawing precision problem. XNA

I have a simple scrolling camera positioned 2000 units about the 3D 'floor' that moves forward by 1 unit every frame and looks down on the floor at a point that also moves forward by 1 unit every ...
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XNA Camera Positioning All Wrong

I've been working in 3DSMax for years now and decided to give XNA 4.0 a try. I've got the majority of it working, however the camera is being a pain to me and I can't discern what's gone wrong. I ...
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perspective camera with libgdx

I am trying to setup a viewport using perspective camera. I am trying to render a scene like this I read an official blog post about the cameras and found a few tests within gdx test suits. ...
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Stage3D: Camera pans the whole screen

I am trying to create a 2D Stage3D game where you can move the camera around the level in an RTS style. I thought about using Orthographic Matrix3D functions for this but when I try to scroll the ...
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Keep 3d model facing the camera at all angles [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep a 3d plane facing the camera at all angles but while i have some success with this: Vector3 gunToCam = cam.cameraPosition - getWorld.Translation; Vector3 beamRight = Vector3.Cross(...
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3d world vertex translation to go to 2d screen coords

My technical english is a little rusty so to avoid misunderstands please be patient with me :) I will try to be brief and clear Situation: - I have a 2d sprite character on the screen - I've just ...
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Determining my playable area/field of view

Contrary to what I found searching for the answer, I'm not trying to see whether a character is in view of another character. What I need to find out is the size of the field of view. This is because ...
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as3 3D camera lookat

I'm making a 3D camera scene in Flash, draw using drawTriangles() and rotated and translated using a Matrix3D. I've got the camera to look after a specific point, but only on the Y-axis, using the x ...
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Camera Rotation (for mouse look) with LookAt does not work as expected (Local/Global)

My code for rotating my 3D fps camera isn't working as expected. I expect that the X-axis does rotate with the Y-axis, but it ain't so. I made some pictures to explain it better, I think its doing ...
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CubeRealm OpenGL rotation problems, need help. :\

I'm totally new to OpenGL and I'm working on a Sandbox game called CubeRealm. My problem you see is rotation. I've got it in my head that to rotate the 'camera' I just rotate all the scene by the ...
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Set new forward directions based on camera position [duplicate]

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. When I look at the back of the player and press forward, player goes forward. Then I rotate 360 around the player and "forward direction"...
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How to detect collision between a camera and a mesh?

I am wondering how you would be able to extract mesh properties (i.e. faces, vertices, and vertex normals) and use them to create a collidable object, one that a camera can't go through ? I am using @...
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Drawing the same scene with perspective then orthographic projections

I have a scene that I'm rendering first with a perspective matrix. I then want to rerender it in a different viewport using an orthographic matrix for a top-down 2D view of the scene. I think I may be ...
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Move camera on X and Z only

How would you implement movement on a camera in order to always move it on X and Z coordinates, and if the camera has pitch yaw or roll it still moves only in those coordinates and doesn't fly up?
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First person camera is somehow “magically” expanding

I'm making a first-person game, and I've gotten the camera done (modified version of Lloyd Goodall's code), but whenever I scale an object, it doesn't appear bigger, but the speed of movement seems to ...
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Best field of view [closed]

What is the best value for field of view for an FPS?
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Camera not working

I made a camera in DX9. To move forward I press the Up arrow. To rotate on the Y axis I use the mouse. When I perform these movements on their own the camera moves at the speed I want. However, if I ...
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How to make smooth 2-d zooming in Processing

I am making a 2d game with camera zooming using Processing. Currently, my program reduces the size of each block by one. This works very well when there are only a few blocks on-screen, but not when ...
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FPS camera specification

I remember I once composed a FPS viewing transformation, as a composition of 3 rotations, each with an angle as a parameter. The first angle specified the left/right rotation around the y-axis, the ...
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Homeworld style orbital camera concept [closed]

So I spent some time thinking of how I'm going to make a camera similar to what's used in Homeworld (a 3D space RTS, in which your camera can be rotated around your units to look at them from any ...
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What Should the Limits On the Camera's Pitch Be? [closed]

What should I be using as the limit to how much a camera can pitch in a first person video game? I'm assuming most video games use around the same value - so if I can use that value in my game, it ...
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How to create GoogleMaps-like camera for simple 2D strategy game? [closed]

I am just starting in game development (with web programming background). I want to know how to create 2D game with camera that can zoom in/out and can be moved like map in Google Maps. Could you help ...
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How to disable Camera from tilting when following a game object?

I have a game character object which is followed by camera. Camera is child object of Character. Using rigid body makes the character tilt in slopes and camera tilts too. how do i stop camera ...
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UNITY3D - Orthographic Camera not render SHADER (2D GAME) [closed]

I have a problem with camera render, see the video please :) (note.: sorry for the music) http://youtu.be/BB8rXIzIWVU In Camera "Perspective", i can see the effect of shader: In Camera "...
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Camera rolls instead of looking up and down

I got a small script from the official Unity forum which is: public class MouseRotationUpDown : MonoBehaviour { public float RotationSpeed = 5; void Update () { transform....
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Lock mouse in center of screen, and still use to move camera Unity

I am making a program from 1st person point of view. I would like the camera to be moved using the mouse, preferably using simple code, like from XNA var center = this.Window.ClientBounds; ...
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Using Geometric Slerp to move Camera

I'm writing a program in C++ using OpenGL and GLM; I'm trying to get my camera to follow my car. So far it successfully follows it around the screen, but I'm having trouble adjusting the Camera's ...
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Pinhole matrix problem

I made a program to represent a 3D world. I use the projection matrix we can find on wikipedia. For viewing a scene it's very nice but when I straff in the scene, everything behind the camera go on ...
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OpenGL glMatrixMode rotation

I'm stuck on trying to figure out how to rotate the viewport(or camera). So far I've figured out I need to use the function glRotatef and glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW). But I have no idea how to apply ...
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Camera rotation not working right?

I'm new to game programming but I've read a lot of tutorials. I was just trying to make my own camera class but instead of the scene rotating around the camera, the camera stays stationary while ...
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How to create a camera that follows the player?

I have a javascript game where I use a tile grid somewhat like this: var tiles = [ [0, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0], [0, 0, 1] ]; I want a camera to follow the player and when the player moves off the map, ...
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Why is this unity camera moving in weird directions?

I have the following script public class CameraScript : MonoBehaviour { public bool AllowZoom; public float zoom; public float Speed; Transform board; void Start(){ ...
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Camera movement bug

In my game, the player's movement script and the camera's movement script are separate. Both of them use "W", "A", "S", and "D" to move. The camera can also use "Q" and "E" to rotate around the player....
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Live capturing from Unity-like application

I need such thing for non-game application: A city-like 3D scene, containing a few people. People walk, run, stand, ... May be cars also. Around the scene some cameras are located. And I need them ...
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Unity: When attaching my custom camera script camera shakes when player starts to move fast

Here is my player code. Rigidbody rb; Vector3 currMovement; public float jumpSpeed = 10; public float moveSpeed = 10; public float rotSpeed = 180; float distToGround; public float posSmoothTime = ...
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How to make my “first person controller” continue to turn left or right when key is pressed in Unity 5?

I recently posted this How To Make My First Person Controller turn left and right in unity 5 but now I'm having a slight problem when I press the key that turns my camera it only does it for a little ...
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In Unity, how do I make the camera follow a character?

When my character moves, I want the camera to follow them, such that the character always stays in the middle of the view. How do I do that in Unity? Here's my code right now: using UnityEngine; ...
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GLSL does weird things to my view matrix [closed]

uniform mat4 model; uniform mat4 view; varying vec4 vColor; void main(){ gl_TexCoord[0] = gl_MultiTexCoord0; gl_Position = view * model * gl_Vertex; vColor = gl_Color; if(view * ...
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In Unity how do i make the camera follow a character in the y axis..? [closed]

I have a character which keeps moving in the y-axis and the camera needs to be fixed to follow with the character for some extent and when the character falls down camera should freeze at the point. ...
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What do you call the camera movement type in starcraft?

Yeah, that's it, I cannot figure it out for the life of me. What I'm curious about can be seen in this YouTube video (at 3:58).
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How to create a camera hack for a Torque 2D game?

first I’m not programmer, I’ve been using a popular game for some time and I think it would make a great medium for machinima. Problem is that it’s a top down view startegy game and it doesn’t give ...