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

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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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Drawing objects in view of camera only in XNA/MonoGame

I am working on a Tower defense style game on mobile that uses a tile map and I am trying to determine the best way to draw overlays of those tiles. In my game, I go into build mode to build towers. ...
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Proper way to draw 1000 billboards that always face the camera

I have up to 1000 visible GameObjects with trivial plane meshes, which are essentially sprites/billboards and which should always face in the relative direction -camera.forward. There are so many ...
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LibGDX: open android camera

I need help, I can't find a solution to open camera device in my libgdx app. I'm developing it only in Android for now but I have this issue. I need only to open the preview view, no snap picture o ...
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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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How to keep the camera view to within room dimensions

me = self; view_yview[0] += ( me.y-(view_hview[0]/2) - view_yview[0]) * 0.1; view_xview[0] += ( me.x-(view_wview[0]/2) - view_xview[0]) * 0.3; This is the code I use to smooth camera ...
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How do I efficiently determine what objects are visible to a camera?

I want to call the rendering methods of only the game objects that are visible. How can I efficiently determine which objects or tiles are within the camera's rendered region?
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How to render multiple displays in Unity

I have a scene (lest assume, large glass table I want to looking through) and I want to render with 4 displays (each 1920x1080). How can I set up camera for this, I want the "glass cube" to fill ...
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3D Zoom To Mouse Cursor accounting for Change in Camera Pitch

Overview: Simply put, I'm trying to make a zoom to cursor algorithm. This would normally be very simple, but the implementation of the camera is making it difficult. As the camera zooms in and out, ...
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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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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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Make Camera Look at point using a World transformation matrix?

Variants of this question might have been asked on this site, but none of the answers I found worked in my case. I am trying to make a Camera look at a point. The camera has a world transformation ...
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How do I create a 3rd person camera?

I currently have a camera class set up and have my model/player loaded but I can't get my camera in the correct position by changing the x,y,z coordinates. I have set up my "game" with a separate ...
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Will performance suffer if I have a really large depth range but not very many objects?

I don't know where the impression came from, but somehow it got in my head that having too small a "near" and too large a "far" in your projection at the same time would impact performance. In general ...
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Keeping an object constrained to a 2d radius based off of the camera

A few weeks back I posted a question about keeping an object on the screen. What I would like to do now is clamping an object around a 2d radius based on the camera. I'm need this for a reticule ...
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Isometric Mouse Camera Panning

I am building an isometric game environemnt and i want to be able to pan the camera around the map by holding the right mouse button, can someone talk me through the logic for this please, i have made ...
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OpenGL pitching problem

I've been trying to implement several camera movements for my application. So far yawing, rolling, strafing, walking has been working properly, but I can't get my pitching to work properly. If I ...
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Error in projecting coordinates from FitViewport to screen in LibGDX

i'm using a FitViewport to render my "game world". Viewport virtual dimensions are fixed 400x240. I use viewport.unproject method to scale input touches from screen coordinates to world coordinates, ...
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Pygame Scrolling Camera bug

I asked a question the other day about how to implement a scrolling camera. I got a great answer which helped me achieve that... but in doing so I have lost basically all collision detection. ...
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preventing a camera from getting stuck inside a mesh in Unity

I've a 3rd person camera similar to Mario64. Currently, I'm working on preventing the camera from getting stuck inside a mesh. The goal is to move the camera overhead. This much trickier than I'd ...
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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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Find x and y position with angles in 3D world

I'm actually creating a Tracking Camera (or 3rd person camera), and to do so, I used two angles (X and Y) for the rotation of the camera and an other floating value for the distance between the target ...
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Limiting x and y movement so you can't go off camera

So I want to make an on rails shooter like that of Star-Fox in the Unity engine. What I would like to do is limit the ship from moving off the screen. You move along the X and Y axis so i wont have to ...
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How to create 2D cameras in swing?

What is the best way to create a camera for a 2D platformer using swing, and I want to create a camera that moves instead of moving the background. This is because I'm going to have objects rotated by ...
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How to implement view bobbing?

I'm developing a First-Person shooter game. Everything is just fine but I've a little problem with my camera moving. My FPS camera is moving smoothly! But the camera should move like a human is ...
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How far back should I move my camera to fit a given GameObject in frame?

In Unity with C#, I want to calculate the minimum distance that my perspective camera has to be from a given GameObject (a procedurally generated mesh), so that the object is fully framed by the ...
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Camera follow rotating ball - ortogonal direction

I have a ball, that has been moved via addForce. It colides in the scene with objects, leading to rotation in all axes. I want a camera to follow this ball but from the side (direction ortogonal to ...
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smoothly recenter view over time

I'm currently using the Google Cardboard SDK for Unity to build a fighter pilot simulator. What I'm currently trying to do is recenter the view(CardboardHead) smoothly over time when the user looks ...
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Camera Control Techniques in Games

I am an MPhil student in Computing Science working on the problem of camera control in graphics. Though the literature of camera control dates back to the end of 1980s, the majority of them (up to my ...
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How to properly rotate towards a local point in Unity C#? (a local LookAt)

I am having a nightmare trying to make a child object rotate towards a given point of its parent object, similar to what is possible at the world level when using LookAt. The problem is that most ...
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Rotate perspective camera to align screen width to procedural object's width (Unity, C#)

I give up. After much trying and searching, I have to say I was unable to achieve the following task, for which I must call for your wise advice. In my current Unity 5 application (using C#), there ...
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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 is pokemon-like game's view called? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a game with a top down view, but angled, like pokemon, zenonia, zelda(I think), and most rpgs(specially the ones made with rpg maker). But I don't know what is this view called so ...
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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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How to keep my Quaternion-using FPS camera from tilting and messing up?

I am using an FPS-like camera, and it uses quaternions. But, whenever I try looking up and then sideways, it tilts, and sometimes it can turn upside down. How can I fix this?
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LibGDX: Content appears stretched although I'm using a ScreenViewport

I just fixed another issue regarding the scaling inside a ScreenViewport. And yet another problem arises: If I'm understanding the wiki correctly, a ScreenViewport does not scale or stretch the ...
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Why does Unity not detect my camera attached via the inspector?

I want to use camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to show the bottom center bounds of my screen. So, I created a script and added that component to my object that needs it. using UnityEngine; using ...
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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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Unity: Adjusting the camera so that the scene view and the game view look same

when I make any object I'm able to see that by other side in the game view. And this troubles me in adjusting the objects. So can anyone help me to adjust the main camera in such a way that views of ...
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UDK: Sidescrolling Camera not working [closed]

I tried the sidescrolling camera from epic website but there are some warnings. When parsing the scripts and also the eidot says when running the pie mode and all I get is: Engine.GameMessage.Failed ...
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How to use Input.GetAxis(“Mouse X/Y”) to rotate the camera?

I want to make a first person camera that rotates with the mouse. I looked at the Input.GetAxis Scripting API page and found a sample code, which I have included at the bottom of my post. Upon trying ...
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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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Camera rotation in maze game depending of accelerometer

I'm still newbie in Unity 3D... I'm trying to develop simple maze game. I want to roll my ball through maze, but I have to rotate camera left or right, otherwise the player can't see what's behind ...
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Angled topdown perspective camera for 2.5d game

I have a 2d tile based game created using Unity's 2d tools and orthographic camera: The tiles are created by programmatically generating a mesh, assigning a texture to each pair of triangles, and ...
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Camera controll in Libgdx

I've a condition in my game where, I want my camera to follow the Player(its a body from Box2d) and in some not. This is the start screen of my game: Now, when i press a button(space) the player ...
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How can I implement screen transitions like in the 2D Zelda games?

I want to implement a screen transition in the style of the 2D Legend of Zelda games (like this). That is, I'd the screen to remain static until the player moves to an exit, at which point the next ...
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How can I achieve a zoom-like camera effect?

I have a top down 3D camera: view = Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0,0,20), Vector3.Zero, Vector3.Up); Now I want to achieve the effect like when I zoom in the scene and only show a section at the ...
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camera or position issue when render sphere with cocos2d-x 3.7

See code below bool HelloWorld::init() { [....] auto size = Director::getInstance()->getWinSize(); // setup camera auto camera = Camera::createPerspective(30, ...
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How to set up the camera for a PS Vita game?

I am starting my first project for Unity and I want to start a new game for PS Vita. This console has a resolution of 960x544 pixels. How do I have to set up my camera so that it adapts to this ...