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

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What perspective is suitable for sharing a screen across a table?

I'm thinking about a 2 player 2D arena game for a mobile phone, but I have the obvious problem of gripping. To avoid this, I think it shouldn't be a problem to play one in front of the other with ...
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How can I implement view wobble when my player is running?

I'm creating a FPS in XNA. So far its' going great. What I'm looking at doing is replicating the camera movements that you see in Modern Warfare. So, if you are walking the camera stays pretty ...
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Manipulating a free camera

I have a camera class in my code which stores two 4x4 matrices. One for the view matrix and one for the projection matrix. Originally, I had two floats in the class for pitch and yaw and these were ...
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Recommended 3D camera settings and model sizes for an FPS

I'm making a simple FPS and I can't decide on the size of my models and my camera settings. Could someone please recommend a good combination of: camera field of view near and far planes model ...
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What direction is forward when the rotation is (0, 0, 0)?

I'm representing the rotations of my actors (or gameobjects) with euler angles (one float for each axis). And I've always considered the vector (1,0,0) (x,y,z) to be the actor's direction if all ...
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How to add a scrolling camera to a 2D Java game?

I am attempting to create a game where the camera follows the player, always making sure the player is in the center of the screen. How would I go about this? This game is a 2D Java game, made with no ...
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Keeping the camera from going through walls in a first person game in Unity?

I'm using a modified version of the standard Unity First Person Controller. At the moment when I stand near walls, the camera clips through and lets me see through the wall. I know about camera ...
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How to rotate camera centered around the camera's position?

Currently I am using gluLook at like so: gluLookAt(position.x, position.y, position.z, viewPoint.x, viewPoint.y, viewPoint.z, upVector.x, upVector.y, upVector.z); with the ...
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How do I calculate the boundary of the game window after transforming the view?

My Camera class handles zoom, rotation, and of course panning. It's invoked through SpriteBatch.Begin, like so many other XNA 2D camera classes. It calculates the view Matrix like so: public Matrix ...
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From camera coordinates to world coordinates

I want to calculate world coordinates from camera coordinates. However, I seem to have problems with my understandings of how matrices in HLSL work. From world to camera is clear: cameraPosition = ...
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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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Calculate new coords of camera after a 90 degree rotation in an isometric 2D projection

I made a 2D isometric renderer. It works fine but now I want to show my scene from 4 different points of view (NE NW SE SW) but, on a 90° rotation, my camera cannot keep the center of my scene on ...
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Calculating up-vector to avoid gimbal lock using euler angles

I wish to orbit a camera around a sphere, yet the problem is that when the camera rotates so that it is at the north pole (and pointing down) or the south pole (and pointing up) of the sphere the ...
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How do I get started with fog type effects in a first person game?

Hey guys, I'm currently using JME3 to learn 3d game development in java, and I have run into a situation. I would like to add fog effects to my games, but I don't even know where to start to implement ...
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LibGDX keep camera within bounds of TiledMap

I have a simple TiledMap which I can render fine. I have a player hopping (with Box2D) around and my camera follows the player around: cam.position.set( player.position().x * Game.PPM + ...
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3D Camera Rotation

Please, forgive me, but I need help and I've been stuck on this for a few weeks now, I'm making no progress and everywhere I go and I see a different answer, everything I try doesn't work. I've had ...
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Multiple viewpoints in Unity3D?

I'm working on a 3D game in Unity. The primary view is a top-down view, but I am also looking to do target profiles that are true animated versions that reflect the actions of the target. The ...
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Why does CameraZ=0 result in no render?

I am trying to draw simple model, but I am experiencing strange error. When I use this View matrix: Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0, 200, 1), new Vector3(0, 0, 0), Vector3.Up); my model is drawn ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Moving Camera in Orthogonal (2D) Projection

I have quite large 2D game scene. The scene is much larger than the screen of the LCD. Therefore, I have to move the camera (view) in desired directions, to display particular parts of the scene. ...
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OpenGL rendering looks squeezed

I am rendering bunch of cubes of unit size, but for some reason they look like they are squeezed a bit in the screen-space y axis. Why is this? My projection matrix: Projection = ...
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Is there a way to write a camera class without matrix-transformation?

I have a problem with a camera class I got from the internet. It does a transformation like this: public Matrix get_transformation(GraphicsDevice graphicsDevice) { _transform = ...
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Game Maker: How do I make a score display move with the view?

I have drawn everything needed to the screen including a HUD for the score, but I have my room set to follow my player: When the camera follows the player, the score HUD stays doesn't scroll with him! ...
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2D Camera Acceleration/Lag

I have a nice camera set up for my 2D xna game. Im wondering how I should make the camera have 'acceleration' or 'lag' so it smoothly follows the player, instead of 'exactly' like mine does now. Im ...
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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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How can I track a falling ball with a camera?

I have been trying to get my camera to follow a falling ball but with no success. here is the code float cameraY = (FrustumHeight / 2)+((ball.getPosition().y) /2) - (FrustumHeight /2); ...
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Convert large range of numbers to a smaller scale

What is a good formula to use in order to relate two different scale distances to each other? For example, I have a camera that can have a minimum size of 2 and a maximum of 10. I would like the ...
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How can I achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect like this?

I am trying to achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect similar to this: I have gotten the following results using a 3D camera and billboards: I am now running into the following problems: In the ...
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Viewport / Camera Calculation in 2D Game

we have a 2D game with some sprites and tiles and some kind of camera/viewport, that "moves" around the scene. so far so good, if we wouldn't had some special behaviour for your camera/viewport ...
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Orbiting a specific point - Orbiting Camera

How would I create a camera that with the mouse, it allows you to orbit around a specifc position, with the camera always facing that point? I would also like it to be able to always be at a constant ...
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Perspective projection with 90 degrees between X-Y axis?

I'm trying to create a game that mimics Tibia's projection style: , As you can see, a 3d point is mapped to 2d like this: So I've downloaded Three.JS and a lib to create a Orthographic Camera. But ...
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Getting the Bounds of a 2D Cameras View with Zoom

I am using a 2D camera, which does rotations and zoom. Currently, I am using the following to get my MinX, MinY, MaxX and MaxY... public float MinX { get { return ...
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Lighting computation viewing direction

This is something that's really cooking my noodle. When I'm computing the light response for a material in my fragment shader, I'm using the standard 3 normalized vectors, in eye space: fragment ...
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Extract smaller frustum from camera frustum?

Background: I was thinking of implementing multiselection by performing a frustum culling on a sub-part of the screen. Problem: Given total screensize, a rectangle on the screen (pos, size), and ...
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Improving first person camera and implementing third person camera

I want to improve upon my first person camera implementation and extend it to, so the user can toggle between third person/first person view. My current setup: draw():: glPushMatrix(); ...
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FPS Camera Look Direction

I'm using XNA to create an FPS camera that uses a Direction vector instead of a Target vector control the camera's orientation. I'm having trouble with the math for looking up and down when the ...
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How do I ensure that perspective and orthographic projection matricies show objects at the same size on the screen?

I am working on a 3d scene editor and would like to show the scene in orthographic projection. My current problem is that I am not sure how to calculate the orthographic projection matrix such that ...
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Camera chasing player

I want the camera to follow the player and lag a little bit and then catch up with the player when the player halts. When stopped the player is in the center. At the moment im at the point where i ...
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Unity3D Camera constantly moving

I'm trying to make my own first person camera controls in unity that use both thumbsticks on a joypad. I have this working fine. However, when I move the right thumb stick (the one uses to look left / ...
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Render a 3D scene in multiple windows - extended panoramic view

Is there any resource location on how to view a 3D scene from an application or a game on multiple windows or monitors? Each window should continue drawing from where the neighbouring one left off (in ...
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Handling cameras in a large scale game engine

What is the correct, or most elegant, way to manage cameras in large game engines? Or should I ask, how does everybody else do it? The methods I can think of are: Binding cameras straight to the ...
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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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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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Panning with the OpenGL Camera / View Matrix

I'm gonna try this again I've been trying to setup a simple camera class with OpenGL but I'm completely lost and I've made zero progress creating anything useful. I'm using modern OpenGL and the glm ...
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Issues implementing arcball viewer

My scene has a simple cube, and a camera built with the lookAt function (I'm using OpenGL). The scene renders fine, and I'm sure I have my model/view/projection matrices set up correctly. Now I'm ...
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Orthographic Camera Zooming

In XNA I am using a spritebatch to render a board. I have created a camera class which can provide me a view and projection matrix. Currently I am supplying the view matrix to my sprite batch when I ...
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Zelda LttP (Super Nintendo) room changes?

I'm trying to make a tile-world adventure game on iOS similar to Zelda Link to the Past on SNES, and one issue I've run into is having my camera move beyond walls revealing the rooms on the other ...
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Obtaining a world point from a screen point with an orthographic projection

I assumed this was a straightforward problem but it has been plaguing me for days. I am creating a 2D game with an orthographic camera. I am using a 3D camera rather than just hacking it because I ...
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3D Camera Problem

I allow the user to look around the scene by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse. The problem that I have is I can be facing one direction, I move the mouse up and the view tilts ...
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Rotating a 3rd person camera toward a target

I have a 3rd person camera that doesn't look directly at the player but somewhere in front of him. When the user enter shooting mode, I want the camera to turn around the player to face the target. ...
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How to mirror flip animation curves in Unity?

I have a animation that moves my camera from left to right. Now I'd like to copy it with 'mirror' transformation so I can use it to move from right to left. Is it possible to do it using script or ...