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

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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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First Person Camera Target

I have a camera at position P, and a normalized direction vector D (where the camera is facing). I want the target of the camera to be 5 units forward from the position. Here's my attempt: F = (0, 0, ...
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Why the clip space in OpenGL has 4 dimensions?

I will use this as a generic reference, but the more i browser online docs and books, the less i understand about this. const float vertexPositions[] = { 0.75f, 0.75f, 0.0f, 1.0f, 0.75f, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Display problems with iPhone4s and Unity

I'm having an issue with the screen on iPhone4s. I calibrated the camera's viewport size depending on the screen resolution. This has given me buggy results on the 4s since ther e is a black stripe of ...
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Does the on-screen size of object change with the direction of camera?

I'm reading the following document, and on page 3 it says: The first thing to notice is that the desired projection on the screen does not change with view direction. That is, whether the screen is ...
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OpenGL - Arcball camera rotation

I'm implementing arcball camera rotation, whereby a camera is looking at a coordinate and rotates around it in the x-axis or the y-axis such that the camera is circulating around it; the y-axis will ...
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Mouse position to grid position not working

I have a function which converts my mouse position to grid position in the game but it is not working properly... its slightly off. I have two functions - one which converts from grid to screen ...
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LibGDX camera position shifted on movement

I'm programming a game with LibGDX and Box2D and I want my camera to follow my player. But as I zoom in (because Box2Ds metric system, using camera.zoom = x) the camera is shifted when the player ...
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How do I position a 2D camera in OpenGL?

I can't understand how the camera is working. It's a 2D game, so I'm displaying a game map from (0, 0, 0) to (mapSizeX, 0, mapSizeY). I'm initializing the camera as follow : Camera::Camera(void) : ...
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How to prevent showing outside of Game Map ( Cocos2D-x ) ( Scrolling game )

I'm trying to make a tower defense game and it can zoom in/out and scrolling over my world map. How to scroll over the game and how to restrict it not to show outside of my map(black area). At below ...
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How to set up lights in Libqglviewer?

I decided to use Libqglviewer and the simple camera example to have a basic camera setup and play with fragment shading. I have not much experience in OpenGL but I have made my way through it. I have ...
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How to set “near” value properly?

Usually, the camera's near value is set to sth like 0.1f. However, this (assuming 1.0f = 1 metre) makes everything that's closer than 10 cm from the camera invisible. On the other hand, when working ...
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Implement Camera (former: CCCamera) v2 in cocos2d-x v3.3

we want to port camera code from cocos2d-x version 2 to version 3.3 with the goal to imitate the behaviour of a CCCamera in cocos2d-x version 2 exactly. You can assume that values for "eye" and "up" ...
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Libgdx 2D Game, Random generated World of random size, how to get mouse coordinates? [closed]

I'm a noob and English is not my mothertongue, so please bear with me! I'm generating a map for a Sidescroller out of a 2D-array. That is, the array holds different values and I create blocks based ...
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How can I convert a mouse click to a ray?

I have a perspective projection. When the user clicks on the screen, I want to compute the ray between the near and far planes that projects from the mouse point, so I can do some ray intersection ...
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Continuous world and camera problem

I have this problem where I split my big world into chunks and I don't know how to draw it into my game camera's view. Each world chunk has its own coordinate system, so when object reaches border of ...
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How to output to the Oculus and a 2D screen?

We'd like to present an Oculus game to a large group of people. Not everyone will have an Oculus headset, so we'd like to output to both the Oculus and a second display. The problem is that the ...
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Three.js camera turning leftside right

In Three.js I am trying to implement an orbiting camera can be rotated around the x and the y axis. I am using these two functions: function rotateX(rot) { var x = camera.position.x, ...
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Keeping sprites nice and pixelated

How do I keep the sprites in my game nicely pixelated on screens of all sizes and resolutions? I use nearest-neighbor texture filtering when resizing pixels, but this works well only at really high ...
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Why is my diffuse lighting changing with camera position?

I am trying to do lighting in view space, but I am afraid I have an issue. I calculate the normals as: N = norm_mat * vec4(vert_norm,0.0) where norm_mat is the transpose(inverse(model_view_mat)). ...
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Vertical Camera Movement in a 2D Platformer

I would like to ask about how vertical camera movement should be handled in a platformer in which the player changes his Y position frequently. For the past two days I've tried to adjust the camera ...
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How to move 2D camera in OpenGL

I am new in OpenGL, I am making a game in 2D and I want the camera to follow the character. I started with gluLookAt() but I read that I could just move the matrix with glTranslatef() and It should ...
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Implementing a camera / viewport to a 2D game

What is the most practical way to implement camera/viewport to a 2D-game? I've read, that I should store the object world position instead of position relative to the screen? Current situation: I ...
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How can I implement a camera like the one in RotMG?

RotMG, an MMO top-down shooter, takes on a unique 2d-3d style, and has an intriguing camera; The game is obviously 3d, not simply isometric, and if you play the game and turn on camera rotation you ...
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How do I crop a camera's viewport?

I'm making an Android game using LibGDX. I would like to render a cropped version of the camera's viewport. Here's an original camera view (in 3ds max): I can get the same view in LibGDX without ...
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Camera stops moving forwards near World-Center

So basically this is a problem I've been having since forever. I implemented a Camera System, it works fine but somewhere around the center (0, 0, 0) of the world it doesn't work. Actually it works, ...
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Camera Touch Zoom and Pan with world - 2D

I am doing my first unity2d game and im in need of a little optimization for my camera. I have a camera which could pan and zoom with the speed i have defined. The problem with that is the speed i ...
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Orthographic camera and z-axis in 3D isometric view game

I'm working on a game in Away3d. I'm using an orthographic camera and I'm attempting to simulate an isometric view (the camera has a 37° angle and the y-axis is up/down, x-axis is left/right, and ...
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When camera moves the textures move and rotate

I recently followed the tutorial at PaulsProjects on shadow mapping. After finishing the tutorial all of my textures seemed to have vanished, then I moved my camera and the texture reappeared. But the ...
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Offset during zooming to keep object within boundries

I have a simple zoom feature which lets the user zoom in and out. I'm having an issue how ever when i zoom out the object gets smaller to the point that the boundaries become broken. The idea is the ...
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mouse-controlled third person camera

I have a simple camera that always stays a set distance behind and above the player. Mouse-on-screen coordinates are used to do Pitch and Yaw, and the keyboard is used to roll. I get how to position ...
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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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How do I check whether a camera has unobstructed view of a GameObject?

I want to check if a GameObject is visible to the camera. The renderer.isVisible-method only checks if the camera is turned towards the object, not if there is anything between them (like a wall). ...
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Fighting Game Camera Positioning in SDL

I'm working on a 2D fighting game (using SDL) much like the original Killer Instinct on SNES. I want the camera to keep both players an equal distance from the left and right sides of the viewport. ...
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libGDX fixed object and camera do movement

I develop game to andorid and there is moving object with arrows - simple movement like in RPG games. I did: camera.position.x = PIXELS_PER_METER*man.body.getPosition().x; camera.position.y = ...
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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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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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Phaser / PIXI: World size vs. Stage size

I am using Phaser to build a "zoomable / pannable" 2D galaxy with the intended functionality being that the player's home planet is always in the middle of the World coordinates. I have a problem ...
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How do I output a webcam stream to a 2D canvas with SharpDX in C#?

I'm writing an application for the Oculus Rift using the SharpOVR library to access HMD position data. I decided it is reasonable to use SharpDX to also output webcamera streams. Unfortunately, all ...
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How to implement camera pan like in Maya?

I am trying to implement camera pan like the one in Maya. I've got it almost working. The problem is that the mouse cursor is moving faster than the 3d mesh (in fact I am moving the camera but I ...
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How can I make my player move in the direction the camera faces?

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. My problem is that wherever camera is facing, players forward is always the same direction. For example when camera is facing the right ...
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How can I calculate the visible area of my camera in world space and take zoom into account?

I am trying to get the bounds from an orthographic camera in Unity which take into account the current orthographic size (zoom). I thought that I could use the cameraToWorldMatrix to transform the ...