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

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OrthographicCamera and viewport not giving expected effect

I recently asked a question about this area that I think was too broad, so I will try a new approach. I have the following code I am experimenting with: batch = new SpriteBatch(); ...
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determining view boundaries based on z position when using a perspective projection

I'm using three.js to make an animation of a box moving around the screen in 3 dimensions. It is moving pseudo-randomly, according to a noise function. So, I want to place an invisible wall just ...
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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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The camera in a 2D tile based side scroller is moving slower than the player [closed]

In my 2D tile based side scroller, I want a camera that scrolls in the x direction, but not in the y direction. The world is separated into three zones; one on the left and one on the right where the ...
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Processing - implement a first person camera?

First off, I'm sorry if there are duplicates of this. I did an extensive Google search but was unable to find anything that made sense to me. (I am new to 3D rendering and such.) I want to make a ...
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How To calculate camera boundaries

Is it possible to calculate the exact camera bounds? By this I mean the white lines that represent the camera area e.g the lines in the picture: I'm using Camera.main.screenToWolrdCoordinates to ...
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How to get camera to follow player, but stop when reaching end of screen? [duplicate]

I'm making a 2D game in Unity and I'm having issues with the camera. I need the camera to stay within the boundaries of the level (the background sprite), but then follow the player around the level. ...
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Images not scaling properly in LibGDX when using “batch.setProjectionMatrix(camera.combined);”

I am trying to put Assets into my game but when i put in the line of code "batch.setProjectionMatrix(camera.combined);", which from my knowledge scales the Asset to the size of the window it appears ...
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Why do we move the world instead of the camera?

I heard that in an OpenGL game what we do to let the player move is not to move the camera but to move the whole world around. For example here is an extract of this tutorial: OpenGL View matrix ...
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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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WebGL (three.js) - rendering object behind camera far plane

I need to have one object that is always visible/rendered (a lens flare, to be exact). I don't want to set the camera far plane to the maximum possible distance between camera and the sun (performance ...
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Matching the 3ds max camera view in my game 1:1

I want to match 1:1 the 3ds max camera render with my 3d engine (DirectX 11, C++). I believe that my mesh exporter (coded with MaxScript) works fine, I see the right shapes. But something about the ...
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Camera is centered on character, but doesn't show character in game window

I'm using Unity 4.6.3. I create an animation from sprite. When I press Play button, I see animation plays on scene window, but on Game Window, I don't see anything. Here is Inspector for main ...
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3D model editor manipulators

I'm trying to make my own 3D model editor to better learn 3D programming. I have my translate manipulators and I'm trying to calculate the Vector2 that the mouse would have to move in order to move an ...
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Motion Blur (as per GPU gems article) only considers camera rotation, not translation

I am following this article and have implemented it exactly as described: http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems3/gpugems3_ch27.html The problem is that things are only blurred when the camera is ...
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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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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 ...