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

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XNA 2D Camera, zoom into player

My 2D camera follows the character fine without any zooming. However, when I tried adding a zoom feature using the Matrix.CreateScale(), the camera no longer follows the character properly. public ...
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Camera frustum calculation coming out wrong

I'm trying to calculate a view/projection/bounding frustum for the 6 directions of a point light and I'm having trouble with the views pointing along the Y axis. Our game uses a right-handed, Y-up ...
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How to get plane rotation by known normal vector

I have a FPP quaternion Camera and Plane with known normal vector. I want to find the orientation of this Plane so I can replace it to the Camera orientation to put the camera forward vector to a ...
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2D camera perspective projection from 3D coordinates — HOW?

I am developing a camera for a 2D game with a top-down view that has depth. It's almost a 3D camera. Basically, every object has a Z even though it is in 2D, and similarly to parallax layers their ...
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How to clamp player movement correctly?

I have a 2D space shooter game. I looked up some questions from unity community and came across this solution. Below is the code for my player's movement: //horizontal <- || -horizontal -> ...
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Why does my camera break mouse position targeting? [duplicate]

I made a short video of this. Basically, when the screen scrolls with the camera, the character begins firing at the incorrect mouse position. You can see where I am clicking the whole time. As we ...
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How do I ensure that my 2D side-scroller camera stays within the world bounds?

I have tried implementing a basic 2D sidescroller camera in XNA, but I don't want it to be able to scroll past the edges of my tile map! I tried to fix it, but when I get the left side working, the ...
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Is there a benefit to applying forces to my camera?

I have implemented a camera system and a rudimentary physics system. I now have a decision to make regarding steering the camera: Option 1 - Update the camera movement directly. eg. position (0, 0, ...
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What are the correct angles in the Top-down perspective?

In the following picture it says that in the Top-down perspective the angles are 90°, but if it would be 90° then you shouldn't see the front of the building and the roof at the same time... So what ...
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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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Applying scale to objects appears to have little effect when close up.

I just started out with D3D 11. My goal is to write a cube voxel engine (Minecraft style). Actually it's working pretty solid already, but when I finally tried to change the size of my cubes, I ran ...
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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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moving first person camera with the mouse on right click

I am new to game development and I am trying to get the game input working. I have successfully got all the movement keys for walking/running/looking around working; however, I am having a terrible ...
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Draw character silhouette when not visible

I have a mesh representing my character. I want to give it a partially transparent greyish silhouette when other objects are blocking it from view of the camera. I'm using Ogre3D, and GLSL as a ...
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Bullet Physics Raytrace Picking

I'm having trouble picking using bullet's raytrace code Here's what I have so far for creating the actual Ray float top = 1.f; float bottom = -1.f; float nearPlane = 1.f; float tanFov = (top - ...
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Rotating object around moving object/player in 2D

I am trying to implement a camera which rotates around the world around the player. I have found many solutions online to the task of rotating an object about the origin, or about an arbitrary point. ...
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Why does everything appear backwards when using orthographic projection?

I may not be calculating my orthographic projection matrix properly. What can I do to ensure that my scene renders correctly when using orthographic projection? The rendering order appears to be ...
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Camera Aligned To Sphere Surface

I am writing a planet renderer and have come across a problem that is really limiting the usability of the program. When I am on the planet (anywhere but the north pole) I cannot rotate the camera to ...
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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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How are scripted camera usually managed?

I noticed that many open games (think platformers, adventure, action...) have very complex cameras that appear to mix both automatic placement most of the time, and sort of pre-placed camera ...
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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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Smooth interpolation with variable time steps

My game engine just went through a small overhaul that changed its fixed time step loops into variable time steps ones. Though everything has already been adapted steadily to the new environment, ...
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My method for switching between cameras in Unity does not change the main camera

I would like to be able to switch between a variable number of cameras in my scene. The common approach requires toggling the active camera's 'enabled' property to true and setting the others to ...
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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: ...
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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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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 have my third-person camera track slightly ahead of the player as he or she moves?

I have a 3rd person camera controller in a top-down game. I have my cameran following the player and I currently use linear interpolation to make the movement smooth and a little laggy. But I would ...
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Cinematographic camera manipulation techniques for a 2D adventure game [closed]

I'm coding a subsystem to manipulate camera for our 2D adventure game. I plan to support panning and zooming. Also, perhaps, rotation (but current scenario does not call for that). We also support ...
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What is difference between AndEngine's three Cameras

I am new to game development. After observing some AndEngine code snippets, I am trying to figure out which camera would be best suitable for my 2D game. Either it's BoundCamera, SmoothCamera or ...
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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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Keep Mini map static after rotating / zooming with camera

Hi I am making a 2D game, where the Camera is able to rotate / zoom in or out on the camera focus (the player usually). However my game also contains a mini-map, and so far whenever I have to rotate ...
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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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Unity3D 3.5 pro - Moving the camera vs setting draw distance

I move the camera mostly via right-click + WASD, sometimes with [shift] if I want it to move faster. Occasionally, instead of moving my camera, it alters the draw distance / FOV / some visual aspect ...
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LibGDX strange camera behaviour

I'm currently doing my final assessment for my study Game Development. I'm currently facing a real weird (maybe explainable) result from my camera. I just set up my scene with alot of tiles and a ...
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Rotate Camera as an Object Manoeuvres

There are loads of questions (all of which I have looked at) on here about cameras following objects. Using them, I have successfully got my camera to follow my car when driving, but I am unable to ...
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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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How to crop camera's viewport?

I'm making an Android game using LibGDX. I want to do something hard to explain but I'll try nonetheless. Look at this camera view (it's from 3ds max): I can get same exact view in LibGDX without ...
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Player jitter when positioned at large coordinate values

I am trying to make a simple top down scrolling shooter using Unity3D comprising of the following elements: 1) Top down orthographic camera: points at 65 degrees towards the ground. At a height of ...
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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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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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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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Augmented reality on Mobile platform - iOS

Is there a way that we can control the iOS device camera to an extent what colors it sees, what shapes it sees ? etc I'm speaking about the ability to read information before the image is captured. ...
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How to stop camera from rotating in 2.5d platformer

I'm stuck with a problem: I can not make my camera stop rotating after character. What I already have tried: using empty game object with rigid body and locked rotation and make it parent of camera, ...
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Project collision shapes to plane for 2.5D collision detection

I am working on a top down 2.5D game. In the game anything that overlaps on the screen should be 'colliding' with each other regardless of whether they are on the same plane in the 3D world. This is ...
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Quaternion LookAt for camera

I am using the following code to rotate entities to look at points. glm::vec3 forwardVector = glm::normalize(point - position); float dot = glm::dot(glm::vec3(0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f), forwardVector); ...
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OpenGL camera moves faster than player

I have a side scroller game made in OpenGL, and I'm trying to center the player in the viewport when he moves. I know how to do it: cameraX = Width / 2 / TileSize - playerPosX cameraY = Height / 2 / ...
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Cocos2d-x CCFollow Zooming issue

Hi I am currently building a cocos2d-x game which incorporates pinch zoom using CCLayerPanZoom class which can be found here The problem is basically when using CCFollow and zooming and out, it ...
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How to automatically render all opaque meshes with a specific shader?

I have a specular outline shader that I want to be used on all opaque meshes of the scene whenever a specific camera renders. The shader is working properly when it is manually applied to some ...
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First Person Camera strafing at angle

I have a simple camera class working in directx 11 allowing moving forward and rotating left and right. I'm trying to implement strafing into it but having some problems. The strafing works when ...
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Drawing chunks, and positioning the camera

I've seen many questions and answers regarding how to draw tiled maps but I can't really get my head around it. Many answers suggest either loading the visible part of the map, or loading and ...