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

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Incomplete mesh using DrawIndexedPrimitives after rotating mesh

Through help on this site I was able to draw the triangles of an unrotated, nonscaled nontransformed mesh created in Blender and exported to OBJ, accurately imported through Assimp and rendered in XNA ...
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Unity 2D camera drifts from player as speed increases

I have a dilemma that I did not have in XNA before porting my game to Unity. First-- my goal is to mimic Super Mario World 2's camera tracking in x. The camera tracks to 1 block ahead of the player, ...
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What is this type of camera called?

I am trying to find a name like "perspective view" of how a camera like this is called: It is 2d and 3d at the same time. I'm having a hard time trying to find the name.
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what function creates rotation effect in three.js?

which part of the code is responsible for the rotation in this example? Is it the camera or the scene itself? http://threejs.org/examples/#canvas_camera_orthographic
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Camera rotation around point, but without centering

Let's say i have the following: Point somewhere in space Camera with position and orientation (up, right, forward) I want to rotate camera around the point, but also keep this point in same place ...
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Generating transformation matrix for 2D camera with pan/zoom/rotate

Question How do you implement a camera with pan/zoom/rotation for a 2d game? Is it acceptable to multiply together a series of transformation matrixes to generate a final transformation matrix that ...
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Shifting the camera and setting a new scene when using Box2D

My jsFiddle: // START -- MOVE CAMERA var p = new b2Vec2(); p = (ball.body.GetWorldCenter().x) * physics.scale; pos.push(p); var length = pos.length; var s = (pos[length - 1] - pos[length - 2]); //in ...
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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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Camera roll has no effect

Consider my following (abstracted) C# w/ SharpDX code: class Game { Camera _camera = new Camera(); private void Window_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e) { // Roll if ...
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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 do I fix my planet-facing camera?

Summary I'm having trouble implementing a camera controller suitable for first person use around a planet. The camera needs to be oriented correctly according to gravity (vector from camera ...
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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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FPS camera specification

I remember I once composed a FPS viewing transformation, as a composition of 3 rotations, each with an angle as a parameter. The first angle specified the left/right rotation around the y-axis, the ...
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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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Strange quaternion camera streching in WebGL

So after a lot of researching about quaternions I almost got the quaternion camera working. Almost, cause it rotates in a proper way only in a vertical axis. Other rotations stretches and deforms the ...
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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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3D Camera Y-Axis wrong angle

I am trying to build a camera class, though I am running into a problem. When I move the camera above/below, and try to move towards the ground, I am moved off in what seems to be about 45 degrees in ...
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How to realize a camera that is following the player [duplicate]

I want to create a simple space game, like Asteroids. Unlike Asteroids, the map is supposed to be larger than what the player can see: The grey part is what the player can see in the game window, to ...
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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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Texture visualization problem on camera movement (xna)

I'm trying to move a camera over a model that is used as the floor of the game. When I move the camera, the texture of the model is not showing correctly (video of the problem: ...
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First person camera world matrix issue (in THREE.js and webGL)

I'm trying to create a Portal-like effect in webGL using THREE.js. I have two scenes connected by a pair of portals. The view of the 2nd scene in rendered inside the 1st portal using stencils and ...
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How do I determine the look-at vector of a free-look camera?

I'm trying to create a free-look camera with DirectX 10. I've figured out how to get the directions for forward and back and left to right. However, I don't know how to rotate the look-at vector of ...
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What are the types of 3rd-person camera called?

I'm struggling with the terminology surrounding different types of 3rd person camera. What are the common 3rd-person camera types called? What are some notable examples of their use? Here's what I ...
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Homeworld style orbital camera concept [closed]

So I spent some time thinking of how I'm going to make a camera similar to what's used in Homeworld (a 3D space RTS, in which your camera can be rotated around your units to look at them from any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Camera movement bug

In my game, the player's movement script and the camera's movement script are separate. Both of them use "W", "A", "S", and "D" to move. The camera can also use "Q" and "E" to rotate around the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...