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

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Draw Bug 2D player Camera

EDIT *Along with the Palindromes helpful response, I found that my bug was because I was calculating the camera coordinates in terms of tiles instead of pixels which caused the irregular motion.* I ...
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delay camera xna

I read this tutorial http://www.riemers.net/eng/Tutorials/XNA/Csharp/Series2/Camera_delay.php but i didnot unsterstand it. Is there another way to delay the camera position movement without this ...
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Calculating camera zoom value (top-down)

I need some help in 'camera maths'. I have a birds eye view of two characters. One character is static and the other can move. I would like the camera to always show both characters in full and, in ...
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Why doesn't the y Axis work with SuperBible frame reference or GluLookAt

I'm currently trying to understand how to use the GLFrame Class in the superbible book, and acording to the 4th edition of the book, the camera matrix derived from the Frame of reference class should ...
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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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Arcball 3D camera

I have checked multiple threads before posting, but i havent been able to figure this one out. Ok so i have been following this tutorial, but im not using glm, ive been implementing everything up ...
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Problem using glm::lookat

I am trying to rotate a sprite so it is always facing a 3D camera. Object GLfloat vertexData[] = { // X Y Z U V 0.0f, 0.8f, 0.0f, 0.5f, 1.0f, -0.8f,-0.8f, 0.0f, ...
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Camera - View matrix in Android + openGLES 2

I am trying to use the touch screen on the tablet to control my camera movements and generate the view matrix accordingly. I get the x and y coordinates of the screen and after doing some sanity ...
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C# 2D Camera Max Zoom

I have a simple ship sprite moving around the screen along with a 2D Camera. I have zooming in and out working, however when I zoom out it goes past the world bounds and has the cornflower blue ...
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2d game view camera zoom, rotation & offset using 'Filter' / 'Shader' processing?

I wish to add the ability to zoom-in, zoom-out, rotate and move the view in a top-down view over a collection of points and lines in a large 2d map. I split the map into a grid so I only need to ...
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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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How to rotate an object so it stands correctly (back always facing the camera)

I have the following scene: And I have two 3D vectors, the camera position, and the focus position. The focus vector is always behind the monster. I know how to rotate the camera around the focus ...
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AndEngine Making Chase Camera Follow Player

I am playing around with the AndEngine Race Game example. I am trying to make the camera follow the car as the player moves around. The Tile Map is larger than the player's screen but the camera ...
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Steady zoom on center in LWJGL (Modelview)

I am having a problem in LWJGL with zooming in and out. I am using glScaled(zoom, zoom, 1) before glTranslated. There are 2 problems: 1. The rate of zoom speeds up a lot when zooming out (lower zoom ...
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How do I have to take into account the direction in which the camera is facing when creating a first person strafe (left/right) movement

This is the code I am currently using, and it works great, except for the strafe always causes the camera to move along the X axis which is not relative to the direction in which the camera is ...
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OpenGL Camera causes spatial distortion

I'm trying to implement a 3D camera of the "Orbit around the origin" variety in a game engine I'm developing in order to learn about 3D graphics and game programming. I have a basic handle on the ...
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XNA 3rd Person Camera - pitch reverses when facing backwards?

I have a 3rd person camera which rotates around the Y axis fine (yaw) and when I am facing forward (0, 0, -1) moving the mouse up moves the camera up and down great. But the more I turn the player and ...
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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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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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Implementing a camera on HTML5 canvas?

I am trying to work out the best way of implementing a camera in my simple 2d game. The way it is structured at the moment is my game objects all have draw functions, which are passed a canvas ...
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Matrix camera, movement concept

Someone told me that the movement concept in my 2D game is bad. When left or right arrow is pressed I'm scrolling the background which makes you feel that player avatar is moving (the avatar's ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Quaternions, Axis Angles and Rotation Matrices. Which of these should I use for FP Camera?

After 2 weeks of reading many math formulas and such I know what is a Quaternion, an Axis Angles and Matrices. I have made my own math libary (Java) to use on my game (LWJGL). But I'm really confused ...
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Creating big scene and little size chasing camera

I would like to create a climb based game, so I need to have a big scene and a camera that cover only a little part of it and chase my player. This image explains easier what I want: How can I do ...
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Fixed texture size (Pixel) libgdx, java

If I resize the window (e.g. fullscreen) the texture size also changes! I want that behaviour: If I change to fullscreen you will see more of the game world. The size (Pixel) of the texture stay the ...
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OpenGL relative 2D camera

Some days ago, I've felt a need to add a camera to my game, it's a puzzle. That would let me move the board, zoom in and etc. This gave me control to do boards muuuch larger, soon, more complex ...
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Strange 3D game engine camera with X,Y,Zoom instead of X,Y,Z

I'm using a 3D game engine, that uses a 4x4 matrix to modify the camera projection, in this format: r r r x r r r y r r r z - - - zoom Strangely though, the camera does not respond to the Z ...
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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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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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Automatically zoom out the camera to show all players

I am building a game in XNA that takes place in a rectangular arena. The game is multiplayer and each player may go where they like within the arena. The camera is a perspective camera that looks ...
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Can I use a translate function to implement a viewport?

I read this great question and its accompanying great answer about rendering a viewport in a top down 2D game: As for actually drawing the objects the camera can "see", you now draw all objects ...
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Cartesian Coordinates & Layout [duplicate]

The way cartesian coordinations are presented and used is kinda confusing. When working with 2D the vertical axis is Y, though when working with 3D the vertical axis is Z and Y becomes the "depth" ...
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Understanding the z-axis vector from OpenGL modelview matrix

I would like to shoot spheres in the current view direction in a simple scene. I use an FPS camera, so no z-rotation. The vector pointing in the correct direction should be (m[8], m[9], m[10]) where m ...
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Creating a 2D perspective in 3D game

I'm new to XNA and 3D game development in general. I'm creating a puzzle game kind of similar to tetris, built with blocks. I decided to build the game in 3D since I can do some cool animations and ...
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What should I consider when selecting a field-of-view (FOV) for a space game?

I am making a space game (like the game Freelancer). You control a space ship in third person. What are some gameplay considerations that I should weigh when selecting a field-of-view (FOV) for such ...
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How to put a “mask” in front of the camera in Ogre?

Is there any easy way to put kind of a "mask" in front of the camera in an Ogre 3d application, so that parts of the scene are always covered by that mask? The idea is that I want to have an effect as ...
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How to make camera rotation independent from frame rate?

I multiply the mouse movement by a given number to get camera rotation of a desired speed. But it only works at 60 FPS. When I don't limit the frame rate I get around 350 FPS and the camera rotation ...
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Accumulating rotations for camera

It seems there are three ways to store a camera's rotation: in angles, view matrix or quaternion. I was using euler angles since when I used a matrix it had a tendency to accumulate rounding errors ...
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How do I make camera follow the player within some bounds?

I am creating a simple ambient/explorer platformer. Because I want the player to only be able to see a new area once they have reached it, I decided to split up the world in rooms. To not make things ...
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Frustum Culling/Only rendering what's viewed by the Camera in HTML5 Canvas?

I coded up a simple 2D Camera for my HTML5 Canvas-Based Game Engine but I noticed the performance wasn't very good. So a lot of people suggested only rendering things that are shown by the camera but ...
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moving 2D camera

I've got a camera that places the character about a 1/4 way into the screen. The problem I'm having is that when the character moves left the character stays in place now placing the character 3/4 the ...
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FlxSprite ignore camera follow in flixel

I am using flixel v2.5 and am using FlxG.camera.follow to get the camera to follow the player. I have a background FlxSprite that I don't want to move with the camera. Is there a way I can set this ...
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Looking for online resources to understand game camera properties

What are some good online resources to understand game camera properties, such as fov, aspect-ratio and more?
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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 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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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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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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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 ...