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

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Finding a suitable axis-angle to avoid gimbal lock

In OpenGL the camera faces the -z axis with the +y axis pointing up. I am using quaternions to represent the orientation of my objects (which works well) and am trying to do the same for the camera. I ...
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How do I properly implement zooming in my game?

I'm trying to implement a zoom feature but I have a problem. I am zooming in and out a camera with a pinch gesture, I update the camera each time in the render, but my sprites keep their original ...
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Why is my quaternion camera rotating around strange axes?

I can't get it to work for the life of me. Its rotating the camera in the global coordinate system, or some other random coordinate system, not the camera local coordinate system. WASDEC work ...
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Does PushButton Game Engine have the notion of a Camera?

I am playing around a bit with the PushButton Engine for game development in Flash and have come across a need for a Camera like the Camera that follows Mario in Mario Games. Flashpunk has a nice ...
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Can't figure get the conversion from cartesian to spherical(“polar”) correctly for my orbiting camera

The two angles from the polar coordinate system are defined as hRotation and vRotation This is how they are converted from polar to cartesian: // Get the distance between the object and the ...
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Orthographic Camera and Raycasting in Three.js

I'm working on a test project porting a simple game from iOS to Javascript. I've got the orthographic camera working and it can view the objects in the scene and move up and down the tower of meshes ...
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Why are my 2D world click-positions offset after camera movement?

I'm writing a 2D game engine. I need to add a camera to my world that can zoom in and out as well as move away from its initial position at (0,0) at the center of the world. The main issue can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Camera not strafing (GLSL)

I use this code in my GLSL vertex shader, where v_position is the vertex position: gl_Position = v_position * u_camera; and set u_camera as follows: meshShader.setUniformMatrix("u_camera", ...
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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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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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Camera closes in on the fixed point

I've been trying to create a camera that is controlled by the mouse and rotates around a fixed point (read (0, 0, 0)), both vertical and horizontal. This is what I've come up with: camera.Eye = ...
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Light mask map and camera for static lights in XNA Platformer

Using the example for some basic light maps found here : http://blog.josack.com/2011/07/xna-2d-dynamic-lighting.html, I've managed to create a lightmap texture using individual lightmaps and display ...
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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 mirror flip animation curves in Unity?

I have a animation that moves my camera from left to right. Now I'd like to copy it with 'mirror' transformation so I can use it to move from right to left. Is it possible to do it using script or ...
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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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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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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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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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resizing directx control so that more of my object's environment is visible [closed]

I'm very new in 3D. I have a DirectX control which I want to be able to resize. A 3D object is shown in the control. On resize, I would like that object to stay the same size, only more of its ...
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libGDX using Stage and Actor produces different camera angles on desktop and Android Phone

libGDX using Stage and Actor produces different camera angles on desktop and Android Phone. Here are pictures demonstrating the problem: http://brandonyuh.minus.com/mFpdTSgN17VUq On the desktop ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How can I keep chase camera behind player when player rotates?

I have implemented a follow camera in Unity 3D. However, if the player object rotates, the camera does not rotate with it. To fix this I used RotateAround as follows: playerRotation = ...
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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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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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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 ...