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

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What direction is forward when the rotation is (0, 0, 0)?

I'm representing the rotations of my actors (or gameobjects) with euler angles (one float for each axis). And I've always considered the vector (1,0,0) (x,y,z) to be the actor's direction if all ...
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Different Screen Sizes and Camera in Unity

Now I know that no matter what the screen size is the camera will keep its height, so no worries about that. My question is, is there a way to manipulate the camera, either its orthographic size, or ...
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Rotating a 3rd person camera toward a target

I have a 3rd person camera that doesn't look directly at the player but somewhere in front of him. When the user enter shooting mode, I want the camera to turn around the player to face the target. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Camera.WorldToScreenPoint not working with perspective

transform.position = Camera.main.WorldToScreenPoint( new Vector3( origin.position.x, origin.position.y, origin.position.z ) ); I have this code on a Unity 4.6 UI object. The origin is some transform ...
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Camera movement constrained to pixel boundaries

So a friend and me, we are currently making a game in C# using XNA. We are trying to get the camera to move in full pixel motion, but we just don't get it right. This concept is hard to explain, but i'...
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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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Aligning Camera to Rectangle

I'm working on a game in Java, and I'm having some trouble with finding the correct camera position. I've already made a Rectangle that shows exactly where I want the camera to be, and at what scale: ...
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Fixed background on a SurfaceView

I'm currently working on a top-down twin-stick shooter for Android. I've got my player moving around and shooting, but I'm looking to add a large Bitmap background which is larger than the device ...
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Backround turning, follow the character

In my Unity2d-platformer, I need background to follow the character, so I just attach it. And when character turn left from right (or right-to-left), background turn too. How can I make my ...
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libgdx - Box2d debug draw not correct

I have a problem where the bodies in my debug draw does not draw correctly, take a look: As you can see, there is some space between the dynamic body and the ground. I have checked the contact ...
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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 fix the character flip when using an orthographic camera in libGDX

I used an orthographic camera to follow the character (player), but the problem is that my character is flipped. There are no tutorials on how to fix this. Please help as fast as possible. Here is ...
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Rotate camera keeping player not in the middle

Here I have a 2D top down game. Currently the camera is set on the player position. The player constantly points to mouse position. I want to modify this setup having the camera to be set slightly ...
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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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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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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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GameObject is only rendered when it has a negative z scale

I have an orthographic camera that looks like this: I create 2d polygonal meshes that have uniform z values in their vertices. I use Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to map these viewpoint vertices to ...
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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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Is using camera and viewport in Libgdx always necessary?

I understand that camera and viewport are important to keep virtual measurement units and handle different aspect ratios and resolutions when building games with worlds bigger than the screen (e.g. ...
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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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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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Problematic cameraposition (Eye = (0,0,0), at=(0,-2,0) and up = (0,1,0))?

I am taking a course in computergraphics and we talk a lot about OpenGL and the math you need to do everything OpenGL does "by hand". A Question which was asked in an old exam (I am preparing at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 z-...
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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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Offset during zooming to keep object within boundries

I have a simple zoom feature which lets the user zoom in and out. I'm having an issue how ever when i zoom out the object gets smaller to the point that the boundaries become broken. The idea is the ...
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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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Camera Rolling when Implementing Pitch and Yaw

I am implementing a camera in opengl for an android game and am having problems getting the pitch/yaw/roll of the camera correct. I have read many tutorials on quaternions and have implemented a basic ...
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How to combine the camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in Unity?

I need to combine both camera that follows the player and the camera shake effect in the same moment. The problem is in that, if I make the shake effect for the camera, then the camera doesn't follow ...
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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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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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Fighting Game Camera Positioning in SDL

I'm working on a 2D fighting game (using SDL) much like the original Killer Instinct on SNES. I want the camera to keep both players an equal distance from the left and right sides of the viewport. ...
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How do I check whether a camera has unobstructed view of a GameObject?

I want to check if a GameObject is visible to the camera. The renderer.isVisible-method only checks if the camera is turned towards the object, not if there is anything between them (like a wall). ...
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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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Phaser / PIXI: World size vs. Stage size

I am using Phaser to build a zoomable / pannable 2D map with the intended functionality being that the home camera position is always in the middle of the World coordinates. I have a problem where my ...