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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Destroying Unity GameObject when it goes out of camera during runtime

I have this GameObject instanciated in unity - void Start () { GameObject myRoadInstance = Instantiate(Resources.Load("car"), new Vector3(5, 5, 5), ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Determine which face of a cube is facing the camera

I have a Cube with a unique color for each face. I made a script where I can swipe and rotate the Cube in increments of 90 degrees in each direction. what's the best way to determine which face of a ...
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Unity free look camera on two axes. How do I do it?

I'm new to Unity and c# but have programming experience... I have a a simple "game" in Unity that shows one sphere orbiting another. How do I allow the camera to be moved by the user in a "free ...
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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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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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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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Camera world matrix to view matrix

I've been working on a game engine and I model every object in my scene graph as an "entity" this includes my camera. My camera therefore has a position and rotation in world space and at the moment ...
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How to make an object move again after being stopped by collision in Unity?

I have a player object which position is always centered on the main camera's viewport. This object has a Rigidbody 2D, a box and circle collider. The player moves around a level, the level has a ...
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Libgdx Do a fixed rotation for orthographic camera

Im trying to rotate my orthographic camera in the render loop to a fixed angle, but I can only make the camera spin with the code I got: in the create OrthographicCamera camera = new ...
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How do I create a camera?

I am trying to create a generic camera class for a game engine, which works for different types of cameras (Orbital, GDoF, FPS), but I have no idea how to go about it. I have read about quaternions ...
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Displaying streaming video on dynamic texture

We are working in Unity 3D on pro licence and we are faced with the task to display streaming video as a dynamic texture in out Unity3D web project. We have a standard IP-camera , which is capable of ...
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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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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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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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Why value 1 in OrthographicCamera viewPort width?

So, I read that camera = new OrthographicCamera(1, h/w); creates a camera with an appropriate width and height for the field view.. However, I can't understand that value 1 for the viewport width, ...
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6DOF camera: inverted yaw and roll when orientation changes

Whenever I change the orientation of the camera, yaw and roll become inverted (or correct); the strafing, movement and pitch do remain correct however. Can you tell what is causing this and how to ...
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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 ...