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

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Implementing a camera / viewport to a 2D game

What is the most practical way to implement camera/viewport to a 2D-game? I've read, that I should store the object world position instead of position relative to the screen? Current situation: I ...
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OpenGL ModelView matrix

Hello I am trying to understand matrix operations behind OpenGL and I have some questions. 1- When we first create a simple window using glut and opengl, we use such a command below to draw a simple ...
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Swaying Camera when Walking

You can see the effect in many games. The camera sways or wiggles a bit while walking to make the movement feel more realistic. I have implemented a camera in my game. (Who'd have thunk it?) So is ...
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Blender Object Appearing Gray when all Lights are Off

I have an issue with Blender where, when I turn my only light off (a sun lamp) and render the image my object appears gray rather than black (and thus, not appear to the camera). I can't figure out ...
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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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Why does CameraZ=0 result in no render?

I am trying to draw simple model, but I am experiencing strange error. When I use this View matrix: Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0, 200, 1), new Vector3(0, 0, 0), Vector3.Up); my model is drawn ...
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Making a Camera look at a target Vector

I have a camera that works as long as its stationary. Now I'm trying to create a child class of that camera class that will look at its target. The new addition to the class is a method called ...
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How to create GoogleMaps-like camera for simple 2D strategy game? [closed]

I am just starting in game development (with web programming background). I want to know how to create 2D game with camera that can zoom in/out and can be moved like map in Google Maps. Could you help ...
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XNA 3D coordinates seem off

I'm going through a book, and the example it gave me seems like is should work, but when I try and implement it, it falls short. My Camera class takes three vectors in to generate View and Projection ...
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3D Camera manager tool – is there any?

Are there some libraries or example codes, of a camera manager – a tool, that would move camera using some smooth lines (bsplines or similar)? So basically I request an animation to move to a new ...
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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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Orthographic unit translation mismatch on grid (e.g. 64 pixels translates incorrectly)

I am looking for some insight into a small problem with unit translations on a grid. Update and Solved I solved my own issue. See below for details. Everything in this part of the post turned out to ...
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Drawing two orthogonal strings in 3d space in Android Canvas?

I want to draw two strings in canvas. The first string must be rotated around the Y axis, for example 45 degrees. The second string must start at the end of the first string and also it must be ...
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How to add a scrolling camera to a 2D Java game?

I am attempting to create a game where the camera follows the player, always making sure the player is in the center of the screen. How would I go about this? This game is a 2D Java game, made with no ...
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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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Stage3D: Camera pans the whole screen

I am trying to create a 2D Stage3D game where you can move the camera around the level in an RTS style. I thought about using Orthographic Matrix3D functions for this but when I try to scroll the ...
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Camera lookAt target changes when rotating parent node

have the following issue.I have a camera with lookAt method which works fine.I have a parent node to which I parent the camera.If I rotate the parent node while keeping the camera lookAt the target , ...
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How do I convert my matrix from OpenGL to Marmalade?

I am using a third party rendering API, Marmalade, on top of OpenGL code and I cannot get my matrices correct. One of the API's authors states this: We're right handed by default, and we treat y ...
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How to rotate camera centered around the camera's position?

Currently I am using gluLook at like so: gluLookAt(position.x, position.y, position.z, viewPoint.x, viewPoint.y, viewPoint.z, upVector.x, upVector.y, upVector.z); with the ...
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Keep 3d model facing the camera at all angles [duplicate]

I'm trying to keep a 3d plane facing the camera at all angles but while i have some success with this: Vector3 gunToCam = cam.cameraPosition - getWorld.Translation; Vector3 beamRight = ...
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How to add isometric (rts-alike) perspective and scolling in unity?

I want to develop some RTS/simulation game. Therefore I need a camera perspective like one knows it from Anno 1602 - 1404, as well as the camera scrolling. I think this is called isometric perspective ...
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Moving camera, or camera with discrete “screens”?

I'm making a game with a friend, but having trouble deciding on a camera style. The basic idea for the game, is having a randomly generated 2-dimensional world, with settlements in it. These ...
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Why do we move the world instead of the camera?

I heard that in an OpenGL game what we do to let the player move is not to move the camera but to move the whole world around. For example here is an extract of this tutorial: OpenGL View matrix ...
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Panning a 3d viewport in 2d direction with rotated camera

I am using below code to pan the viewport (action script 3 code using flare3d framework) _mainCamera.x-= Input3D.mouseXSpeed; _mainCamera.z+= Input3D.mouseYSpeed; Where as Input3D.mouse[X|Y]Speed ...
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Camera not staying behind model while moving in circle

I have a camera behind a model (3rd Person) and I'm having problems KEEPING it behind the model. When I first start my game, you see the back of the model. If the model moves forward, backward or ...
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Limit the amount a camera can pitch

I'm having problems trying to limit the range my camera can pitch. Currently my camera can pitch around a model without restriction, but having a hard time trying to find the value of the ...
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Camera wont stay behind model after pitch, then rotation

I have a camera position behind a model. Currently, if I push the left thumbstick making my model move forward, backward, or strafe, the camera stays with the model. If I push the right thumbstick ...
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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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Rotate a vector

I want my first-person camera to smoothly change its viewing direction from direction d1 to direction d2. The latter direction is indicated by a target position t2. So far I have implemented a ...
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How do I calculate the boundary of the game window after transforming the view?

My Camera class handles zoom, rotation, and of course panning. It's invoked through SpriteBatch.Begin, like so many other XNA 2D camera classes. It calculates the view Matrix like so: public Matrix ...
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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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Camera changes view when controller connected

I have a weird situation. I have a model set to 0 for X,Y and Z. My camera's position is set to: 0 (X-value, but updates when the model moves around) the model's height + 20f (about the same level ...
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Pitch camera around model

Currently, my camera rotates with my model's Y-Axis (yaw) perfectly. What I'm having trouble with is rotating the X-Axis (pitch) along with it. I've tried the same method for cameraYaw() in the form ...
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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: Move camera regardless of rotation

For a 2D board game I'd like to move and rotate an orthogonal camera in coordinates given in a reference system (window space), but simply can't get it to work. The idea is that the user can drag the ...
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Connect camera class to game

I've been following a tutorial on making a free camera for a 3D model. What the camera class does is allow the player to move and rotate in respects to the model's current position using the right ...
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Why does my 3D model not translate the way I expect? [closed]

In my first image, my model displays correctly: But when I move the model's position along the Z-axis (forward) I get this, yet the Y-axis doesnt change. An if I keep going, the model disappears ...
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Restrict camera movements

I'm making a game with target (orbit camera). I want to limit camera movements when in room. So that camera don't go through walls when moving around target and along the ground. What are common ...
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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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Render a 3D scene in multiple windows - extended panoramic view

Is there any resource location on how to view a 3D scene from an application or a game on multiple windows or monitors? Each window should continue drawing from where the neighbouring one left off (in ...
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Why the clip space in OpenGL has 4 dimensions?

I will use this as a generic reference, but the more i browser online docs and books, the less i understand about this. const float vertexPositions[] = { 0.75f, 0.75f, 0.0f, 1.0f, 0.75f, ...
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3d world vertex translation to go to 2d screen coords

My technical english is a little rusty so to avoid misunderstands please be patient with me :) I will try to be brief and clear Situation: - I have a 2d sprite character on the screen - I've just ...
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Determining my playable area/field of view

Contrary to what I found searching for the answer, I'm not trying to see whether a character is in view of another character. What I need to find out is the size of the field of view. This is because ...
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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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Web sites with famous game information? [closed]

Is there any website containing informations related with some famous game? For information I mean how to calculate damage in a rpg for example, or how they've set camera and other tips like this! ...
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reflection plane 3d

Hey there I'm trying to create a plane that can have a texture on it and reflect the 3d elements around it. for example a plane with a laminate floor texture and above it a cube rotating. I want the ...
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Shaky Camera Effect 2D

The camera in my game engine can be modified by following a rectangle properties, that can be scaled, moved and even rotated. I need this effect for the shaking of the screen when a zombie attacks a ...
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Java Slick2d - Mouse picking how to take into account camera

When I move it it obviously changes the viewport so my mouse picking is off. My camera is just a float x and y and I use g.translate(-cam.cameraX+400, -cam.cameraY+300); to translate the graphics. I ...
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xna orbit camera troubles

I have a Model named cube to which I load in LoadContent(): cube = Content.Load<Model>("untitled");. In the Draw Method I call DrawModel: private void DrawModel(Model m, Matrix world) ...
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as3 3D camera lookat

I'm making a 3D camera scene in Flash, draw using drawTriangles() and rotated and translated using a Matrix3D. I've got the camera to look after a specific point, but only on the Y-axis, using the x ...