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

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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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CubeRealm OpenGL rotation problems, need help. :\

I'm totally new to OpenGL and I'm working on a Sandbox game called CubeRealm. My problem you see is rotation. I've got it in my head that to rotate the 'camera' I just rotate all the scene by the ...
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How to create a camera hack for a Torque 2D game?

first I’m not programmer, I’ve been using a popular game for some time and I think it would make a great medium for machinima. Problem is that it’s a top down view startegy game and it doesn’t give ...
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Scrolling a WriteableBitmap

I need to simulate my background scrolling but I want to avoid moving my actual image control. Instead, I'd like to use a WriteableBitmap and use a blitting method. What would be the way to simulate ...
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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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Mouse location is off due to camera

I'm building a top down shooter but I have a little issue with my camera and mouse. When I add the camera that I use to my game (see here) my mouse pointer seems to be in the wrong location. When I ...
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OpenGL 3D Camera

And here I am again, looking for help with my OpenGL camera once again. This is starting to get embarrassing. Anyway, here's the deal: I think my OpenGL First Person free roaming camera is starting ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Moving Camera in Orthogonal (2D) Projection

I have quite large 2D game scene. The scene is much larger than the screen of the LCD. Therefore, I have to move the camera (view) in desired directions, to display particular parts of the scene. ...
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Conversion from matrix defining rotation and position to camera matrix

I have a matrix that defines the rotation and translation of an object, relative to (0, 0, 0). Assuming that the identity matrix defines the camera to be at (0, 0, 0) pointing at (0, 0, 1), how would ...
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Portal Projection

Ok ok I admit, I'm bored and toying with a portal script like the one on steam. I've figured out the following: relative positioning of the mirrored cameras render to texture for the portal (the ...
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How do I open the camera in a CCScene node in a Cocos2D application?

I am new to Cocos2D and I can't find the way to open the camera from the library. I want to open the camera in the my game, can any one help me with with this? Thank you in advance.
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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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Positions are “off” after adding a camera transformation (2d)

Game source code: https://github.com/dnguyen/Aurora I am using this to create a 2D camera: http://www.david-amador.com/2009/10/xna-camera-2d-with-zoom-and-rotation/. After I added the transformation ...
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Recommended 3D camera settings and model sizes for an FPS

I'm making a simple FPS and I can't decide on the size of my models and my camera settings. Could someone please recommend a good combination of: camera field of view near and far planes model ...
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From camera coordinates to world coordinates

I want to calculate world coordinates from camera coordinates. However, I seem to have problems with my understandings of how matrices in HLSL work. From world to camera is clear: cameraPosition = ...
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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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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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Silverlight scrolling with camera

I'm trying to get my head around scrolling a 2D map that uses a physics engine. If I was to launch a projectile, would I actually be applying the physics to the background images rather than the ...
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Camera Control Techniques in Games

I am an MPhil student in Computing Science working on the problem of camera control in graphics. Though the literature of camera control dates back to the end of 1980s, the majority of them (up to my ...
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2D XNA game Camera issue

I'm currently making a 2D Worm-clone in XNA, and have regrets about the way I've made my camera. I declare my camera in my Main class and the camera follows the player. In my draw I then begin my ...
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Equation for bouncing graph?

I basically want my camera in 3D move automatically. Currently, I have linear movement which is rather dumb, so I'd like to do a bouncing movement. However, what is a good equation for bouncing? I ...
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Help me get my 3D camera to look like the ones in RTS

I am a newbie in 3D game development and I am trying to make a real-time strategy game. I am struggling with the camera currently as I am unable to make it look like they do in RTS games. Here is my ...
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converting a mouse click to a ray

I have a perspective projection. When the user clicks on the screen, I want to compute the ray between the near and far planes that projects from the mouse point, so I can do some ray intersection ...
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Handling cameras in a large scale game engine

What is the correct, or most elegant, way to manage cameras in large game engines? Or should I ask, how does everybody else do it? The methods I can think of are: Binding cameras straight to the ...
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How do I get started with fog type effects in a first person game?

Hey guys, I'm currently using JME3 to learn 3d game development in java, and I have run into a situation. I would like to add fog effects to my games, but I don't even know where to start to implement ...
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Rendering skybox in first person shooter

I am trying to get a skybox rendered correctly in my first person shooter game. I have the skybox cube rendering using GL_TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP. I author the cube with extents of -1 and 1 along X,Y and Z. ...
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Improving first person camera and implementing third person camera

I want to improve upon my first person camera implementation and extend it to, so the user can toggle between third person/first person view. My current setup: draw():: glPushMatrix(); ...
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Implementing camera for 2d side scroller game?

I'm implementing a 2D side scroller for iOS (using C/C++ with OpenGL) (beat'em up style like double dragon/final fight ). My scenes are composed of one cyclical background image ( the end of the ...
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Mouse aim in an FPS

I would like to make a First Person Shooter and move the camera with the mouse. The problem is that when the cursor reaches the limits of the screen, the camera won't turn anymore. How can I keep the ...
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Calculating camera frustum planes using existing matrix

I'm trying to get basic frustum culling against an AABB working, and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how to extract the frustum planes from my camera's transform matrix. All the example code ...
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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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Obtaining a world point from a screen point with an orthographic projection

I assumed this was a straightforward problem but it has been plaguing me for days. I am creating a 2D game with an orthographic camera. I am using a 3D camera rather than just hacking it because I ...
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Why / how does XNA's right-handed coordinate system effect anything if you can specify near/far Z values?

I am told repeatedly that XNA Game Studio uses a right-handed coordinate system, and I understand the difference between a right-handed and left-handed coordinate system. But given that you can use a ...
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3D Ray Casting / Picking

I am not sure if I should post this link, but I feel this falls into game development just as much as it does math. I have a ray cast's far and near values and I am trying to calculate the end point ...
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3D Camera Problem

I allow the user to look around the scene by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse. The problem that I have is I can be facing one direction, I move the mouse up and the view tilts ...
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Mega Man-style screen scrolling design

The NES classic Mega Man series uses a very specific scrolling technique that I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around implementing. Essentially, the level is divided into "screens" which are ...
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What does it mean to “strafe” the camera?

I'm looking at a tutorial in which both the terms camera moving and "strafing" are used. I looked onto dictionary.com and found: strafe verb (used with object) 1. to attack (ground troops or ...
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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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3D camera implementation

I've been bashing my head against the concept of a 'camera' for my 3D world for some time now, and I'm not sure I'm doing this right anymore. Maybe I've been working on this for too long and have ...
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How to determine what triangle in a mesh the cursor is pointing to?

I have a game I'm working on in which items are "placed" and "selected". In order to do this, I need to determine what triangle in a mesh the cursor is pointing to. I have no trouble with getting ...
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Camera Rotation using angles

I currently try to rotate a camera (using gluLookAt()) around a point , i successfully do it for rotating around one global axis. But when i want to use more than one axis , I'm stuck . I've ...
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Size of the world and clipping area

I have a 32x32x32 cube (I say 32 because that's the size of the texture). I can make the vertices of this cube go from (0,0,0) to (32,32,32). This mean the camera will be moving += 1 when ever a key ...
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FPS Camera Look Direction

I'm using XNA to create an FPS camera that uses a Direction vector instead of a Target vector control the camera's orientation. I'm having trouble with the math for looking up and down when the ...
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Camera field of view: 3D projections & trigonometry

Okay, here goes. I have a camera at (Xc, Yc, Zc.) The Xc and Yc coordinates are latitude/longitude, and the Zc coordinate is an altitude in metres. I have a point at (Xp, Yp, Zp) and a field of view ...
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Scrolling 2D sprites on a map with a camera

I'm working on a 2D sprite-based strategy-type game (ok, full disclosure: it's a tower defense game), and I'm having a problem getting the actors to behave correctly when I move the camera. I've got ...
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Realistic Camera/Screen Shake from Explosion

I'd like to shake the camera around a bit during an explosion, and I've tried a few different functions for rocking it around, and nothing seems to really give that 'wow, what a bang!' type feeling ...