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

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How do I move the camera sideways in Libgdx?

I want to move the camera sideways (strafe). I had the following in mind, but it doesn't look like there are standard methods to achieve this in Libgdx. If I want to move the camera sideways by x, I ...
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Unity3D 3.5 pro - Moving the camera vs setting draw distance

I move the camera mostly via right-click + WASD, sometimes with [shift] if I want it to move faster. Occasionally, instead of moving my camera, it alters the draw distance / FOV / some visual aspect ...
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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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2D Camera Acceleration/Lag

I have a nice camera set up for my 2D xna game. Im wondering how I should make the camera have 'acceleration' or 'lag' so it smoothly follows the player, instead of 'exactly' like mine does now. Im ...
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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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Picking 3D object with Mouse when using Camera Zooming in XNA 4.0

I've tried to figure out how to do picking with the mouse, and things work great when zoomed in all the way with the camera (Third Person Camera). And it works perfectly when using First Person ...
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XNA spritebatch drawing to the centre of screen

I have bit of a silly problem. Is is possible to use SpriteBatch.Draw() method to draw to the centre of screen using coords from the beginning of window (So resolution 800x600 would use 400;300) ...
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Orbiting a specific point - Orbiting Camera

How would I create a camera that with the mouse, it allows you to orbit around a specifc position, with the camera always facing that point? I would also like it to be able to always be at a constant ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Camera advices and general thoughts for a 2D engine [closed]

I'm working on my first 2D OpenGL engine for iOs 5+ using GLKit (that's to say: OpenGL ES 2.0). While I am on a good path and a lot of things are implemented and nicely working, I'd like to share with ...
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3D XNA Tracking Camera

I'm trying to implement a camera that tracks a 3D model in my game. I've taken a look at this MSDN article on creating a 3rd person camera, as well as experimenting on my own; but I don't get the ...
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What's the best head-bob formula?

Given a point in space, a direction of travel, and a time since start, what's a convincing, non-sickening formula to simulate head bob? What's been successful in previous games? Has there been any ...
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What are some good methods of implementing RTS-style Box selection?

i'm just scouting around for different methods of implementing a typical rts box selection (not the 2D box on the screen, but what units are selected with the box) when selecting units, and would ...
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How to prevent 2D camera rotation if it would violate the bounds of the camera?

I'm working on a Camera class and I have a rectangle field named Bounds that determines the bounds of the camera. I have it working for zooming and moving the camera so that the camera cannot exit its ...
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Should the camera's rotation value be clamped?

I noticed that when writing a camera for my 2D game that the camera rotational value of -6 and 6 is equivalent to 0. That is, -6 = -12 = -18 = -24 = 6 = 12 = 18 = 24. I was wondering if it was ...
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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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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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How to move the camera in XNA only after few moments?

I made the camera position 10 units from an object, but not behind it. I dont want the camera position behind the object right away when it rotates, I want that when I will rotate the object, the ...
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Perspective projection with 90 degrees between X-Y axis?

I'm trying to create a game that mimics Tibia's projection style: , As you can see, a 3d point is mapped to 2d like this: So I've downloaded Three.JS and a lib to create a Orthographic Camera. But ...
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Detect if a sprite has left the camera in libgdx?

Is there a method to know if a sprite has left the camera of the stage? or I have to do my operations? :P
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How does the Wii controller work?

I've never played the Wii or Kinect, but to my understanding, the Wii captures user movement with 4 cameras and translates them to controls. How does this work? Has Nintendo published anything on ...
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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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What's a pre-multiplied 4x4 matrix?

I'm using a 3d game engine, that uses a 4x4 matrix to modify the camera projection. The matrix is in the regular 4x4 format: r r r x r r r y r r r z - - - zoom The description for the ...
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Is there a standard camera position / orientation?

I've come across a need to position a camera for an arbitrary (unknown) scene. The camera can be updated later, but I thought I'd give it a reasonable default, and the thought crossed my mind that ...
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How can I achieve a zoom-like camera effect?

I have a top down 3D camera: view = Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0,0,20), Vector3.Zero, Vector3.Up); Now I want to achieve the effect like when I zoom in the scene and only show a section at the ...
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Getting the Bounds of a 2D Cameras View with Zoom

I am using a 2D camera, which does rotations and zoom. Currently, I am using the following to get my MinX, MinY, MaxX and MaxY... public float MinX { get { return ...
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Design of a camera system

Thinking about a common game, doesn't matter the type of the game, it's very likely that we need some camera type. For example: Debug camera: controlled by keyboard and mouse, with that we are able ...
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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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Can a 4x4 matrix describe a camera's perspective?

I'm working with a closed-source 3D engine, and it only allows you to set the view projection via a 4x4 matrix. Can this matrix describe the camera's translation, rotation & perspective? I turned ...
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Creating a rotation offset based on camera position with XNA

I have an XNA project where characters have the ability to pick up and move objects around (in 3d). When an object is picked up by a character, I want ithe objects position to always be out in front ...
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How can I orbit a camera about it's target point?

I'm drawing a scene where the camera freely moves about the universe. The camera class keeps track of the view (or look at) point, the position of the camera, and the up vector. These vectors/points ...
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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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Creating my own kill cam

I plan on creating my own kill cam system for a sandbox tool set. After thinking about the mechanics of the kill cam itself, however, I'm quite lost. I'm trying to recreate the ones commonly seen in ...
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Smooth Camera Rotation around 90 degrees

I'm developing a third person 3D platformer in XNA. My problem is when I try to rotate the camera around the player. I would like to rotate (and animate) the camera 90 degrees around the player. So ...
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What game systems exist which uses camera input?

The group and I is in the middle of a semester project where we are currently researching on which game systems are using camera as input or as an interactive medium? We would like some help listing ...
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Determine corners of a specific plane in the frustum

I'm working on a game with a 2D view in a 3D world. It's a kind of shoot'em up. I've a spaceship at the center of the screen and i want that ennemies appear at the borders of my window. Now i don't ...
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How should I implement a first-person camera?

I'm a beginner programmer and I'm creating a project which allows me to walk around rooms via a first person camera. So far, I have the buildings drawn and on, but now I'm stuck and don't know how to ...
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How do I implement a quaternion based camera?

UPDATE The error here was a pretty simple one. I have missed a radian to degrees conversion. No need to read the whole thing if you have some other problem. I looked at several tutorials about this ...
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Why is my Unity camera chasing player script running slow?

I have a camera class, that is suppose to chase my player, which works, but its really really slow. It only has this line of code, which makes sense to me, player moves, camera moves. Any idea of why ...
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Why isn't my mouse input working as expected in a DX10 game?

I've made myself a camera for a DirectX 10 game, and the keyboard control works fine. However, I can't see to get the mouse to work. My biggest problem is I can't find out how to hide the mouse on the ...
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How can I implement view wobble when my player is running?

I'm creating a FPS in XNA. So far its' going great. What I'm looking at doing is replicating the camera movements that you see in Modern Warfare. So, if you are walking the camera stays pretty ...
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How do I move a 2D top-down racing camera smoothly and show what's ahead of the player?

I'm trying to make a camera that follows a race car. Right now, I'm smoothing the camera movement out by moving the camera's position a fixed percentage lerp'ed from the camera's position to the car's ...
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In a scrolling 2D game, should the objects move or should the camera move?

I'm new to game design and don't really know how things are done. I'm thinking of building an iOS game where a ship has to fly as high up as possible (at variable speeds), collecting power ups, et ...
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camera movement along with model

I am making a game in which a cube travels along a maze with the motive of crossing the maze safely. I have two problems in this. The cube needs to have a smooth movement like it is traveling on a ...
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Manipulating a free camera

I have a camera class in my code which stores two 4x4 matrices. One for the view matrix and one for the projection matrix. Originally, I had two floats in the class for pitch and yaw and these were ...
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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 can I track a falling ball with a camera?

I have been trying to get my camera to follow a falling ball but with no success. here is the code float cameraY = (FrustumHeight / 2)+((ball.getPosition().y) /2) - (FrustumHeight /2); ...
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How does the camera/UI know who the player is?

I'm in a bit of a dilemma regarding how certain engine components — like camera and UI — know who to follow, whose health and other attributes to represent on the screen. How do you ...
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Move camera on X and Z only

How would you implement movement on a camera in order to always move it on X and Z coordinates, and if the camera has pitch yaw or roll it still moves only in those coordinates and doesn't fly up?
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XNA 4.0: 2D Camera Y and X are going in wrong direction

I asked this question on stackoverflow but assumed this might be a better area to ask it as well for a more informed answer. My problem is that I am trying to create a camera class and have it so ...