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

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Angled topdown perspective camera for 2.5d game

I have a 2d tile based game created using Unity's 2d tools and orthographic camera: The tiles are created by programmatically generating a mesh, assigning a texture to each pair of triangles, and ...
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How do I determine the look-at vector of a free-look camera?

I'm trying to create a free-look camera with DirectX 10. I've figured out how to get the directions for forward and back and left to right. However, I don't know how to rotate the look-at vector of ...
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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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Set new forward directions based on camera position

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. When I look at the back of the player and press forward, player goes forward. Then I rotate 360 around the player and "forward ...
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Change players state and controls in-game

I'm using Unity 3D Let's say the player is an ice cube. You control it like a normal player. On press of a button, ice transforms (with animation) into water. You control it completely different than ...
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Move camera from wherever camera is to pinned point

So, I need to switch/ move/ animate camera from point X (not point A,as I don't know where the camera is at that momemnt) to point B (place where you want your camera to move). This is for ...
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Mouse interface for 3d environment with camera [closed]

I'm programming a 3d environment with a camera, and need to decide what the mouse will do. There are several possibilities e.g. Rotate the camera Move the camera Move an object Rotate the ...
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Why do camera's aspect ratio look good on computer but not on Android devices?

I'm developing a game for Android devices and I have a script that solves the aspect-ratio problem for computer screens but not for my intended target platform. It looks perfect on computer, even when ...
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Phaser / PIXI: World size vs. Stage size

I am using Phaser to build a "zoomable / pannable" 2D galaxy with the intended functionality being that the player's home planet is always in the middle of the World coordinates. I have a problem ...
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LWJGL: Camera distance from image plane?

Let me paste some code before I ask the question... public static void createWindow(int[] args) { try { Display.setFullscreen(false); DisplayMode d[] = ...
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Libgdx 2D Game, Random generated World of random size, how to get mouse coordinates?

I'm a noob and English is not my mothertongue, so please bear with me! I'm generating a map for a Sidescroller out of a 2D-array. That is, the array holds different values and I create blocks based ...
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Java: Camera Rendering

Which is the best way to detect whenever an object or tile is inside the Camera Range so I can draw it? With "best" I mean more efficient, and quicker. Thanks
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How do I output a webcam stream to a 2D canvas with SharpDX in C#?

I'm writing an application for the Oculus Rift using the SharpOVR library to access HMD position data. I decided it is reasonable to use SharpDX to also output webcamera streams. Unfortunately, all ...
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How to implement camera pan like in Maya?

I am trying to implement camera pan like the one in Maya. I've got it almost working. The problem is that the mouse cursor is moving faster than the 3d mesh (in fact I am moving the camera but I ...
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How can I make my player move in the direction the camera faces?

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. My problem is that wherever camera is facing, players forward is always the same direction. For example when camera is facing the right ...
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FPS camera specification

I remember I once composed a FPS viewing transformation, as a composition of 3 rotations, each with an angle as a parameter. The first angle specified the left/right rotation around the y-axis, the ...
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How can I calculate the visible area of my camera in world space and take zoom into account?

I am trying to get the bounds from an orthographic camera in Unity which take into account the current orthographic size (zoom). I thought that I could use the cameraToWorldMatrix to transform 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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Incomplete mesh using DrawIndexedPrimitives after rotating mesh

Through help on this site I was able to draw the triangles of an unrotated, nonscaled nontransformed mesh created in Blender and exported to OBJ, accurately imported through Assimp and rendered in XNA ...
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Camera movement and threshold not working

I have a platformer that is in progress, part of this has a camera which I only want to move when the character moves out of a certain threshold, to try to accomplish this I have the following if ...
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Computing Field-of-View from window dimensions

I'm looking into computing the vertical Field-of-View (FOVy) based on the projection parameters of my camera. From this source, I've found an equation that seems to work. float ...
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Game Maker: How do I make a score display move with the view?

I have drawn everything needed to the screen including a HUD for the score, but I have my room set to follow my player: When the camera follows the player, the score HUD stays doesn't scroll with him! ...
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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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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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Camera rotation issue Libgdx

I have a OrthographicCamera and I want to rotate 90° it, but when I rotate it seems to be shifted more to the right. Before rotation: http://postimg.org/image/tc9jpq9zr/ After ...
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XNA: Camera's Rotation and Translation matrices seem to interfere with each other

I've been following the guide here for how to create a custom 2D camera in XNA. It works great, I've implemented it before, but for some reason, the matrix math is throwing me off. public sealed ...
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Lock mouse in center of screen, and still use to move camera Unity

I am making a program from 1st person point of view. I would like the camera to be moved using the mouse, preferably using simple code, like from XNA var center = this.Window.ClientBounds; ...
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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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openGL Camera setup for Zoom in/out centered at point under cursor

I am trying to implement a zoom in/out navigation mode in a openGL 3dViewer. I was able to implement zoom functionality centered at screen center just by moving eye towards the center in perspective ...
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How do I change the relative origins of a Box2D World and a TiledMap in Libgdx?

I'm playing around with Box2D and TiledMaps and I've come across this minor annoyance. As you can see, both Box2D and TiledMap render at the center of the screen. This forces me to compensate by ...
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What are some good methods of implementing RTS-style Box selection?

I'm scouting around for different methods of implementing a typical RTS box selection. This is for 3D game - so I'm looking for methods for finding units within selection box in 3D world. Here is a ...
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Problem with sprite direction and rotation

I have a sprite called Tool that moves with a speed represented as a float and in a direction represented as a Vector2. When I click the mouse on the screen the sprite change its direction and starts ...
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Rotating a view of a chunked 2d tilemap

I'm working on a top-down (oblique) tile-based engine. I would like for the tiles to have a definable height in the world, with Characters being occluded by them, etc. This has led to a desire to be ...
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different screens and cropping problem

I have an image that look like this in unity: but in my htc desire 500 mobile phone look like this, even in my tablet: it crops a lot. In landscape mode it is better but i have the same problem. ...
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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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Doing a turntable camera animation on a world matrix rather than view matrix

I have a camera class that contains a 4x4 view matrix as a member variable. Most of my camera controls work fine when doing them directly on the view matrix. In an attempt to unify all of my scene ...
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Orthographic Camera and Raycasting in Three.js

I'm working on a test project porting a simple game from iOS to Javascript. I've got the orthographic camera working and it can view the objects in the scene and move up and down the tower of meshes ...
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Setting up a camera to make the world look large

I am attempting to configure my camera to give the impression of a normal sized player in a giant room. Since units are arbitrary, I figured this should be possible (despite the fact that the room is ...
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Add terrain collision and fix axis of camera

I made 3rd person camera script which works ok but needs few tweaks which I don't know how to fix. I'm using controller/ joystick. -Firstly, camera has this issue: when I look at the back of the ...
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“Pixel-perfect” camera positioning in 2d game

I am writing a 2d game using LibGDX. The view to the game world is top-down. The game shows a grid of lines, which looks nice when the camera is at its initial position (0,0). The problem is now that ...
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Creating a seamlessly looping 2D multiplayer level?

A discussion came up recently about how to create a 2D side-scrolling multiplayer game that can have an looping level design (Think of Starbound and how their worlds are looping). I thought the ...
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how do I know what blocks to draw in a lightweight Minecraft style game [duplicate]

I am creating a lightweight minecraft style test game in C++ using opengl es. I have come upon a problem while planning it though - what is the most efficient way to render blocks? I know about back ...
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changing camera's reference point position by a keyboard event

I would like to change the camera's reference point position using gluLookAt. I would like that it changes when I press for exemle 'a'. I tried with: void VueOpenGL::Paint(wxPaintEvent&){ ...
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Unity game view differs from scene view?

I have an issue in which Unity is not showing the Game view in accordance to that of my Main camera despite setting them up as such in the photos. Would appreciate if someone could tell me where I ...
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2D Orthographic camera movement clamp in any orthographic size

I have a problem, which i currently can't figure out how to solve. I am trying to calculate a clamp value for world coordinates which have to respect any camera orthographic size.I bought an image ...
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Camera controller in a 2d platformer

I'm basically bumming around using Unity's 2D creation tools, and I've managed to create a little platformer physics demo. There's a lot of work to be done, but I've got basic movement down, some ...
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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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Generating transformation matrix for 2D camera with pan/zoom/rotate

Question How do you implement a camera with pan/zoom/rotation for a 2d game? Is it acceptable to multiply together a series of transformation matrixes to generate a final transformation matrix that ...
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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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TiledMap not drawing completely [closed]

While attempting to constrain camera scrolling to within the TiledMap I discovered that it seems the renderer for the map is not drawing the entire map. The map is 1600x960px so one would assume the ...