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

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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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How can I achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect like this?

I am trying to achieve a pseudo-3D camera effect similar to this: I have gotten the following results using a 3D camera and billboards: I am now running into the following problems: In the ...
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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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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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Extract smaller frustum from camera frustum?

Background: I was thinking of implementing multiselection by performing a frustum culling on a sub-part of the screen. Problem: Given total screensize, a rectangle on the screen (pos, size), and ...
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WebGL (three.js) - rendering object behind camera far plane

I need to have one object that is always visible/rendered (a lens flare, to be exact). I don't want to set the camera far plane to the maximum possible distance between camera and the sun (performance ...
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Matching the 3ds max camera view in my game 1:1

I want to match 1:1 the 3ds max camera render with my 3d engine (DirectX 11, C++). I believe that my mesh exporter (coded with MaxScript) works fine, I see the right shapes. But something about the ...
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How to mirror flip animation curves in Unity?

I have a animation that moves my camera from left to right. Now I'd like to copy it with 'mirror' transformation so I can use it to move from right to left. Is it possible to do it using script or ...
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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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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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Processing - implement a first person camera?

First off, I'm sorry if there are duplicates of this. I did an extensive Google search but was unable to find anything that made sense to me. (I am new to 3D rendering and such.) I want to make a ...
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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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Rotate camera keeping player not in the middle

Here I have a 2D top down game. Currently the camera is set on the player position. The player constantly points to mouse position. I want to modify this setup having the camera to be set slightly ...
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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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Motion Blur (as per GPU gems article) only considers camera rotation, not translation

I am following this article and have implemented it exactly as described: http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems3/gpugems3_ch27.html The problem is that things are only blurred when the camera is ...
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Why doesn't my game start in landscape mode?

I want my game to run on all Android devices in LANDSCAPE_FIXED mode, but this mode works only for some screen resolutions. PORTRAIT_FIXED works well for all devices. I'm testing this on and emulator. ...
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Camera Movement Smoothing

I am trying to smooth a camera I create in my game, but I can't seem to find a way to actually do this correctly. What I have : //Calculate the "current" Forward vector var cameraForward = ...
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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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Camera movement constrained to pixel boundaries

So a friend and me, we are currently making a game in C# using XNA. We are trying to get the camera to move in full pixel motion, but we just don't get it right. This concept is hard to explain, but ...
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How do I efficiently determine what objects are visible to a camera?

I want to call the rendering methods of only the game objects that are visible. How can I efficiently determine which objects or tiles are within the camera's rendered region?
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First Person Camera Target

I have a camera at position P, and a normalized direction vector D (where the camera is facing). I want the target of the camera to be 5 units forward from the position. Here's my attempt: F = (0, 0, ...
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Camera.WorldToScreenPoint not working with perspective

transform.position = Camera.main.WorldToScreenPoint( new Vector3( origin.position.x, origin.position.y, origin.position.z ) ); I have this code on a Unity 4.6 UI object. The origin is some transform ...
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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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2D game with angled top-down camera perspective [closed]

I want to create a game similar to binding of isaac, a slightly angled top-down 2D game. In binding of isaac, the character moves and shoots along a 4-way path, so when he is shooting towards East, ...
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Backround turning, follow the character

In my Unity2d-platformer, I need background to follow the character, so I just attach it. And when character turn left from right (or right-to-left), background turn too. How can I make my ...
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Aligning Camera to Rectangle

I'm working on a game in Java, and I'm having some trouble with finding the correct camera position. I've already made a Rectangle that shows exactly where I want the camera to be, and at what scale: ...
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Problematic cameraposition (Eye = (0,0,0), at=(0,-2,0) and up = (0,1,0))?

I am taking a course in computergraphics and we talk a lot about OpenGL and the math you need to do everything OpenGL does "by hand". A Question which was asked in an old exam (I am preparing at the ...
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Fixed background on a SurfaceView

I'm currently working on a top-down twin-stick shooter for Android. I've got my player moving around and shooting, but I'm looking to add a large Bitmap background which is larger than the device ...
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how to fix the character flip when using orthographic camer libgdx

i used orthographic camera to follow the character(player) but the problem that is my character is flipped there is no tutorials on how to fix this please help as fast as possible here is my create ...
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libgdx - Box2d debug draw not correct

I have a problem where the bodies in my debug draw does not draw correctly, take a look: As you can see, there is some space between the dynamic body and the ground. I have checked the contact ...
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LibGDX keep camera within bounds of TiledMap

I have a simple TiledMap which I can render fine. I have a player hopping (with Box2D) around and my camera follows the player around: cam.position.set( player.position().x * Game.PPM + ...
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How to compute the forward facing direction from three angles and then translate along it?

Given: float yaw, pitch, roll; How does one compute the forward direction: vec3 forward = computeForwardFromEulers(yaw, pitch, roll); Next, I would like to use this information to translate an ...
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Distortion problem with perspective projection

For various reasons – partly educational, partly technical – I'm writing a 3D game engine from scratch, using OpenGL 3.0; aiming for Core Profile, eventually, so of course I'm using a custom matrix ...
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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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Sprites and Box2d

I'm starting to see how box2d works now, except I dont know how to scale the screen to diffrent screen sizes and how i can convert Sprite sizes to box2d units. I know box2d uses meters and such, but ...
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3D Translations relative to 3D Rotations

I'm trying to program camera movement to be relative to camera rotation. (Forward is always forward, regardless of pitch, yaw, and roll) I want to be able to move forward, backward, left, right, up, ...
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Display problems with iPhone4s and Unity

I'm having an issue with the screen on iPhone4s. I calibrated the camera's viewport size depending on the screen resolution. This has given me buggy results on the 4s since ther e is a black stripe of ...
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Does the on-screen size of object change with the direction of camera?

I'm reading the following document, and on page 3 it says: The first thing to notice is that the desired projection on the screen does not change with view direction. That is, whether the screen is ...
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OpenGL - Arcball camera rotation

I'm implementing arcball camera rotation, whereby a camera is looking at a coordinate and rotates around it in the x-axis or the y-axis such that the camera is circulating around it; the y-axis will ...
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GameObject is only rendered when it has a negative z scale

I have an orthographic camera that looks like this: I create 2d polygonal meshes that have uniform z values in their vertices. I use Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to map these viewpoint vertices to ...
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Mouse position to grid position not working

I have a function which converts my mouse position to grid position in the game but it is not working properly... its slightly off. I have two functions - one which converts from grid to screen ...
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LibGDX camera position shifted on movement

I'm programming a game with LibGDX and Box2D and I want my camera to follow my player. But as I zoom in (because Box2Ds metric system, using camera.zoom = x) the camera is shifted when the player ...
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How do I position a 2D camera in OpenGL?

I can't understand how the camera is working. It's a 2D game, so I'm displaying a game map from (0, 0, 0) to (mapSizeX, 0, mapSizeY). I'm initializing the camera as follow : Camera::Camera(void) : ...
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Is using camera and viewport in Libgdx always necessary?

I understand that camera and viewport are important to keep virtual measurement units and handle different aspect ratios and resolutions when building games with worlds bigger than the screen (e.g. ...
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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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How to set up lights in Libqglviewer?

I decided to use Libqglviewer and the simple camera example to have a basic camera setup and play with fragment shading. I have not much experience in OpenGL but I have made my way through it. I have ...
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How to set “near” value properly?

Usually, the camera's near value is set to sth like 0.1f. However, this (assuming 1.0f = 1 metre) makes everything that's closer than 10 cm from the camera invisible. On the other hand, when working ...