A branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.

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Explain this line segment intersection code

I've been reading this article on pathfinding over polygon meshes using line-of-sight, and in the article are several code snippets. One of them, the one I'm trying to understand, is a simple function ...
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XY Location scaling with varying density screens

I have a phone with resolution H=1280,W=720,Density=2 I have a tablet with resolution H=1216,W=800,Density=1.331 I drew a rectangle on my phone with corners Left,Top (-1.6,1.55), Right,Bottom ...
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Equation / formula to determine an objects position on an ellipitcal path

I'm making a space game, as such I need objects to follow an elliptical path (orbit). I've worked out how to calculate all the important aspects of my orbits, the only remaining thing is how to have ...
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Tessellation vs Geometry Shader

Correct me if I'm wrong, but both the Geometry Shader and the Tessellation Shader jobs are to generate vertices in the Graphic Pipeline. What I would like to know is how they are different and when ...
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Reflection velocity

I'm trying to get a moving circular object to bounce (elastically) off of an immovable circular object. Am I doing this right? (The results look right, but I hate to trust that alone, and I can't ...
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Is there a 3D equivalent of hex tile maps?

Probably the biggest advantage of a hex-based versus square-based map tiling is that the center of each hex has the same distance to all its neighboring hexes. Is there a similar shape that tiles this ...
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How do you make a bullet ricochet off a vertical wall?

First things first. I am using C# with XNA. My game is top-down and the player can shoot bullets. I've managed to get the bullets to ricochet correctly off horizontal walls. Yet, despite using similar ...
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Sphere-Sphere intersection and Circle-Sphere intersection

I have code for circle-circle intersection. But I need to expand it to 3-D. How do I calculate: Radius and center of the intersection circle of two spheres Points of the intersection of a sphere ...
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Find the next cell in a grid from a point and direction

I'm trying to solve a very simple problem but I'm unable to come-up with an efficient solution so far. What I'm really trying to do is voxelize triangles in a three dimensional environment but I'll ...
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Connecting two arbitrary points with 2 lines

DEFINITIONS: Any "Point (x, y)" mentioned below is really the bottom left coordinates of a 1 unit by 1 unit rectangle. A "Line" is a defined as a rectangle that is either 1 unit tall and 1 unit or ...
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Throwing a ball and estimating its path using a Physics engine

The problem: A player entity wishes to throw a ball from a known position with a known initial velocity. The surrounding environment contains physical objects that can alter the trajectory of the ...
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How can I find the largest sphere that fits inside a frustum?

How do you find the largest sphere that you can draw in perspective? Viewed from the top, it'd be this: Added: on the frustum on the right, I've marked four points I think we know something about. ...
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Calculate diameter of sphere large enough to encompasss a frustum

I'm attempting to speed up box-to-box collision checks by first testing if two spheres large enough to encompass each (respectively) would collide (because I'm using separating axis theorem and it's ...
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Find closest point from an origin, in a mesh

I want to do something similar to a raycast. With a raycast, you can set an origin and a destiny, and check where the ray collides with something but only with a line. What I want to do, is given an ...
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Converting between Spiral Honeycomb Mosaic and axial hex coordinates

There seems to be quite a lot of logic in dealing with hexagonal grids using a system of axial coordinates like the one described here. In doing some reading about hex grids, though, I ran across the ...
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Moving an object toward another object on sphere knowing their quaternions

I have a sphere centered in world origin. On the sphere surface I have two objects and I know their quaternions (rotation around sphere). Currently my movement works on Vector2 inputs (cannot change ...
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How can I test if a point is behind a polygon in 2D?

In order to improve the performance of my visibility graph generator I am trying to figure out the following. Given the image below; is there a way to find out if a point is 'behind' the polygon? For ...
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How can I project a 3D point onto a 3D line?

Let's say I have a line defined by two points, A and B, both in the form (x, y, z). These points represent a line in 3D space. I also have a point P, defined in the same format, that isn't on the ...
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Rasterizing euclidean planes

I'd like to visualize a BSP tree. To do this, I need to project an arbitrary euclidean plane onto a projection plane. I was thinking about calculating the intersections of the plane with the viewing ...
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How do I make a curved surface out of rectangular blocks?

For a Peggle-like game, I want to make blocks that follow a curve, like this: The blocks would then disappear as the ball hits them. I managed to draw some horizontally, but I'm having trouble ...
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Best method for selecting points from a point set - path distance

having a big set of points and a polygonal path what is the best way to select a set of points that are at a certain distance or smaller from the path? Or do I need to iterate thru all points on each ...
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Java Angle Math: Calculate how near the player looks to an entity [duplicate]

I am programming a Minecraft Bukkit plugin and need a way to calculate an input number from 0 to 360 for displaying a custom compass / radar. So if the player directly looks at the object (shouldn't ...
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Calculate shadow map to overlay hidden line-of-sight things in 2d?

Given a 2D sideview with even-sized grid squares and our hero in a known center-ish position like this ... and imagining this hero's line of sight like this... how could one get the point values ...
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Convert atan2 value to standard 360-degree-system value [duplicate]

Lets say I'm using atan2 to get the angle between two vectors. atan2 gives a value in radians. I convert it to degrees using a built in function in Java. This gives me a value between 0 and 180 ...
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How does atan2 work when getting angle of a vector?

I know that atan2 gives me the absolute angle of any vector. But it doesn't give a value from 0 to 360 degrees. Instead, it gives a value (if I'm not mistaken), between 0 and 180, or between 0 and ...
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Using atan2 to calculate angle between two vectors

I understand that: atan2(vector.y, vector.x) = the angle between the vector and the X axis. But I wanted to know how to get the angle between two vectors using atan2. So I came across this solution: ...
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How do I use the dot product to get an angle between two vectors?

I am learning to use normalized vectors in my games. I've learned that in order to know the angle between two vectors, I can use the dot product. This gives me a value between -1 and 1, where 1 ...
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How to move an object along a vector

Let's say I got an object A and object B in a 2D game. I create a vector leading from A to B. It's name is AB. How can I make A move along the vector AB and reach B? One way I was thinking of doing ...
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Are the first three values that describe a 3D plane actually a 3D vector?

A 3d plane is typically defined as a,b,c,d. Are a,b,c actually the x,y,z coordinates of a 3d vector, with d defining the rotation of the plane, something like axis-angle rotation data?
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map the section of a procedurally generated surface on a plane

I'll try to be as clearer as I can. I have a surface on a 3D space which is not flat, it has hills and depths. My goal would be intersect it with a plane so that I can map the section of the surface ...
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How do I compute the point of a triangle-ray intersection?

I have a line (the direction vector of the player) and a triangle representing the face of a model (so composed of 3 points). I can't find the mathematical operation to check if that vector is ...
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2d grappling hook for platformer?

What are the options and mechanics for creating a grappling hook in a 2D game? In the prototype for this feature, the person runs around in a platformer world and can throw the hook at any wall, ...
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How can I compute the movement of an object along a parabola?

I am working on a simple 2D game. In the game, I have a 'robot' that throws a ball towards another robot, in the shape of a parabola. Both 'robots' have the same Y coordinate. The program knows the ...
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How to modify normal vectors with a tranformation matrix

Transformation is quite simple when it comes to Position or Color of the vertex, for Position just multiply matrix * vector and for color just don't do anything, but my question now is: How to handle ...
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Using Geometric Slerp to move Camera

I'm writing a program in C++ using OpenGL and GLM; I'm trying to get my camera to follow my car. So far it successfully follows it around the screen, but I'm having trouble adjusting the Camera's ...
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How can I draw a quad in wireframe with modern OpenGL, without rendering the interior bisecting edge?

I want to draw a quad (not two triangles). I actually know that triangles are faster, as I answered this question. But let's say I am building a 3D modeling tool. It makes sense to draw a quad for ...
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Spherical coordinate from cartesian coordinate

I am implementing a type for Ogre 3D rendering engine to provide spherical coordinates. So far everything is working fine, until I try to build spherical coordinates from a cartesian vector. Here is ...
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Allowing a player to walk up and down slopes without resistance

I am trying to implement a platformer where both the player and the level are made up of arbitary polygons. One requirement is that the player can stand still on slopes, and walk up and down them ...
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How does Unity3D lower an imported .obj vertex count?

I have a question regarding how Unity3D handles importing of .obj files. I'm importing this teapot: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/graphics/classes/6.837/F03/models/teapot.obj The number of vertices ...
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How to generate AABB, OBB & Sphere from polygon soup

How can I generate AABB, OOBB and Sphere from a polygon soup, where the bounding volumes are defined as follows: AABB should be specified by min(x,y,z) max(x,y,z) OOBB should be specified by ...
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Generating geometry when using VBO

Currently I am working on a project in which I generate geometry based on the players movement. A glorified very long trail, composed of quads. I am doing this by storing a STD::Vector, and removing ...
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“Walking” along a rotating surface in LimeJS

I'm trying to have a character walk along a plank (a long, thin rectangle) that works like a seesaw, being rotated around a central point by box2d physics (falling objects). I want the left and right ...
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How can I find a position between 4 vertices in a fragment shader?

I'm creating a shader with SharpDX (DirectX11 in C#) that takes a segment (2 points) from the output of a Vertex Shader and then passes them to a Geometry Shader, which converts this line into a ...
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a flexible data structure for geometries

What data structure would you use to represent meshes that are to be altered (e.g. adding or removing new faces, vertices and edges), and that have to be "studied" in different ways (e.g. finding all ...
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Why is there high performance hit with many meshes?

I am currently reading upon Geometry Instancing, as I want to render a lot of animatable objects on the screen. However I have come to a more fundamental question first: Why do I even need to use it? ...
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How to determine the point of intersection of two lines? [closed]

I have two lines say P1( 0, -1, 0, -1 ) and P2( -1, 0, 0, -1 ). Since I'm working in 2D, there is no Z component. The x,y,z components are normals and the w component is the distance from origin. I am ...
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GL_TRIANGLE_ADJACENCY and glDrawElements

So I've not been able to find much online about how data should be stored for triangle adjacency. Currently I calculate my adjacent using half-edges (mention in an answer here). But do I store this ...
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Decomposing a collision grid into a set of boxes

I'm looking for a decent algorithm to decompose a collision grid (e.g. bool[w,h])... ...into a non-overlapping set of boxes (e.g. List<Rectangle>). The solution does not have to be the ...
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Batching and performances

I'm trying to understand batching and I'm not sure to understand how to do that, can I have more informations please? Here is what I found for the moment: Batching informations There is many types ...
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World Bounds - (0, Size) or (-HalfSize, HalfSize)?

When creating a game space in which to move, draw and collide objects, is it better to have the (0,0) point, or the (0,0,0) point, be in the very center of your space, such that the bounds of the ...