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

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Rotate Object Towards Direction in 2D

For my RTS game's physics engine, I'm trying to find out a clever way to make a unit face the direction it's moving in. Given a Vector2d direction of movement (its normalized velocity), how can I ...
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Geometry design and buffers

I'm making some tests with rendering stuff and I'm wondering how to design my Geometry class. For the moment, here is how I do: Init: Stock array with positions, array with colors, array with ...
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which quarter of a triangle the point is in

I've got a world made out of squares. The square are devided in four triangles like this: The corners have their heights stored in a 2D array and the center height is the average of the corners. To ...
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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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“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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moving in the wrong direction

Solution: To move a unit forward: forward = Quaternion(0,0,0,1) rotation.normalize() # ocassionally ... pos += ((rotation * forward) * rotation.conjugated()).xyz().normalized() * speed I think the ...
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ray polygon intersection

Hi, I am looking for an elegant way to do ray and polygon intersections in 2d. I don't care about languages. Now what I'm doing is taking a line that lies on the ray (with a screen length) and ...
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Calculate path of laser beam?

Lets say we have a laser beam emitter that has a position and an angle (in a 2D world to simplify things). The laser emitted from that emitter will start at that position, and continue heading in the ...
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How could we use trigonometry for moving around a 3D World?

Well I have a question about geometry and 3-Dimensional player movement in general. I'm using Java, OpenGL and LWJGL. This is basically what I got: currentFrontSpeed: Is a float that contains the ...
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Rotate coordinates back after rotating game context (geometry)

To achieve something similar to the image below using HTML5 canvas one can simply write the following: var TO_RADIANS = 0.0174532925; context.translate(30, 20); context.rotate(30 * TO_RADIANS); ...
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Calculate land center on grid

I have a grid based game. The main map is 2d array with land ids, something like this (here are 2 lands on the map, one formed where the 1's are and one formed by where the 2's are): [ 1 , 2 , 2 ] [ ...
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Is there a way of moving the transform of an object relative to it's geometry

I have a number of objects (mostly prefabs) that have their transform origin in inconvienient places such as about 1 unit to the left of the actual geometry or somewhere inside an object where it's ...
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Outline of plane slice of arbitrary object

How would you extract the outline of a shape from slicing a plane through an arbitrary object? Note: This is related to my Unity Answers question, but not exactly the same.
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Moving OBB vs. triangle intersection test

Requirements: to write a test function that, given a moving OBB (oriented bounding box) and a triangle, returns true whenever the OBB hits the triangle. The OBB is described by its half extents (h1, ...
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How can i calculate that normal lays in same part of plane with point?

I.e. n0 for A and n1 for B. Plane divided by plane CD.
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Formula to measure uv-mapping distortion

Does anyone know a simple way of calculating (offline) the amount a texture is distorted when mapped to a triangle like the following? Vertex Position UV Coordinates A (Ax, Ay, Az) ...
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How to calculate “real” distance between cursor and away object?

I don't really know how to formulate the title, but the problem is the following: I'm using a scripting language called "SQF" which has been created by a company named "Bohemia Interactive" (no, I do ...
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Picking a local origin as the centroid of given three points in 3D

Given three points non-collinear P, Q, R in 3D, I need a generic method to generate x', y', z' unit vectors that behave like origin of local coordinate system. x' and y' vectos should be on the plane ...
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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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How to linearly blend between multiple points, deviating from a default point?

I have a set of 3D points that I need to "blend" between. Lets say I have points [A,B,C] and I have the amount I want to blend each as [0.5, 0.2, 0.8], how can I blend between these points with the ...
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“LNK2001: unresolved external symbol” when trying to build my program

I get the following error(s) on my program that captures the mouse and then draws a line. Errors: 1>------ Build started: Project: Capture_Mouse_Line, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------ 1> ...
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applying rotation and speed to move user

My player has a position (vec3), rotation (quaternion) and speed. I have a fixed time step. At each tick, I work out from key-state etc what rotation and speed adjustments to make. How do I now ...
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Minimap Around Perimeter of Screen, Code Provided

What I'm essentially trying to do is what a lot of FPS's nowadays do in regards to their HUD. When an objective is off-screen, a small icon / symbol is shown on the perimeter of the screen, basically ...
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Partial recalculation of visibility on a 2D uniform grid

Problem Imagine that we have a 2D uniform grid of dimensions N x N. For this grid we have also pre-computed a visibility look-up table, e.g. with DDA, which answers the boolean query is cell X visible ...
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How do I rotate a segment + normal so that the normal is (0,-1) and the segment is now axis aligned

I have an arbitrary line segment, which may or may not be axis aligned along with its normal eg: Segment(Coord(-1,-1), Coord(1,1), Coord(-1, 1).normalize) which represents a line segment with a 45 ...
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exact point on a rotating sphere

I have a sphere that represents the Earth textured with real pictures. It's rotating around the x axis, and when user click down it has to show me the exact place he clicked on. For example if he ...
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How to generate tangent and binormal(bitangent) of a triangle polygon mesh

I am currently using FBX sdk to acquire mesh information from obj and fbx files. However, not all meshes contain tangent and binormal(bitangent) information so I have to use the method ...
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Drawing shapes within a rectangle area

I am working on a Objective-c project where I need to draw multiple rectangle shapes inside a rectangle area like the attached image. Basically calculating CGPoints inside the CGRect. Thanks in ...
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Project 2d click/touch onto 3d plane

I have a 3d scene that contains an infinite plane that is NOT parallel to the camera (so every screen coordinate corresponds to a point on this plane- in other words, there are no possible invalid ...
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boost/geometry replacement in Java/for the JVM (Destructable Box2D terrain)

I'd like to reimplement https://github.com/seemk/DestructibleBox2D in Java. The main problem is finding an adequate replacement for the boost/geometry library. Any ideas?
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3D Picking: Doesn't Work Consistently

I'm trying to implement a 3D picking function that at the moment simply calculates the ray being sent from the camera after the user clicks the mouse on the window. It kind of works well when the ...
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Making a node map with PNG alpha channels

I currently creating a 2d game that requires the usage of boats that travel from one country to another. The countries are individual objects with there own png. Nehow I've got the original map of the ...
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Taking a 2D slice of a 3D volume

I have a regular 3D polygon and I'd like to display 2D slices of it. What is the best way to achieve this? (Preferrably in OpenGL, but a general algorithm/tecnique would be good as well). I've ...
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Rotating between two coordinate frames

I have two coordinate frames, A and B. I want to create the rotation matrix RAB which takes you from A to B. A is a right-handed system, and B is a left-handed system. Furthermore, after moving from a ...
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Collision Detection algorithm using Line Detection

For a 2D physics sandbox I am working on, I need a way of detecting detecting a collision using lines. This sandbox uses a class called Particle, which has a x and a y (stored as a struct called ...
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Fat geometry shader

I've seen this video: all the geometry seems to grow and become fat. Nice effect. I'm just approaching the shader matter, and I'm still have to learn a lot about how to change geometry via shaders. ...
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How does collision detection work? [duplicate]

I was curious on how hit collision works in games. I know there is a simple method that gives every object in a 2D or 3D world a recengular hitbox that makes it easy to detect a collision, but when ...
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Calculation technique for 2D inertia tensors?

Just wondering what the techniques are out there. It's only 2D so I figured there'd be a good chance for there to be a "one size fits all" solution out there that's essentially an analytical solution. ...
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Given seams, how do I unfold a mesh?

If a user marks a seam on a mesh, how do 3D modelling programs (like Blender or Maya) unfold the mesh on to a 2D surface? I can only find papers trying to automate the seaming for you. Given ...
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Calculating the center of a turning circle

I'm trying to understand how to calculate the midpoint of a turning circle. In the attached picture, my unit is at location U. I want to compute the trajectory of the unit as it turns toward 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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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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DirectX 11, using Tessellation & Geometry shader in a single pass

Before all, sorry for my poor english ! With DirectX 11, i'm trying to create a random map full with GPU. Using Hull shader stage, I'm managing LOD with tessellation. Using Domain shader stage, I'm ...
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Easy way to project point onto triangle (or plane)

I have a mesh of triangles (navigation mesh), and a point in 3d space. This point should be "over" one of the triangles all the times. I'm trying to determine which triangle is the one the point is ...
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Drawbacks for using only quads for model geometry [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do game engines convert models to triangles compared to keeping it as four side polygon What are the main drawbacks for using "only" quads for model geometry? Does ...
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How to generate a rotation matrix or a quaternion (properly rotated in regards to texture coordinates) for each triangle of a mesh?

I'm trying to build a uniform grid made of 3D points over the surface of an arbitrary mesh (we have texture-coordinates for each vertex...) Or to reformulate: imagine a mesh textured with a texture ...
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Help with drawing a polygon with N sides [closed]

I am at university on my games development, and I have been given work to fill in an empty pixel plotter program using the methods they have supplied for it to teach us the algorithms used in 2 ...
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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 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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chasing , zone range

here is an image show what I am gonna to do in my XNA game , I want to check if the player is inside zone range and if yes then attack the player , I tried to do this using checking ray but it's odd ...