A specific 3D perspective technically defined as having all 3 axes being exactly 120 degrees apart. In early video games, it is often slightly off to account for smoother pixel lines.

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How to code a multi level isometric map?

I have already worked with isometric grids in the past, but in my current project I found an issue I am not sure on how to solve. I am trying to produce something similar to what's in the below screen:...
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Traffic system in isometric game

I would like to create a traffic system in my tile-based isometric game and I would like to ask for some good approaches because I don't have a clue how to begin. Right now I have a tilemap and keep ...
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How can I use a data grid to make an isometric turn based game in GameMaker?

I am making a Hero Quest clone. It is a turn based adventure game with an isometric view point. So far I have been able to turn a 2D map into an isometric view but I believe I need to use a data grid ...
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Box2dMapObjectParser isometric map - bodies have wrong position and size

I'm using Box2dMapObjectParser to load Tiled objects layer onto my IsometricTiledMapRenderer'ed TiledMap. It works OK with a UnitScale of 1 but the position is wrong and some shapes have weird ...
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2D isometric arrow colides with target [duplicate]

I'm not quite up to this stage of development but it has been bugging me. In a 2d isometric game like Diablo 2, how does an arrow know when it has collided with a target? Should I loop through 5-15 ...
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Fastest way to render isometric world with moving entities?

I've got an isometric diamond-shaped world. The world consists of isometric planes like rooms. The walls and floors of the rooms and all obstacles and items in the rooms are isometric entities. So I ...
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Isometric scene in SpriteKit

I tried play with spritekit in isometric grid. But i can't understand how to fix level. import SpriteKit import XCPlayground let view:SKView = SKView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, 1024, 768)) ...
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Convert Mouse Coords into Isometric Tile ID

Using GameMaker Language, I'm basing off their Adavnced Examples. How can i convert the current mouse position into a tile position? The mouse coordinates are 0,0 from top-left This is the function ...
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Using XNA to create an isometric tileset?

In XNA, how can I take any given texture, then render it so that it fits completely into a 64x31 (or 32x15) isometric tile such that it tessellates perfectly? My goal is to give various textures to my ...
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Doing camera shake together with culling isometric tiles

Following this question, I've tried to do camera shake together with culling the tiles to no avail. The base code for camera shake is from this question. This is the code that I tried but failed ...
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Layering with slopes in Unity 2D isometric scene

I'm newer to Unity so bear with me. I'm using Unity2D and so far I have my character up and walking around, colliding properly with his surroundings, and I've implemented an effective "isometric ...
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Color Based Collision Javascript (Cocos2d-js)

Im looking to make an isometric game...so my partner designed the isometric map (jpg image) along with the map objects (png) on adobe ilustrator... so the thing is i would like to set the player path ...
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Isometric rendering code is not rendering correctly

I'm trying to render some tiles in an isometric view, I'm using Java with the Slick2D library. float xoff, yoff; int half = 64; public void render(GameContainer gc, StateBasedGame sbg, Graphics g) ...
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How to handle angles in an isometric game?

I am working on my first isometric game, and I am not sure how to go about angles and rotation. Basically, I want the player's forward movement and rotation to coincide with the isometric angles. I ...
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Isometric Mouse Camera Panning

I am building an isometric game environemnt and i want to be able to pan the camera around the map by holding the right mouse button, can someone talk me through the logic for this please, i have made ...
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Isometric tiles math for 4:3 ratio (64 x 48 pixels)

I've read and tested the code from this article, http://clintbellanger.net/articles/isometric_math/, and also from this Isometric rendering and picking? and I can get the math and tile picking to work ...
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Unregister touch sprite when background scene is zoom and moving

I am new to game development on Android, I use AndEngine framework. I'm developing an application with isometric view, at this time I had problems with touchlistener area on the sprite in the scene ...
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How should I define interaction modes in a strategic game?

I am creating a typical strategic game that gamer can select, deploy and move the game characters (Human mostly) and move or create buildings on its isometric map. These all are going to be done by ...
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Can I use physics in Isometric map based games?

I am trying to use physics in my game which is an isometric map based strategy game that the player deals with a city full of buildings, roads and people in it. I am writing the game with Swift and ...
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How should I set camera in Blender for example to render a sprite which can be used in an isometric map?

I am trying to render some 3D model in blender and use them as a texture sprite in a game which uses Apple’s SpriteKit. I have an isometric map with tiles size : 32 as width and 24 as height, Since I ...
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convert mouse coords to zig-zag isometric

I was wondering, how do I convert mouse coordinates to zig-zag isometric coordinates? I already know how to convert to isometric using the Diamond approach, so I just need to know about the zig-zag ...
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2d pixel art in isometric 3d world

I've been working on an isometric game and I'm using 3d to simplify collisions and also I heard it was just a better idea. My art is 2d sprites, so I've been using billboarding to render them. It ...
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Libgdx texture bleeding in tile map

So I am making a game in Libgdx using an isometric tiled map but when I set the texture filtering of the tiles to linear, black lines show up between all the tiles. This is caused because each tile ...
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Isometric 3D grid - what order do I render elements in the grid?

I'm trying to create a screensaver, so strictly speaking this isn't for developing a game, but the subjects discussed on this SE site are a better match than any of the other sites, and I think the ...
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Isometric Terrain Editor

I am trying to make an isometric terrain editor. My problem is not to do with making isometric graphics or rendering them, rather it is to do with indexing of tiles. Let's say I'm making a hill at ...
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Tiled tilemapper - isometric

I'm attempting to move from oblique mapping (45 degree angles) to isometric (30 degree angles) in Tiled. I made a test tile in Photoshop: Made an isometric map: But my tile appears completely ...
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Static blocks - phaser isometric plugin

I'm creating isometric game like minecraft with phaser engine with rotates isometric plugin and I need colliding with player, but when I turn off physics, blocks is not static. Question: How to ...
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How do I determine the draw order of isometric 2D objects occupying multiple tiles?

My current sorting method works only for objects that occupy 1 tile and fails for multi-tile objects. For examle, the bed in the above picture occupies 1×2 tiles, and the sorting fails. Also that bed ...
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How do I pick tiles from an isometric map with slopes?

I'm looking for a way to convert mouse/screen coordinates to isometric map coordinates, with the addition that the world has slopes and cliffs, and I have to be able to tell which quadrant of the tile ...
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generate box2d bodies from isometric tiled map

I followed the tutorial here to generate box2d bodies from a tiled map and that worked fine.... for orthogonal tiled maps. Unfortunately isometric maps use their own coordinate system where (0, 0) is ...
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How do I convert screen coordinates to isometric tile map coordinates in libGDX using matrices

I know this has been asked many times but my question doesn't quite fit the others. I have an IsometricTiledMap and I need to get the tile under a set of screen X and Y coordinates. Here is a picture ...
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Isometric Tile Selection with rectangular bounding boxes

I am having problems trying to determine which tile I have selected with the mouse. Currently it selects two tiles, rather than one. Producing the following results: My tiles height, is half their ...
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Create an 2d Isometric map with tiles?

I'm creating a 2D Tower Defense game and I want it to be isometric. I'm creating it on the XZ plane in Unity(3D mode). I need the map to be based on tiles so I can seperate the monsters' path and the ...
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Sorting sprite's layers in isometric view

I'm making a strategy game with isometric view and I'm having some problems with deciding which sprite should be drawn first (I'm using SFML 2.2 as graphic library). I'm using std::sort to sort ...
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Isometric vehicle animation

I am working on a medieval isometric RPG in which the player can ride on horses and in horse drawn carriages. The player's movement is not restricted to the common eight directions; he may move in ...
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How do I reverse “Cartesian->Isometric” function?

I'm working on an isometric tile rendering engine and I need to reverse a function I used to translate the Cartesian coordinates into isometric coordinates. I've already written a function for this, ...
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Isometric staggered multi tile buildings

I'm writing a isometric staggered rpg engine and i am at loss to how to make the buildings placement diamond show up. What I mean is i have tile2screen and screen2tile functions and it works ok. I ...
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How to cut isometric objects into 1x1 pieces

I'm building an isometric game, and in the interest of z-order sorting, I'm cutting my entities into pieces that are 1x1. What is a good way to accomplish this in Adobe Illustrator? Here's an example ...
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Project rotated matrix to isometric coordinate

I have a group of soldiers, and each has a vector describing their position in the squad. When the group rotates, I do this math to calculate the desired position of each soldier. var unitPositions : ...
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AStar for isometric game with overlapping walkable areas

We're developing an isometric game that so far has had a single ground level (y = 0) for the avatar to walk on. Pathfinding for this can be solved with a relatively simple 2D AStar tile map. We're ...
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How to deal with two different axes on isometric game?

Hi! Above is a visual of the problem I am having. My game has two different coordinate systems. You have the client, or the canvas, where the game is rendered - a standard coordinate plane; however, I ...
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3D models on 2D background perspective mismatch

we are working on a tactics game, with a hand drawn 2D backgrounds and 3D models moving on them. The game generates a 2D grid placed on a XY plane, with faux isometric tiles (Diamond Grid). I have ...
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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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Why transforming coordinates in dimetric games?

What are the advantages of transforming coords, since you can still render isometric graphs having normal 2D coords?
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How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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Isometric graphics with fake perspective

Diablo 2 is a game with isometric graphics. However, unlike other isometric games, D2 has the option to activate perspective. Obviously, the D2 developers found a clever trick to convincingly fake ...
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How can I generate isometric sprites based on a 3d model? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the following: I'd like to create isometric sprites for a game that I'm currently developing. Rather than asking an artist to draw numerous sprites (which will be quite costly), ...
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Change 2D Angle Into Isometric Angle

i Rendered My Sprite With 72 Angles In Isometric View. Rendered Frame Number 0 And Angle 0 Is When My Sprite Looking Right And And I Rendered My Sprite Every 5 Angle. In My 2D Game My Sprite Moving ...
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Isometric view : what is the right angle to use?

Wikipedia states in an isometric view, all angles must be equal to 120. I am building my assets by making screenshots of some 3D models, so I can get any point of view on them. I tried to capture ...
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Orthographic camera and z-axis in 3D isometric view game

I'm working on a game in Away3d. I'm using an orthographic camera and I'm attempting to simulate an isometric view (the camera has a 37° angle and the y-axis is up/down, x-axis is left/right, and z-...