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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Isometric screen to 3D world coordinates efficiently

Been having a difficult time transforming 2D screen coordinates to 3D isometric space. This is the situation where I am working in 3D but I have an orthographic camera. Then my camera is positioned at ...
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Libgdx - IsometricTiledMapRenderer and light shading

I am wondering if there is any way to simulate light shading in Libgdx using an IsometricTiledMapRenderer. Here is my code to draw an isometric map, it's able to be moved around with the mouse and ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I reverse this 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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Are there conventional 2D isometric axis directions?

I'm making a 2D isometric game, but now that I gotta decide which direction X and Y increase, I think it would be best to consider the common practice. In which directions do each of the axes usually ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Drawing isometric walls

I'm having some trouble with isometric walls. I'm drawing isometric floor tiles using the back to front rendering method, and it works fine. I also keep my floor tiles lined up properly in a nice ...
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How to calculate whether a cuboids face edge is infront of or behind another for sorting

I'm building an isometric game, I want to position and sort objects in a particular way. All my entities have 3d bounds which determines their cuboid, looking my example, a different edge is used to ...
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How do I use tiles and sprites together in an isometric scene?

I'm trying to write a 2D isometric scene. Rendering order is complex, since both tilemaps and sprites are different concepts. Rendering one of the 2 before the other will draw the scene incorrectly. ...
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Units, Layers, and Isometric Ordering

I'm currently using LibGDX and Tiled map editor to render isometric maps. I'm having a two related difficulties. The first issue is, when do I render units that will end up changing position often ...
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IsoMetric Map draw: sort with Topological Sort, Z-Buffer and anchor point

I'm writing an IsoMetric renderer for my html5 isometric game. The isometric renderer should be able to render objects with floating point coordinates. DEMO: http://matt93.altervista.org/game/ ...
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How to extend Tiled and Cocos2d to create an Isometric map that supports elevation

I've been looking and looking and looking, and I cannot seem to find a solution out there for making a game that uses cocos2d and Tiled to make an isometric map that supports elevation. I am not ...
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Drawing entities in an isometric engine

I am having some problems drawing my entities in an isometric map. Tiles are drawn using Painter's algorithm to do the z-sorting which works great for the tiles alone. Entities are parented to a ...
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3D isometric depth sorting

How is it possible to depth sort tiles and objects in an isometric environments without any limitations? I've been researching this for a while now and there seems to be no publicly available answers ...
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Tile based isometric depth sorting on different size objects.

I am creating a tile based isometric game. The problem we are having is with depth sorting, we tried a lot of methods but none work. They all do a great job but its not perfect, they seem to bug ...
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Back to front drawing in an Unorginized array of tiles

I have an Array of tiles in no particular order. How would I do a isometric back to front rendering on it? Do I HAVE to order it?
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Best technique for drawing isometric tiles

I'm thinking about making a simple isometric game with HTML5 Canvas, and wondering what's the fastest way to render the tiles. Since the tiles are diamond shaped, but drawImage draws rectangles, I ...
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Isometric Tile maps in Cocos2d-x [closed]

Is there an specific isometric tile map handler in cocos2d-x? I can't find any.
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How to approach players beeing overlapped by high isometric tiles?

I'm making a browser game wich is based on PHP, MySQL and Javascript. It has an isometric world where the player can move and see other players/NPCs. But if a tile in the foreground is so high that it ...
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Sort Polygons in order - not working?

I'm fairly new to programming in a 3d world. I'm trying to create a canvas where all the objects are drawn in order of furthest-to-closest and from bottom to top - so they don't overlap each other, ...
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How do I determine the draw order in an isometric view flash game?

This is for a flash game, with isometric view. I need to know how to sort object so that there is no need for z-buffer checking when drawing. This might seem easy but there is another restriction, a ...
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isometric drawing order with larger than single tile images - drawing order algorithm?

I have an isometric map over which I place various images. Most images will fit over a single tile, but some images are slightly larger. For example, I have a bed of size 2x3 tiles. This creates a ...
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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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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 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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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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convert image to spritesheet of tiles for isometric map?

is there a way to convert an isometric image (like the first image) to a spritesheet (like the second image), in order to place each image on the isometric map with the code? The map looks like the ...
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Smooth path/direct movement

I have a tile based isometric map and an A* algorithm that returns a path. I am looking to smooth this path efficiently but with good aesthetics. Basically i am using my grid for building the map and ...
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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 ...
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Isometric 2D game without tiles. Is there a solution?

Is it possible to create an isometric view of the game without the use of tiles? I've already searched in stackoverflow.com and gamedev.stackexchange.com, but I could not find a simple solution for ...
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isometric movement

I'm developing an isometric strategy game in flash using the Starling framework. I wanted to know what is the best way to move units about the isometric grid, and to render them the right way. Now ...
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How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to my whole scene with Monogame? [duplicate]

I am making a topdown isometric real time game using Monogame. I know how to get the mouse position for my camera view. How do I get the mouse coordinates relative to the entire scene? My game's ...
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Isometric View of “Voxel-Style” Terrain

Suppose you have an arrangement of data for a terrain set up like this: terrain[layer][cart-x][cart-y]. Each location (ex. terrain[0][0][0] for the top left corner of the lowest layer) in the array ...
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What is isometric game?

There is an understanding like isometric or 2.5D games. As I understand those are the same things. But I could not understand completely what is it. Is it about how the art for the game is drawn? I ...
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Render isometric TMXTilemap with antialiasing method

I'm currently working on a cocos2d-x project that uses isometric tile maps.all the tiles are as small as 64*64 px.So I have to scale the map up a little bit.TMXTilemap is handy but its render method ...
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Screen coordinates to isometric coordinates?

I know this has been discussed here before, but I couldn't find an easy solution for my particular problem. I have a tile system and I'd like to convert screen coordinates into isometric tile ...
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How to convert mouse coordinates to isometric indexes?

I draw isometric map with tile 64x32: const Offset = 160; int X, Y; for (int a=0; a < 6; a++) for (int b=0; b < 6; b++) { X = a * 32 - b * 32 + Offset; Y = a * 16 + b * 16; ...
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Unity 2D, C# - Make object move diagonally by a certain angle?

I have a sprite object which I want to move in 8 directions. Left, Right, Up, Down, Left top, Right top, Left down, Right down. The view is 2D with a isometric projection. The difficulties I am ...
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isometric tile tiled format javascript [closed]

Okay im having a problem with drawing an isometric map exported from tiled. Here is my problem. where it should be like this Here is the code that i used to reproduce the 1st image, what's wrong ...