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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Precision loss when transforming from cartesian to isometric

My goal is to display a tile map in isometric projection. This tile map has 25 tiles across and 25 tiles down. Each tile is 32x32. See below for how I'm accomplishing this. World Space World Space ...
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Tiled Map Editor - Isometric View Problem [closed]

I'm using the latest version of Tiled Map Editor (0.9.1) to create isometric maps. I have objects that are larger than my tile size (64 x 32), so I am breaking them up into two tiles of the correct ...
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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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What is the camera direction vector for an isometric view?

What values correspond to a 3D vector for screen-normal from within an isometric game? It needs to be in game coordinates. It is a standard isometric where tiles are rotated 45 degrees and half ...
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Rotate 2D Isometric World

Games like RollerCoaster Tycoon allow you to rotate the view at 90 degree intervals. I'm wondering how I could apply this to a game I'm making. I'm using MonoGame... but I'm wondering more if anyone ...
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Automatic shadow for isometric objects

I have like hunderd of isometric objects. One example: I'm trying to find a way to automate creation of shadow they're casting. I ended up with following transformation: matrix.Shear(-0.25f, ...
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Outlining external edges on a complex shape made of cubes?

A gallery of my problem can be found here. I had to do it this way as it won't let me post more than 2 links due to my reputation. I'm trying to use 3D cubes to generate an isometric cube world. I ...
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Algorithm to find all tiles within a given radius on staggered isometric map

Given staggered isometric map and a start tile what would be the best way to get all surrounding tiles within given radius(middle to middle)? I can get all neighbours of a given tile and distance ...
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Detecting tile with height in isometric game

I'm trying to create an isometric tile-based game (for iPhone) and I'm having trouble with height in tiles. What I currently do (without heights) is apply some mathematic transformations to my ...
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Rendering an Isometric Tile-based Map

I'm coding an isometric game in c++ with SDL. My question is this: At the moment, every cycle the game redraws the entire map layer by layer, inserting actors and cursors and so on at the appropriate ...
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(Java + Slick) How to rotate the Graphics (g) around the X-Axis?

I already tried it by using GL11.glRotatef(45, 1, 0, 0), but the result looks like this:
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Camera angle for dimetric projection

I have a simple 3D engine and I want to make a isometric(dimetric) game, but where tiles are not real 3D planes, but 2D images like this one: As I understand this tile is drawn in dimetric 1:2 ...
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Most practical isometric tile, or does it even matter? [closed]

I am asking for the most practical/convenient isometric tile. I have seen a lot of tiles, some like this (you have to zoom in somehow to see the pixels, sorry): I know there are different types ...
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Isometric Map Rendering Incorrectly [closed]

I've currently been trying my hand at Isometric map rendering via the tutorial over at XNA resources; http://www.xnaresources.com/default.asp?page=Tutorial:TileEngineSeries:4 However, unfortuanely ...
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Is it possible to make isometric game of 200 * 200 tiles per map in Unity? [closed]

We made an isometric game in AndEngine. Now we want to convert this game into Unity. I am searching for tiles map support/plugin in Unity. I come across a plugin called Map and nav ...
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Creating fake 3D character for 2D isometric game. [closed]

Characters in my 2D isometric game are composed of several sprites corresponding to particular body parts (head, torso, upper arm, lower arm, etc.) which let me extensively customize my characters ...
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How to know the boundaries of an isometric tile?

In a 4x4 square tile, it's easy to know which pixels are inside the tile's boundaries. I know immediately that the 4th vertical pixel is supposed to be drawn but the 5th isn't. However, on a ...
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Choosing the correct isometric character facing direction

I am currently building a 3D game presented from a 2D isometric viewpoint. The 3D coordinates start at the top left corner of the screen with x and y increasing towards the right and bottom edges ...
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Isometric Error: decrement iteration removes tiles [closed]

I am new to isometric and game programming in general. Just cannot figure out how to iterate the grid from behind. I want to do it so that the tiles overlap properly. My grid starts at [0][0] which ...
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Distance between two points with staggered isometric coordinate system

I don't think this exact question has been asked already (I've done a lot of searching but come up empty).. I am trying to work out what would be described as the 'L0 Tile' distance between two points ...
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Difference between “staggered” isometric and “normal” isometric tilemaps?

The Tiled Map Editor v0.9 recently added support for staggered tilemaps in addition to its usual isometric tilemap support. What are the exact technical differences between these two types of ...
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Calculate new coords of camera after a 90 degree rotation in an isometric 2D projection

I made a 2D isometric renderer. It works fine but now I want to show my scene from 4 different points of view (NE NW SE SW) but, on a 90° rotation, my camera cannot keep the center of my scene on ...
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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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Smart terrain generation to avoid unconnected tiles

To make this clear from the get go; I'm not looking for HOW To randomly generate a terrain (I know I can use Perlins noise for that). I'm looking for an algorithm that can help with the terrain ...
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How to draw only visible tiles?

I have a big map with isometric tiles(3d camera), how can i draw only visible tiles ? Whats the best way to do that ? space partitionning (octrees etc...)?
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Please help me with my 2D isometric tile picking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert mouse coordinates to isometric indexes? Okay, I apologise in advance if I make no sense here. Basically, I've got a simple application that takes in a ...
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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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Slick2D TileD Map Editor Properties [closed]

So I used the following post to help me render my isometric map in Slick2D: Slick2D Isometric TiledMap Rendering Problem Big thanks and credit to arminb for the code supplied and for the fix to be ...
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Find the footprint of an isometric entity

I'm working on making a 2D isometric engine in Java. I'm getting into collision detection and I've hit a bit of a problem. Characters in-game are not restricted to movement from tile to tile - they ...
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How to handle slopes/bridges in a 2d grid turn based strategy game [duplicate]

I was wondering about the following: In a 2D turn-based strategy game (using some grid(i.e. tiles, isometric hexagons) as movement), what techniques do they use to determine where a character moves ...
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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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What is the view perspective angle of most 2.5D isometric games

I examined several quite popular games to determine what perspective angle they are using. For the purpose I created a grid that is 45 and 60 degrees isometric viewed and put it onto a screenshot (of ...
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Non-square Isometric tiled maps

I'm beginning to make a tile-based 4x game, but I ran into a conceptual issue: My inspiration for this game are the Civilization games, particularly Civ 2, and I noticed something I was interested in ...
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Your mobile device as controller for webapps [closed]

I'm creating a multiplayer game just for fun and exploring different techniques like isometric games, node.js and socket.io. The point is that I've tried to make an alternative approach on ...
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Isometric smooth fog

I'm working on a simple 2d game with direct3d 9. It's a isometric game with diamond tiles and a staggered map. This is what I have: As you see I have some kind of fog which is acomplished by having ...
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Isometric - precise screen coordinates to isometric

I'm trying to translate mouse coords to precise isometric coords (I can already find the tile the mouse is over, but I want it to be more precise). I've tried several different methods but I seem to ...
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Diamond shaped selection on a staggered iso map

I have a staggered isometric tile map and want to do a selection that aligns with the diamond shape of the tiles. This is what I mean: So I got two points on screen and their map cell coordinates. ...
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Staggered Isometric Map: Calculate map coordinates for point on screen

I know there are already a lot of resources about this, but I haven't found one that matches my coordinate system and I'm having massive trouble adjusting any of those solutions to my needs. What I ...
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HTML5 - Does it have the power to handle a large 2D game with a huge world? [closed]

I have been using XNA game studio, but due to private reasons (as well as the ability to publish anywhere & my heavy interest in isogenic engine), I would like to switch to HTML5. However, I have ...
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Is there an isometric 2d game that doesn't use tilemapping? [closed]

Is there an isometric 2d game that doesn't use tilemapping? I want to do this in tilemap but the client doesn't want to use it (since it's easier to design maps without using tiles). I've tried to ...
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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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Isometric Rendering and Picking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Isometric rendering and picking? I've been looking for a formula to plot (world->screen) and mouse pick (world->screen) isometric tiles in a non-diamond-shaped world. ...
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2D isometric picking

I'm trying to implement picking in my isometric 2D game, however, I am failing. First of all, I've searched for a solution and came to several, different equations and even a solution using matrices. ...
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Isometric tile selection

I'm not all that good with Maths. I'm trying to make a function to convert mouse coordinates into a particular tile in an isometric view. All of the algorithms I have seen so far work with the X ...
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Isometric projection bad coordonate

I have a 2D map, for each element I apply this isometric projection to place my Sprite //Element e; float[] f= projection(e.getX(), e.getY() ,z); // x and y represent Sprite Coordonate ...
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can it be done with 2D engine or is it real 3D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I sort images in an isometric game so that they appear in the correct order? My isometric game looks flat; how can I improve this? I'm working with ...
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General approach to isometrics

I am currently discovering the world of isometrics, now I found out there are two approaches to creating the tilemap; Just create 2:1 ratio tile-images and draw those. Creating squares and ...
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How do I do random isometric paths?

I'm working on an Isometric city generator, and I am looking for a little push in the right direction. I'm looking to randomly generate roads on a isometric plane. I have never done pathfinding ...
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Character equipment combinations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best approach to make a 2D character to be able to use tons of different equipments when in action? I'm developing a 2d isometric game (typical Tolkien RPG) ...
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Is there a simple isometric graphical game engine (using vectors?) that could be used for a (multiplayer) crafting/farming game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good, free isometric game engine? With little game development experience (albeit having graphical skills and some programming knowledge) a group currently working on a ...