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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 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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### Getting isometric grid coordinates from standard X,Y coordinates

I'm currently trying to add sprites to an isometric Tiled TMX map using Objects in cocos2d. The problem is the X and Y metadata from TMX object are in standard 2d format (pixels x, pixels y), instead ...
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### Picking a tile in an Iso Engine

I have developed an iso engine for a farm game. In general it works fine, but the problem is that it is not always accurate when pressing the tiles, so the tile I wanted to select is not the one ...
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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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### Can anyone explain step-by-step how the as3isolib depth-sorts isometric objects?

The library manages to depth-sort correctly, even when using items of non-1x1 sizes. I took a look through the code but it's a big project to go through line by line! There are some questions about ...
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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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### 2D isometric: screen to tile coordinates

I'm writing an isometric 2D game and I'm having difficulty figuring precisely on which tile the cursor is. Here's a drawing: where xs and ys are screen coordinates (pixels), xt and yt are tile ...
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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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### Z axis in isometric tilemap

I'm experimenting with isometric tile maps in JavaScript and HTML5 Canvas. I'm storing tile map data in JavaScript 2D array. // 0 - Grass // 1 - Dirt // ... var mapData = [ [0, 0, 0, 0, 0], ...
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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 it possible to map mouse coordinates to isometric tiles with this coordinate system?

I'm trying to implement mouse interaction in a 2D isometric game, but I'm not sure if it's possible given the coordinate system used for tile maps in the game. I've read some helpful things like ...
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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 ...
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### Most efficient 3d depth sorting for isometric 3d in AS3?

I am not using the built in 3d MovieClips, and I am storing the 3d location my way. I have read a few different articles on sorting depths, but most of them seem in efficient. I had a really ...
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### Which isometric angles can be mirrored (and otherwise transformed) for optimization?

I am working on a basic isometric game, and am struggling to find the correct mirrors. Mirror can be any form of transform. I have managed to get SE out of SW, by scaling the sprite on X axis by -1. ...
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### Free movement in a tile-based isometric game

Is there a reasonable easy way to implement free movement in a tile-based isometric game? Meaning that the player wouldn't just instantly jump from one tile to another or not be "snapped" to the grid ...
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### How to render axometric/isometric tiles that are a 2d array in logic, but inclined 45º visually?

I am making a tile-based strategy game which i plan to have 2.5D visuals in an axometric/isometric fashion. Right now i'm programming it's logic and rendering it as a literal 2-dimensional array ...
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### Isometric Screen View to World View

I am having trouble working out the math to transform the screen coordinates to the Grid coordinates. The code below is how far I have got but it is totally wrong any help or resources to fix this ...
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### Checking if an object is inside bounds of an isometric chunk

How would I check if an object is inside the bounds of an isometric chunk? for example I have a player and I want to check if its inside the bounds of this isometric chunk. I draw the isometric ...
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### Issue with distinguishing levels in isometric game [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change this isometric engine to make it so that you could distinguish between blocks that are on different planes? I'm working on an isometric game however I ...
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### Isometric drawing “Not Tile Stuff” on isometric map?

So I got my isometric renderer working, it can draw diamond or jagged maps...Then I want to move on...How do I draw characters/objects on it in a optimal way? What Im doing now, as one can imagine, ...
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### Smooth drag scrolling of an Isometric map - Html5

I have implemented a basic Isometric tile engine that can be explored by dragging the map with the mouse. Please see the fiddle below and drag away: http://jsfiddle.net/kHydg/14/ The code broken ...
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### How to draw Isometric game Back to front

What is the for loop or algorytm for a 2D array of tiles that I would render the tiles back to front like this:
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### Drawing at negative coordinates in XNA?

I am trying to make a 2D isometric RPG and I kind of hit a wall when it comes to lighting. I was thinking of using shaders, if I manage to understand them.The problem I am anticipating is the presence ...
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### Convert map of USA to isometric format

How can I convert the map of the US to isometric format. How do you ensure that the angles that you are making are perfect? I mean in isometric maps even slight errors can cause difficulty. Also any ...
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### Screen coordinates to a multilevel isometric world

I have an isometric world that has stuff on multiple levels, i.e. it has an XYZ coordinate system, and tiles can be stacked on each other, accumulating screen Y offset as they go. I currently have an ...
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### Javascript Isometric draw optimization

I'm having trouble with isometric tiles drawing. At the moment I got an array with the tiles i want to draw. And it all works fine until i increase the size of the array. Since I draw ALL tiles on ...
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### HTML5 Canvas Depth Sorting

I'm have problem with Isometric. I'm don't know how to name this "problem", but I'm show you some sceen what I get and what I'm need to get. My code now drawing something like: ...
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### Advanced Animation for 2d Isometric Game?

I need help with workflow suggestions for a flash game. (although the concepts would apply to other game engines, too). In a game like: Hero Academy There are several different character models each ...
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### Isometric tile map format

I've just knocked up a fairly basic isometric tile based game and I'm looking for the best way to store the level data. Each tile coordinate is assigned one or more numbers that correspond to a tile ...
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### Optimizing isometric drawing function

I need help optimizing my Draw(); function to draw only what is visible in the viewport. Currently I'm drawing the whole Map array in a diamond shape. How can I make my function store only what is ...
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### HTML5 Canvas Converting between cartesian and isometric coordinates

I'm having issues wrapping my head around the Cartesian to Isometric coordinate conversion in HTML5 canvas. As I understand it, the process is two fold: (1) Scale down the y-axis by 0.5, i.e. ...
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### Does anybody know of any resources to achieve this particular “2.5D” isometric engine effect?

I understand this is a little vague, but I was hoping somebody might be able to describe a high-level workflow or link to a resource to be able to achieve a specific isometric "2.5D" tile engine ...
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### How should I sort images in an isometric game so that they appear in the correct order?

This seems like a rather simple problem but I am having a lot of difficulty with it. What should I do to properly sort images in an isometric game? In a normal 2d top-down game one could use the ...
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### How can I improve my isometric tile-picking algorithm?

I've spent the last few days researching isometric tile-picking algorithms (converting screen-coordinates to tile-coordinates), and have obviously found a lot of the math beyond my grasp. I have ...
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### How to deal with animated doors in isometric tiles

I've got a tricky issue I'm not sure how to tackle best: I have an animated tile of a door. When it's closed it should be sorted one way, but when it's openend it will need to be sorted a different ...
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### Any ideas on reducing lag in terrain generation?

Ok so here's the deal. I've written an isometric engine that generates terrain based on camera values using 2D perlin noise. I planned on doing 3D but first I need to work out the lag issues I'm ...
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### How would I translate screen coordinates to Isometric coordinates?

I have a function isoToScreen(x, y) that converts Isometric coordinates to Screen coordinates. var tileW = 16; var tileH = 16; var isoToScreen = function(x, y) { var posX = (x - y) * tileW; ...
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### Tile walking algorithm for already known set of walkable tile?

Suppose I already have a list of tile that specify which tile the character can move to, and these tiles are clustered around the character. If I want to produce a path (maybe not shortest, but just a ...
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### Class design for instantly switching between free-roaming world to/from battle world?

I plan to have an isometric world, which can be freely roam around. However, I desire the system to instantly apply the grid onto isometric world for battling system on any random encounter. ...
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### isometric tile - How would I apply effect on only specific part of a sprite?

How would I apply a mask for pixel shading effect to restrict it only to some part of image? For example I have a height tile: Now I want to apply the effect only on the tile-shape of this ...
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### A* pathfinding for an isometric map

I am making an isometric tower defense game in XNA and trying to implement the A* pathfinding algorithms for my enemy AI. I am quite new to programming, especially AI and pathfinding, so please excuse ...
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### Character jumping movement in isometric tile

When I want to draw my character moving from one tile to another, I would find the displacement vector between two tile's drawing offset and let the character walk in a linear line toward that ...
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### XNA: weird effect by matrixTransform of spriteBatch on isometric tile

I wrote a Camera class that contains Matrix (for zooming and moving around). When I zoomed it with any zoom scale other than 1, some isometric grids becomes visible on each of my isometric tile. ...
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### What is the connection between an isometric angle and scale

I am trying to work out an isometric projection matrix for a custom angle. In the engine I'm using there's a projection matrix defined like so: projection.rotate(45 * (Math.PI / 180) ); scale = ...
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### How to create tilted (height) isometric tiles

This is perhaps best explained pictorially. I am trying to create a 2.5D isometric game. My vision is for the game to look something like my goal: I am not a graphics artist, so I'm having some ...
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### Are 3D textures used for ground tiles in 2.5D games?

In an isometric system, each tile can be painted with texture. Normally, (if I recalled the technical term) the fastest method to paint these ground tiles with appropiate texture is to use something ...