A simple term for "translation", the change of position of an entity typically on the route of going from point A to point B.

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Libgdx Delta time stutter?

Alright, so I want my guy to move, I simply use this code. velocity.y = speed; Same goes for velocity.x Thing is, the lower the framerate the slower he moves. But, if I add delta time, the player ...
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2D Platform physics system with deltaTime

I'm implementing my physics handler in my own 2D "Platform" game. My main problem is that when the timestep ( deltaTime ) changes, maybe to some tiny lag spike or something like that, the running ...
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Annoying snag when moving with dx and dy JAVA

I am currently using a keyAdapter with detectors and when I move I change the value of dx and dy respectively. However if I move left then right or up then down quickly, the sprite won't move in the ...
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Why do characters only move in 4/8 directions in top games? [closed]

In many top down games, like Zelda (4 directions) There are only 4 or 8 possible directions. Why is this? Is it a design choice or a technology limitation? I can't think of any reason that even ...
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Moving a ship forward from rotation

I am making a simple space simulator, where the player can control a ship using 2 controls, one for pitch and one for bank. The ship is properly rotated but I cannot figure out how to make the ship ...
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Unity C#: Game Object Movement Issue

I'm trying to move a game object within a set x and y range. I thought the code below would work, but it does nothing. The idea is the player controls the platform and tries to move under the ball. ...
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Doom-style 2.5D Movement Animations

I've started working on a demo for my 2.5D game. For a basic scene I figured I would just use the good old fashioned doom sprites textured to a double sided plane. Simple enough. But I've been ...
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Movement for Box2D Bodies

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around something that should be relatively simple. I'm making a breakout clone using LibGDX and Box2D. I'm also using the Ashley ECS. For movement with bodies, I ...
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How to apply friction vector to acceleration in top-down 2D game?

I'm making a top-down view 2D RPG game, meaning the player can move in any direction on a 2D plane, and I'm trying to implement a somewhat realistic non-orthogonal acceleration/friction physics model ...
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Gravity and Jumping in Clickteam Fusion 2.5

So I'm currently building a bare-bones functioning game that involves simple platforming. Quite literally a box moving left and right and jumping. I'm using Clickteam Fusion 2.5, and I know there's an ...
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Z - Axis value is changing if I move the Game Object in X - Axis in Unity

I am on a small game project . Everything was just fine , but now I have some wired problem . That is Game Object movement . If I move the game object in X - Axis using the gizmo , the value of Z - ...
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Movement algorithm for Pocket Civ game

I am developing a Pocket Civ game engine. (You can check the process at www.pocketciv.com). Basically there is maximum of 8 Areas (round nodes in the pic) that have Tribes (number inside the node). So ...
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Moving a character based on a list of Vector 3's

I have a client server scenario. On the server there is an AI character who chooses a random point on the map and pathfinds to it, when at that point it chooses a new point and pathfinds again etc. ...
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Working out velocity/time based on physical pixels moved

In my game I integrate like so: (Please assume all variables to be declared) sprite.xTimeInSeconds = 5.0; //Time in seconds it should take this object to cross screen sprite.xVelocity = ...
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Architecture for game character movements with user input and a finite state machine

I have a JavaScript canvas game setup using Phaser framework. When I first made my character able to run, jump, and crouch, I used lots of if/else conditions and ended up with an ugly, buggy mess. I ...
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Ball Speed is not increasing as per code

I am working on small project , but now I have a problem . The problem is The Player speed (Ball speed) is not increasing as per the code . In the beginning ball speed increases , but as the time ...
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Unity Player Smooth Left - Right Movement

I am learning Unity 3d . Now I want to move the player object (The Ball) , Left and right by Left Arrow and Right Arrow key . I want smooth movement when the player goes left , but I don't know how to ...
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Character Movement in 3D games

I'm either not searching correctly or there is really not a lot of material on Character Movement in 3D games. I'm mostly interested in how people usually implement character movement in games like ...
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Efficient movement of units to different points with different speeds

I have a series of units and have been given 2d points that they must go to. However they are free to go to what point they like as long as all the units get to all the points in the quickest time ...
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Walking on a sphere

I'm working on a game which involves walking your character on the surface of a sphere. Using the answer to Arbitrary Rotation about a Sphere, I've written my code as: if (game.isKeyDown(37)) { // ...
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Best way to interpolate player movements in a very fast paced Unity game?

In my Unity online multiplayer game players move very fast and I currently use Lerp to interpolate between their last position and current position: transform.position = ...
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How to optimize movement script using CharacterController component?

I've made a very basic character controller using a CharacterController component. I'm still a beginner so I keep learning new things. My problem is how to optimize my controller script. Also, I would ...
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Random AI Movement

So I'm creating a zombie game where the zombies are passive and just walk randomly all over the area when player is not near. My question is: how would I make zombies move randomly? I code in C#. ...
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How to move the generated polygon horizontally in openGL?

I am trying to develop a small ball game in OpenGL where rectangular bars of random height is generated and moved towards left and there is a ball which should be moved up and down(like jump action) ...
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2D Physics: storing previous position vs storing velocity

I saw a number of 2d game tutorials and books where previous position of an object was stored in state instead of velocity vector. Velocity is then calculated each frame as a difference between ...
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How to get the angle an object is travelling at

I'm trying to figure out how to get the angle an object is moving at, but have ran into a few problems. My player object is moved by rotating the entity left and right by using the left and right ...
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Unity - How to move a ship realistically to a point in a 2D top-down game

i'm trying to move a sailing ship to the point where i clicked with the mouse. this movement should be realistic (oar at the back where the ship moves around) so if the mouse click is left and in ...
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Particles to Denote Movement in Space

I'm currently working on a WebGL project to realise an idea I've had for some years. On my desk is book on making a space sim written 15 years ago. There I found some algorithm for particles in ...
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Enemy moving towards Player in a 2D setting?

i want to apologize if this seems so basic, but I'm having trouble having an Enemy move in my Player's Direction in a 2D Top-Down game. I already saw a lot of other answers but they all use the ...
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unity lag while moving a sprite

I'm trying to build a 2D game for android and after I finished developing the game I noticed that there was lag present when moving objects around. I tested it on a phone much more powerful than my ...
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Rotate sprite direction Cocos2d

I want that my sprite go always forward, and you can only control his direction moving right and left (on 360 degrees). I don't know why, but the movement it's senseless. The constants to move and ...
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How can I move an object in an “infinity” or “figure 8” trajectory?

When I want to move object around point I do: point.x *= cosf(timer.timeElapsed); point.y *= sinf(timer.timeElapsed); How to make point move on eight or infinity sign trajectory?
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Movement with Vector Math

After reading This SO post on Vectors, I'm still pretty confused on how to use vectors to move my entities at any angle. The SO post assumes only 90 degree angles: if up pressed: direction = ...
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Bouncy Ball stops without enough force

I am building a 3D Pong clone and want to implement a frictionless bouncing ball. These are the steps i took: Create a box in which the ball can bounce, consisting of standard cubic objects. Create ...
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How to make an enemy projectile head to the player's position with constant speed

How can I dynamically set the movement speed of the X and Y of the projectile so that it moves at a constant speed when the projectile heads at the player's position? I know this has something to do ...
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Vector3.MoveTowards on y axis only

I am making a final boss fight area and it has multiple platforms that go higher and higher up, I need the boss to follow the player up and down. I have a script that has the boss the follow the ...
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Acceleration problems

Im trying to make a car game, but i cannot get the acceleration code right. With this code: if(gas){ speed += 3; }else if(break_ && !(speed < 6)){ speed -= 3; ...
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Using Unity's `transform.translate()` to translate relative to an object but only using two axis

I'm using transform.translate() to move an object around the world space, relative to the camera that is following it. The camera has an angle of 23 degrees on the X axis. The problem is that when I ...
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Move two different objects to two different destinations so they arrive at the same time without using lerp

I might be missing some simple thing but I'm not I am able to wrap my head around this. Normally, if I want to move two objects to different positions so they arrive at the same time I would use a ...
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Moving a RigidBody via camera vector?

I have a third-person/first-person controller that moves a character via rigidbody. In 3rd person this looks alright but in first-person this movement is sub-par because the camera jitters and one ...
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Character Movement and Collision with Ragdoll Rigidbodies/Colliders?

I have a player character that I'm moving with a character controller script and it is moved by applying velocity to a Ridigbody. This works when I have a rigidbody component on the player but my ...
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How to decide the direction of movement, when navigating a fixed path in a 2d overworld?

Suppose, I have a 2D overworld like in Super Mario Brothers 3, but without junctions or intermediate nodes. Only a single, contiguous path of level nodes, which should be navigated with the arrow ...
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libgdx automove Actor does not work

I am trying to make my sprite start moving from the moment it is created and do its animation. It draws on the screen right and animates but doesn't move. It should start moving towards the direction ...
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SDL and smooth transition between changed movement direction

I have an object at position (x,x). Using SDL keyboard events every time the user presses one of the arrow keys the objects is to be translated (via a glTranslatef() call for the x and y axes) by a ...
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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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How to get direction and velocity of movement of an object dragged with the mouse in Unty (C#)

I have an object that is dragged by the mouse (X and Z positions) over a table, with the following simple code: Ray ray = Camera.main.ScreenPointToRay(Input.mousePosition); if(Physics.Raycast(ray, ...
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UDP - PlayerPosition updating - SequenceNumbers

I'm trying to implement a reliable UDP system, which sends and receives player positions. In my opinion, there is a mistake somewhere in the code, cause it's still moving the character back (not far, ...
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Matinee movement track on multiple actors

I have some different actors (all spheres) that i want to move along a path (circular) and they also need to roll when they are moving, so i tried this using matinees movement track and attached all ...
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Player launches into air when hitting steep slopes

I've been debugging an issue where when my player is moving forward at high speeds (I have configurable movement modes for an overview/overwatch mode) if they are in walk mode and hit a steep slope ...
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Unity - principle of moving GameObjects / AddForce vs MovePosition vs position.transform

having generated a Mesh with MeshColliders as Terrain i want to move gameobjects in a RTS way along the map. i searched the Web alot, but iam having troubles figuring out HOW to move my Character ...