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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Is sidescroller movement just offsetting the background?, MonoGame/XNA

When I make a sidescroller game and what to move my character do I just offset the background, or is there another better way?
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Examples of movement control by drawing paths/trajectories

Can anyone think of game examples that use the type of movement controls that Strikefleet Omega employs for mobile devices? There you basically use a swipe motion to drag a path for a unit to follow. ...
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very simple math destination and speed calculation

My player goes to (destinationX, destinationY) His position is: (x,y) and the player has an update event function update() { this.x = this.x + dx; this.y = this.y + dy; } what is the formula ...
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How can I make an object move in four directions relative to its rotation?

I want to make a game object move in directions relative to the direction is facing. That is, If the user presses the "W" key the object goes "forward" if its presses "D" the object goes to its left. ...
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Angluar movement

I'm making a little game where you are a spaceship and you fly around in 2d using the A and D key to rotate and the W key to accelerate. Now my problem is if i turn my ship it doesn't go into the ...
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Smooth Sprite Movement - Don't Add Velocity to Position?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to move a sprite smoothly on the screen at different speeds without stuttering, but keeping the effect that it's moving smoothly; especially at faster ...
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Why does my ship look like it's going backwards instead of fowards? [closed]

I'm making an Asteroids-clone based on this tutorial. I'm stuck on the 5th part of the tutorial. For some reason my ship is going backwards instead of forward or it looks like its going forward, but ...
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Coroutine to move to position passing the movement speed?

I'm using this coroutine to move my player to a new position. The problem is that it takes the duration as an argument instead of the speed of the object. Which makes it hard for me to make sure the ...
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Simple Ping Pong Game in C# [duplicate]

Hi, I'm making this game called "Ping Pong". I made an algo for the movement of the ball. Now, I want that whenever the ball touches or collides with the player (pictured above), it should bounce ...
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How to use multiplication operation in game render delta time?

We are using delta time like this: private static final float SPEED = 200f; // Moving pixels in one second @Override public void render(float delta) { myObject.vx += SPEED * delta; ...
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Unity3d - move 3d object in an AR scene

I have an AR scene that has one AR camera, an image target and a 3D object as below. I want to move the AR object to the position of the mouse click. I have tried taking the Input.mouseposition ...
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Unity Rigidbody click to move issue

I'm wanting to have a script that when I click in my scene, my player will rotate and have a force added to it and will travel until it has reached the clicked point in my scene. Right now I have it ...
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Smooth player movement in a tile map based engine

The character is moving too much fast, it teleports! Note that a tile is 80x80. Each cell has 4 bools to say if you can go up, down, right, left. Am I doing something wrong with Lerp? This is the ...
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Object doesn't move smooth over edges?

In the last couple of days I'm experimenting a lot with Unity 3D to get a feeling about the environment and the behavior of game development. I come from a programming perspective and try to develop ...
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How to move a cube withour rolling it?

I am trying to move a cube with my keyboard on a plane surface. However, the cube always rolling instead of moving. How could I slide the cube on the plane? What I have done: I added a plane game ...
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moving object in unity from a point A to point B no matter what the original position of the object is

I'm moving a Game Object in unity from point A to point B no matter what the original position of the Game Object is. Let us suppose that I have a Game Object at (0, 0, 0). But I want to move that ...
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How do I rotate and object around itself, and translate it at the same time?

I have this animated gif of my problem. I have a sprite object with a box collider, and I'm trying to rotate it around its center. My rotation script consists of this : this.transform.Rotate (0, 0, ...
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Strategy game tile and unit storage

I've recently started working on a turn based strategy game much like games from the Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics series. However, I'm running into a few problems concerning the storage of the ...
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(Unity) Physics based movement vs Straight position change

Unity provides a cool physics engine for game development and I want to utilize it in my game. Shorter version I want to use physics engine for everything else other than character movement because ...
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Technique for objects following each other in complete movement?

I'm wondering how objects follow each other where they move over the previous position of the object in front of them. When the leading object stops, all that are following should stop at their ...
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Doing object movement in a loop in unity

I have a Game Object at position (0, 0, 0). To move it to position (2, 2, 2), I'm using this code below - void Update () { Vector3 TargetPosition = new Vector3(2, 2, 2); transform.position = ...
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Issues with character controller (unity 4 project in unity 5)

I'm having the weirdest issues with a game me and a mate have been working on. They came up immediately after moving from the last version of Unity 4 to Unity 5. The two objects (player and enemy) ...
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Move 2d tank with independently controlled treads

I have made a tank object that knows its position, speed, rotation, and a double value ranging from 1.0 to -1.0 for each tread. I want it to move base on those values. For example, if the value for ...
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Updating object position

An object - a player or npc or whatever - has a position, direction and speed and such. Before drawing each frame, we want to compute the current position of each object. How do you do this? If you ...
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Unity 2D - Pixel perfect movement using physics

I'm trying to make a game in the style of many NES games and I'd like object movement to do two things: I want to move an exact number of pixels per update. I want, for lack of a better term, ...
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Math for 2d movement with max speed?

I need some help with math in a 2d environment. I have a joystick that controls the acceleration vetor for the player figure. Its suppose to look like the ground is slippery which makes the figure ...
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Game mechanic player following path looks very roughly

I want my player entity to follow a path, which works, but it looks very roughly. Like it would stuck everytime. bool arrivedX = false; bool arrivedY = false; float speed = 0.06f; ...
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RTS Movement + Navigation + Destination

I'm looking into building my own simple RTS game, and I'm trying to get my head around the movement of single, and multi selected units. (Developing in Unity) After much research, I now know that its ...
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Libgdx simple movement with velocity [closed]

Ok so this is driving me nuts. I've followed 3 tutorials now and I'm trying to get simple velocity to work and it just doesn't want to work for me. I have an open space and I want the character to be ...
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Sprite movement only works the first time, can't figure out why [closed]

In my libGDX game I have finally managed to get the sprite to move the way I want him to but for some reason my desired outcome only works the first time I run the code. If I try to run it again, he ...
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Adding movement to a text-based rpg battle

Outline I have the bones of a text-based RPG - the player can progress through a branching storyline and activate some simple events (recieivng/giving/trading items). As I am designing the battle ...
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How to follow object on CatmullRomSplines at constant speed (e.g. train and train carriage)?

I have a CatmullRomSpline, and using the very good example at https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/Path-interface-%26-Splines I have my object moving at an even pace over the spline. Using a simple ...
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Get normal dependent on collisions position

As I hask ask here I'm working on how my objects can move over the terrain and other objects. My proposal and also an idea in the answers was to calculate the rotation from the object with the normals ...
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How can I implement input handling into my game?

I'm making a libgdx game where the player dodges falling objects. To move the player I have it set so that on desktop he moves left and right when you press A and D respectively. I am trying to ...
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How to move a car over an environment

At the moment I'm writing a little OpenGL application. For now I have a car which can drive down a road. This works really good because I simply put the car on the street plane. Now let's say on the ...
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Can't go above max speed with RigidBody2D.AddForce()

I'm having trouble making a character move faster than a certain limit using RigidBody2D.AddForce(). My game is a top-down 2D game (constrained to the x/y plane). I'm using a float 'MovementSpeed' to ...
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How can I make several 2D objects move in complex pre-defined patterns?

I will be making my mobile 2D game in Unity and the objects in the game will have complicated movement. For example, there will be lots of squares (around 10-15 tiny squares) in the middle of the ...
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How can I make background elements wrap around the screen?

I'm looking to make my clouds wrap around the screen in my game (like the picture). Right now it just continues off the screen. The current movement code is: Cloud.center = ...
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Basic Monster Movement

I'm new to game development. Specifically server side. Currently I am trying to implement movement of monsters. From point A to point B. I have used an a* pathfinding library to calculate the path to ...
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How do I limit the rotation speed of a mouse-following object?

I am trying to make a 2D top-down game where player controls a spaceship. The spaceship (a rocket) is just a sprite following the mouse cursor with a fixed speed and is always pointing toward the ...
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How to achieve smooth movement with a fixed timestep

Previously in the update method of my game I was using a variable time step which provided very smooth movement of a player sprite except when the frame rate would drop, even slightly. At that point I ...
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Interpolating between two networked states?

I have many entities on the client side that are simulated (their velocities are added to their positions on a per frame basis) and I let them dead reckon themselves. They send updates about where ...
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Why do I have to run my 2D game at 300+ FPS for movement to be passably smooth?

I'm working on a simple game with SFML, and the only way to make the game reasonably smooth is to allow it the highest framerate my machine can handle (that is, giving it no limit). 60 FPS in my game ...
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Improving the performance of smooth movement up and down

I would like to achieve a smooth movement of a game object up and down. The way I have always seen this done is via a sine wave, and adding the value of y for a specified X to the game objects value ...
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LibGDX: Smooth movement on a grid based game

I'm making a game with LibGDX where the player is on a grid (like a Chess board). For now, I'm moving the player by teleporting him 16px in a direction. I'd like to use the delta time to make smooth ...
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2D Tile Movement in Java

I have this tilemap and a player in my game, and I got the player to move by adding the velocity to the position. However, it is very hard to control the player exact this way of the tilemap. So, I ...
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Adding Player Movement and Firing on Touch Input (Unity)

I am having many problems with this. I am a new game developer and I am using a Unity tutorial. But I want to add touch input for movement and a touch button for firing the weapon. How can I do this? ...
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Projectile Delta Movement

I'm running into an issue where I can't get the Projectiles to travel in the right direction, I'll admit my trig is a little rusty, anyone know how below might be improved? I am trying to get the ...
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Lots of bouncing balls sink into each other [closed]

I'm trying to model a system that simulates an arbitrary number of bouncing balls with some gravity. So far I've come up with a solution that can be seen here: ...
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3D Translations relative to 3D Rotations

I'm trying to program camera movement to be relative to camera rotation. (Forward is always forward, regardless of pitch, yaw, and roll) I want to be able to move forward, backward, left, right, up, ...