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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How can I translate a game object towards a position?

I am instantiating my game objects (spheres) through scripts. I want my spheres to move from one location to another. but I don't know how to do this. Update is called once per frame. Is that what I ...
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What's wrong with my step-toward-target implementation? [duplicate]

I want to move a game object from its current position toward the mouse position. I wrote this Vector2D class to help me: public class Vector2D { private double xVect; private ...
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Inconsistent movement / line-of-sight around obstacles on a hexagonal grid

In a roguelike game I've been working on, one of my core design goals has been to allow the player to "Play the game, not the grid." In essence, I want the player's positioning to be tactical, ...
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How can I move an object in a direction other than the ordinals?

I want to move a game object from its current position to the mouse position, but my current code only ever moves in one of the eight ordinal directions. In other words, I want it to move along the ...
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How can I make my player move in the direction the camera faces?

I have a 3rd person camera which can rotate around the player. My problem is that wherever camera is facing, players forward is always the same direction. For example when camera is facing the right ...
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Interpolating rotated objects

I've finally got interpolation working to 'smooth' out movement, however it doesn't seem to work for objects that are rotating (around their own center) - when I try to do this, the objects in ...
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Interpolation using a sprite's previous frame and current frame

Overview I'm currently using a method which has been pointed out to me is extrapolation rather than interolation. As a result, I'm also now looking into the possibility of using another method which ...
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Implementing Galaga Style Enemy Behavior in Unity

I've been trying to work on a space shooter with the idea of having enemies behaving like it is shown in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7u8uCR6yw In the video above, enemies fly from ...
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Intelligently move aircraft using curves

I am trying to code a script to move an aircraft entity from point A to point B and at some point in the middle of moving have the aircraft forward vector face Point C (to fire a missile at an enemy ...
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Movement on tile map when player is the size of 4 tiles, moving in 1 tile increment

I understand how to move a square around a tile map: you have a coordinate of the square (say the center), and if they player press the "up" arrow, just increment the y-coordinate by 1. Question: How ...
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How to avoid movement speed stacking when multiple keys are pressed?

I've started a new game which requires no mouse, thus leaving the movement up to the keyboard. I have tried to incorporate 8 directions; up, left, right, up-right and so on. However when I press more ...
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Converting A 3D Rotational Vector Into A 3D Forward Heading Vector

I need to do a raycast which accepts a Vector3D StartPos and a Vector3D EndPos. I have available to me the characters position and the cameras rotation in 3D vectors. I need to somehow compute a ...
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Animating feet seperately from the body

I have a character and I would like to animate a walking animation for it. However i get the following result when I animate it: (ignore the green lines/ markers/ sound) As you can see the foot ...
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How to interrupt movement where the model can lag behind

I have a movement system for my characters where the model is allowed to lag behind the character's actual position. In a way it is like the model is being dragged on a string behind the actual ...
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How to simulate random scope movement?

I want to simulate that random and soft movement that lot of games got (like BF3) when you use the scope of a sniper gun, so the question is how to achieve that.
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Gradually reduce speed

Basically I am working on following application of android version Party Games: Drinking Wheel For this I want to rotate wheel and want to stop wheel at specific point. But I want this with gradually ...
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How to move towards a point in 2D, stopping at obstacles

I want to do a 2D game, where you can mouse click anywhere on the map and the player will go there. If there is obstacle in the way, the player will go as close as possible to where you clicked ...
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Problem with moving player through a secript by a set distance

I am currently trying to add a sort of "dash"-ability to my sidescroller. What I try to do, is to let the player press a key where a simple key-press causes the player to move quickly into one ...
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How can I compute a velocity proportional to the difference between two hand positions?

I'm working on a project with the Kinect SDK and XNA 4. I need take the position of the hands and draw a sprite over it. I'm was doing it directly and because of that I get a "trembling hands" effect. ...
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Designing Character Movement Need Advice

(This game is written in C++ with GDI+ It's a simple side-scroller.) I am having a problem deciding on how I should handle player movement. Currently it runs at 20 frames per second (I just chose ...
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How do I create a knockback-movement?

I am a web developer new to game development, and with limited math knowledge. I am writing a character movement controller in Unity. The game has an isometric Diablo-like camera. The character moves ...
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Preventing diagonal movement

I was originally fine with diagonal movement but it's clashing with my sprite animation... public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e){ int key = e.getKeyCode(); switch(key){ case ...
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Smoothing Pathfinding on Tile-Based Terrain but Free-Roaming Player

I'm sorry if this is a long post, but I feel as though the details should help clarify gray areas. I'll try and provide a detailed layout of what I'm trying to achieve, what I have so far, and where ...
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Limiting the speed of a dragged sprite in Cocos2dx

I am trying to drag a row of sprites using ccTouchesMoved. By that I mean that there is a row of sprites (they are colored squares) lined up next to each other and if I grab one with a touch the rest ...
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top down 8 directional movement - need help with collision [duplicate]

I have for some time now been strugling with movement in my game. I want a zelda like 8 directional top-down movement. I have tried different things, but non of them have been perfect. EDIT: ...
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How do you change movement to strafe

Right now my player can move forward and backward using case 'a':case 'A': speed.x = lx * 0.1; speed.z = lz * 0.1; break; case 'b':case 'B': speed.x = -(lx * 0.1); speed.z = ...
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Accelerated Motion

I'm making a menu for my game with SDL, when you click on an option a sub menu slides down and is shown, just sliding down is really boring, so I want it to accelerate(like if gravity was pulling it) ...
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Collision detection recommendations [closed]

I am currently developing a prototype game for mobile devices in which the user will see several objects on the screen and will have to touch them one by one in the correct order to win. I guess it ...
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Turning on collision crashes game

I am getting a null pointer excecption to both my sprite and level. I am working on my mob class, and when I try to move him and the move function is called, the game crashes after checking collision ...
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How to move an image back and forth with javascript

I currently am trying to make a baseball game and have this code here: http://jsfiddle.net/769BK/ I have the baseballX set to a decrement, and then I try increasing the value using baseballX++; but it ...
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How are game characters animated? [closed]

I will be working with my friends on our final year project. Our game will be FPS and I have to draw some animations for FPS view and other enemy character that can be programmed easily to make a good ...
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Unity - Invert Movement Direction

I am currently developing a 2,5D Sidescroller in Unity (just starting to get to know it). Right now I added a turn-script to have my character face the appropriate direction of movement, though ...
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What's the best way to move cars along roads

I am implementing car movement game (sort-of like Locomotion). So 60 times a second I have to advance the movement of each car. The problem is I have to look ahead to see if there is a slower car, ...
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what's wrong with my lookAt and move forward code?

so am still in the process of getting familiar with libGdx and one of the fun things i love to do is to make basics method for reusability on future projects, and for now am stacked on getting a ...
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How to move an object using X and Y coordinates in JavaScript

I am making a 2d baseball game with JavaScript and HTML5 and am trying to move an image that I have drawn with JavaScript like so: //canvas var c = document.getElementById("gameCanvas"); ...
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Frameskipping in Android gameloop causing choppy sprites (Open GL ES 2.0)

I have written a simple 2d platform game for Android and am wondering how one deals with frame-skipping? Are there any alternatives? Let me explain further. So, my game loop allows for the ...
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What design pattern should I employ for validating character movement?

I'm developing a RPG in Java and have a Map class, which will contain all the MapObjects (the Player, Enemies, Walls, etc.): Map.java public class Map { private int width; private int height; ...
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Libgdx: movement of scrolling background is not smooth even at 60fps

I'm developing a game and I want to make a sliding background. The background is not scrolling smoothly. I logged the fps, but it was ok. This is my code, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, any ideas? ...
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SpriteKit Random Movement/Action [duplicate]

So basically i want a sprite to start from a random position and head to a random direction then take a random turn halfway through using CGPathAddCurveToPoint. The part i fail in is how to make it ...
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Problems with my interpolation inplementation

When I interpolate my sprite's movement (code below), I'm curious as to whether the part where I actually apply the interpolation to the sprite's current X position (in my render call) is correct. ...
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Unity Move sprite from point A to point B

Pretty new to Unity and i'm trying to make a very simple iphone game. , I'd like to know how to move a sprite (2D) move from random point A to random Point B not just that, but i want it to change ...
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Why does my side-scroller character move in the wrong direction?

I'm trying to understand why my rectangle moves in the opposite direction I want it to. I have a float for translation: glTranslatef(translate_x, 0, 0); if ...
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in a 2D game that has an array as a map how to make graphics look nice?

I have a map that's stored in a 2D Array with 1s being walls, 0s being roads, and 2s being houses. There is a character that is not stored in the map but its position is always checked against the map ...
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How do I make a puzzle piece move smoothly between locations?

I'm building a 2048 clone to sharpen my Libgdx skills, but I don't know how to ease a tiles between board locations. When I slide my finger, the tile moves rather swiftly. How I can make the movement ...
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Revert to closest non intersecting position

First, let me start by saying: Please forgive me if this question have already been asked. I've tried to search but didn't find any solution. (It might be due to my lack of terms). I have two ...
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How can I make a character walk on uneven walls in a 2D platformer?

I want to have a playable character who can "walk" on an organic surface at any angle, including sideways and upside-down. By "organic" levels with slanted and curved features instead of straight ...
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How do I make an entity move in a direction?

I have an Entity instance which is updated every game tick. Let's just assume that entity moves forward constantly. I'd like to be able to give the entity's angle to a function that makes it move in ...
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Can I prevent diagonal movement from exploring more of the map?

In a tile-grid where movement in any of 8 directions takes exactly the same amount of turns (chess-board style rules), can I prevent diagonal movement from showing more new tiles than orthogonal ...
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my movement is working good on keyboard but on android its not

So basically here is what my movement is like for keys: key down if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { mishi.getAcceleration().x = -13; } key up if (keycode == Keys.LEFT) { ...
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Mixing interpolation with extrapolation in multiplayer game

I am creating a multiplayer drag racing game and have difficulties mixing extrapolation and interpolation. To save network bandwidth i am getting information from the opponent only on his button ...