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 do I keep my character centred on screen?

I am making a game similar to Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (top-down 2D action-adventure). I want the character to stay centred on the screen when he moves. Currently, whenever the player wants ...
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Pokémon character turning / facing: How is it achieved? Movement is already done though [closed]

You know that when the player playing Pokémon games want to change the facing of the main character, one would simply tap on the directional pad (D-pad) on the Game Boy (Color/Advanced/Advanced SP) or ...
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XNA - 2D Rotation of an object to a selected direction

I'm trying to figure out the best way of rotating an object towards the directional input of the user. I'm attempting to mimic making turns on ice skates. For instance, if the player is moving right ...
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How to implement deceleration and stopping over a certain distance [duplicate]

So I have a a character, say a spaceship. It needs to move distance R, and in direction T (Theta). So say if The object is at (0,0), and it needs to get to (4,3), it has R = 5 and T = about 36 ...
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Displaying possible movement tiles

What's the fastest way to highlight all possible movement tiles for a player on a square grid? Players can only move up, down, left, right. Tiles can cost more than one movement, multiple levels are ...
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How to combine tap and long hold gesture recognizers?

I have a game in which the player moves around a sprite by tapping on various sections of the screen (left, right, up, down). So far, each tap moves the sprite one tile (I use a tile system for ...
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How do I implement movement in a WPF Adventure game?

I'm working on making a short WPF adventure game. The only major hurdle I have right now is how to animate objects on the screen correctly. I've experimented with DoubleAnimation and ...
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How can I easily model semi-realistically human movement and collision in a 2D game?

I am writing a sports simulation game in which the simulated players will interact physically with each other (i.e. tackle, push, bump...) as well as do individual actions such as changing direction ...
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Asteroids Movement

I have been making an asteroids clone, in C#. However, the ship's movement is... not quite right. My plan is this: there is a speed, and two directions, namely the direction the ship is facing ...
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Pathfinding on a uneven planetary surface

My question is what would be the best approach to pathfinding on an uneven planetary surface? Background Information I have created a planet from displacement mapping 6 sphere projected planes. ...
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Pong horizontal movement algorithm

I was just wondering about the horizontal movement of a pong ball? What is the general algorithm used with this? The ball in my pong game just move vertically and I don't know about the algorithms ...
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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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2D Top down acceleration vector

I have been wanting to solve the issue of movement once and for all... with all that I have learnt and read through, should be a piece of cake one would have thought... , seems it isn't. Having ...
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Interpolating a player between two 2D points?

I would like a player to be able to move in a direction smoothly, whilst sticking to a fixed grid. Much like in Pokemon, how the player can move, but when the key is pressed and released quickly, they ...
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Smoother controls

I am trying to move my background left if the user hits the right key. and right if the user hits the left key, so that it will look like the player is moving. The problem is that whenever I hold the ...
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Theory behind worm like movement?

I don't want code or anything that will make this too easy for me, but I'm just starting the development of a little game and I want to add worms to it, I want the worms to be Terraria like. My ...
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Implementing tile-based movement on 2D platformer

I'm trying to make a cinematic platformer, in the veins of the first two Oddworld games, Flashback, Prince of Persia, Blackthorne and so on. This article describes very well how this kind of movement ...
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Moving a sprite towards an x and y coordinate

Given a sprite with an x and y coordinate, how would I move it toward another sprite with an x and y coordinate? I've already made it face towards the other sprite, and I've made it move towards the ...
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How can I use triangle picking to determine location of a triangle in world space coordinates?

I am trying to implement point and click movement in my game, but at the moment I am stumped about how I can select parts of a mesh for the player to walk to. So what I have done is I have got a ...
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Translating a terrains position using input in Unity 3D C#

I am trying to make a terrain in Unity move, but im having trouble. Here's the code i have. using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class NewScript : MonoBehaviour { Camera camera; ...
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Character movement relative to cursor position

I want my top-down shooter character to move towards the mouse when pressing the up arrow and strafe relative at right angles to it when pressing the left and right arrow keys. I can't figure out how ...
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Grouped enemy movement out of sync after changing directions [closed]

Im working on a Galaxian/Space Invaders Inspired game. Im working on the enemy movement and am running into an issue where the enemies get out of sync when changing direction. My setup is that I ...
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Increasing speed of circle over time as linear with Box2d

Assume that there is a circle and it can be moved by using keyboard arrows.Is required that increasing speed over time like increasing car speed. For example; max speed is 25 and time to reach max ...
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joystick movement for Geometry Wars clone

I am kinda new in game programming, but I've got a semestral work to make a game, so I decided to do a clone of Geometry Wars. Despite that the game is really simple (in principle), I have ran into a ...
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3D Character Development [closed]

First and for most. I do have a fair amount of experience programming. I have experience with many programming languages and I have taken a few courses in computer science. I have development some ...
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Movement constrained to the faces of a cube

The basic setup I'm working with is a cube rendered in-Engine (Panda3d, although I only am looking for a generalized solution) as well as a 2d square on one face of the cube. The eventual outcome I'm ...
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Using timer to reverse enemy movement in Flash game made with Flixel

I am creating a 2d flash game using Flixel 2.5 in Flash Builder. I am trying to reverse enemy movement on an interval so that they will move back and forth over a set space. I felt that a timer would ...
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How can I normalize a vector if I am handling movment of each axis seperatley?

I am writing a 2D tile based game engine in XNA, and I've recently fine-tuned my collision detection using the answers provided here and more specifically here. The tile based collision detection now ...
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Scene - human speed correlation

I am writing a really simple game with a scene (horizontal plane) and a human moving to the right of the plane (watching the simulation from the +z axis). The scene contains some trees, which I am ...
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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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Following a path in a smooth fashion

I am currently making a 2d tower defense game with a static, predetermined lane that the enemies follow (i.e. towers cannot block the path and path finding is not the problem I am trying to solve). I ...
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Movement on a curved planet surface

I'm looking for a solution for moving a variety of objects over the uneven surface of my planet. The idea is that I will have a number of objects that follow the planetary landscape moving about in ...
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In 2d game logic, should I use pixels or world coordinates?

Currently in my game I handle the logic (collisions, movement) using pixels but I find it very limiting espiecially when thinking about variable speed. For example Box2D requires you to use ...
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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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C++ Using clock() with IsKeyDown

I am trying to replicate the game Asteroids as a class project. I am having trouble measuring the time elapsed while the "W" key is pressed. This code is supposed to increase the force applied to the ...
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How can I move an object over a drawn tile map in HTML 5 without constant buffering?

I've been messing around with HTML5 for quite some time now but this is something that I guess I haven't figured out how to handle well yet. I'm sure there's an extremely easy solution and I just ...
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Increase restitution (bounciness) of an object in a JavaScript formula

I'm going slightly around the houses on this one. I originally started a thread over on Stack Overflow about it but then it seemed to diverge into mathematics, with no joy from the SO community over ...
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Controlling player and camera movement in a 3rd person game with keyboard and mouse

In many action games with a third person view, joystick controls typically map the left joystick for player movement and the right joystick for camera movement (or more precisely camera's direction ...
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DPad style movement for AI without using A*

What is the easiest way to implement DPad style movement (No diagonal) for AI without using and A* algorithm? I thought about having the enemy catch up to the player in the Y axis first then the X ...
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Making a player move to my mouse when clicked?

How can I get my player to move to the mouse when it is clicked (like in Warcraft)? So far I have tried: if (Mouse.isButtonDown(0)) { if (X < Mouse.getX()) { X += Speed; } if ...
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Moving an object around the the circle to the specific location in circumference

Well I have run out of ideas how to approach this particular problem.See the picture below: So the idea is that the object (dot in black) has to get to a point mark X (red X mark).However the ...
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Figuring out which direction my object is facing on a 2D plane?

My friend and I were messing around in XNA 4.0 making a 2D racing game. Kind of like this one: Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road. The problem we are having is knowing which direction the car is ...
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AI surrounding algorithm suggestions

I am building up a simulation where predator groups (tribes) try to hunt other agents in the simulation (whom also are clustered in groups). Now I got to a point where members of a group follow their ...
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3 Button Multi-touch for Android

OK, my multi-touch system was somewhat convoluted, but was working perfectly OK until I tried to run my game on my Nexus 10 which is running Jellybean. Crashing all over the place! So I removed my ...
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How do I calculate how an object will move from one point to another?

Here's the problem: A player starts the game in the 0 coordinate (x=0,y=0). When the user clicks on the screen, it returns the coordinates of the destination. Now the player has to move from its ...
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How to make a smooth movement in XNA?

I'm trying to make a nice controls for my game, but I can't achieve enough SMOOTHNESS. if (kbState.GetPressedKeys().Length != 0 && _direction != Vector2.Zero) { ...
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Non-physics character movement in a Box2d Environment

I am in the process of creating a physics platformer. However, I want the player movement to feel very old-school(as in: non-physics like), which means that the character: Should always move equally ...
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How to get the height at a position in a triangle

I have a heightmap, and I store the heights in a giant array. However, when I move, it's quite choppy on the Y-axis, so I need a way to get the height at a certain point in a triangle. I currently ...
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Make a 2D character stop moving and going back when encounter an obstacle

I am using a 2d character who is sliding infinite ( huge incrementation of the X or Y value ) when moving. He can only move up, down, left, right inside a virtual grid, made of multiple squares. Now ...
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Moving a 2D character on a straight line

I am trying to create an Android Game and I am facing my first big problem. After reading blogs, tutos ... I am able to easily move a character with a drag and drop, make it move move to a touched ...