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Relating to the motion of objects through space and time. Including concepts such as acceleration (thrust and gravity), mass, collision response, friction and more.

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How to calculate continuous motion with angular velocity in 2d

I'm really new with physics. Maybe someone would be able to help me to solve the next problem: I need to calculate position of an agent on the plane(2D) in next time step where time step is large(20+ ...
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Should I used Box2D for a Flash platformer or use something for gaming like Fixel or Flashpunk?

I'm trying to make a platformer with Flash/AS3 and have been looking for something to help with some of the collision etc. I've look at a few engines and Box2D/WCK seems the most sophisticated. Do I ...
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Change density of the body dynamically

In my game, I want to change density of my body object when it collide with other objects. I found something like following to change density but further I could not able to find any hint for this. So ...
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Platformer Starter Kit - Collision Issues

I'm having trouble with my game that is based off the XNA Platformer starter kit. My game uses smaller tiles (16x16) then the original (32x40) which I'm thinking may be having an effect on collision ...
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Calculating instantaneous speed and acceleration for a simple car software model

I am trying to model a speedometer and tachometer for a simple software model of a car dashboard. I want this to be relatively simple, so for my purposes I won't likely simulate variables such as drag ...
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Units of measurement in a tile world

I've started to make a 2D sidescroller, the camera and world rendering works as I expect, but now comes the physics part of world. What I need is that one tile in x or direction should correspond to ...
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From simple physics with a ball, to a more complicated shape

Hello fellow game devs and stack overflowers... I recently made a transition from OpenGL ES 1.1 to 2.0 (on Android via NDK) and things are going well so far. I'm working on doing a dice rolling ...
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How to make a character jump?

I am currently making a game in C# using Direct X 9.0. The game remake is Donkey Kong NES. I have nearly everything completed, but I am having problems with the physics of Mario's jump. I have ...
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Framerate control and physics engines?

I am reading this article on how to control the framerate and physics calculations. But in the game I am writing, I use a third party physics library and the only thing I do to update my physics is ...
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How to implement physics and AoE spells in an MMO game?

I'm making a game which will be completely centered around PVP battlegrounds and arenas. Think something like WoW, but with the RPG part removed. There will just be a lobby, where you can join a ...
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ball 2d animation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: canvas ball physics animation I want to animate ball in html canvas like this. ctx.beginPath(); ctx.arc(75, 75, 10, 0, Math.PI*2, true); ctx.closePath(); ctx.fill(); ...
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Specific Physics Lessons and Reference for Game Development

What "Physics stuffs" should I learn in game developments? I'm reading about Verlet Integration, and I'm wondering what other lesson should I learn and if there are available resources can you please ...
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2D Physics in a networked game (iOS)?

I am researching the possibilities for a new iOS game. It's going to be a run-n-gun type platformer, and I'm looking into the possibility of co-op multiplayer. The game itself wouldn't be very ...
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How can I stop my Jitter physics meshes being offset? [closed]

I'm developing a C# game engine and have hit a snag trying to add physics. I'm using XNA for graphics and Jitter for physics. I am trying to split the XNA model into it's meshes, then create a ...
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what is the difference between CCSprite and a PhysicsSprite?

I am new to Cocos2D and I've realized that most of the codes written before the Cocos2d update used CCSprites. Recently I realized a lot of more recent codes after the update are using PhysicsSprite. ...
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Ball Physics : Smoothing the final bounces as the ball comes to rest

I've come against another issue in my little bouncing ball game. My ball is bouncing around fine except for the last moments when it is about to come to rest. The movement of the ball is smooth for ...
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Getting started using C# and Physics (Resources, Tutorials, Samples, etc.) [closed]

As an application developer, I plan on now getting started in game development so I have come along to this site. I am a proficient C# developer so I guess it makes sense to start game development in ...
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Smoothly move between bodies

I'm not sure if the title is correct (please comment if it is not). I have a sprite (rectangle body), and I'm applying force on it to make it move from left to right and then go backward. The platform ...
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RTS engine tick rate

I've seen some varying tick rates used for RTS engines. Supreme Commander ran at a super-low 10 ticks per second. Is this normal for RTS engines, or do they normally have a higher tick rate?
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How to compute acceleration by using Kinect device joint positions

I have an application which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera device. At each point I can obtain the position of my hand in the 3 Dimensional space ( X - Y - Z ) and I want to compute acceleration of ...
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GameObject and Components

I am creating a relatively simple game engine in C++ and Qt. I am using Irrlicht for graphics, and as of now, I will not be using any physics or audio libraries. For time's sake, I am using ...
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Need help with objects moving toward the player

I am making a 2D game with simple "gravity": everything is just pulled toward 0,0. The speed at which they accelerate towards it is GravityAcceleration up to MaxGSpeed. I also want the player to be ...
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Best physics engine for OpenGL ES (different implementations)? [closed]

Can you recommend a good physics engine which is easily portable between WebGL and other OpenGL ES implementations like in Android and iPhone? I don't want a game engine. Only the physics part.
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What are the advantages of having a real time based physics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixed time step vs Variable time step Now just let me clarify what I mean by "real time based physics", which I will call RTBP from now on. Well, basically, it implies ...
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Calculation of Inertia Tensors

Bit of a complex and lengthy question that, I'll admit, I don't quite understand very well yet so I will try and explain as best as I can. Short Version: Is there a general c++/physx formula out ...
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Pathfollowing with acceleration - centripetal force

I'm implementing A* waypoint pathfinding with some twists. One of the problems I'm encountering is because I do not change velocities of the agents directly but rather I do so through forces. Which ...
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What is a simple deformer in which vertices deform linearly with control points?

In my project I want to deform a complex mesh, using a simpler 'proxy' mesh. In effect, each vertex of the proxy/collision mesh will be a control point/bone, which should deform the vertices of the ...
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Unsure how to move a unit to a point

I've got a unit and a series of points in 3D space which approximate the path it's been given. However, I'm not sure where to go from there. The unit has certain physical constraints, like, it can ...
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Weird problem with advect program in fluid simulator

I implemented 2d fluid simulator. Solver runs entirely on GPU. All works fine... on my work PC. But on home PC I have some awful glitches, and I can`t understand how to fix them. Empirically I ...
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Why is it that there are invalid “dt” values in physics simulations?

I'm utilising some of NeHe's spring code, and after getting some pretty weird results I eventually realised the source of my error - my "dt" value in my Update function; the value that everything is ...
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What is the most effective way to create a set of collision points for an aribitrary mesh?

In my project I am working on automatically deforming an arbitrary mesh with respect to another arbitrary mesh, within the context of user generated content, similar to this deformer being developed ...
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Differential programming for a vehicle

I am to a point on my vehicle where, when im going fast and turning, the vehicle acts weird because the inside tires are moving faster than the outside tires. So i need to figure out how to program in ...
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Animating a jellyfish hardcoding?

I have drew a hemi-sphere by myself, and would like to do basic jellyfish animation by animating the vertices of the hemi-sphere. I tried a lot of experiments but it seems I'm doing it wrong. I need ...
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How will the velocities of two moving objects change once they collide?

I'm making a small game where things can fly around and collide. Things like boxes and so on. For each object, I have an array of all forces acting upon it, I have it's mass, it's position and it's ...
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Playing a sound on collision?

I'm making a pool game. I've separated the gameplay logic and the physics into two systems, entities and physics. Each entity holds a reference to a body which the physics system uses. The body itself ...
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Box2D platformer movement. Should i mess with velocity?

I have a platformer game in which I implemented the movement using a wheel attached to the hero. For jumping I use this: player.body.applyLinearImpulse(new Vec2(0, 30000000), ...
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What would be a good filter to create 'magnetic deformers' from a depth map?

In my project, I am creating a system for deforming a highly detailed mesh (clothing) so that it 'fits' a convex mesh. To do this I use depth maps of the item and the 'hull' to determine at what point ...
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Is knowing physics necessary for game development?

Is knowledge of physics necessary to design quality games? How important is it? Be realistic and explain a few novice examples of how's mandatory. What kind of physics is necessary, ...
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BEPUphysics collision with generated terrain?

I've got randomly generated terrain which is stored in a indices and vertex buffer. How do I go about using this for collision in BEPU? It seems I can do it with a Mesh but it would be a waste to ...
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Free physics library?

What are some good recommendations? I have a vertex buffer and indices and I want to be able to detect collision between it and a bounding box or another object.
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Architecture of an action multiplayer game from scratch

Not sure whether it's a good place to ask (do point me to a better one if it's not), but since what we're developing is a game - here it goes. So this is a "real-time" action multiplayer game. I have ...
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How do I properly use multithreading with Nvidia PhysX?

I'm having a multithreading problem with Nvidia PhysX. the SDK requires that you call Simulate() (starts computing new physics positions within a new thread) and FetchResults() (waits 'till the ...
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JBox2D applyLinearImpulse doesn't work

So i have this line of code: if(input.isKeyDown(Input.KEY_W)&&canJump()) { body.applyLinearImpulse(new Vec2(0, 30), cam.screenToWorld(body.getPosition())); ...
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Finding the contact point with SAT

The Separating Axis Theorem (SAT) makes it simple to determine the Minimum Translation Vector, i.e., the shortest vector that can separate two colliding objects. However, what I need is the vector ...
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Newton Game Dynamics: Making an object not affect another object

I'm going to be using Newton in my networked action game with Mogre. There will be two "types" of physics object: global and local. Global objects will be kept in sync for everybody; these include ...
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I am looking to make a spaceship tilt as it corners but I cant get it to return

I am using the TL game engine I am not allowed to use a physics engine but I need to make the spaceship lean as it corners, I can make it lean but cannot make it return to its starting position. I ...
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Calculating an orbit and approach velocties

I have drones in my game that need to approach and orbit a node and shoot at it. Problem is I want to stay away from a real physics simulation, meaning I don't want to give the node and drone a mass ...
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How to make a ball fall faster on a ramp?

So, I'm making a ball game. Where you pick up the ball, drop it on a ramp, and it flies off in to blocks. The only problem right now is it falls at a normal speed, then lightly falls off, not nearly ...
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Independent HTML5 Physics Game: Any Feedback? [closed]

I've been independently developing a physics-based HTML5 game. I haven't used any libraries or engines; all the code, including the physics, is my own. It is free for a while on the Chrome Web Store ...
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How do I convert matrices intended for OpenGL to be compatible for DirectX?

I have finished working through the book "Game Physics Engine Development 2nd Ed" by Millington, and have got it working, but I want to adapt it to work with DirectX. I understand that D3D9+ has the ...