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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Calculating angle between two vectors to steer towards a target

I have been trying to implement a path following steering behaviour for AI in a 2D racing game. I have two vectors: futurePosition represents the predicted future position given the car's current ...
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Stopping an object after applying an impulse or force?

I'm having a small issue where after applying an impulse or force it is impossible to actually get an object to stop, i.e. a velocity of zero. This code is run every 1 / 60 of a second: void ...
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What are the properties of “position, velocity, acceleration, rotation” collectively named?

They say naming things is one of the hardest problems in computer programming. They were right. Given the pseudocode below, what is a more appropriate name for this collection of properties? ...
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android 2d bullet-spawn (shooting)

This will be a quick question since Im pretty sure I'm overlooking something small that I for some reason cant see. My sprite is moved using a joystick, and I want my sprite to be able to shoot. I've ...
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Physics system imploding under force

I have a basic physics body system (incomplete/very basic; as collision resolution and detection are not implemented, just mass, position, velocity, acceleration, force and impulse). I implemented ...
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What is the difference between an impulse and a force related to a physics engine?

What is the difference between an application of an impulse and an application of a force in relation to a physics engine?
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Costs for developing an Iphone physics game?

I recently made a game demo inspired by a wooden board game where you drop the ball trying to make a score, is fully playable so take a look (Works best on firefox): ...
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AndEngine: Density, Elasticity, Friction, Gravity concepts

I am new to AndEngine. I have seen some physics examples from AndEngine Example package. I want to know the role of density, elasticity, friction and gravity while implementing physics. How they ...
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Changing sprite animation depending on direction

I'm working on an android game where my sprite is controlled by a joystick. I just added an animation to my sprite with 4 rows and 3 columns: Now I want to change the animation of my sprite ...
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Pros and cons of different integrators [closed]

When creating things like physics in games you need an integrator. I've seen Verlet integration mentioned several places as a great alternative to Euler integration. For instance in the famous ...
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The Physics behind 2D Platformer Games? [closed]

Is there any good book or tutorial that explains the physics behind creating a 2D Platformer game? Such as tile rendering, tile map reading, collision detection, camera movement etc.?
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Understanding Tensors [closed]

I don't seem to be able to visualize tensors. I am reading The Morgan Kauffman Game Physics Engine Development and he uses tensors to represent aerodynamics but he doesn't explain them so I am not ...
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Aligning bullet's position in Asteroid Game

I'm writing an asteroid game and I would like to align the bullets on the ship's tip. I also want when the ship fires, the bullet gets the same orientation(angle, direction) of the ship and also be ...
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Predicting physics/trajectory for pool/billiards games

I'm thinking of making a quick proof of concept of a billiard-style game mechanic, where the player has perfect information of what is about to happen. Here's a good example: I'm only mildly ...
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How to bounce a 2d point particle off of a circular edge

In a prototype I'm building, a particle can spawn anywhere within a larger, confining circle. Important to note is that the particle will not spawn in the origin of the larger circle, but anywhere ...
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Asteroids Ship Movement

I have read source code of asteroids game. I want to know why when updating the ship's position in X, and Y Axis, we must write it in sin and cosine of the current angle. Is it angular velocity ? why ...
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Interpolate and collisions

Lets take the simple example of a ball bouncing off a wall. The physics is separated from the display. The physics is set to run at say 20 frames per second and the display is running faster than this ...
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How should I learn about collision detection?

If I want to use physics engine for my game then how should I go to learn collision-detection algorithms? When I read AI book for games, the book talks about collision detection, so I want to learn ...
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Show path of a body of where it should go after linear impulse is applied

I am making a game with Andengine and Box2D. I have a dynamic body and I apply linear impulse on the body to move it around when the user have touched the screen. Now I want to show the path where ...
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Electricity and Magnetism: Relevant?

The computer science major at my university requires that I take a sequence in either biology, chemistry, and physics, plus an additional natural science course (which I might fill with meteorology). ...
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collision resolve sphere-aabb and aabb-aabb [closed]

I am currently working on a basic physics engine which does not consider rotations. At the moment I work on collision resolving between aabbs and spheres. Unfortunately I have no idea what a collision ...
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Interacting with box2D objects

How can I interact with an object in box2d, I'm completely new to this so I have no clue what to do. The box is created like this: bodyDef.type = b2Body.b2_dynamicBody; fixDef.shape = new ...
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How to simulate pressure with particles?

I'm trying to simulate pressure with a collection of spherical particles in a Unity game I'm building. A couple notes about the problem: The goal is to fill a constantly changing 2d space/void with ...
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Efficient physics and collision detection for RTS

I'm thinking about writing my own RTS game and while I'm more or less clear about how the game engine should work, I need some directions as to how to implement physics and collision detection. Now, ...
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What is the best way to handle simultaneous collisions in a physics engine?

I'm writing a 2d physics engine in javascript so that I can learn more about physics in video games. I have it working correctly for rigid body collisions, except for if any body collides with two or ...
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What is the MTV (Minimum Translation Vector) in SAT (Seperation of axis)?

What is the MTV (Minimum Translation Vector) in SAT (Seperation of axis)? and how can i use it? Im trying to create my first game, where a ball can hit a a static brick (rectangle). Now if a ball ...
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Why is the MaskBit maxed out

Hi there for some reason the maskbit of my b2FixtureDef is being maxxed out and im not sure why Here is the declaration of the items that are used in the game enum PhysicBits { PB_NONE = 0x0000, ...
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How to properly simulate object aproximation towards camera in 2D?

I'm trying to make some objects come towards the camera but it just doesn't feel right... you can check the progress here: http://testing.fyrastudio.com/lab/tweetOlympics/v0.005/ You run by ...
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How to achieve smooth gameplay in a physics based multiplayer game? (2d)

I'm using cocos2d 2.0 and Gamekit for networking. I've got a server/client model. It works over wifi (local) and bluetooth. (Xcode 4.3, Objective C) Basically, there's a ball and 2 or more players. ...
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How to implement the rag doll physics in OpenGL?

I'm wondering, having a human model made in blender, how can you make it so that at some point (when the human "dies") the body follows the rag doll physics in OpenGL? I tried looking for some ...
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2D Collision in Canvas - Balls Overlapping When Velocity is High

I am doing a simple experiment in canvas using Javascript in which some balls will be thrown on the screen with some initial velocity and then they will bounce on colliding with each other or with the ...
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Game Institute Math Courses

I'm 21 years old and I suck at math, I mean really bad. I don't have the necessary logic to apply it towards programming. I would like to learn the math and logic of applying it. I found Game ...
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How to synchronise the acceleration, velocity and position of the monsters on the server with the players?

I'm building an MMO using Node.js, and there are monsters roaming around. I can make them move around on the server using vector variables acceleration, velocity and position. acceleration = ...
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Physics from other games

I'm making a platform engine with XNA Game Studio, and I've solved almost everything about colliding stuff. But now, I'm searching for good physics for the player, I'm trying to emulate characters ...
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Will my game engine be compatible with physics engines?

My engine supports Scene handling, Cameras, and has a Renderer. Also, it has a class called Drawable, which has the position, the shape and the picture of an object. The picture property has width, ...
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Elliptical orbit modeling

I'm playing with orbits in a simple 2-d game where a ship flies around in space and is attracted to massive things. The ship's velocity is stored in a vector and acceleration is applied to it every ...
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Quaternion dfference + time --> angular velocity (gyroscope in physics library)

I am using Bullet Physic library to program some function, where I have difference between orientation from gyroscope given in quaternion and orientation of my object, and time between each frame in ...
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Simple 2D Flight Physics with Box2D

I'm trying to build a simple side scroller with an airplane being the player. As such, I want to build simple flight controls with simple but realistic-feeling physics. I'm making use of cocos2D and ...
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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 ...