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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Do two balls of different mass bounce different heights?

There are two balls and the only difference between them is the mass. Both are dropped from the same height on to the floor (static object with infinite mass), would both balls bounce up to the same ...
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Creating a vehicle using a physics engine [closed]

What is the theory behind creating a generic 3D vehicle in a physics engine? What I would like to know is what parts should I stick together to make the vehicle, how they parts should stick together, ...
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How to calculate a bounding rectangle of a polygon?

Polygon poly = new Polygon(); poly.getPoints().setAll(5d, 15d, 15d, 25d, 5d, 30d); How do I calculate the Polygon's height and width? There is no poly.getWidth() or poly.getHeight() method in javafx....
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Lateral Friction Phisics

I am trying to create a physics engine for my game, and need to cancel out any lateral velocity for when entities turn. I have tried to mimic this page's example, but it is not working. I have objects ...
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Can I jump from A to B?

I'm making some rudimentary AI for my side-scroller and I need to know whether an AI unit can reach point B from point A simply by taking a jump. Flight trajectory of my characters is a bit unusal as ...
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How to do collision detection for fluids in 3D? [closed]

Is there an algorithm or a technique which can detect the collision between 3D fluids? I currently treat my fluids as dynamic meshes. Is it possible to find collisions with these, or will I need a ...
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Gerstner wave function simplified?

The gerstner wave function is a commonly used method to calculate waves and simulate water in video games and movies or most 3d simulations. It is however quite complex so it is very hard for young ...
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3d Water Simulation formula questions

I have created a Grid: At each point along the grid, is a vertex (Intersection Points): Each of these points has an x,y,z position. Vector3f(x,y,z). In an attempt to animate the grid into a group ...
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Where should the collision response/resolution code go?

I've got a collision response/resolution function that does the same for any pair of two entities. It's is in the World class right now. But right before that function is invoked, I have some entity-...
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Calculating Friction due to rotation from ball bounce? [duplicate]

In this question asked by codemonkey, The rotation will depend upon: upon impact, on: Initial Speed of the ball hitting the surface (magnitude of ball velocity vector) Friction co-efficient of ball ...
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How does this formula for generating water waves work?

I have been trying to implement the wave equation described in this paper ("Water Simulating in Computer Graphics," Kai Li and Liming Wu) in Java. Part of the paper discusses modeling waves as a sum ...
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How should I model rotation caused by bounce friction? [duplicate]

In my Java2D simulation, I have a disc which, when it bounces off the boundary of a 2D region, begins to rotate, as if it had gotten some spin from the wall. I'm having trouble relating the ...
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RK4, Derivatives, Understanding Game Physics

Gafferon Games has a great article on RK4 Integration for building physics simulations which can be found here: Integration Basics Personally my mathematics and physics knowledge could use ...
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Simple collision detection implementation [closed]

I'm making a game with C++ where the program extracts the lines out of an image (via openCV), stores them in an std::vector< std::vector< int > > and the builds a tile map out of it which is ...
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Slope polygon collider 2D causing box collider 2D to 'bump' while sliding on it

I'm doing procedural terrain generation. So far I've created the mesh, and attached a 2D polygon collider to it. The terrain is made up of hills going up and down. After doing so, I put a 2D rigid ...
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How to take into consideration gravity when moving AI

I'm making a 2D game. There is currently a helicopter flying around, controlled by the player. It's controlled using the arrow keys: UP, LEFT and RIGHT. It's speed along the y axis is dy, and speed ...
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How to apply logarithmic type formula for speed?

I want my character's speed to ramp up using somewhat of a logarithmic formula. I am confused about how specifically I would implement this. I want the character to move fast with a little movement as ...
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Applying a torque to a different centre of mass

In Unity I have an object with a circle collider attached to it and when I apply a torque to this object's rigidbody2D, it rotates as expected. However, I have now attached a sub-object to this object ...
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Does client side prediction sync with the server in the past?

I've spent some time now messing around and just trying to learn dead reckoning and client side prediction for the fun of it. Most of what I do doesn't need it, so i've never had a need to go down ...
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How do I get parabolic movement in Unity using Rigidbody2d?

EDIT: It was the Animator after all. Apply Root Motion basically nullifies any physics based work. I "know" this answer but I can't figure out what can possibly be wrong. My code is in FixedUpdate(). ...
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How should I implement basic spaceship physics?

I am new to 2D game development. I've made several games, but they've made almost no use of physics. Now I want to try making a game that uses some basic physics to look more realistic. The game ...
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Steer a flock towards a target? Like in pikmin? [duplicate]

Can a flock be steered towards a target ? I've seen that flocking behavior has the alignement behavior, but can it be directed and steered toward a goal ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...
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How do I calculate the motion of 2 massive bodies in space?

I'm writing code simulating the 2-dimensional motion of two massive bodies with gravitational fields. The bodies' masses are known and I have a gravitational force equation. I know from that force I ...
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What does it mean to cross a scalar with a vector in a 2D plane?

At the moment, I'm following this page to create a physics engine. As per that page, I need to cross angular velocity by a distance vector to get relative torque and such, but I'm not sure how (in a ...
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Physics engine deltaTime and force acceleration

I am working on a physics engine that uses basic Euler integration to compute forces. So, here is the thing: function applyForce (rigidbody, force) { rigidbody.forces.add(force); } function ...
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Use both AddForceAtPoint and change velocity property?

I'm using Rigidbody2D for some game objects. It seems that when I AddForce() or AddForceAtPoint(), the game objects are mostly affected on the Y axis and hardly at all on the x axis. I don't ...
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How can I compute the movement of an object along a parabola?

I am working on a simple 2D game. In the game, I have a 'robot' that throws a ball towards another robot, in the shape of a parabola. Both 'robots' have the same Y coordinate. The program knows the ...
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OBB Collision Resolution: Jittering with Long Rectangles

I have been working on a physics simulation module. Almost everything works properly, but I am having an issue, which I have demonstrated in the following video. http://youtu.be/2L17y9Lme0Q As you ...
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How can I test if an object will “fit” during pathfinding?

I'm tinkering around with a 2d game where obstacles are polygons of arbitrary shapes, sizes and locations, and movable entities (players/enemies) can also be of arbitrary sizes. What's a good general ...
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Understanding Torque in Unity

This is (hopefully) a simple question that should avoid me asking a more complex question. This is in Unity (2D) but hopefully this is a general physics principle I am not getting. I am applying a ...
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How to obtain “gravity” and “initial impulse” given “desired time to reach max height” and “desired max height”?

I'm developing a 2d fighting game, using time steps based on frames ie, each call to Update() of the game represents a frame so, no variable time at all. My jump physics code doesn't need to consider ...
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Box2D + Citrus Engine - Proper Pong Paddles

I am creating a pong clone for my first Citrus Engine project using Box2D. I've tried two types of paddles, both do not fully work. 1) Paddle is a dynamic body with a restitution of 1.0 and friction ...
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How do I prevent other dynamic bodies from affecting the player's velocity with Box2D?

I'm working on my player object for my game. PhysicsBodyDef def; def.fixedRotation = true; def.density = 1.0f; def.position = Vec2(200.0f, 200.0f); def.isDynamic = true; def.size = Vec2(50.0f,200.0f)...
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Why are we not using integers in game physics?

We can use integer for game physics (or without physics, simply object representation): mass, position and rotation, where the integers represent, for example, the number of milligrams, millimeters or ...
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No collision detected with 2D rigidbody

No collision detected with 2D rigidbody 0 I have a ZombieBoy with a circle collider2D and a box collider2D and a RigidBody2D . The player shots energy balls which has a Circle Collider2D and a ...
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Why would Rigidbody.AddForce not resulting in movement of my objects?

I'm trying to get my card objects to spread out randomly but nothing happens. I know the method is called cause I get the prints in the console for each card. But they don't move. No errors reported. ...
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Using Box2D / Physics with Tiles?

Here is my issue. I currently have Box2D setup and working. But, it works with my Entity system. So I can create static objects and dynamic moving ones, and they simulate fine. However, my world is ...
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How can I get the force of a collision in Love2D?

Is it possible to get the force of a collision between two objects in Love2D/Box2D? If so, how?
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Calculating 2D Physics Prediction of Shot Angle with Moving Velocity of both targets

I currently have the math right to hit a moving target with 99% accuracy as long as I don't move. When I start moving the aim is nearly 80%, it should also be 99% accuracy because the target is moving ...
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Car physics - velocity and latheral force

Im developing simple car racing game. To turn a car, I need to calculate slip angles for each tire and then use those angles to find lateral force (using Hans B. Pacejka magic formula). One thing I ...
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Controls: Rolling on a ceiling

Currently I'm writing an iOS game where the basic movement is rolling. Technically you make the player turn clockwise or counterclockwise. When you tilt the device to the right, you will rotate ...
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AABB vs Rectangle

I'm trying to wrap my head around 2D physics and stumbled upon Axis Aligned Bounding Boxes, and I have a couple of questions regarding them. In all AABB structs I could find out there, people prefer ...
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Radiometric quantities and time in rendering

Often in papers people use various radiometric quantities, mostly radiant flux, radiant intensity, radiance and irradiance. It seems to me that all of these quantities are dependent on time. For ...
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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 determine trajectory from distance and time, without initial velocity?

I'm attempting to develop a Mortar that needs to lead it's shot to the target enemy. The shot will have a pre-determined constant flight time of (2.5 seconds) and it will have where the enemy should ...
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Why do my velocity estimates have such a large margin of error

I am writing a script in unity that applies a force to the object to advance it a set distance in an environment without friction or drag, producing a cosine force curve. However, as the target ...
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Collision Scenario, Detection and Response

I have AABB, BSphere, a Polygon Soup, a Triangle, a Plane, a Point and a Ray objects with a collision test that returns 'bool' if two objects collide or not. How can I use the above objects to ...
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bullet character controller sliding down any slope gradient

I've been experimenting with the btKinematicCharacterController. I've seen very old complaints that it has issues but I can't find anything recent stating that these issues remain (and nobody ever ...
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Tracing a 2d path through multiple gravity fields

For a projectile starting at origin O, an initial velocity V, and several stationary planets P[n], how would I pre-calculate and store the path it would take without actually stepping through each ...
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Lunar lander: why is my descent module crashing

I've been reading this awesome simulation of the actual Apollo 17 descent: http://www.braeunig.us/apollo/LM-descent.htm I've been trying to make my own simulation using Euler integration, with a time ...