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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Friction in 2D game

I'm developing a 2D platformer, although this question could probably apply to just about any 2D type physics; What is the equation for friction? I have sort of a hacky type of friction set up in my ...
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2D Magnet-like repelling behavior

If somebody wanted to develop a system between two intersecting rectangles so that the rectangles would, in a gradual process, push eachother away from one another until no longer intersecting, with ...
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Jump pads problem

I'm trying to make a character jump on a landing pad who stays above him. Here is the formula I've used (everything is pretty much self-explainable, maybe except character_MaxForce that is the total ...
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Ideas for 2d fire simulation [closed]

I want to simulate a fire in a flat and non flat* surface (fire spread modelling). I've seen that cellular automata is one of the algorithms that can be used. Are there other algorithms that would be ...
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2D Physics Engine to Handle Shapes Composed of Multiple Densities XNA

The game I'm working on involves shapes that might be composed of multiple materials in a variety of ways. Let's just take for example a wooden rod with and sizable tip of iron or say a block composed ...
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Collision Detection for a 2D RPG

First of all, I have done some research on this topic before asking, and I'm asking this question as a mean to get some opinions on this topic, so I don't make a decision only on my own, but taking ...
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2D Car Simulation with Throttle Linear Physics

I'm trying to make a simulation game for an automatic cruise control system. The system simulates a car on varying inclinations and throttle speeds. I've coded up to the car physics but these do note ...
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Techniques for displaying vehicle damage

I wonder how I can displaying vehicle damage. I am talking about a good way to show damage on screen. Which kind of models are common in games and what are the benefits of them? What is state of the ...
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How to fetch only the sprites in the player's range of motion for collision testing? (2D, axis aligned sprites)

I am working on a 2D sprite game for educational purposes. (In case you want to know, it uses WebGl and Javascript) I've implemented movement using the Euler method (and delta time) to keep things ...
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Implementing a wheeled character controller

I'm trying to implement Boxycraft's character controller in XNA (with Farseer), as Bryan Dysmas did (minus the jumping part, yet). My current implementation seems to sometimes glitch in between two ...
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Strange behavior of RigidBody with gravity and impulse applied

I'm doing some experiments trying to figure out how physics works in Unity. I created a cube mesh with a BoxCollider and a RigidBody. The cuve is laying on a mesh plane with a BoxCollider. I'm ...
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Understanding Unity3d physics: where is the force applied?

I'm trying to understand which is the right way to apply forces to a RigidBody. I noticed that there are AddForce and AddRelativeForce methods, one applied in world space coordinate system meanwhile ...
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Physics not synchronizing correctly over the network when using Bullet

I'm trying to implement a client/server physics system using Bullet however I'm having problems getting things to sync up. I've implemented a custom motion state which reads and writes the transform ...
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Correct way to use Farseer Physics in XNA

I am using Farseer Physics for my 2D sidescroller game and I'm not sure how to proceed with it. I currently have a Sprite class (handles nothing but graphics), a GameObject class (contains specific ...
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making a box2d body move along a Bezier curve/ arc path

I have been trying to make a box2d body move along a Bezier curve/ arc path. Most of the posts I've seen recommend an approach of manipulating SetLinearVelocity and SetTransform to arrive at an ...
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Acceleration Based Player Movement

Ok, so I am making a first person shooter game and I am currently working on movement that looks and feels good. I want to incorporate acceleration based movement for the player so that he has to ...
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Platformer gravity where gravity is greater than tile size

I am making a simple grid-tile-based platformer with basic physics. I have 16px tiles, and after playing with gravity it seems that to get a nice quick Mario-like jump feel, the player ends up moving ...
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multiplayer networking with physics

I'm curious how multiplayer networking with physics is implemented in racing games. We have a physical world with multiple fast-moving vehicles controlled by different people. Let's say that vehicles ...
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Confusing box2d forces

Hello Friends. This is my demo game screen-shoot. Here i am using three buttons. Right-bottom button is used for jump and left-bottom buttons used for move left and right. I have some questions 1) ...
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Calculating a line's normal for the purposes of collision

Given a line defined as two points in screen coordinate space (which themselves are two 2D vector positions) how would I calculate a 2D Vector perpendicular in the "up" direction for determining a ...
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moving box2d bodies in an arc or curved path

How can I make a b2Body move in a arc-like or curved path? I have heard about cocos2d Bezier curve function (ccBezier) but this is for moving cocos2d sprites. Or can it be modified to move box2d ...
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Breakout… Getting the ball reflection X angle when htitting paddle / bricks [duplicate]

Im currently creating a breakout clone for my first ever C# / XNA game. Currently Ive had little trouble creating the paddle object, ball object, and all the bricks. The issue im currently having is ...
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How to detect collision in Unity3D without rigid bodies?

The target platform of my game is mobile devices therefore I try to develop it performance oriented. It will be a strategy game so I don't really need physics in it, consequently I did not add ...
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How to implement friction in a physics engine based on “Advanced Character Physics”

I have implemented a physics engine based on the concepts in the classic text Advanced Character Physics by Thomas Jakobsen. Friction is only discussed very briefly in the article and Jakobsen himself ...
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Math and physics, where to start? [closed]

the only math I know how is to add the velocity to position. Thats it. i would like to know how to do more stuff, physics, collision detection with stuff other than perfect circles, etc. But where ...
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Platforming - Hanging off of cliffs and edges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Programming a climbing system like tomb raider I've been interested in platforming gameplay dynamics for a while now. What I'm trying to ask is how games like Assassin's ...
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Bullet impact or force on cube in Blender

Hoping someone here may be able to help. I'm new to Blender (and game development/3d modelling) and have been following some tutorials online to get me started. I am building a very basic FPS just to ...
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Creating a frozen bubble clone [closed]

This photo illustrates the environment: http://i.imgur.com/V4wbp.png I'll shoot the cannon, it'll bounce off the wall and it's SUPPOSED to stick to the bubble. It does at pretty much every other ...
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Multiple collisions within a single frame cycle?

So say you want to simulate several objects in two dimensions, just bouncing around in a finite space. Using AABB and sweep tests, it shouldn't be that complicated to calculate single collisions ...
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2D Motocross physics

I'm looking into making a 2D motocross bike game with plausible physics. It should look like this: For a first try, I've created only the player (a motocross driver) and the map (consisting of ...
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android basic Movement for array-objects

I was adviced to start a seperate question for this so here I go. Been stuck so long with this do if you can help, please do. Lets get to it! Im trying to set the speed for my bullets, but since Im ...
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android game-logic for shooter

Im creating a 2d game for android. I'll just get right to it. I have a sprite controlled by a joystick that needs to shoot, sofar Ive managed to get direction and movement on my bullet, but then I ...
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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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Vector movement in space type game (Mouse rotation)

I'm having an issue with my movement in my 'game' prototype. It's basically not working and admittedly my knowledge with vectors is lacking. The issue I'm running into is that the ship won't move in ...
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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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Physics System ignores collision in some rare cases

I've been developing a simple physics engine for my game. since the game physics is very simple I've decided to increase accuracy a little bit. Instead of formal integration methods like fourier or ...
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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 ...