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 should I update vectors, et cetera, in a time-based fashion?

I'm trying to write something I believe is straightforward but wanted to check that I'm doing it right. All I want is to update the position of a 2D sprite based an acceleration and velocity. I'm ...
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2D Physics Engine for Platform Games - Riding on a Platform

I have a number of questions relating to using a 2D physics engine in a platform game, but one main one that I'm grappling with at the moment. I managed to somewhat integrate the Physics2D.Net engine ...
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Simple physics for modelling ship/submarine movement

for a first iteration of my sim, I need a very basic physics model for ship/submarine movement. I'd guess it might be a good approach to use vectors here (ship heading but also considering sea states ...
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Should I use animated objects or use the physics engine on iOS scenes with lots of rigidbodies?

I have a scene with lots of houses and other objects. These objects will be bombarded from the sky. How to handle these kind of settings having in mind that you want the physics to be as realistic as ...
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gpgpu vs. physX for physics simulation

First theoretical question. What is better (faster)? Develop your own gpgpu techniques for physics simulation (cloth, fluids, colisions...) or to use PhysX? (If i say develop i mean implement existing ...
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car crash android game

I'd like to make a simple 2d car crashing game, where the player would drive his car into moving traffic and try to cause as much damage as possible in each level (some Burnout games had a mode like ...
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How to implement angled surface?

I'am trying to implement 2D platformer game inspired by N game. But the problem is I have no idea how to implement something like this: I have two ideas of how this could be implemented but i ...
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Sliding DOOM style collision resolution against arbitrary 2D geometry

I've been working on a HTML5 canvas raycasting engine for the web browser, with the end goal of making a simple FPS game in the style of the early 90s. The engine sits somewhere between Wolfenstein 3D ...
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Objects phasing through each other in physics engine

I'm writing my own physics engine right now (following this tutorial), but I'm running into some problems. Sometimes on collision, objects will just phase through each other instead of bouncing off of ...
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Using Farseer Physics, how can I get objects to bounce at the correct angle

I am using the Farseer Physics engine in my MonoGame project. I have static walls which have "body" friction 0 and "body" restitution 1. I have dynamic objects, which are circles, with "body" friction ...
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How to move sprite mimicking mouse/touch position on some part of the screen?

I am having a difficulty and I am been doing it wrong, I think. I want to move sprite relatively to touch. Just like when you are playing space shooter like 1943. I just learning some math and try to ...
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How do I make circles bounce off each other realistically?

I'm trying to create bouncing balls with realistic physics. At the moment, when the balls hit each other, they bounce back in the same direction they came from. How do I make them more realistic? I ...
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b2DistanceJoint with frequency equal to 0 vs b2WeldJoint

What is the difference of b2WeldJoint and b2DistanceJoint? They both have frequency and also when you put frequency of Distance Joint to 0 it acts like Weld Joint. It seams that you can create ...
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CGVectorMake to move SKNode at a certain speed towards the middle of screen?

I am trying to launch my ball sprite towards the middle of the screen at the same speed every time I launch it. let vel: CGFloat = 1000 dx = size.width / 2 - ball.position.x dy = vel - size.height / ...
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Dynamic body in Box2D with fixed position

I need to fix the dynamic body position so that it would not rotate and would not move even if there are other forces, collisions and so on. Let me first explain why I need this. I have a dynamic ...
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Lots of bouncing balls sink into each other [closed]

I'm trying to model a system that simulates an arbitrary number of bouncing balls with some gravity. So far I've come up with a solution that can be seen here: ...
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Unity2D: Apply gravity to some items, when everything else is gravity-free?

Sorry for the incredibly vague title: Let's say you have an NPC, and when he dies he'll spawn items, coins for example. Instead of just pushing the coins in random directions it would look a lot ...
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Simplified aerodynamics for 2d (top-down) airplane

I am writing a top-down 2d game, in which the player can control an airplane via the WASD keys. The W key should move the plane upwards (north), the A key to the west, and so on. Now I need a ...
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Reduce bounciness of dynamic bodies in Box2D

In my 2D platformer game my player character is modeled using a Box2D dynamic body. One thing I thought feels off though is that even though the restitution of the fixture applied is zero, the player ...
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Altering Animation Playback Given Terrain Information

Say my character has a jog animation. Assuming Y is vertical, his feet leave the ground at Y=0 and hit the ground again at Y=0. This works fine in a world like that of Minecraft, where every surface ...
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How can I have a Mecanim animation with displacement and physics?

I have 3D wolf models from my animator with displacement (i.e the wolf transforms with animation, not in-place). I have added rigid bodies to the models. I am facing following issues while executing ...
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Adding gravity to arrival steering behavior

I trying to write an autopilot for the classic Lunar Lander or its clones. According to this paper, the arrival behavior is exactly what I need for a soft landing. In this example, it accelerates at ...
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How can I implement smooth digging effects in a tile-based game?

I'm trying to make a Dig Dug styled game where you will be digging into a material. This is going to be a tile-based HTML5 game and I have decided to use the Phaser framework. One way to do the ...
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Ground in AndEngine

I'm quite a newbie to AnEngine and I have a problem. I have been searching a lot, but I couldn't find answer. I'm trying to make my first game, but I have no idea how to make ground. I'd like to make ...
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Unity - Mecanim & Rigidbody on Third Person Controller - Gravity bug?

I'm working on a third person controller which uses physX to interact with the other objects (using the Rigidbody component) and Mecanim to animate the character. All the animations used are baked to ...
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Consistent Space Gravity Simulation

I have done some reading into this subject but haven't been able to come to a conclusion that I'm really satisfied with so far, so here is the situation. I have a game set in space, its top down and ...
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Irregular oval collision detection

I am using a physics library based on the Bullet physics engine. How do I create an egg shaped object or a cylinder where the width differs from the depth (i.e. with an oval shape)? I'm not looking ...
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What is the appropriate way to implement wobble/balance mechanics in Unity 3D?

We are trying to implement a minigame where the player character sits on a bouncing ball, and needs to a) hit forward to move forward and b) hit left/right to adjust against the the ball's natural ...
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How can I implement a more realistic momentum system in Unity 4.5?

I'm just starting out with Unity and am making a simple environment where there is a sphere and a ramp. When the sphere approaches the ramp everything is fine. As soon as the sphere hits the ramp is ...
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How to detect collision on specific part of the sprite node

I have a spike and a ball is falling down, when the ball touches the top point of the spike, I want to make the ball invisible, and when it touches on the other part i.e on the sides I don't want to ...
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What is the easiest way to make an object follow the edge of a sprite?

I have a rounded rectangle sprite and another sprite that's just a circle. I want the center of the circle to follow the edge of the rounded rectangle. Is there any easy way to accomplish this task? ...
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2D how to add graphics for liquid physics?

I was always wondering how to add the graphics to a a blob body for example, regardless of what engine or library you are using, i want to know (theoratically) how to move from this state : ...
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Unity: Rolling a ball around a spherical planet with forces

I'm trying to make a game in Unity where the player character is a ball (a sphere), and the game world is a planet (a very large sphere) that the ball can roll around on. The ball can be rolled in any ...
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How to correctly handle multiple movement key presses resulting in double the speed?

I am trying to implement acceleration and drag into my top-down 2D game. The player can move using the WASD keys. Acceleration works fine, but the way I handle the directional velocity causes the ...
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How to know when all 2d rigid bodies have stopped in unity3d?

Is there anyway to know if all 2d rigid bodies in untiy 3d phisics world have stopped?
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Calculating the point(s) at which two moving objects are a certain distance from each other

Problem This is similar to a Closest Point of Approach calculation, but instead of the closest point(s), I want the points at which the objects are a given distance away from each other. (Imagine two ...
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How to apply steering to a physics body correctly when using a physics engine?

I have a top down 2d game that uses a physics engine (Farseer). I'm using the standard steering behaviors to make the AI move around but I'm not sure the correct way to take the so called "steering ...
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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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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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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 implement jumping in a 2D game using bounding box collision?

Problem: I'm trying to implement basic jumping to my 2D game engine, but have failed several times. Basically what I've done so far is disabling gravity and using a separate function moving the player ...
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Basic Car Movement, Converting 2D Vectors to 3D problems

I'm trying to follow this guys method for steering a basic car. Link. It's the first example I can sort of get my head around and I'm trying to convert it to a working 3D version. To get some scope, ...
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Block player movement

What do i need to keep my player model from going through environment objects like walls, trees etc? Im trying to figure out if should use rigid bodies and the built in physics but i feel that its ...
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Bouncing ball isssue

I am currently working on the 2D Bouncing ball physics that bounces the ball up and down. The physics behaviour works fine but at the end the velocity keep +3 then 0 non-stop even the ball has stopped ...
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Adding Leniency to Jumping Mechanic

I have written some jumping code for my player in a platformer game. At the moment it has some basic logic which says that the player can jump if he is on the ground. The pseudocode looks something ...
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2D Destructible Terrain with Box2D / Cocos2D -> Image Tracing

Bear with me as this will be a rather lengthy post. For the last month I have been working on an open source Cocos2D, Box2D Destructible Terrain Engine. I have some questions regarding its ...
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Jump without bouncing in physics engine

I am using Ogre3D as my rendering API, and OgreBullet as my physics engine. I have an test entity that when the y part of the velocity is 0 and spacebar is pressed, the velocity changes to, lets say: ...
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How to make a character “jump” when leaving an up slope?

I have developed a game in Android using a tile-based system. I´ve implemented 22º, 45º and 67º up and down slopes and everything works (almost) perfect. The problem now is that, when the character ...
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Farseer: How can I remove a body?

I have many sensors(coins) in each level and I want to remove the sensors(coins) when the player rectangle(Mario) touches them. I check in OnCollision if Mario touches a coin, if he touches it, it ...
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Getting BEPUphysics to draw its entities

Isn't there a way, to force BEPUphsyics to show what it is doing? I am here with my existing XNA project, starting to put in BEPUphysics, but I am not seeing what it is doing. Take my model for ...