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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What is the point of “delta” in this code? Does it reflect a standard thing in game dev?

I know very little about game programming but would like to learn more. I am trying to understand the code for this game. I am trying to understand why the code is passing a "delta" to ...
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How to aim with a spaceship in 3D considering its angular momentum?

So I have a spaceship and I have 6 degrees of freedom. At a given moment the following vectors are known of the spaceship: Local forward. Local up. Local sideways (may be implied from the previous ...
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How to make “they need to be fed” movement style [closed]

This is the game for people who don't already know it: youtube video I am looking for theory about making an object move around another object and stay stuck to it. How would I implement something ...
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how to stop enemies from moving to one point when lots of them are chasing one object [duplicate]

i am making a top down game which lots of enemies are chasing one guy. then,enemies would move to one point without any collision,they just overlay each other. so ,is there any simple way to make ...
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Rope Colliding with a Rectangle

I have my rope, and I have my rectangles. The rope is similar to the implementation found here: http://nehe.gamedev.net/tutorial/rope_physics/17006/ Now, I want to make the rope properly collide ...
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Increasing efficiency of N-Body gravity simulation

I'm making a space exploration type game, it will have many planets and other objects that will all have realistic gravity. I currently have a system in place that works, but if the number of planets ...
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Multithreading 2D gravity calculations

I'm building a space exploration game and I've currently started working on gravity ( In C# with XNA). The gravity still needs tweaking, but before I can do that, I need to address some performance ...
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Box2D relations

As far as I know, the unit in Box2D is meters. When I use Box2D in Processing with JBox2D, I set the "world size" as the window size specified in the setup(). Now I'm wondering if there is any ...
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Correct order of tasks in each frame for a Physics simulation

I'm playing a bit around with 2D physics. I created now some physic blocks which should collide with each other. This works fine "mostly" but sometimes one of the blocks does not react to a collision ...
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How to manage sleep/awake state of physics body

I have a loop, which updates all the physics, inside the loop I'm updating the position of the objects, first thing is the gravity, which pulls all the objects to the bottom. Now my question is, how ...
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Do I need path finding to make AI avoid obstacles?

How do you know when a path-finding algorithm is really needed? There are contexts, where you just want to improve AI navigation to avoid an object, like a space -ship that won't crash on a planet ...
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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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Jumping with Mecanim synchronization

I am using Unity3D 4.1 for one of my projects. I have a robot character which is always running. I am using mecanim animation system. What I really want:When I press Space bar, the character should ...
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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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The physics equation for a perpetual seesaw

I am trying to create a game that involves two or more people jumping on a seesaw and propelling each other in the air. I need help with the physics equations Assume no friction and no air ...
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How can I simulate a rigid body bounced from a wall in 3D world?

How can I simulate a rigid sword bounced from a wall and hit the ground (like in physical world)? I want to use this for a simple animation. I can detect the figure and the size of the sword (maybe ...
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Performing intersection testing in world's or object's space?

Am adding basic ray casting and collision detection for my game, also adding bounding volumes/collision mesh. Given that the ray is cast in world space and each mesh's node can track world ...
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Box2d making a body follow the mouse accurately

I am trying to make a box2d b2Body follow my mouse position. This is the code I am using at the moment but it is not performing very well: deltaPos = mousePos - body->GetPosition(); deltaPos *= k; ...
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2D Polygon Triangulation

I am creating a game engine using the JBox2D physics engine. It only allows you to create polygon fixtures up to 8 vertices, To create a body with more than 8 vertices, you need to create multiple ...
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What is a collision shape?

I am a business developer who is new to game programming. In learning Stencyl, I see that there are things called collision shapes associated with tiles. This seems to be a standard term in game ...
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Trouble with a modified parallax scrolling concept

I have a set of layers (each of them being a list of items) moving with different speeds as I mentioned here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/18962019/270197. Layers back in the scene move with slower ...
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How to reduce the time it takes to speed up an object?

I have a body that I am applying a force to every step. However, I it takes a significant amount of time for it to speed up, which I do not want. Is there some value I can adjust to help with this?
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Air Resistance of a Falling Object

I am applying air resistance to a falling sphere using the Euler method. If someone could have a look and tell me if my implementation is correct or offer any tips, it would be highly appreciated. ...
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GGX specular BRDF is way over 1!

Now, the classic Torrance derivation for roughened surfaces which Cook took into vectorized form yields the familiar parametrization of a specular BRDF where we have the NDF which decides how much ...
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Need to translate a Rotation Matrix to Rotation y, x, z OpenGL & Jitter for 3D Game

I am using the Jitter Physics engine which gives a rotation matrix: M11 M12 M13 M21 M22 M23 M21 M32 M33 And I need it so OpenGL can use it for rotation GL.Rotate(xr, 1, 0, 0) GL.Rotate(yr, 0, 1, ...
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Platform game: applying gravity and jumping [duplicate]

I am making a 2D platform game in Java but I don't know how to apply gravity and jumping on my player and other living creatures in game that it looks natural and that it is physical correct. I have ...
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Canting of track in a racing game

I am trying to create a small racing game in which the track would be modeled using a BSpline curve for the path's center line and directional vectors to define the canting of the track at each point. ...
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Showing trajectory indicator

From the image you can see that the ball fired on the left that fire behind it, does not match the calculated trajectory. Im drawing the ball trajectory using an equation from a SO question, this is ...
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How to implement a tractor beam?

I'm working on a game where the player can pick up objects using something like a tractor beam, and carry them around. Attracting the object towards the center of the beam is not difficult. But once ...
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Separating axes test for moving objects

I am having trouble figuring when a given case that is often mentioned actually comes into being. In multiple GDC presentations, and in Eberly's Game Physics book SAT on moving objects it is also ...
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Collision detection with an irregular curve

I'm building a custom physics engine to accompany a level-editor. This image shows how the level-editor outputs levels: Now, some explanation is in order. The curve is defined by the red points. ...
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Issues calculating frame independent movement

I'm developing a Breakout style game in C++ using SDL. The problem so far is that the ball slows down and speeds up for no particular reason. The slowdowns usually last a few seconds. EDIT : When ...
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How can I implement a simple “jump” action with three.js and/or Physijs?

Assume I have a simple Physijs object like this car. How can I adapt something like this to "jump" (hydraulics ftw!) when pressing spacebar for instance? I'm currently thinking applyCentralImpulse ...
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Move a player in the opposite direction they are looking

I'm looking to move the player in the opposite direction they are facing with a specified force. Rather than try to explain that better I created an image showing what I mean, I've tried reversing ...
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Multiplayer platformer - Are server corrections normally required with a single client on the server?

I am currently working on a rather simple multiplayer platformer. I read quite a bit of articles on the techniques used to hide latency, but I still fail to get my head around certain of the concepts. ...
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Simple 3D collision detection for general polyhedra

I have correctly set up a SAT system. I now need to determine a simple, fast, and general purpose collision detection mechanism to identify the collision points. These points will then be used to ...
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Unity 4 - Some Rigidbodies Won't Fall Asleep

I'm having this problem in the free edition of Unity 4.1 where rigidbodies aren't falling asleep (and yes, I've tried playing with the sleepVelocity and sleepAngularVelocity values!). I've read the ...
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A simple flight simulator

In a 3D flight simulator with a Crimson Skies level of realism (as in, arcade level rather than realistic), how do you determine the movement of an aircraft each game clock tick? (Crimson Skies is an ...
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GPGPU physics & game logic

I'm wondering about gpu accelarated physics after reading about Erwin Coumans presentation on GPU accelerated physics: http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1018185/GPU-Rigid-Body-Rigid-Body (demo video here: ...
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How to move around a player in a curved tunnel?

In a scenario where the player moves freely along the walls of a tunnel (like this), what is the best way to move the player along the walls of the tunnel? I'm using Unity3d game engine. I've tried ...
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Particle dynamics simulation and conservation of energy

Suppose you want to simulate the dynamics of a particle subject to Newton's laws of motion. We could just fix a discretization of the time dt and solve approximate differential equations like ...
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Resolving a collision between point and moving line

I am designing a 2d physics engine that uses Verlet integration for moving points (velocities mentioned below can be derived), constraints to represent moving line segments, and continuous collision ...
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gamemaker getting a ball to bounce 90 degrees off of a 45 angle

I am trying to get a circle to bounce off a 45 degree diamond shap using Gamemaker Studio. I would like the ball to bounce in straight lines so my directions would be 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees, ...
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How to simulate the movement of a ball in 2D due to force, gravity, and friction with surface?

I have a ball which I kick with some force. It has a starting x,y position, sat (2,3) and an intended target x,y say (7,8) position. That means I have to translate by (7-2, 8-3) i.e. 5 x units and ...
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Implementing a time scale in game with fixed physics update

I'm currently putting together my game loop based on the "Fix Your Timestep" article at gafferongames.com. This is going fine, but I'm also trying to implement a 'time scale', i.e. a way to control ...
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Calculating distance by force

I am trying to predict a ball(sphere) movement. The formula of force which I know is Force=Mass*Accelaration What I want is how can I get distance or displacement by giving particular force? I want ...
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Programming atmosphere for game

I've recently started making game and I want to implement there an atmosphere. My plan is to include in game many compartment, tubes and ventilations. For example if I open and airlock from room with ...
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Transforms in Box2D

I'm attempting to implement a camera in my game. I had it working for regular objects, but I began using Box2D and obviously things changed a bit. I have a Body object that I want to draw at the ...
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Creating Rope Physics for Unity [closed]

I want to create a bungee jumping-like game in Unity and therefore I need a rope physics. I especially need elastic ropes with capability to pull objects with velocity after a little extension. Do you ...
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Box2D: Asteroids-Like Spaceship Physics

I'm new to Box2D (JavaScript) (and the world of physics/mathematics) so I'm having a hard time working out the methods I need to use to make a spaceship act like it does in the classic arcade game ...