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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Self colliding cloth physics

I've previously simulated cloth using Verlet integration but couldn't successfully get the cloth to collide with itself in an efficient way. The reason being is because I used a brute force algorithm ...
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How can I add an impulse to specific rigid bodies at rest?

Scenario Rocks falling down a rocky slope, with a flat surface at the bottom. When they land on the surface, the rocks move slightly before coming to a rest. GLESDebugDraw shows the bright orange ...
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Is there a way to view all colliders in a unity project at runtime (after the game have been deployed)?

I'm have created a small Unity project but physics has weird behavior (bug). Unfortunately it only happens on some specific hardware (after build), not on development machine. I don't know what is ...
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How to resolve OBB collision penetration?

I would think this is a common issue, but I couldn't find an answer that helped me. Help would be appreciated. In my game I have rectangular objects. They have rotating bounding box, aka not AABB but ...
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How can I avoid type checking in the physics side of collision handling?

I have a class responsible for handling the physics side of collisions. When the collision detector spots a collision, it notifies both entities in the collision to take care of gameplay. It also ...
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How can I synchronize ocean waves over the network?

I've been performing a little bit of research in my spare time on ways to increase the interactivity of environments in a networked game or simulation. One of my areas of research is fluid-dynamics ...
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Forces on entities: remove all each update step, or remove on demand?

Following the answer to my question here, the way I apply forces on an entity, is each entity has a Map of forces (Vectors) and their IDs. Every update step, the acceleration vector is set to the sum ...
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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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How to correctly implement player acceleration caused by player input

In my game I implement movement in the Player class like so: // called from Player's update() method, which is called from the gameloop. void move(){ velocity.x += acceleration.x; velocity.y ...
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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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2D Enemy AI reacting to sound

I'm currently working on a 2D top-down survival game and I'm trying to figure out a good method for enemies to detect player sounds. For instance - if the player fires his gun it should play a sound ...
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Accelerated Motion

I'm making a menu for my game with SDL, when you click on an option a sub menu slides down and is shown, just sliding down is really boring, so I want it to accelerate(like if gravity was pulling it) ...
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How do I run a callback when all objects have stopped moving?

I'm using Bullet and want to take some action once all objects in a dynamic world have reached 0 velocity (or at least a value that's very close). I was trying to iterate over all of them all the ...
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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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Why is RK4 better than Euler integration?

At the end of these great slides, the author compares all the different integrators presented. One way or another, they all fall short except for Improved Euler Integration and Runge Kutta 4 ...
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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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Can these game be fully coded in html5/javascript? [closed]

I mean the mechanics of the game. Would it be possible? -Pokemon GBA series, rendering the world would be easy, but what about battle mechanics? -MapleStory, after seen dragonbound.net which is an ...
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Without using a pre-built physics engine, how can I implement 3-D collision detection from scratch? [closed]

I want to tackle some basic 3-D collision detection and was wondering how engines handle this and give you a pretty interface and make it so easy ... I want to do it all myself, however. 2-D ...
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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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Is it a good plan to use 2D physics for a 3D racing game? [closed]

I am working on a 3D racing game using SDL and OpenGL. I thought it would be easier to use a 2D physics engine, since I really don't need the 3rd dimension. There will be no flying cars or jumps, they ...
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Why do we use the Pythagorean theorem in game physics?

I've recently learned that we use Pythagorean theorem a lot in our physics calculations and I'm afraid I don't really get the point. Here's an example from a book to make sure an object doesn't ...
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About floating point precision and why do we still use it

Floating point has always been troublesome for precision on large worlds. This article explains behind-the-scenes and offers the obvious alternative - fixed point numbers. Some facts are really ...
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Reflection velocity

I'm trying to get a moving circular object to bounce (elastically) off of an immovable circular object. Am I doing this right? (The results look right, but I hate to trust that alone, and I can't ...
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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 = ...
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Bullet Physics ConvexDecomposition?

I've looked at Bullet Physics ConvexComposition Demo and would like to implement that in my game but the code is so undescriptive and it's hard to understand what is going on. Would any of you people ...
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Inertia in flight simulation using box2d

I'm trying to simulate flight using box2d and libgdx. The main problem I am currently experiencing is with inertia: since there is no air, the plane looks like it were drifting. I wasn't able how to ...
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Load Meshes with Bullet Physics

I just started implementing some physics in my game with Bullet Physics and I was just wondering how would i use bullet physics to load in meshes. For my for DirectX I load in x files into a ...
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Unity falling body pendulum behaviour

I wonder if someone could provide some guidance. Im attempting to create a pendulum like behaviour in 2D space in Unity without using a hinge joint. Essentially I want to affect a falling body to ...
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Collision detection in 3D space

I've got to write, what can be summed up as, a compelte 3D game from scratch this semester. Up untill now i have only programmed 2D games in my spare time, the transition doesn't seem tough, the ...
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Why isn't this physics code scaling velocities separately?

I'm working my way through this book and I'm trying to work this code out: var squaredVelocity = this.velocity.x*this.velocity.x + this.velocity.z*this.velocity.z; if ...
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How do I make a slot car game?

I new to game development with Unity and my first project is a slot car racer. For a realistic slot car-like-driving experience, I first build a track with a channel in the track and a pin on the car. ...
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Libgdx: movement of scrolling background is not smooth even at 60fps

I'm developing a game and I want to make a sliding background. The background is not scrolling smoothly. I logged the fps, but it was ok. This is my code, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, any ideas? ...
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Making particles accelerate toward a mouse point

I'm currently working on a particle simulation program that makes pixels move towards a mouse point continually accelerating, but i'm running into some math issues. Currently my particle will ...
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Conceptual - What is the optimal way to combine steering behaviors with rigid body physics?

I am working on a simple 3D space simulator that makes use of the Bullet physics engine. The spaceships are rigid bodies that have a mass and hitbox so that they can be considered for collisions. At ...
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How can I Intercept object with a circular motion

I am creating a 2d space game and need to make the spaceship intercept a planet. I have working code for straight line intercepts but cannot figure out how to calculate the planets location in a ...
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Spaceship acceleration for following waypoints

I'm creating a turn based space ship strategy game with simultaneous turn resolution similar to Steam Birds. After all the orders are given, the ships run through a real time simulation where they ...
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Realistic collisions with a kinematic rigidbody?

I have a car game where player drives a car; this car has a collider and a kinematic rigidbody attached and is completely controller by script (i.e. a script sets its position and rotation). In the ...
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Unity - Across the wall

I have a problem here. I animated my main character and is working. It walks run and jump however it goes across walls and ground. As in every single video I watch in unity tutorials I put a ...
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How to convert strict limit in position into gradual slow down?

The player moves a spell object, the spell must stay withing a certain range of the player. The spell is moved using a physics system and it has mass and velocity. Currently when the spell goes out ...
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Throwing a ball and estimating its path using a Physics engine

The problem: A player entity wishes to throw a ball from a known position with a known initial velocity. The surrounding environment contains physical objects that can alter the trajectory of the ...
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How do I combine multiple squares into one Tetris block?

I am learning Phaser by making a simple game—Tetris. I'm having difficulties: Can I use simple rectangles as tetrominoes or they should be sprites? I don't know how make the figure's block ...
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Determine speed of sprite

I'm trying to calculate the speed of my sprites in Cocos2d but I'm having some difficulties. I'm not sure which units of time/speed cocos2d uses. My background sprite moves 2 positions to left each ...
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How can I unify the collision handling of melee/spell attacks in a networked environment?

I am trying to figure a good way to create the battle system of a game. The game is fast paced and the gameplay needs to be precise (think hack n slash) What I would like to achieve is a simple and ...
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Having issues with pong physics, is my approach wrong?

I've been working on a pong clone, i've made games in the past but they have all been very hacky. This time I was trying to go for a better approach in terms of using OOP or patterns. So far the games ...
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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 do I make a sprite appear to sway with the wind?

I'm trying to find a method to simulate the effects of wind on various sprites in a side-view 2D scene. What relatively simple technique could I use for this? What I have in mind is to give these ...
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How long does the collision take?

I want to simulate a simple force-acceleration (rather than impulse-velocity) physical world made up entirely of disks and I'm having an irritating problem with my physics. When two disks collide, I ...
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Circle vs. Rect Collision accuracy problem

The blue ball is dynamic and is supposed to bounce off the walls, as well as the rectangle. Currently, the green rectangle is adding an invisible line to the scene, which doesn't let my ball go where ...
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what is the ducking ability? [closed]

In my game framework I have this property: canDuck : Boolean = true Determines whether or not the hero's ducking ability is enabled. What does it mean ? regards
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How do I implement friction in a billiards game?

I'm having trouble implementing friction in a billiards game. Currently, the ball only slows on collision with the edges, but I also want some friction with the background. How can I implement ...