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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Lunar lander: How to calc acceleration in each step

I'm trying to make a lunar lander simulator. I'm going to use a simple Euler integration. AFAIK all I've to calculate is the acceleration in each step, and then I should be able to update velocity and ...
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Nape physics - Moving a body

Hey I'm currently getting started with physics engines and I set up a body (box shaped) which represents my character. Question: Which methods can I use to move a Nape.Body aka my char? I tried so ...
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Make fast thing look slow (Box2D)

I'm working on a game that you control a trebuchet to throw balls to the opponent. It's like a game called 'Medieval Siege'. When the trebuchet is swinging its arm, player need to seize the best ...
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Best 3D Physics Engine to use with Ogre [closed]

I am looking for a good physics engine to use with an Ogre game I'm writing. I would prefer for it to be free, open source, mature, simple to use, easy to learn, and flexible. I'm currently thinking ...
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Rotate to face a direction in ODE

I'm trying to code some AI for a space flight simulation game. I have a function called seek that returns the desired velocity to head towards a target. My problem is now applying this to an ODE ...
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How to show the bow string stretching animation (?)

I was wondering how the animation in the angry birds of pulling the slingshot is done. One similar animation is available in this game but with a bow and arrow. I think both of them use the almost ...
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Making player movement direction follow players facing direction

if (controller.isGrounded) { moveDirection = new Vector3 (Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal"), 0, Input.GetAxis ("Vertical")); moveDirection = ...
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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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How to move a sprite automatically using a physicsHandler in Andengine?

I use a DigitalOnScreenControl (knob with a four-directional arrow control) to move the entity and the entity which is bound to a physicsHandler. physicsHandler.setEntity(sprite); ...
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Implementing a homing missile [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble implementing a homing missile that satisfies what I'm looking for. I have already tried the Seeking and Arrival behaviours described in this link, but none of them were what I ...
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Using forces to reach a specific velocity

In my game, I currently move the player by directly setting its velocity on key press events. This makes the game feel very responsive and allows the user to quickly change direction. However, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Homemaking a 2d soft body physics engine

hey so I've decided to Code my own 2D soft-body physics engine in C++ since apparently none exist and I'm starting only with a general idea/understanding on how physics work and could be simulated: ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Make Objects Fall Faster in a Physics Simulation

I used the collision physics (i.e. Box2d, Physics Body Editor) and implemented onto the java code. I'm trying to make the fall speed higher according to the examples: It falls slower if light object ...
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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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physics of 2D car racing game with heightmap

I want to develop a simple car racing game where the road is defined by a heightmap. It looks basically like this: The player can use throttle and brake to control the car. I'm wondering what the ...
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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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Calculation of Inertia Tensors

Bit of a complex and lengthy question that, I'll admit, I don't quite understand very well yet so I will try and explain as best as I can. Short Version: Is there a general c++/physx formula out ...
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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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Box2d contant speed before and after collision

I want to make my body fly at constant speed, how to make it fly at constant speed before and after collision? I set restitution of my body to 1.0 but after some direct and powerful collisions my ...
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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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Detect when a bullet rigidbody is on ground

I have a rigidbody that is on top of a plane or another rigidbody. How do I check if said rigidbody is on top of it? I tried to check the Y-part of the velocity but it is never 0, it is always a ...
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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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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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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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Modular spaceship control

I am developing a physics based game with spaceships. A spaceship is constructed from circles connected by joints. Some of the circles have engines attached. Engines can rotate around the center ...
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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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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. ...