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 calculate the new angle/direction of my ball hitting a wall? [duplicate]

I'm building a Pong game and I am stuck at how the ball should bounce when hitting a horizontal wall. I tried a few methods but none seems to work. So far I have an update method, which is called ...
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Regarding physics engines and the GPU

The rigid body physics engines that use a "bounding box" for collision detection, I am aware of how they are created. What I want to know is, is there a physics engine that does not use "bounding ...
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Gravity/collision problems: models jumping

I'm pretty new to Unity3D game engine and game development, so don't judge me strictly. I import a model of the rail track, add rigid body component (with mass 1 and use gravity flag) and box collider ...
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Realistic 2D Planetary Physics Engine?

I'm doing a spaceflight simulator in C++ (using Allegro 5), and I realised that I could just use a physics engine instead of writing my own physics. So that's what I'm doing. Since this is going to ...
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How to make 2d map that isnt based on tiles

I am working on a game, and need to make a 2d map that isnt based on tiles. An example of something similar to what I want is all those racing games like "bike race" where the map is just somewhat a ...
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How to implement homing missiles with loops while in transit?

I have implemented missiles that steer towards a target, however this feels kind of boring. I want to add loops! Loops are cool! To do this I thought I could use catmull-rom splines, but that seems ...
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Simulating building stress [closed]

I need to simulate the effects of adding supporting materials to a building structure for a genetic algorithm in a block-based world. Essentially I am planning to use a genetic algorithm to optimise ...
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Pick and Drop the Ball Testing Without Replicating the Physics Frame

I am making a program that pick, drag, and drop the ball. In real life, once you pick the ball and drop it, whenever the available object is (what you see is what you get) will only be picked and ...
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How to implement collision detection of portals?

For example, take this scenario (excuse my horrible drawing skills): This is based on "Portal", where the stickman is going through the blue portal (which is linked to the red portal), but there is ...
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2D car physics and high speed turning

I've been looking at the following page, which has been very helpful: http://www.asawicki.info/Mirror/Car%20Physics%20for%20Games/Car%20Physics%20for%20Games.html but have come into problems with the ...
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Fluid Particle Grid

So recently I have been looking at some fluid simulation techniques, specifically Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. One of the key components is a grid to avoid O(n^2) searches. I have been having some ...
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Simulate forces on a connected chain

I'm building a 2D space game where the player uses a chain to grab on to nearby asteroids. The asteroids move along a specific path with a constant velocity. The chain has a maximum length L and ...
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How can I change the acceleration of an object to arrive at a particular time?

I'm trying to write some code to change an acceleration factor so a ball will arrive at a destination in a desired time. The problem is I don't know time (t) but I do know I want it to arrive at (t - ...
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Making a Box2D ball bounce to constant height

I want to create a game like Doodle Jump. I'm using libgdx and Box2d. I needadvice on how to make my ball bounce constantly and with the same height. I've tried setting the ball's body restitution ...
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Applying Angular Acceleration in a Basic Physics Model

I'm attempting to use a basic physics system to create an arcade flight model. So far I have managed to get the aircraft moving forward, apply gravity, etc. However, after trying to implement torque I ...
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Typical Maximum steering angle of a real car

I'm building a car sim in Unity3D. I'm trying to set the properties of the car to be as realistic as possible. I can't seem to get a straight answer on Google so I thought of asking here. What is the ...
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Getting a 2D “pixel” cloud to follow a mouse

I'm working on a 2D game trying to get a "cloud" of a few hundred tiny cubes or discs to follow my mouse cursor without overlapping each other. However, using the physics engine introduces ...
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Problem with sensor in box2d [closed]

I have two bodies: one green static sensor (spikes) and one orange dynamic body (brick). I have bullet and it's a dynamic body too, but with bullet flag set. My problem is that when the bullet is ...
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Character Movement in 3D games

I'm either not searching correctly or there is really not a lot of material on Character Movement in 3D games. I'm mostly interested in how people usually implement character movement in games like ...
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Why do restitution values less than one still cause infinite bouncing in Box2D?

I'm currently trying to implement basketball bouncing into my game using Box2d (jBox2d technically), but I'm a bit confused about restitution. While trying to create the ball in the testbed first, ...
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Jump function of player [duplicate]

I'm developing game in marmalade sdk in c++. I have player in the area.and I wanna make him jump when i pressed a button.When I use this player.moveUp(5px); it just go up 5px, but he has to fall down ...
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Checking bounds of a quad

I want to know how would I tell if a quad touches another quad in my game built in Slick2D. I have a class that I named "Bounds" which has 4 "Point" objects which just store an X and a Y value and a ...
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Networked Physics - Interpolation Causes Physics Engine to Explode

A major issue I am encountering right now is that my physics engine (BEPU) and my network interpolation are conflicting with each other. The player is a physics object, and so the physics engine ...
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Distribute circles evenly on Screen - circle packing

I want to evenly distribute a random amount of circles with random diameter on the screen for. This level doesn't scroll so the users screen resolution sets the limits. Further I would like the ...
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Physics movement prediction is way off [closed]

I'm making a simple, non-networked game. There are two players and a ball. In implementing the AI for the second player, I've run into a huge problem predicting where the ball will hit the ground. ...
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C++ Using clock() with IsKeyDown

I am trying to replicate the game Asteroids as a class project. I am having trouble measuring the time elapsed while the "W" key is pressed. This code is supposed to increase the force applied to the ...
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Need physics algorithm for modeling ceiling collapse in voxel-based game

I'm looking for algorithms on how to model the physics of cave-ins/collapses for a game idea I am working on. The game allows the player to extensively mine 3D voxel-based asteroids, and I want areas ...
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Run a physics simulation on both client and server?

I'm implementing a multiplayer asteroids clone to learn about client/server network architecture in games. I have spent time reading GafferOnGames and Valve's publications on their client/server ...
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How to calculate collision normal between two AxisAlignedBox's?

I'm writing a physics simulation in Ogre3D and I'm trying to figure out how to calculate the collision normal between two Ogre::AxisAlignedBox's. I am checking for collisions using the "intersects" ...
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Resolving a collision with forces

In my 2D physics engine, I can detect AABB vs AABB collisions, and resolve them by finding the shortest penetration vector and adding it to the AABB's position. Doing this "pushes" the first AABB ...
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How to emulate knob turning, based on x/y movement?

I'm doing a game where one component is that you turn a knob. I'm having trouble getting good "knob behavior". I know the current touch/mouse X,Y location, and I keep track of the previous X,Y ...
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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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Ball bouncing infinitely and constantly

Alright, so I've got hold of some simple physics mechanics, and am currently trying to implement bouncing. Based on the first answer of this question, I've developed the following algorithm: ...
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Help finding a good XNA physics library? [closed]

I'm looking for a good physics library for XNA. Can anyone help me find something good, simple and easy to learn for XNA?
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how to make virtual environment consistent in networked applications? [closed]

I have a Virtual Environment(grid of cubes) which has the same state on both users when the application starts. Both users have haptic devices, whose position is depicted by a small sphere in the ...
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Simple Motor Vehicle Acceleration Function

So I have a simple 1D "racing" game, with a single button the player can press to max the gas pedal and there is also some other stuff going on. I think acceleration should be highest somewhere at ...
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Calculating impulse propagation through a rigid body after a collision

I'm working on a game. I need to work out what the impulse is at different points on a body as a result of a collision. For example, in the following diagram, if there is a collision that results in ...
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How to make a smooth movement in XNA?

I'm trying to make a nice controls for my game, but I can't achieve enough SMOOTHNESS. if (kbState.GetPressedKeys().Length != 0 && _direction != Vector2.Zero) { ...
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How do I implement a physics gun?

I'm currently trying to implement a physics gun for my game. What I want is for the entity to stay in the same position on the screen no matter how I wiggle the camera about, what is the correct way ...
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When and where should I calculate collision response with multiplayer physics?

I've troubles wrapping my head around multiplayer physics and collisions on the client side, so far I interpolate the state of my network entities ( position and velocity ) of the other clients based ...
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Unity3D: collider performances on mobile iOS devices

I'm experimenting with Unity3D and colliders. Unfortunately I still don't have Unity Pro version and I can't use the profiler. Consider the following situation: mobile devices (ios, iphone 3GS). an ...
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Help interpreting the physics of a rolling ball

I'm using this article for reference. I understand handling the collision aspect, but I can't figure out how to calculate the new velocity once the ball collides with the ramp. Without it the ball ...
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How do I find realistic 3D paths for stable and unstable flying rockets?

I am building a 3D application that simulates launching small rockets. I want to draw their trajectories. I know that rockets have a degree of stability. I want to include this in the simulation, but ...
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Inverse Dynamics How to [closed]

I have some motion capture data (kinect) that records all body joints (32fps) and I want to take particular positions (for example when a person moves both of his hands up in the sky in celebration ...
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Collision shape and Model problem

I used BEPUphysics for my XNA 4.0 game , the problem is that I load my model.fbx from into the game then add it to the space of physics engine , but when I change the scaling matrix of my Model then ...
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Basic plane kinematics

I never did physics in my life and this is really hard for me. I am currently trying to implement movement in the X and Y axis of a plane, in a video game I am making. What I want to do is, given a ...
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What is the appropriate way to implement collision in 2D worlds?

If I want to create a 2D game map which features areas traversable by a player through standard up/down/left/right inputs, and then have areas that are NOT traversable... perhaps just a bush, or a ...
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How to make a character in a Box2D world jump faster?

I have a question about using Box2D to simulate a physics-platformer. I manage to make the character move to the right and left, and jumping as well. However, jumping seems extremely slow when ...
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Looking for a peer reviewed article that details the benefits of a physics simulation within interactive media [closed]

I'm hoping this is the correct place to ask this question as it is video game related and can be seen as a key ingredient in modern game development. Does anyone know of a peer reviewed article that ...
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Friction due to gravity in an impulse based physics engine

In my physics engine, I'm using impulses to solve collisions. I'm basing all calculations on these equations: impulse = desired_velocity_change * mass impulse = force * time friction_force <= ...