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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Preventing a Combination of Rigidbody Jump Force & Bounce Magnitude in Unity3D

I'm building a fairly simple marble racing game in Unity3D. The ball is a 3D physics object that moves only on the X and Y axes. It has the ability to roll left and right, and to jump. Pretty basic ...
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Bullet 3D Physics Objects Not Rotating?

So I've got Bullet 3D controlling the motion of objects rendered with DirectX. In the clipping below I've got 2 identical rectangles & 5 balls. The lowest rectangle has a mass of 0 and doesn't ...
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Bouncing Balls in angular movement

I'm trying to bounce a ball off of a wall based on angular movement. The ball comes in at angle X ( lets say 30 ). Bouncing off with the equation 360-ballangle works for the left and right walls ...
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How to get dynamic RigidBody rotation/tilt on uneven platform?

I have a rigid body with PolygonCollider2D which has some complex circular shape and I'm using uneven platform. Im using Following code to move the object forward CharacterRigidBody.velocity = new ...
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2D circle against a corner change in direction

I have a 2D Ball that might go against a wall. If the Ball goes against the wall perpendicularly, it will just invert its direction (assuming no air resistance and no bounces that should make its ...
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How to move 2D objects based on mouse movement with pointer locking?

I'm using pointer locking for a 2D game (where you perform calculations based on the delta in mouse positions from frame to frame). I'm having some basic math/logic issues with accomplishing what I ...
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Keep gravity velocity the same all the time

I have 2D rigidbodies that fall to the ground, however they speed up while falling. Also, when they freeze in the air and then unfreeze, the velocity is set to 0 and they gradually start speeding up ...
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Moving one object from one point to another with acceleration

How would someone implement moving an object from one point in 2D space to another using these formulae to update objects: m_position.setX/Y( m_position.X/Y() + m_velocity.X/Y() * dt + 0.5 * m_acc * ...
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Libgdx Fine Tune Megaman Movement

With help from my last question, I was able to fix the issue of having a stuttering effect if you keep hitting jump, while jumping. I believe I have managed to match moving on the X axis and the ...
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Creating 3D gravity in zero-G tied to mass in unity with c#

As a total beginner, I've been working on a patch-job script for a gravity mechanic in an open space sim, I want to derive all my objects from this "Block ALPHA" object and its' set of variable ...
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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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Simulating elastic ball collisions quickly escalates to disaster

I'm trying to learn HTML canvas and was working on a basic physical simulation, where a number of balls are drawn and set in motion, and the program simulates them colliding and bouncing off the walls ...
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Game Physics: Calculating a collision response using the Separating Axis Theorem?

I am working on a project in which I have implemented the Separating Axis Theorem to detect collisions between objects. My current collision response is an object that contains whether it is ...
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In Unity3D (and PhysX), how do I calculate the products of inertia?

Since unity3d uses physx underneath the surface, obviously they share the same features. One of the features is the moment of inertia tensor - Unity3D one, PhysX one. Though, they use the diagonal ...
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Implementing proportional navigation in 3D

Good afternoon guys, a = N * λ' * V is the formula for the commanded acceleration required to hit the target, where N is the proportionality constant, λ' is the change in line of sight and V is ...
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Everything is set to Bounciness 0 - Why am I still bouncing?

I am creating a platformer where rather than manipulating the character to get them from the beginning of the level to the end, you manipulate the world. Thus, when you want to make the character ...
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How to program friction in an air hockey game in Cocos2d-x 3.11?

I'm developing a simple air hockey game, and I have a question about friction of puck and puddles with the game scene. How can I do that? I'm using cocos2d-x default physics engine, and the friction ...
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How i can make better jump to my game? - C++ SFML

So, I ask question about my 2D game, actually it is not game, but it is something like poor game. Well i made moving system and now is time to make jump. I made some kind of gravity with tutorial but ...
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Lunar Lander calculating gravity, acceleration and collision in GameMaker

I've already asked this on the GameMaker forums but had no response so far. I'm making a little Lunar Lander game as my first foray in to GameMaker, I'm wanting to have the ship land and take off ...
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Calculating the angular momentum of rigidbody in Unity3D

Knowing that angular momentum in 3D is L = Iω (moment of inertia times angular velocity), how do I calculate it in video game world? In unity3d I have the diagonal inertia tensor ...
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In Unity3D, what is the relation between inertiaTensor and inertiaTensorRotation?

In unity3d there are two properties on rigidbody that correspond to the moment of inertia tensor. One of them is: rigidbody.inertiaTensor, which I know is the diagonal of the inertia tensor, The ...
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Algorithm to propagate internal Physics force in a structure of building

Scenario: A floating structure composes of many nodes (or in more visual meaning - a cubic block). Every node is snapped to the same 3D grid. (similar to a minecraft castle) There are external ...
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How to do an anti sway bar for a car in Unity 5?

I have researched some examples of anti roll bars for Unity but they are all for unity 4 and bellow so they do not work in unity 5. Can someone please assist me in making an anti roll bar script in C# ...
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How to get plausible platformer physics with Farseer on MonoGame/XNA?

I am creating a 2D Vectorial (made of polygons, not tiles !) platformer using MonoGame and Farseer Physics Engine. Everything works perfectly, except the movement of the character which doesn't feels ...
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Hinge/Configurable Joint rotating even if constrained

I already posted the question over on Unity forums, though, I have to say, this place often seems more professional and knowledgable, so here goes mirror post. I have a Cylinder with a Hinge and a ...
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XNA (BEPU) Physics Performance

Im using XNA 4.0 with the BEPU physics engine v1.2 and I have encountered some performance problems on Xbox. Im not sure if the my mesurements are an expected result of the Xbox (with alot of dynamic ...
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Sprite Kit - containsPoint for SKPhysicsBody?

I have a ball bouncing around the screen. I can pick it up and drag it onto a "bucket". When my touches finish, I use the containsPoint function to check and see if I have dropped the ball onto the ...
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Swinging a sword in Xcode with Sprite Kit

I'm working on making an RPG in Xcode, and I'm having a major gameplay issue when it comes to having my character swing his sword in a way that is realistic and gameplay compatible. Right now, when ...
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Phaser P2 System throw the ball into the net hoop concept

​​​​​​Now I start building a basket ball game that using Physics P2 system. I would like to ask you about the concept of throwing the ball to basket net. Would you mind giving me some idea for doing ...
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Collider not working

I have a 2D object (without a parent) with a 2d box collider (dimensions are not small) added to it and set as trigger when I place it in the scene it works just fine however when I instantiate its ...
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2D Change Velocity Based on Distance XY While Moving Parabolic Arc

What I'm trying to achieve is that the entity moves in a parabolic curve, and no this has nothing to do with gravity before you ask. I give the entity a target position which it should move to, but ...
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How to resolve push block physics in a 2D side scroller puzzle

I've been working on a 2D tile-based side scroller puzzle game in Unity with obstacles such as doors, keys, fans, portals, etc., but one type of obstacle, push blocks, is giving me some issues. Here ...
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BulletPhysics ship rotation

First of all, I'm a beginner in game physics, and I think this is a relatively easy problem that I'm not grasping. Short Version: I have a box(representing a ship on water) going forward with a ...
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How to impale and stack targets correctly according to the collider and its coordinate?

I'm making another simple game, a catch game, where a spawning target game object must be captured using a skewer to impale it. Here how: At the start, the falling object (in red) will fall in a ...
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How do I simulate a trampoline?

I'm quite new to game development. I was pretty impressed with the elastic effect I saw in this flash game when the ball hits the trampolines and I'm wondering how to recreate it. I've done some ...
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Invalid AABB aabb

Invalid AABB aabb UnityEditorInternal.InternalEditorUtility:CalculateSelectionBounds(Boolean, Boolean) I've got this error ...
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Use both AddForceAtPoint and change velocity property?

I'm using Rigidbody2D for some game objects. It seems that when I AddForce() or AddForceAtPoint(), the game objects are mostly affected on the Y axis and hardly at all on the x axis. I don't ...
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Getting started using C# and Physics (Resources, Tutorials, Samples, etc.) [closed]

As an application developer, I plan on now getting started in game development so I have come along to this site. I am a proficient C# developer so I guess it makes sense to start game development in ...
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How to move rigidbody player to its facing direction with AddForce?

How can I move a rigidbody to its facing direction? I've already tried this: rigidbody.AddForce (transform.forward * v, ForceMode.Acceleration); // v is a public float which gets a new value in ...
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Spritekit - gradually apply force vector in different direction (space ship turning)

I have a space ship that I'm applying a force vector to using a joystick for control. I would like this to smoothly fly around when I'm switching directions.. Exactly like minisquadron if you've ...
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Moving CCNode with constant speed in cocos2d

I want to move the object (CCNODE) with constant speed in any direction , what i have did till now is applied a force to object at start to get it moving and set elasticity as 1 and friction as 0 to ...
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Box2D + SDL - Weird body positions

I'm having a problem where either my sprite, or my body position is off. Here's a picture so you can see exactly what's going on : (The box has stopped on the picture, probably because it's colliding ...
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Centripetal Force

I'm using C++. So, I found this post on here that gave me a good start. I have managed to correctly add centripetal motion to my enemy objects. Since the objects are constantly changing direction, ...
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3D collision physics. Response when hitting wall, floor or roof

I am having problem with the most basic physic response when the player collide with static wall, floor or roof. I have a simple 3D maze, true means solid while false means air: bool ...
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Twin-stick controls for a cohesive group of agents

I'm trying to implement a classic twin-stick controller for a group of physics-based game objects. Here are the rules I'm trying to follow: Agents always stay close to each other within a certain ...
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PhysiJS and objects on top of moving objects

Using Physijs which uses ammo.js. I am attempting to simply place a sphere on top of a box, the box is moving back and forth and I want the sphere to move with it while also being able to move on top ...
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Use constant force to hold something in position

This may actually be more of a Physics.SE question but since im doing this in Unity I figured I'd ask here. I am playing around with the Constant Force component and have a sphere constrained with a ...
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Physics: calculating angular acceleration in world vs local space

I have a pretty simple rigid body simulation written in Python. In my code I calculate the angular acceleration using formula: angAcc = torque * inertiaTensor^-1 (note row-major matrix order) Now, ...
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Unity Ragdoll Colliders don't collide

I have a humanoid character with Ragdoll setup in Unity. However the box/capsule colliders on the various parts of the body don't collide with other static geometry. They do collide with the ground ...
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Bounce with multiple collisions

Here's the problem: I'm writing arkanoid-like game in Unity 5.3. I'm using 3d physics and simply ignoring z-axis in computations. No gravity, 0 drag and velocity reset every bounce by script. My ball ...