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 can I accurately simulate orbits in Unity?

I would like to create a space simulation with realistic gravity. This means planets in 3d space which act as central gravity sources and multiple objects which are attracted by those planets gravity ...
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What is wrong with my 2D orbit calculation?

I am working on a 2D game, and I am working on adding some space physics, so I need to find a way to create a circular orbit. I want to make my game object move on a circular way around a planet. I'm ...
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How do I prevent raycast car wheels sliding sideways?

I've been writing a non-realistic car physics engine as a learning exercise, using this article as a reference. I have a car that correctly collides with a terrain and applies the correct suspension ...
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Orbital gravity in Unity 5 [on hold]

It's pretty much in the title: how can I make orbital gravity? I am trying to make a space-themed FPS.
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LibGDX make an object rotate around something

I need to rotate and object, which should be a circle made up with a ShaderRender, around a specified point. In LibGDX there is a method or something which allow me to do this? If it doesn't exist how ...
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Changing orientation by applying torques

Suppose you've got an object floating freely in space. You have a vector you want this object to point towards, and a vector representing the direction it's currently facing. From these two, you can ...
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Can I use physics in Isometric map based games?

I am trying to use physics in my game which is an isometric map based strategy game that the player deals with a city full of buildings, roads and people in it. I am writing the game with Swift and ...
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Cocos2dx+Chipmunk: Fully elastic collision between moving bodies

I'm using Cocos2dx and the built in Chipmunk physics engine, and currently I've got my PhysicsBodys' materials set up with: Density=0 Restitution=1 Friction=0 in order to get fully elastic ...
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Collision between a sphere and a mesh(height-map)

I am trying to implement a method that detects the collision between a sphere and a mesh and reflects the vector of speed. I have a method, that detects a collision between a sphere and a triangle and ...
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How does orbital math work?

I'm writing a 2d space game, and I want the players to be able to 'orbit' objects and other players (if they're fast enough, of course), but I'm having trouble coming up with the right way to think ...
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2D Collision in Canvas - Balls Overlapping When Velocity is High

I am doing a simple experiment in canvas using Javascript in which some balls will be thrown on the screen with some initial velocity and then they will bounce on colliding with each other or with the ...
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Predictive Collision Detection - Find Time Of Impact

I have a green box at a starting position A. It can move along two paths A to B is linear motion A to C is under the influence of gravity (non-linear) The thin vertical line is a fixed ...
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How to create rope?

I'd like to re-create this game, but I have no idea how to create the rope, or its influences on the ball. Basically, there is a rope, "attached", at one end, to the mouse pointer, and at the other ...
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How to design basic physics and movement behavior for 2D platformer?

I want to make a simple 2D platformer. I know some basic 2D physics and how to implement them in a game. How to make a character jump, accelerate, decelerate, etc. But I have no idea how to actually ...
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Getting the Volume of an Uneven Mesh

Let's say I have a cube, and that cube breaks apart into 100 different unevenly sized pieces. How can I get the volume of each of those pieces compared to the cube's volume? Using this in order to ...
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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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Find alternate shortest paths in Unity

I'm developing a game in Unity. It's a simple game where the rocket has to reach the point where the player touches on the screen. The movement of the rocket is physics based. When the rocket goes off ...
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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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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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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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Restricting body movement withing a specific length while dragging a gameobject in unity

private void OnMouseDrag() { Vector3 screen_sp=new Vector3(Input.mousePosition.x,Input.mousePosition.y,screen_space.z); Vector3 cur_pos=Camera.main.ScreenToWorldPoint(screen_sp)+offset; ...
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2D water with dynamic waves

New Super Mario Bros has really cool 2D water that I'd like to learn how to create. Here's a video showing it. When something hits the water, it creates a wave. There are also constant "background" ...
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How to build a spaceship with interior in unity?

I've begun to study a unity engine in one purpose: I have a great multi player game idea! The main essence: In space there are two (or even more) huge spaceships with crew consisted of players (all ...
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Orbits: Combine the Pros of RK4, Symplectic Euler, and Verlet Velocity Integrator

Recently, I've implemented and compared a number of basic integrators for my physics engine. The 3 that gave me the best results are RK4, Symplectic Euler, and Verlet Velocity, but I think I need ...
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Change in direction should slow down object and accelerate in new heading

I'm trying to implement some sort of faux space physics in my 2D game. I have a top down view of my space ship. You can change direction and set a speed up to a maximum which then accelerates the ship ...
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How to calculate the exit speed of ball bouncing off a solid surface

Hey all, I am working on a simple game to include some rigid body dynamics, involving placing (moving & rotating) some springs to bounce a falling ball into a target area. My problem is correctly ...
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Unity 5 Server Side Physics - Alternative to constant position update?

I am looking into reducing load in client server games for a uni project and am looking at physics. The idea is that if a very low powered device tries to carry out some physics heavy action that it ...
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Kinematic equations script fail

I added the kinematic equations to my code and now none of it works. I get the error rigidbody.torque assign attempt for 'Enemy' is not valid. Input torque is { 0.000000, NaN, 0.000000 }. ...
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How To Program a fully controllable spring (Damped) motion

i'm working on a project that needs realistic 2D Animation, none linear motion you might say, i have tried many things such as Hermite Curve and a few other motions and in the end Spring Motion. ...
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Path following with Asteroids-like movement. Time to complete path

I'm currently learning about how to do this, but it's best to post the problem beforehand. (posting on Physics and GameDev, as you guys know your math) It's quite difficult to explain. This specific ...
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Invalid AABB aabb

Invalid AABB aabb UnityEditorInternal.InternalEditorUtility:CalculateSelectionBounds(Boolean, Boolean) I've got this error when I place any convex mesh collider in scene. What does it mean? Game ...
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Player in Spaceship

I want to realize space game on Unity3d engine. There are some huge spaceships in the void. So, I want players flying in space in weightlessness, but when they go inside any spaceship, they will be ...
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How can I create a stretchy, breakable pizza cheese material?

I want to create realistic pizza and allow user interact with it. What I want: What I created: I created model of the pizza (8 pieces) in Blender, then imported it into Unity. The piece of ...
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Is a separate thread for game loop compulsory for simple games?

I am new to game development. In order to learn I am recreating this game on android platform. You can observe the game-play video at the above link. It is a simple game. I have read a lot of ...
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LibGDX - Executing 2 different touchDown events in the same method

On the bottom left of my screen is a circle with an Arrow and on the bottom right is a circle with a gun. If the player is in jetpack mode and the Arrow "button" is clicked he flies like flappy bird ...
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How to implement angled surface?

I'am trying to implement 2D platformer game inspired by N game. But the problem is I have no idea how to implement something like this: I have two ideas of how this could be implemented but i ...
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How velocity impacts on CCSprite in Cocos2d Chipmunk?

I am in need of the basic understanding of how velocity changing works? i.e. how CCSprite is able to jump at particular height when some velocity is set? Let me give you an example on which I am ...
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Box2d jetski on water

At the moment I am trying to code a 2d game in java, where a jetski is riding on water. If you press on the screen the jetski should dive down and jump back up on release. How do I have to do this in ...
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How to calculate faces involved in collision (Separating Axis Theorem)

I have a game engine created in javascript (https://jsfiddle.net/4gqsq8wf/) which uses collision detection via the Separating Axis Theorem. Currently, it does not have any means of resolving velocity ...
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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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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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Gravity and Jumping in Clickteam Fusion 2.5

So I'm currently building a bare-bones functioning game that involves simple platforming. Quite literally a box moving left and right and jumping. I'm using Clickteam Fusion 2.5, and I know there's an ...
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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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AABB in OpenCL not working correctly

I have this really simple OpenCL kernel. The values get in correctly and get out correctly. So the error must be somewhere in the kernel. All the parameters are float arrays. pos rot vel and aPos aRot ...
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Custom arcade physics rate (e.g. bullet time)?

Is there a way to modify the rate that physics is applied, either globally or on a per-sprite basis in Phaser? That is, how can I slow down or speed up the rate at which sprites move around, or fall ...
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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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Unity - Mecanim & Rigidbody on Third Person Controller - Gravity bug?

I'm working on a third person controller which uses physX to interact with the other objects (using the Rigidbody component) and Mecanim to animate the character. All the animations used are baked to ...
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Getting distance between point of an object and another object in Unity

First, I'd like to apologize because this is a very basic and repetitive question, but I am completely new to game development. I understand that I can find a distance between two objects using: ...
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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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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 ...