Rigid body dynamics is the simulation of physical objects which are "solid" and cannot deform or change shape during simulation.

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Difference between Update method and FixedUpdate in Unity?

i am starting to learn Unity3d and one of the confusion i get is difference between Update() and FixedUpdate(). I am following Lynda Unity 2D game development tutorial there, the instructor uses ...
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How can I implement fixed joints in a 2D physics system?

I'm developing a simple, 2D physics system to complement an entity/component game object framework. So far, I have implemented some basic, tutorial-level physics. An entity that is affected by physics ...
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Why do objects interpenetrate in this simple collision solver?

The code below is from a Microsoft XNA sample here. This is quite a simple rigid body simulation that ignores many physical effects (such as angular momentum), but it does try to push objects ...
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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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How can I trigger an event each time the rotation of my rigidbody2D is at a given value?

I would like to trigger an event each time my rigidbody2D is at a particular value. The event should only be triggered once for each given value per complete object revolution. Initial attempts at ...
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Dynamic body implementation

I am writing a 2D game where one of the characters has some very particular requirements. This character is a body with no particular shape (similar to a fluid, but not so much), it has to be able to ...