Indicates a view of the game world that does not originate from the player's avatar, but often one that mirrors its actions (over the shoulder and side-scrolling are both examples of 3rd person view).

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Determine character movement from a top down perspective [closed]

I'm working on a survival open world game. I've been experimenting with different types of views and control schemes. It's a top down game like the first two Grand Theft Auto games. Type A Player ...
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mouse-controlled third person camera

I have a simple camera that always stays a set distance behind and above the player. Mouse-on-screen coordinates are used to do Pitch and Yaw, and the keyboard is used to roll. I get how to position ...
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In a TPS, how to aim bullets to the direction the camera is pointing, but make the shooting from the player?

(In C#/XNA.) I mean, I can't find an answer nowhere. I'm trying to learn how to make a Third Person Shooter, especially like the one I found in a game called "M.A.R.S.", from Epic Games. I don't want ...
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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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Unity - SetLookAtPosition() - Body Jittering?

I'm working on a third person controller and I'm trying to make character look at the same point as the camera. The problem is that the character jitters all the time the SetLookAtPosition() starts ...
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What are the types of 3rd-person camera called?

I'm struggling with the terminology surrounding different types of 3rd person camera. What are the common 3rd-person camera types called? What are some notable examples of their use? Here's what I ...
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Unity Spaceship camera control

I'm trying to make a third person spaceship control system in Unity. In theory, it works like this: Let's suppose you move your mouse to the right. The targeted direction would rotate to the right ...
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What would a “2nd person” viewpoint consist of?

Traditional narratives have one of three viewpoints: First person (I fought the monster) Second person (You fought the monster) Third person (He/She/It fought the monster) First and Third person ...
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How can I have my third-person camera track slightly ahead of the player as he or she moves?

I have a 3rd person camera controller in a top-down game. I have my cameran following the player and I currently use linear interpolation to make the movement smooth and a little laggy. But I would ...
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switching from third person view to first person view

I have done a scene in opengl where I'm using a third person camera (that I can control with the mouse). Then, inside it, it has the camera of the first view (that I called thirdpersonCamera, see the ...
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Unity third person controller and hills

So i've been building a game and using the out of the box unity thrid person controller demo stuff. I found that even the tiniest of slopes seems to stop the "dude" dead in his tracks. Is there an ...
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Top Down bounds of vision

Obviously in a first person view point the player sees only what's in front of them (with the exception of radars and rearview mirrors, etc). My game has a top down perspective, but I still want to ...
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3D XNA Tracking Camera

I'm trying to implement a camera that tracks a 3D model in my game. I've taken a look at this MSDN article on creating a 3rd person camera, as well as experimenting on my own; but I don't get the ...
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Is this aiming mechanic usable in a third-person top-down game?

Long story short: I've switched to a third person - top down perspective. The camera is fixed and looks down at the player. How can I implement 3d aiming ? The player needs to aim left and right as ...
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XNA 3rd Person Camera - pitch reverses when facing backwards?

I have a 3rd person camera which rotates around the Y axis fine (yaw) and when I am facing forward (0, 0, -1) moving the mouse up moves the camera up and down great. But the more I turn the player and ...
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Improving first person camera and implementing third person camera

I want to improve upon my first person camera implementation and extend it to, so the user can toggle between third person/first person view. My current setup: draw():: glPushMatrix(); ...
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How can I implement a third-person camera in an SC2 map?

I want to try creating a custom Starcraft 2 map with a third-person camera following a unit. A few custom maps with this feature exist already, so I know it's possible. How do I do this? Do I need a ...