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Transformation in game development is usually refers to linear algebra operations on points, vectors and matrices.

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### How to keep my player in center of path.?

I want to keep my player in center of the path. I have different paths like strait and 90 degree rotated. I want keep my player moving in center in center like temple run also when I rotate my player ...
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### What is a good practice for deciding when to use transforms instead of applying force?

I was making several games. I don't understand when I should use addTorque instead of rotate. AddForce instead of position The latest game was a pinball game. I wasn't sure the best way to active ...
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### Tank bullet shooting

Ok, I'm having a lot of trouble understanding using Matrices for Movement in a 2D game. I currently have a Tank object that has a Matrix3 globalTransform managing the direction Scale and Rotation. ...
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### LibGDX Box2D Body shape transformation

In the following method my player Body is created: public static Body createPlayer (World world) { BodyDef bodyDef = new BodyDef(); bodyDef.type = BodyDef.BodyType.DynamicBody; ...
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### Implementing my own UI sprite class in Unity using shaders: where and how to position the sprites

For learning purposes, I am trying to implement my own UI classes in Unity "from scratch", in the GPU using shaders. I mean, I am trying to use simple 2D sprites either positioned via shaders or ...
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### How to get an game object to instantiate lower than where It's created?

When I press the collider where my allies spawn I want for them to spawn a little bit lower when I instantiate. I have tried to use Vector 3 and GetComponent, but It gives this error: 'Assets/...
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### Bullet: Apply any Transformation to RigidBody?

I'm using Bullet for CollisionDetection. I load a scene from a Collada-File using Assimp. Let's say I want to give every object in the scene a RigidBody with a box as CollisionShape. Right now I first ...
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### Extract a rotation matrix given a camera direction (vector) and a up vector for the camera?

I am having some issues constructing a rotation matrix from a camera direction vector. The Up vector is computed from the camera direction as such: up = cross(cross(direc,(0,1,0)),direc) How do i ...
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### How to compute a transformation matrix that describes each position and rotation on a sphere?

I am having an issue constructing my transformation matrices, for this sphere problem. I know the 3d coordinate of the center, and the radius of, the sphere. Since I know the radius and center ...
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### Clicking an entity with transformation

I am trying to understand how best to implement a click detection function in a 2d JavaScript game. I can demonstrate using a simple example of two square 'entities' which can be selected when ...
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### SceneGraph in Entity Component System, Transformations

I'm recently learning entity component systems, and started implementing it into my test engine, however I'm having an issue integrating this with scene-graph, which I'm trying for the first time. ...
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### Fastest way to neutralize scale in the transform matrix?

Let's assume we have 4x4 3D transformation matrix, that is the result of scale, rotation, and translation transforms. How to set its scale to (1,1,1) in the fastest way? Assume also that the matrix is ...
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### Rotating A model in 3D so it matches its direction of movement

So I have a model of a spear and when it gets thrown I want to set the orientation of the spear to its direction. ( I also want to use this for other things like bullets pointing in the direction ...
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### Calculating a matrix to have the model follow terrain

So I've been messing around with 3D graphics in Java (using lwjgl), and I've hit a bit of a roadblock. I have a heightmap and a cube, and I want to find a way to have the cube rotate to follow the ...
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### Rotate a UI Image exactly 360 degrees over the course of 1 second?

I have a UI Image that I want the user to click and have it rotate 360 degrees once on the z axis. I can get it to rotate through a coroutine but I'm having trouble making it stop once it is started. ...
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### Error CS1061: doesn't contain a definition for `transfrom' and no extension method `transfrom' of type `PlayerControl' could be found [closed]

I tried finding a solution, but I couldn't find one. I'm getting the error: GameManager.cs(15,46): error CS1061: Type PlayerControl' does not contain a definition fortransfrom' and no extension ...
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### JBullet & LWJGL Rendering objects with jbullet transform

I tried to render objects with jbullet matrix transform. Its something like that: get float array where is stored matrix then put it to floatbuffer and load to Matrix4f using load() function. Use ...
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### Rotate object with mouse look script

I would like to rotate an FPS camera slightly upwards during a shot as an effect of recoil, but the problem is that I have a mouse look script as well and I assume it prevents me from achieving the ...
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### ASSIMP OpenGL collada and Skeletal Animation

first of all i would like to say that i read everything out there and still did not figure it out quite yet. In my project i need to implement a skinning technique, but before going there i need to ...
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### Sprite doesn't move

Trying to create a 2d Top down random movement. I have the blendtree setup so that it faces the sprite in the right direction. However, I can't get it move right. It just flips back and forth between ...
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### Rotation in animation not working

I have a model of an SMG with arms exported from Blender and set to generic rig in unity import settings. I was creating an animation for this model in Unity Animation tab, it included changes in ...
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### Making the CCTV and its Detection Area Pointing to the Player on Unity 5

I am now playing with the Unity Stealth project. Goal I want to make the CCTV pointing to the player (a sphere) instead of playing its rotation.y animation when the CCTV detection area is detecting ...
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### Should a transform class store a matrix or seperate position/rotation/scale values?

I'm creating a transform class to make storing the transform of individual objects in a scene easier, but I'm unsure on how to do it. I could create one like this: class Transform { public: //......
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### Aspect ratio of drawn quad messed up after rotating

When I draw a quad that is rotating the aspect ratio of the quad gets messed up and the size changes. Gif of what is happening I am confident it has something to do with the way I calculate the size ...
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### Rotate object from an origin using a transformation matrix

I'm making a project in lib GDX and I want to rotate an object by changing the transform matrix of the sprite batch to one that rotates an object rendered on screen a given number of degrees from a ...
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### Do matrix manipulations for 3D graphics ever produce singular matrices?

A singular matrix is a matrix that cannot be inverted. The vecmath library, for example, throws a SingularMatrixException if you try to invert a singular matrix. I think I understand what singular ...
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### Collision Hull not Transformed Correctly

My collision hulls aren't aligned after my "engine" digests them. I used Spine to create my content. So here is the hierarchical model of my bones. Where Root, LoadGame, NewGame, QuitGame, and ...
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### Should I store local forward/right/up vector or calculate when necessary?

I'm working on an object picking and translation/rotation/scale gizmos system in my engine where you select objects and perform transformations on them in a 3d editor-like fashion (e.g. Blender) In ...
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### What is more efficient: Using matrix translation to move a character, or using a vector/scalar?

In 2D or 3D, matrix transformations are used for rotation, scaling, and sheering. However, when it comes to movement, should I go out of my way to use and implement scalar/vector movement, or just ...
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### How to pitch, yaw, roll, an object like a flight simulator in OpenGL?

I'm working on a college Graphics project using LWJGL (OpenGL in Java). I've done most of the scene but I got a problem in figuring out the jet's orientation. Here's how I tried it at the very ...
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### Terminology for the way Transformation Matrix Data is treated

I recently asked a question at math stack exchange and realize a similar questions is more suited for this forum, but the original is here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1526601/terminology-...
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### Transforming normals along with vertex? (GLSL)

So, I got a model matrix (Via uniform variable) in the shader, is there any way to use the model matrix to transform the normal of a vertex that has been transformed with glm::transform/rotate? If ...
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### Display mesh in front of camera

Im trying to display a mesh in front of the camera and FACING the camera ( I'm developing an small editor in wpf using helix3d). Pretty much something like this question I load my mesh into a ...
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### Ball's velocity vector, reflect against a point

I need to calculate the new velocity vector when the ball collides with one of the paddle's corners. Let d be the velocity vector of the ball, r the target velocity vector and n the surface normal ...
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### Using Unity's `transform.translate()` to translate relative to an object but only using two axis

I'm using transform.translate() to move an object around the world space, relative to the camera that is following it. The camera has an angle of 23 degrees on the X axis. The problem is that when I ...
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### Applying Transformation Matrices to VBOs in OpenGL

So I've recently tried to add Vertex Buffer Object Matrix transformation to an OpenGL engine I'm working on. I could go about this by applying the matrix to a copy of each vertex individually, but ...
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### Make Camera Look at point using a World transformation matrix?

Variants of this question might have been asked on this site, but none of the answers I found worked in my case. I am trying to make a Camera look at a point. The camera has a world transformation ...
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### Strange behavior with transformation matrix

I'm fairly new to transformation matrices. I'm using them to translate and rotate nodes and their child nodes. The following code works when applied once, but shows strange behavior when applied many ...
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### SDL and smooth transition between changed movement direction

I have an object at position (x,x). Using SDL keyboard events every time the user presses one of the arrow keys the objects is to be translated (via a glTranslatef() call for the x and y axes) by a ...
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### Transform.forward having problems after rotation

I have this script, void Update () { float pitch, yaw, roll; pitch = Input.GetAxis ("Mouse Y"); yaw = Input.GetAxis ("Mouse X"); roll=Input.GetAxis ("Roll"); ...
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### matrix transformations 2D - place in world-space but keep size in “object/screen-space”

I have a question concerning matrix transformations. I Think I know how it could be done, but Im not sure its the best/correct way to do it. I want to apply World translations and rotation to an ...
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### How do I create a draggable object which snaps to obstacles in the way?

I bring yet-another-drag-with-mouse question (I am using Unity with C#), but with a less common particular detail: the existence of obstacles in the middle of the way trough which dragging occurs (3D ...
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### What does glTranslatef function is translating in this code?

I understand translation from mathematics view where we can have a triangle with a certain coordinates. We can translate this triangle by multiplying the coordinates of the triangle (expressed in the ...
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### ASSIMP transformation hierarchy and animations

I don't fully understand the transformation hierarchy used by ASSIMP. According to the docs (http://assimp.sourceforge.net/lib_html/structai_node.html) an aiNode's transformation is relative to its ...
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### Shadow mapping - Can't get the right texture coordinates

I'm trying to implement shadow maps for Spotlight's, but alas I can't get them to work. I have verified that my fragment shader is getting the shadow map texture. I can sample from it in the ...
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### Transformation by right vector using TransformPoint return an identical position

I think the following code should work. I'm trying to set the position of a GameObject where the pointer currently is, I mean, where the player is looking currently: public void SetTransform (...
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### Unity3d - Transform rotation(angle) help

Im trying to rotate an object 90 degrees to the left but instead of rotating straight left it rotates 270 degrees to the right. Here's the part of the code which controls the rotation: ...
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### Translation & Rotation Transform Hierarchy

I've struggled to find a hierarchical transform class in C++ that is similar to that of Unity's (without scaling) that uses quaternions as opposed to matrices. So I figured creating my own wouldn't be ...