A mathematical concept that can be used to express position, direction or velocity and which can simplify or outright trivialise spatial problems.

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matrix to rotate a vector to a known arbitrary axis

Let's say I have a vector V (v.x,v.y,v.z) which is normalized and points somewhere in 3d space. And that I have another vector Z of (0,0,1). Knowing only these two things I'm looking for a ...
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Does a 2D Vector or 2x2 Matrix play any role in 2D Transformations?

I'm having trouble trying to figure out if a vec2 or mat2 class are used at all in transformations for 2D rendering. Vec2, apart from representing UVs, AFAIK, is relatively pointless in regards to ...
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Libgdx: Am I abusing Vector2? Is there a better way to do my position updates and rendering?

I'm simulating hair in a game. Currently I have a HairField object, which has a position defined by a Vector2. Each HairField has multiple Hair objects in a list, each with a position defined by a ...
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Rotate triangle so that its tip points in the direction of the point on the screen that we last touched

OpenGL ES - Android. Hello all, I am unable to rotate the triangle accordingly in such a way that its tip always points to my finger. What i did : Constructed a triangle in by GL.GL_TRIANGLES. Added ...
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Calculating angle between two vectors to steer towards a target

I have been trying to implement a path following steering behaviour for AI in a 2D racing game. I have two vectors: futurePosition represents the predicted future position given the car's current ...
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How to make an enemy projectile head to the player's position with constant speed

How can I dynamically set the movement speed of the X and Y of the projectile so that it moves at a constant speed when the projectile heads at the player's position? I know this has something to do ...
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Unity 3D - Confine a gun rotation within certain degrees

I am having troubles making my gun rotate up and down, and have limits, for example, I want the down limit to be 0 degrees, and the up limit to be 90 degrees. Currently I can't figure out how to ...
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libgdx Vector.cpy question

Why do people use this: public void set(Vector2 v) { this.vector2 = v.cpy(); } insted of just using: public void set(Vector2 v) { this.vector2 = v; } What I don't know that I should ...
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How can I pass a std::vector<Vector3f> to my shader?

I have a Vector3f type which has x, y, and z properties. I have a std::vector of these vertices which describe my terrain. I would like to pass these values to a vertex shader through a uniform ...
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Rotate an arrow on a plane?

I'm creating a display for a GPS-based embedded system and would like to have an arrow indicating the current bearing. I'd love the arrow to have a 3d appearance by rotating it on a plane tilted up ...
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Reflection velocity

I'm trying to get a moving circular object to bounce (elastically) off of an immovable circular object. Am I doing this right? (The results look right, but I hate to trust that alone, and I can't ...
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Eculidean space and vector magnitude

Below we have distances from the origin calculated in two different ways, giving the Euclidean distance, the Manhattan distance and the Chebyshev distance. Euclidean distance is what we use to ...
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How can I project a vector on another vector?

I have a generic not normalized Vector3 v1 and I want to calculate its component along another Vector3 v2. I used to normalize the vector I want to be the direction and then multiplying the other ...
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Using atan2 to calculate angle between two vectors

I understand that: atan2(vector.y, vector.x) = the angle between the vector and the X axis. But I wanted to know how to get the angle between two vectors using atan2. So I came across this solution: ...
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Circle-Rectangle collision velocity adjustment

I created my circle vs. rectangle method based on this algorithm: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/401847/circle-rectangle-collision-detection-intersection Currently, I have a dynamic ball with ...
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Confusing with an articles wording on Clamping a Vector2

I have been reading an article on Collision Detection and how to resolve it. http://www.wildbunny.co.uk/blog/2011/04/20/collision-detection-for-dummies/ In the section describing an AABB vs Circle, ...
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Unity: parallel vectors and cross product, how to compare vectors

I read this post explaining a method to understand if the angle between 2 given vectors and the normal to the plane described by them, is clockwise or anticlockwise: public static AngleDir ...
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Interpolation between two 3D points?

I'm working with some splines which define a path a character follows (you can see a gameplay video here to get a better understanding of what's going on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BndobjOiZ6g). ...
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Vectors and corners of squares

I am having some problems with some vector math. Imagine a square and coming from each corner of the square is an invisible vector, which starts at the square's centre and ends at the edge of the ...
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how to create a Quaternion from an Orientation Vector in xna

i have a Vector3 represents an Orientation in 3D , how to convert it to the corresponding Quaternion ? is there any quick way ? EDIT : i want to add an angular velocity vector to the Orientation ...
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Get intersection of vector in the middle of the screen

My screen resolution is 640x480 and I have two Vector2 objects located at (10,10) and (600, 320). How can I connect these two objects and extend the line to encompass the whole screens width, how can ...
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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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Vector out of range (Batch rendering & opengl)

So ive (tried to) implement a batch rendering system, and at the for loop the error pops up and I'm not shure what ive done wrong. Any suggestions to improve the system would be much appreciated. ...
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2D Rendering Based On Y Coordinates

I'm trying to build an RPG worldbuilder. I have seperate classes for images. Like this. Object1::Object1(int x, int y, CSDL_Setup *sdl_set, int *p_CamX, int *p_CamY) { X_pos = x; Y_pos = y; ...
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Why can't CSS Sprites handle vectors?

Almost all the documentation available either says that "sprites are bitmaps" or that "css sprites must be bitmaps". Is there a specific reason for this? Is it, in fact possible to create a css sprite ...
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How to rotate an object to face another in Unity?

I'm having an issue where I can't seem to rotate my bullet appropriately whenever I spawn one. I currently have a capsule prefab I am testing with. I spawn it with the following code. ...
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Averaging normals, or tangents

I am using a library to load an obj but it doest compute the tangets for each vertex, which I need for normal mapping and pom. I computed my tangets, and bitangents, everything appears to be fine, but ...
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Vector magnitude in orientation

First, a quick overview of my problem: I have a game entity which has a quaternion to represent its rotation/orientation. It also has a 3D vector in world space for its linear velocity. From the ...
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How to get the normal that points *out* of a polygon

In 2D, each vector (x, y) has two normals: (-y, x) and (y, -x), pointing in opposite directions. Say I have a polygon and for each of it's edges I need to get the normal pointing outwards. In the ...
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How to move Vector2 along angle?

These are my Vector2's that I am using for this function. public Vector2 position = new Vector2(); public Vector2 velocity = new Vector2(); public Vector2 movement = new Vector2(); public Vector2 ...
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Adding an angle variance to a 3d vector

I am converting a particle emitter from 2d to 3d. In the 2d system the original coder used a random angle variance and added it to the angle. So it would be something like: thisAngle = emitterAngle ...
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3D vector graphics - maintaining correct Z 'length'

So I'm trying to build myself a 3D display 'engine', or whatever it ought to be called. I've been experimenting with PyGame, as it's familiar to me. In a way this has almost been more an excuse to ...
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Twitchy sprite movement

I'm having an issue with sprite movement, and I'm not sure how to deal with it. When I set a destination for my player sprite (by clicking the screen), it sets the player moving in that direction. ...
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How to simulate acceleration and then deceleration?

Currently I am only using deceleration. Here is how I do it I need to cover Vector(x,y) unit distance to reach B from A. I simply do - rendering loop-> position = A + Vector(x,y).scale(factor); ...
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Finding vectors with two points

We're are trying to get the direction of a projectile but we can't find out how For example: [1,1] will go SE [1,-1] will go NE [-1,-1] will go NW and [-1,1] will go SW we need an equation of ...
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How do I get the axes for SAT collision detection

In SAT collision detection how do I calculate the axes for projection?
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how can i get rotation vector from matrix4x4 in xna?

i want to get rotation vector from matrix to realize some parent-children system for models. Matrix bonePos = link.Bone.Transform * World; Matrix m = Matrix.CreateTranslation(link.Offset) * ...
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Viewport.Unproject - Checking if a model intersects a large sprite

Let's say I have a sprite, drawn like this: spriteBatch.Draw(levelCannons[i].texture, levelCannons[i].position, null, alpha, levelCannons[i].rotation, Vector2.Zero, scale, SpriteEffects.None, 0); ...
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Vector movement in space type game (Mouse rotation)

I'm having an issue with my movement in my 'game' prototype. It's basically not working and admittedly my knowledge with vectors is lacking. The issue I'm running into is that the ship won't move in ...
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Trouble with SAT style vector projection in C#/XNA

Simply put I'm having a hard time working out how to work with XNA's Vector2 types while maintaining spatial considerations. I'm working with separating axis theorem and trying to project vectors onto ...
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Moving in an arc using Vector3

I'm trying to get this object to move right across the screen until it gets close to the center and arc down smoothly into a straight downward movement. Here's what I've tried: if (position.X < ...
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XNA - Incorrect Mouse Ray?

I have the following code: Vector3 nearSource = new Vector3(mState.X, mState.Y, 0.0f); Vector3 farSource = new Vector3(mState.X, mState.Y, 3.0f); Vector3 nearPoint = ...
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How should I update vectors, et cetera, in a time-based fashion?

I'm trying to write something I believe is straightforward but wanted to check that I'm doing it right. All I want is to update the position of a 2D sprite based an acceleration and velocity. I'm ...
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What can I use to generate 2d vector graphics as a list of coordinates?

I am working on a game that uses simple 2d vector graphics. I want a tool that will let me visually draw things like arbitrary polygons by placing points. A perfect tool would present a grid that I ...
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find Vector2 libgdx

I need to get coorinates of red point. Coordinates are just for example, it would be better to see the common formula. Found code like this, but it gains wrong result.() Vector2 o = new ...
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How to calculate a vector for multi-axis rotations from sphere coordinates?

I'm working on a SceneKit project in iOS, trying to rotate a sphere (representing a planet) so that a point at a given longitude/latitude coordinate is facing "forward" (i.e. that point moves to the ...
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How to find if an object is facing another object given position and direction as separate vectors

I found a very helpful post about exactly what I need here. It uses dot products to which is what I'm specifically looking for. It talks about players facing monsters basically. They give a helpful ...
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Clamp view direction vector to nearest axis

In JMonkeyEngine, given any view direction Vector3f instance, I'd like to get a new vector facing the nearest x or z axis (positive or negative), with y set to 0. For example [-0.99915564, ...
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How can I calculate the orthographic projection needed to encompass an object with arbitrary rotation?

So I need to set up the dimensions of a orthographic projection that will encompass the entirety of a bounding box when viewed from any arbitrary position. That's an eye (programmer art); and the ...
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LibGDX/Java - Trying to find the vector from one object to another

I want to add springs in my game that work like the ones in sonic - i.e. if you can't get over an obstacle you have to hit a spring which sends the main character flying towards another spring that ...