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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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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3d game math problem

i'm very much new to 3d math operations. I know how to rotate 3d points certain degrees arbitrarily by any axis but we were given a strange problem to think on. I'll spare using actual numbers on ...
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3D Translations relative to 3D Rotations

I'm trying to program camera movement to be relative to camera rotation. (Forward is always forward, regardless of pitch, yaw, and roll) I want to be able to move forward, backward, left, right, up, ...
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using rperp or perp to find perpendicular of a vector

i have code local coordinate Vec2 velo = Vec2(100,0); Vec2 Heading = velo.getNormalized(); Vec2 side = Heading.perp(); Vec2 trans = Vec2(12,12); then i can generate toWorldCoordinate for trans ...
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Determining if a Point3D passed another

I have 2 points A and B in 3D space (say of type Point3D). B needs to travel towards A and then stop either when it reached or passed B. The direction between the two points is known (can be easily ...
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How to calculate left/right oriented angle between two 2D vectors? [duplicate]

I would like to calculate angle between two 2D vectors. Here's a picture of what I'm trying to achieve: I have an obstacle line segment AB and incoming moving PC. If I'm coming from one side C¹D¹ ...
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Smooth anmiation with LibGDX

I want to move a enemy from its current position toward the mouse position in LibGDX. x, y - enemy position saveX, saveY - position where my enemy need to go(or mouse position saved at specific ...
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Beginner: How do I calculate a vector?

I am trying to wrap my head around some concepts in a side project I'm working on. I'm struggling with how I can calculate a vector based on my character movement logic. Here are the relevant details ...
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Edit spawn location according to vector direction

I'm trying to make a turret in Bukkit (Java). This will shoot an arrow to the players that are in the shooting radius. But now I've a little problem, the arrow gets stuck inside the block where its ...
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Detecting walls or floors in pygame

I am trying to make bullets bounce of walls, but I can't figure out how to correctly do the collision detection. What I am currently doing is iterating through all the solid blocks and if the bullet ...
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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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Explaining vector math for a pendulum camera

I came across a code that I guess is doing a pendulum camera, that's the class name. I would like to know the math behind that. I would like also to know how to decipher those stuff in game math, ...
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Opentk LookAt() and 'eye' argument rotating

I'm trying to create rotating camera, which looks down by 45 deegre like this: However my code for rotating eye vector is not working properly and I achieve vertical rotation, when it should be ...
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get vector of enemies that facing player [duplicate]

if I have player location (4,6,-3), thee y- axis is vertical and I have enemies at (7, 6, 12), (16,6,11) and (11,6,1) how to calculate the vector of each enemies that is needed to face the player? how ...
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MVP Matrix * Vector3 = Black Screen? [closed]

I'm relatively new to computer graphics so please take it easy. I created a ModelViewProjection Matrix and I sent it to my shader: #version 330 core layout(location = 0)in vec3 vert; uniform mat4 ...
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What's the 'proper' way to get unit vectors?

My apologies if I've misunderstood the term 'unit vector' or misapplied it in concept, but I think that is the term for an object's heading when expressed as [x, y] when x and y are a value between -1 ...
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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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Sorting for 2D Drawing

okie, looked through quite a few similar questions but still feel the need to ask mine specifically (I know, crazy). Anyhoo: I am drawing a game in 2D (isometric) My objects have their own arrays. ...
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Libgdx : point that scrolls on the edge of a circle

I'm not very familiar with libgdx vectors. I want to create my own joystick-controller and I want to know how can I find the coordinates of B by using Vectors. I can calculate the radius and I have ...
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What are the properties of “position, velocity, acceleration, rotation” collectively named?

They say naming things is one of the hardest problems in computer programming. They were right. Given the pseudocode below, what is a more appropriate name for this collection of properties? ...
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Make Gameobject Stand On Surface Facing Certain Direction

I want to make a biped character stand on any surface I click on. Surfaces have up vectors of any of positive or negative X,Y,Z. So imagine a cube with each face being a gameobject whose up vector ...
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What's the best way of transforming a 2D vector into the closest 8-way compass direction?

If you have a 2D vector expressed as x and y, what's a good way of transforming that into the closest compass direction? e.g. x:+1, y:+1 => NE x:0, y:+3 => N x:+10, y:-2 => E // ...
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What's wrong with my step-toward-target implementation? [duplicate]

I want to move a game object from its current position toward the mouse position. I wrote this Vector2D class to help me: public class Vector2D { private double xVect; private ...
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2 component unit vector

Is it possible to store a 3d unit length vector with only 2 components, for example as coordinates on a unit sphere? It seems possible but I have never seen anyone do this. Would this be at all ...
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What is a direction vector and why should it be normalized?

I've been trying to get the hang of vectors and I read Wolfire's blog about linear algebra and I seem to understand most stuff except when it comes to storing a direction as a vector and using it by ...
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Intelligently move aircraft using curves

I am trying to code a script to move an aircraft entity from point A to point B and at some point in the middle of moving have the aircraft forward vector face Point C (to fire a missile at an enemy ...
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How do I find the closest points(thereby forming a polygon) enclosing a particular point?(see image)

I am working with a game engine, and my task is to add code for simulating fracture of rigid meshes. Right now I'm only working on breaking a cube. I am using Voronoi's algorithm to make a ...
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How do I find the angle between two 3D angles represented in this form?

I have two 3D angles, represented by [a1,a2] [a1,a2] where the a2 is < 180. My coordinates are represented as [X,Y,Z], where X,Y,Z are 64 bit ints (longs in my lang). My direction angles are ...
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Converting A 3D Rotational Vector Into A 3D Forward Heading Vector

I need to do a raycast which accepts a Vector3D StartPos and a Vector3D EndPos. I have available to me the characters position and the cameras rotation in 3D vectors. I need to somehow compute a ...
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What Java class should I use to represent a Vector?

Does Java have a built-in Vector class suitable for handling collision detection / response? It should have methods like subtract(Vector v), normalize(), dotProduct(Vector v), ... It seems logical to ...
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Shooting based off mouse position [duplicate]

I'm trying to shoot bullets where the mouse is aiming using one image as a test. I'm trying to get the mechanics like this I have some kind of algorithm to handle that but the results arn't too ...
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Simultaneously translating and rotating sprite in Unity

I have a 2D object (a PNG file I dragged onto the screen) which is a circle I would like to move left and right when the correct side of the screen is touched and have it rotate in the respective ...
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Orthographic Camera and Raycasting in Three.js

I'm working on a test project porting a simple game from iOS to Javascript. I've got the orthographic camera working and it can view the objects in the scene and move up and down the tower of meshes ...
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Collision detection: Swinging bat/racket and ball

I am programming a side-view tennis game, inspired by an old arcade game, using Javscript and HTML5 canvas elements. The player can move left and right and holds a racket at arms length which can be ...
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Loading non-square textures, from a 256x256 spritesheet in lwjgl(JAVA)

so I'm doing lwjgl, so far I have the loading of 16x16 textures from a 256x256 spritesheet all working, using this code to get the location of the textures: public Vector2f[] calculateUVMapping(int ...
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Rotating a vector around a vector in 3D space

I am trying to rotate a moon around a planet (the planet is also rotating around an axis) but I am having trouble doing so. I tried to make the model move through space like so: @Override public ...
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unity3d-Find angle between 3 vector3 points obtained from swipe

I was trying to find the angle between 3 vector3 points obtained from the screen swipe. The first vector3 point is the first touch position fp, the second is some intermediate touch ip and the third, ...
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How to make a game like “pewpew”? [duplicate]

I have a question about the graphics of these games like "pewpew", "geometry wars". Pewpew. Visit here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jyaif.pewpew&hl=en How these games are ...
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How to find point on a circle that's opposite another point?

How do I find the coordinate of point and angle value on circle sprite which placed on opposite side of sprite from a touch point and the center point of the sprite? I know A position, B position and ...
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Do I need the 'w' component in my Vector class?

Assume you're writing matrix code that handles rotation, translation etc for 3d space. Now the transformation matrices have to be 4x4 to fit the translation component in. However, you don't actually ...
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How to add a constant horizontal force just like gravity?

I want to add a constant horizontal force, just like gravity to a projectile or a sphere moving in 3d space, which will make the projectile or ball or sphere or whatever be influenced by this force so ...
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Closest distance from 3D point to vector line

First let's have a look at my little drawing: I have an origin point p1 defined by x, y and z co-ordinates, and a vector v given by x, y and z magnitude. I also have an arbitrary point, p2, given ...
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Implementing Separating Axis Theorem (SAT) and Minimum Translation Vector (MTV)

I was following codezealot's tutorial on SAT and MTV and trying to implement it myself but I've come a cropper when it comes to getting the correct MTV. Here is my example: (Cue pretty pictures...) ...
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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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What is a good way to determine if a vector is between two other vectors?

I could operate with the angles, but I do not have the angles calculated yet (and would like to avoid having to do that). It would be possible to calculate and cache the local-coordinate-frame angles, ...
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Unity: Rolling a ball around a spherical planet with forces

I'm trying to make a game in Unity where the player character is a ball (a sphere), and the game world is a planet (a very large sphere) that the ball can roll around on. The ball can be rolled in any ...
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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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How do I find a unit vector of another in Java?

I'm writing a Java formula based on this tutorial: 2-D elastic collisions without Trigonometry. I am in the section "Elastic Collisions in 2 Dimensions". Part of step 1 says: Next, find the unit ...
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How does this circle collision detection math work?

I'm going through the wildbunny blog to learn about collision detection. I'm confused about how the vectors he's talking about come into play. Here's the part that confuses me: p = ||A-B|| – ...
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What is wrong with my specular phong shading

I'm sorry if this should be placed on stackoverflow instead however seeing as this is graphics related I was hoping you guys could help me: I'm attempting to write a phong shader and currently working ...