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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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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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 get a pleasant path accelerating to a point

I am having trouble moving an object to a target position with a maximum acceleration limit. If i just accelerate towards the target the object will fly in a doughnut a few times before hitting the ...
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In XNA, how do I make a sprite move towards another?

I am making a shoot-em-up with a player-controlled sprite with a gun: I have most of the game working, but I have gotten to the point where I need to load in the enemy characters and make them move ...
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Controlling roll rotation when travelling along bezier curves

I am currently working on a curve implementation for use in Unity which includes an editor: The aim is to get an object to follow the path represented by the curve at a constant velocity. Currently ...
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Find your value between four values in a grid based on distance, Unity

Please note: Originally posted in stack overflow, redirected due to nature of problem. I am making a procedural mesh game. I am trying to calculate the temperature for the player's current chunk by ...
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Problems with Raycasting Requirements

Im working on a script which kinda works like an Enemy AI. Its kinda like a detection system with requirements that are required to be met. This is a recent question i asked using my code Raycast ...
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Rotating a 4D matrix about the Y axis with an X-Z vector

I should mention that I'm pretty new to Matrices and will probably need a layman's answer to my question. I have a 4D matrix which represents the rotation of an object in 3D space. I have a ...
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Vector math to calculate the rotation and drift of a tectonic plate?

I've been following the excellent Experilous procedural planet generation post, trying to recreate it in Java using libGDX. My planet is simpler, as it lacks any distortion of the mesh. It's just ...
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How to rotate a triangle towards the point in Qt?

I have an issue with items rotating. I have a point and a triangle which needs to be rotated with its apex point towards the taregt point. The right side of the picture represents how it is should to ...
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Would Raycast suffice for a game clock based on sun position?

I need help with some logic in my script. I created a dynamic day/night cycle that works fine in itself, but I want to add a game clock that works off the initial position of the sun (Directional ...
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Relative Position/Rotation calculation

I have 2 objects each with a 3x3 Matrix (Orientation) and a Vector3 (Translation). Both are relative to world coordinates. How do I calculate the position and orientation of object B in relation to ...
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Moving vector shooting at other moving vector

The following code creates an accurate shot to be made at a moving target from a stationary position. (ie a tower or non-moving vector). It works GREAT, but I need it to consider the movement of the ...
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Can not seem to adjust the speed of my Car

I'm programming in C++, rendering in OpenGL and using GLM for matrix/vector manipulation and I have implemented very (very) basic car controls; ignoring many forces that are present in reality. Since ...
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How to remove line between two Points XNA 4.0?

I'm new to XNA and wondering if it is possible to remove a line (that lies between two vectors) when the mouse clicks on that line. I've searched everywhere but I can't seem to find anything. My ...
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Direct raycasting from moving point A and moving Point B

I am attempting to raycast from Point A to Point A (both moving points). I dont understand the comcept of raycasting (direction). Update() { player = GameObject.FindGameObjectWithTag ("Player"); ...
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Weird warping with per-vertex normals

I've had this little problem for a while now, where for some reason my calculations for per-vertex normals results in a weird distortion or warping, skewing my lighting, shading, and reflection ...
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Quaternion to direction vector - flipping

I've kinda solved this myself by adapting the Camera::setDirection code from OGRE to work for my need: Now I have the following code: Vector3 boneDir = getBoneWorldOrientation(mEntity, mHips) * ...
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Euler angles to directional vector

I wanted to implement a directional light system in my game, and instead of passing the direction to the light, I chose to use an angle, and only later convert it to a directional vector, so it is a ...
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Movement for Box2D Bodies

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around something that should be relatively simple. I'm making a breakout clone using LibGDX and Box2D. I'm also using the Ashley ECS. For movement with bodies, I ...
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Find camera coordinate of vanishing point

Given a vector and a camera (position, angle, up vector, field of view, etc), how would I find the vanishing point of the vector in camera space?
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Aligning a gameObject to position and normal of another gameObject inside Unity

So I am instantiating a GameObject (the one with cities and trees in the image below) and trying to align it to a hex tiles on a Sphere. So after I instantiate the gameObject, I ray-cast to get it ...
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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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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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Rotate Points with Object in world space

I posted this in the original stack overflow then realized that a game-dev specific one exists. I am working on personal project that requires me to have 4 points surrounding an object (1 at each of ...
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Calculate initial velocity of a 3d vector-based projectile

Okay, so I got a Projectile with 2 Vectors, position and velocity. I now want to calculate the initial velocity for it in order to reach a specific point on the map. Or actually, how high has the ...
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How to get the angle an object is travelling at

I'm trying to figure out how to get the angle an object is moving at, but have ran into a few problems. My player object is moved by rotating the entity left and right by using the left and right ...
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Finding vectors to create an inner border for a mesh

I'm looking to create an inner border for generated polygons, which function as provinces in my game. As an example: I have the outer black vectors, that I use to generate the mesh for the ...
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Making a node map with PNG alpha channels

I currently creating a 2d game that requires the usage of boats that travel from one country to another. The countries are individual objects with there own png. Nehow I've got the original map of the ...
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how to move an object to the mouse in Java

I have just recently started using Java, literally 2 days ago, and I have run into an issue. While I have been easily able to figure out most of the syntax and methods, because I have used multiple ...
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Screen coordinates to letterboxed view

So I have letter boxing working properly (it's not really important but I'll post that bit of code too), but I'm trying to figure out the point/vector arithmetic for translating (projecting) screen ...
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Kinect wrist yaw angle calculation

I am trying to calculate the wrist yaw for the Kinect. However i don't know enough from Vector algebra to be able to find these correctly. Currently i have been using the following code to hopefully ...
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Steering problem in 2d game

I am creating a little 2D non tiled top down game. The enemy uses steering behaviour for chasing player or wandering around, but I do not think my code is working as it should be. My problem is, the ...
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How do I find the camera direction vector for 3D sound purposes? (C++, DirectX)

Question I'm trying to make a sound class for playing 3D sound effects with DirectSound and DirectX, without using DirectSound's 3D libraries. The plan is to have every game object constantly play ...
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How to find optimal perpendicular axis of rotation vector to draw arrows?

I am drawing lines on the screen. Each line has a point (x,y,z) and a direction (u,v,w). I want to draw arrow heads on these lines, like two lines that start from (x,y,z) and leave at a 15 degree ...
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How to rotate a line in 3d space?

I am trying to figure out direction vectors of the arrowheads of an arrow. Basically I'm given a normalized direction vector (u,v,w) and I need the normalized direction vectors of the its two arrow ...
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Transform a Screen Delta

I have a delta in screen coordinates that I want to transform to a 3d delta in world space. The delta is in this case a movement across the (x,y) coordinates in screen space on the near projection ...
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How to rotate Vector3 in OpenTK?

I'm completely new in OpenGL and OpenTK world so I want to ask the noob question. I'm working on a 3D application in visual basic and I want to rotate the camera around the "0,0,0" position without ...