Questions tagged [isometric]

A specific 3D perspective technically defined as having all 3 axes being exactly 120 degrees apart. In early video games, it is often slightly off to account for smoother pixel lines.

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Aim assist-- How to cast a wedge in screen space

My character exists in a 3D, isometric, top-down world. I'd like to make an aim assist mechanic, such that when holding the right joystick in a direction the game will choose the enemy roughly in that ...
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Deriving shadow position from a 2D heightmap

I have a 2D heightmap with discrete values. Based on these values they should cast a fixed position shadow (constant angle respective to the "sun"). I can figure out how to cast it on a flat ...
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Professional way to make Isometric 3D Tilemaps for an ARPG in Unity3D?

I'm was working on a top-down ARPG and now I'd like to switch to 3D Isometric. I know that I can place prefabs on Unity's tilemaps, and also have an X-Z grid, etc, but are they designed to handle ...
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How would I determine the size / camera bounds of a staggered isometric map?

I am currently making an isometric 2D game, and the map grid is of the staggered-isometric type. I want to attempt to create the camera so that it stops at the end of the map bounds. Now I am fully ...
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Isometric projection, calculate camera angle for specific tile height

I'm experimenting with different tile dimensions while rendering 3D assets for an isometric game (or dimetric to be exact). Everyone does a 2:1 ratio so the tiles in isometric view are 256wx128h, ...
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Transforming 3D coordinates to 2D isometric position

I'm trying to render isometric maps, my final goal is to render scenes that resembles Snake Rattle 'n' Roll: So I started by rendering cubes: For now I have an array with a collection of 3D vectors ...
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How can I get correct coordinates from a diamond isometric map created in Tiled?

I am rendering a diamond isometric map created in Tiled using Monogame.Extended.Tiled package. Here is where I'm trying to spawn a player with an object at ...
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Isometric tilemaps character sort problem

I've been trying to make a little isometric game where the character moves freely through tiles. I made the camera option custom axis and changed x=0, y=1, z=0 The problem I run into is that the ...
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2D Isometric Movement - Move to Mouse Position

I'm developing a 2d isometric game on a engine made by myself (as a way to practice Java), however i'm stuck on what it seems to be a math problem. I wish I could have some help on how to implement a ...
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How do I highlight the squares adjacent to my player in a Isometric grid

I am making a grid base RPG (like Fire Emblem but isometric) but currently I'm stuck on the movement, mainly the UI (showing how far the player can move around the board). Like the image below where ...
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Free movement in a 3D isometric world

I'm currently experimenting with movement in a isometric perspective world and i'm thinking about how the movement should work. The movement can be either by WASD or gamepad. Since the player can ...
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openTTD tileset atlas

I'm trying to create an isometric game and would like to use some tiles from Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe newGRF library link The atlas I'm used to work with are basically a big image that can be ...
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Need help projecting 2D projectile motion in 2.5/isometric 2D game

So I’ve been researching this a lot and have hit a road block. I’ve read pretty much every thread on here regarding this and while I understand the concept I don’t understand how to implement it. For ...
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Isometric tilemap circle around object

I am developing an isometric game like Anno 1602. I have an isometric tilemap. The default tilesize is 64x31. My goal is to show the area a building has influence to. For that I want to show a circle ...
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Isometric tiles on wrong positions if the mouse points at a negative world coordinate

I am using this approach: http://clintbellanger.net/articles/isometric_math/ Basically, you can calculate the iso coordinates based on the screen coordinates. What I am doing is, getting the actual ...
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How to transfer the player into a new scene, loaded in the background?

I'm porting an old BuidBox 2 game to the Godot game engine. I already added all assets and scenes to the Godot project. The game is a 2.5D (isometric) endless runner. What I want now is to add a ...
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Tile Palette problem in Unity

I am working on isometric tilemap in Unity 2019.4.8f1. In the Tile Palette panel, the selection is always 1 block away. Please see this screenshot: In the screenshot, apparently I selected an empty ...
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Isometric Tilemap is blocking UI elements

I'm using Unity 2019.4.6f1, and I'm working on Isometric Tilemaps. The hierarchy is like this: The VillageScreen is a Canvas, ...
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Unity higher Z position tiles rendered underneath

When placing tiles in an isometric tile-map in Unity, I try to place blocks on top using the "Z Position Value" However it looks like higher Z position values get rendered underneath. In ...
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Unity Isometric Tilemaps Appear Jagged

I had issues using the isometric tilemaps feature in Unity. Whenever I try to place tiles, they don't seem to line up and create this jagged effect. I've tried messing with the anchor points and am a ...
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How to decide sprite size for isometric tile textures?

When I draw these textures on screen, I put them in a sprite and specify a width and height to draw the sprites in like this: ...
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Game Maker - Selecting tiles in an isometric grid

I have implemented an isometric grid with rotation in 2 directions in Game Maker. I did this by first calculating the points of the grid in 3D space and then converting them to 2D points through ...
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How to convert isometric screen space coordinates to top-down world coordinates in Unity?

I have 2d grid in a 3d world facing the world up. My camera is setup so it shows an isometric view of the grid. I want to get the player's input in screen space (cyan) and find the same point on the ...
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Collision doesn't work in isometric view

I have problems with collision detection in my isometric game - the collision is on a different spot then the actual object is, its like the SDL_Rect is somewhere else then the object itself which is ...
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html5 canvas isometric tile map

i need a help i have an Isometric Staggered tile map in Tiled (mapeditor.org). 100x100 tiles, 94x54px, 9447x2727px. total. How can i make this in html5 canvas ? var context = document....
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Why when I do an isometric projection do I get a "dimmetric" view?

First of all I would like to apologize for my poor English. It is not my native language. I have some doubts about isometric projection that perhaps I do not know how to describe them and I would ...
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Java clicking on tiles detection

I am making small isometric game, where I want to do something when user clicks a tile. I can simple do it by mouse location, but I want to be able for zooming and moving camera. It will be 2D game ...
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Rectangular selection on isometric map

Before we get started I checked the following questions: Isometric Tile Selection with rectangular bounding boxes Isometric rendering and picking? Calculating the number of tiles shown on an isometric ...
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How to place the origin of an isometric map at the top, not the left

I have an isometric diamond-shaped map. Currently my map origin is to the far left, instead of the top. The green circle at the top-center of the map is where I want the origin point to be, however ...
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Why are my colliders offset on my isometric map?

I'm building an isometric environment in Unity and having some trouble with my colliders aligning with what shows in the scene editor to the reality in gameplay. There is nothing in the collider ...
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Artifacts at seams between meshes in Unity in isometric camera only

I'm trying to piece together some very simple placeholder models that I intend to use as tiles in Unity and I'm seeing odd pixel artifacts along the seams of the tiles that only show up when using an ...
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Proper 2D isometric tile depth sorting?

I'm using Raylib, and I'm attempting to place tiles on a level, and the algorithm for placing the tiles is working. The problem is that the player will display over the walls on the bottom right hand ...
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Applying movement to a Rigid Body Isometric in Unity 3D

I'm making an isometric dungeon crawler. I initially used transform to get isometric movement and things worked well, but I couldn't use collision which meant it was unsuitable. So I'm now trying to ...
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Identify an object currently selected in the game

I am making a 2D isometric game that uses the mouse. When I left click on an object, this object should be selected, but how do I determine what object that's currently selected and show a halo around ...
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Moving cars on a tiled map

I'm writing a game which is situated on a tiled map. I have a PlayState on which there's a Board which cosists of Fields. My Board is an isometric map of a city, where each tile is a kind of road. ...
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Clamp GameObject Into Isometric Camera Viewport

I'm using the next code to move an objecto into an isometric projection (30/45) ...
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Rendering colors from a texcoord output

I'm trying to implement a faster alternative to super-sampling for my isometric 2d monogame game (for when the view is zoomed out). The idea was that I would render the texture coordinates to the ...
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Select Neighboring X or Y Tiles

I have a randomly generated set of tiles, and I am trying to select neighboring x or y tiles to perform functions on them based on if they are a certain value of tile, like so: ...
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Get Cartesian coordinates from isometric coordinates

Coordenadas: X:140 Y:279 Coor Isometricas:128/69 X: 2 Y: 1. CoordenadasConversas: 69:214. CoordenadasConversas should be equal to Coordenadas. ...
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Click on an isometric plane and obtain normal coordinates

I have photos distributed as cells. When I click, I get the corresponding row and column. console.log("Col:" + X + "Row:" + Y); When applying an isometric view conversion like this: ctx.translate(0, ...
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How do I determine the distance between two points in tilemaps in unity?

If I have a tilemap with multiple layers, is there any way that Unity offers to help me infer the distance between the two points? Also, as a related question: Are there any libraries written in C# ...
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2D isometric pixel art technique

I recently started to work on a project which consists in developing a game similar to the Urbz on Gameboy Advance (the Handheld version of the game developed by Griptonite Games). This is mainly a ...
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3d isometric projection matrix?

I have 3d vectors that I want to project as 2d vectors to draw my shapes. I got a 3d vector cameraPosition, a 3d vector cameraDirection, a float renderDistance. I need to create an orthogonal / ...
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Isometric coords to cartesian coords

I'm new to the tilemap feature of Unity, and I'm having a hard time with all those coords. I created a new project, added an isometric tilemap and left all values to their default. In the Unity ...
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Isometric Game World Boundaries Equation

I ran into a problem last night and I can't solve it since. I'm making an isometric game based on tiles with equal rows and columns. Now I made moving entities which should turn whenever they reach ...
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Isometric character from 3D blender model

I am trying to make a character for an isometric game from a 3D model in Blender. I managed to create a simple humanoid model and implement an isometric camera, rotated by 60° on the x-axis and 45° on ...
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What are the ways to deal with elevated tile blocking the view of the tile behind it?

I'm trying to make an isometric tactical rpg type of game. One issue I encountered is that if I elevate an tile, then it starts to block the view behind it. The game is 2D, so there is no freely ...
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Canvas HTML5 Top View -> Isometric

We are working in a simple MP strategy game using Node, Express and Sockets! I'm wondering if there's an easy approach to a transformation to make a Top View game into a 3D Isometric, without adding a ...
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Billboard quad in same draw call?

I am currently drawing a isometric world in 3D, meaning the floors and walls are all quads aligned to the original axis in the world and using a rotated orthogonal camera to "distort" the images into ...
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Isometric Architecture Map Game Data

I'm not sure this kind of question has been answered yet, if so i'm sorry to duplicate it. My question is rather simple : I'm creating a simple Isometric game with libgdx, i'm using Tiled but only ...

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