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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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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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Mirror effect on isometric map

I'm trying to make an isometric game with LibGDX and Box2D for collisions. The map and collisions lines are made in Tiled, but when transforming orthogonal coordinates to isometric with this code I ...
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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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Converting 2d cartesian coordinate-based map editor to rendering isometric view

I have been working on a 2d html5 canvas map editor. It is tile based, and originally it was just a top-down view on a grid of tiles (or empty spaces). I decided I wanted to convert it to render the ...
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Develop Isometric Games [closed]

could someone explain me about isometric games ? i'm unity beginner and want to know about game development. i read that its 2.5 d , that all the objects is actually 2d sprites, is that true ? can ...
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Rendering an isometric tilemap

I have a tile which is 512x256 pixels and I'm trying to render it in an isometric fashion. I have this helper function: ...
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Isometric Map with different Z-axis values

I want to create a isometric tile map editor just like the one shown in the images ( pictures are from the game Zoo Tycoon ). I know how to render the tiles when there is only one Z value ( zero ), ...
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How to convert 3D coordinates to 2D Isometric Coordinates?

I wanted to make an isometric game which has a bouncing ball. I assume that there is a way I can "show" a jumping motion in isometric, since it has been done before, but I was unable to find the ...
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How can I emulate Diablo 3's Isometric view using Perspective?

Using DX11, SimpleMath I am building a isometric game like Diablo 3 in 3D and I want to use a perspective camera that emulates their top down view. Projection Matrix: ...
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Tiled - isometric map - how to find out tile width/height

so I'm playing aroung with Tiled and want to create an isometric map. I found this tileset: https://opengameart.org/content/isometric-landscape The downloaded file contains a big spritesheet with ...
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Lighting in 2d isometric games

I want to add lighting to an isometric game that I'm working on. The closest I've come so far is to do a pass over the blocks on the floor and build up a light intensity matrix (based on how far each ...
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In a 2D game with an isometric camera (like Bastion) do I need to create a new animation for every angle the player is facing?

For different actions like jumping, attacking, moving etc, do I need to make new animations for every angle I am doing the action? Or is there a way to somehow run around that requirement?
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Game “Hocus”: How to do the path finding?

I rebuild popular apps to get good at Godot. This game Hocus poses a challenge in terms of path finding. I have a solution, but as the illusions scale, it becomes ridiculously time-consuming to set up....
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Tile rendering problem in LibGDX

I'm making an isometric game using a Tiled map with libgdx. As I want my character to be rendered before or after the tiles depending his positions, I create an ...
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Why do my sprites jitter when moving diagonally?

I am working on an low resolution, isometric, pixel game in which several objects move from tile to tile. I do this with this simple interpolation: ...
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Isometric - Do I need to add shade to the sprite images itself, or render shade during runtime?

So I'm drawing sprites right now for my game world. It's going to be isometric, not rotatable, 2.5 Dimensional. Do I need to add in the shadow to my sprites right now (which would mean to have 5~6 ...
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Isometric circle on map

Theres an example of something existing: I tried to replicate this: I know that the diameter for that ship's circle is 6 blocks (as u the circle is overlapping ...
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How do I detect collision between an ellipse and a rhombus?

I'm building a game in C/C++ (been alternating between the two), but one of the biggest problems I've run into is collision detection. The game is isometric and exists on a 2x1 grid (e.g. the base ...
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How do I iterate over map tiles visible within a rectangular portion of an isometric view?

I have an isometric map broken up into terrain tiles. the area of the map on-screen is given by a rectangle rotated 45 degrees (in red below). Given the position of the corners of the visible ...
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Isometric tiles drawing and picking - JAVA

I'm trying to draw isometric tiles in Java and implement a tile picking system using the mouse cursor. I draw the tiles using math formulas I found and adapted to my tile textures which you can find ...
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Isometric 3d collision detection [duplicate]

I'm making an isometric map for a game, I can draw it, but I don't know how to implement a sort of 3d collision detection without Threejs or other 3d library. It is possible? Maybe make the block an ...
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Isometric tile map rotation

Is it possible to rotate an isometric tile map, either in LibGDX or Tiled map editor? My problem is that LibGDX renders the (0, 0) position from Tiled at bottom-left corner like it usually does (see ...
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Isometric Tile-Based Pixel Game Code Structure [closed]

I'm starting to hit some tricky bits in my Java project. So far, I have drawn the following isometric tile: And written some Java code to display it as a map: I do this by looping over an array of ...
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How do I calculate the visible area of a big isometric map? [duplicate]

I have a simple isometric map of 128px x 128px, tile in a 2D field [xxxx][xxxx] I have a problem with my calculating. I need to get startx:[0], startY[0] and ...
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Drawing an isometric characters: solutions for aiming

I decided to implement an isometric 2D game for iPhone, using SpriteKit and GameplayKit, and Inkscape/GIMP as graphic tools. I prefer vectorial graphics because as a iOS programmer I am required to ...
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Tile detection on a 2D isometric layered diamond shaped map - What are the math?

What are the math for tile detection on a 2D isometric layered diamond shaped map ? Here is an image of a layer (this is an image from an old folder, I didn't write the display yet for my current ...
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Libgdx draw a sprite in top of an isometric tile

I have this isometric map and im using IsometricTiledMapRenderer to render the map I have a OrthographicCamera. I know where ...
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Constraining an orthographic camera to an isometric world

I am using Unity3D, and I am building an isometric world by rotating a plane on the Y axis by 4.205 units. I am using an orthographic camera. I want to constrain the camera so that the viewport never ...
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How to draw a character behind and in front of a building? (isometric map)

how is it possible to draw the player behind and in front of some building in an isometric map : should I slice them, replace the number in the map (one number for a tile usually) by an array of ...
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How to translate the accelerometer input by specific angle?

I have an orthographic camera set on position(0,0,-10), rotation(0,0,0) and it's parent - <...
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Is it a good idea to use per pixel collision detection in an isometric game?

I've completed the per-pixel collision detection for a small side-scroller game, for learning purposes using a Lazyfoo.net tutorial, and I am wondering if it is a good method for detecting collision ...
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Scrolling background tiles in an isometric environment?

I'm working on my first game and I've run across an issue, when the character moves around, the "camera" is supposed to follow but I don't know how to make the computer draw only the necessary tiles. ...
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Monogame Orthographic Isometric camera

Some time ago decided to make an "2,5d" isometric strategy game. I decided ill go with a 3d engine with a locked orthographic camera for the benefit of easier collision detection, easier depth sorting ...
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Drawing thousands of isometric tiles per frame with a high FPS

This question seems similar to other questions but no other topics I saw helped. I'm making a game in GML (GameMaker Language). Regardless of the language/software, this should be a universal topic. ...
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Calculate position on Isometric grid

I created the following tile grid in unity3d: The blue dot is the absolute center point (0,0) of both scene space and tile map. Now I am trying to calculate the X/Y position of points on the tile ...
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Pathfinding in Isometric Phaser with Tunnels

I want to create a 2D isometric game. Currently I'm looking and testing Phaser game engine with isometric plugin. Almost everything at the moment looks possible except few things. I will create a ...
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Isometric tile picking algorithm not working

Starting to gamedev again and Trying an isometric game. However, all I try, I can't seem to figure out tile picking properly.. Using SFML Here's how I'm detecting the clicks and moving around a sf::...
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Isometric coordinate maths not quite right

I have written two functions, screenToCoords and coordsToScreen. Screen being the coordinates on screen. Coords being isometric coordinates. So here are my functions: Screen to isometric: ...
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LibGDX: How do I manage Player position?

I'm making a 2D isometric tiled game using LibGDX. In my Player class, I created a vector2 that I named 'pos' to manage the player position, then I draw my Player with: ...
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How would you design a transformation matrix to project absolute coordinates to any orthographic projection desired?

I am attempting to make an RTS based on AoE II HD Edition. I want to have ease of control by designing a transformation matrix given any style of projection I want. This is a good example of what I ...