# 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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### Flow effect to static water on a isometric city

Hello everyone I want to give the idea that the river in my city is flowing but I am having an hard time to figure how. Do you have any idea of what I should look into to?
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### Isometric tiles math for 4:3 ratio (64 x 48 pixels)

I've read and tested the code from this article, http://clintbellanger.net/articles/isometric_math/, and also from this Isometric rendering and picking? and I can get the math and tile picking to work ...
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### How can I mimic an isometric perspective using square tiles?

Can an isometric perspective be mimicked with traditional square tiles? Can't the effects of the 45-degree overhead view simply be "drawn in" to the square? How would this work? Picture this: the ...
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### Converting coordinate systems to/from an isometric game world

I have tried searching and reading for an answer, but the information I could dig up either didn't fit what I need or was in the form akin to "Just multiply the vectors with the inverse matrix of.." ...
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### Pixel-effect cube in Godot 4

I'm trying to make a simple scene where the camera is in orthogonal mode with isometric settings just like if it was an isometric 2D game. That's because I have already tried doing it with 2D only but ...
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### How to create a camera that combines both forced movement and smooth player following

Context So I'm making a clone of Crossy Roads where the camera follows the player. It does some linear interpolation (Lerp) after moving, and the camera starts moving away from the player in the ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Creating an Isometric tile map with HTML5

I'm trying to create an isometric tile map using HTML5 Canvas. Everything I've found online points me towards using a pre-built engine. I'd like to learn how to do this without using an engine. Is ...
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### 2D Voxel isometric rendering with non grid-aligned objects

I'm currently working on making a simple SDL2 game (written in C++) where the maps are comprised of sprite voxels (essentially just a png of an isometric cube). Game entities move in 3D space. The ...
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### Having problems drawing entities the right way in my isometric game

I am making an isometric game where I have moving Entities's not bound to tiles, and a 3d ArrayList map which is populated by <...
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### Box2dMapObjectParser isometric map - bodies have wrong position and size

I'm using Box2dMapObjectParser to load Tiled objects layer onto my IsometricTiledMapRenderer'ed ...
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### Isometric rendering code is not rendering correctly

I'm trying to render some tiles in an isometric view, I'm using Java with the Slick2D library. ...
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### Unregister touch sprite when background scene is zoom and moving

I am new to game development on Android, I use AndEngine framework. I'm developing an application with isometric view, at this time I had problems with touchlistener area on the sprite in the scene ...
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### Render isometric TMXTilemap with antialiasing method

I'm currently working on a cocos2d-x project that uses isometric tile maps.all the tiles are as small as 64*64 px.So I have to scale the map up a little bit.TMXTilemap is handy but its render method ...
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### Picking tiles in an isometric diamond map

I am rendering a isometric map with the following code: ...
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### Cannot distinguish depth in an isometric cube

I am having a problem with distinguishing different depths in my new 'game.' It is a game similar to Minecraft, only it is rendering in isometric format. The problem is, I cannot think of a way to ...
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### 2D isometric picking

I'm trying to implement picking in my isometric 2D game, however, I am failing. First of all, I've searched for a solution and came to several, different equations and even a solution using matrices. ...
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### What is the connection between an isometric angle and scale

I am trying to work out an isometric projection matrix for a custom angle. In the engine I'm using there's a projection matrix defined like so: ...
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### Draw a player in an isometric tilemap in the right order

I'm trying to create an isometric tilemap world in Godot 4 beta 4. The world is made of blocks on top of each other where for every Y level (thinking the world like if its in 3D coords) there is a ...
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### How to pan and zoom an isometric map on a canvas

I'm new to html canvas. So far I am following this code as base for simple isometric tiles. I made an empty isometric grid map that only shows the grid. I want to offset the position of my isometric ...
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### Implement grid-based movement in a Unity 2D isometric game

I am creating a 2D turn-based isometric strategy game in Unity. In this game, the visible map is divided into logical tiles. A character occupies a single tile at a time, and a tile can host up to one ...
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### What is a good method for 2D isometric lighting in Pygame?

I'm making my first isometric game in Python using Pygame. It's a 2D tile-based dungeon crawler, but I want to create a nice lighting system. I've made a random level generator that creates the rooms ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 this code to move an object into an isometric projection, as viewed by an orthographic camera tilted with Euler angles (30, 45, 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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### 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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### Orthographic camera and z-axis in 3D isometric view game

I'm working on a game in Away3d. I'm using an orthographic camera and I'm attempting to simulate an isometric view (the camera has a 37° angle and the y-axis is up/down, x-axis is left/right, and z-...
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### How to find boundaries in an isometric tilemap?

I have an issue with my 2D isometric engine. I'm using my own 2D camera class which works with matrices and need to find the tilemaps boundaries so the user always sees the map. Currently my map size ...
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### How to pick zoomed objects in an isometric game?

I´m currently working on an isometric game engine and right now I'm looking for help concerning my zoom function. On my tilemap there are several objects, some of them are selectable. When a house (...
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### Rendering an Isometric Tile-based Map

I'm coding an isometric game in c++ with SDL. My question is this: At the moment, every cycle the game redraws the entire map layer by layer, inserting actors and cursors and so on at the appropriate ...
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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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### 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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