Questions tagged [physics-engine]

Software for simulating physics like collisions, forces, mass, joints, motion etc. Examples of physics engines are PhysX, Havok, Bullet and ODE.

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Minimal, unrealistic physics engine

I'd like to prototype a game with custom, very simple physics. Something similar to older games, anything from Super Mario to Quake 3 Arena. I'd prefer to avoid realistic physics engine because they ...
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Unity Physics Simulation - Limitations / Inaccuracies? Bounciness of a ball (pool/snooker balls etc)

I am playing with Unity physics engine. I have a pool table and a cue ball. Both have Physic Materials. If I start the game, with the ball floating about 1m above the table, it falls and bounces (...
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Wall collision response results in jittery physics

I have the following game loop : ...
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Physics - How to calculate the next position of a ball rolling against a slope?

For a small C/C++ game project, I want to add some physics on a ball, to allow it to roll against the slopes of a 3d world, in the same way as the example visible in the image below: However I have ...
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Can an unmodifiable 3D map be one large model or many small models?

Unmodifiable meaning that any ingame actions have no result on the terrain. Like in Source games. Question: Should I export one large model of the map, or should I split it into smaller chunks? If ...
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How to throw b2body with various speed at fixed position?

Above image is for ref to better representation. I have box2d object and i know start point & end point position. Now i want to give any force or impulse such that b2body will first collide at ...
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Havok Physics : “hkQuaternionf not normalized/invalid!” when hkpWorld::stepMultithreaded()

today I want to ask a question about Havok Physics 2012. My havok version is 2014.1.0-r1 (x86 SIMD version), and I'm using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8. My problem is, that once I add a rigid ...
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Irregular oval collision detection

I am using a physics library based on the Bullet physics engine. How do I create an egg shaped object or a cylinder where the width differs from the depth (i.e. with an oval shape)? I'm not looking ...
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animating roulette ball

I'm trying to achieve something like netent's roulette (which is a great product in my opinion). It's going to be implemented in html5. I wonder which path should I take to have such a great ...
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limiting jump forces to achieve a maximum jump height [duplicate]

A player and the world are modeled using a physics engine. Jumping is modeled by applying a vertical upward force to the player's physics body when the jump button is pressed. The upward force is ...
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How to pin a body in case of collision in Box2D or Farseer?

I'm trying to get an understanding for the Box2D/Farseer physics engine by implementing a small air hockey simulation. There, I have the problem that the CPU player attacks the puck, kicks it, but ...
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What's the best open source physics engine to use with JOGL? [closed]

I have a past with jbullet but the existing jogl compatible sources and demos seems uncompleted. I have managed to implement it to an extent but still looking for a better documented engine with more ...
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Real-time 3D Scene-reconstruction into Physics Engine

I am trying to create a game where the user scans the room using RGBD camera and reconstructs 3D scene. This scene would be integrated into physics engine, after an object recognition algorithm tells ...
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How do I prevent falling tiles from bouncing on each other in my match 3 game?

I am working on a match 3 game in Unity. The tiles have a RigidBody2D in dynamic mode and a BoxCollider2D. When a match occurs ...
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Polygon doesn't bounce enough in edge-ground collisions (but it does in vertex-ground collisions)

I'm currently making a (basic) physics engine in Python in which I want a polygon to bounce off the ground (\$y=0\$). When a vertex hits the ground, I apply the (linear) impulse $$\overrightarrow{P}...
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How to handle player input with fixed rate variable fps time step?

I've made a system which uses the ideas from "Fix your Time Step" in order update physics. I'm having trouble finding standard methods for dealing with this when user input affects player movement ...
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Is it better to combine or leave alone 2D polygons

I'm making a modular system for a 2D spaceship arcade like game, the user builds their own ship with equilateral triangles to make more complex shapes. When the ships are small it's no problem, but as ...
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Bullet physics convex hull center of mass

I am trying to make a convex hull collider for bullet physics. I am using BulletSharp.CompoundShape and BulletSharp.ConvexHullShape. This is model of a chair in unity with rigidbody and convex mesh ...
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Deformable meshes based on torsional spring

I am trying to learn physics-based animation thanks to the book "Foundation of Physically-Based Modelling and Animation". They introduce the mass-spring model for deformable meshes. Although making ...
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Modern way of getting points within a distance?

I'm making a game engine, and some components may want to interact with others based on distance. Currently, the component registers an update listener which runs on a loop, then it checks the ...
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Gauge vibration

Hello guys Im programming a gauge animation where there is a needle that points to certain values lets say each value equals to the amount of degrees the needle has to rotate to reach said value ...
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Weird issue in collision resolution of non-static bodies

I'm a bit of a beginner in engine development, so I decided to write my own engine from scratch so I could learn more about what happens under everything. I've been progressing fairly well, except ...
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2D physics engine: Impulse based collision response with contact point manifold

I'm implementing a 2D physics engine where collision response is based on impulse computation. I'm going to first expose the context, then the problem, and finally the questions. Context Simple ...
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Calculating real time moment of inertia around arbitrary axis in 3d

I have a 3d rigid body consisting of multiple triangles forming a closed mesh. I know how to calculate the moment of inertia around an arbitrary axis by splitting up the mesh into simpler shapes and ...
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Is this a correct way to solve contact?

Hi there, I'm learning the impulse based physics engine these days. Can someone please check my image about solving a contact( a sphere resting on ground) , and please let me know where is wrong. ...
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Rigid body physics resolution causing never ending bouncing and jittering

I'm trying to make a fairly simple, impulse based rigid body simulator as part of a Uni assignment. I'm using bullet physics to perform collision detection, and my own code to perform collision ...
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Physics fixed time step with client/server games

I'm trying to make a 2D platforming multiplayer game with client/server system. I want to use Node.js and Phaser for the display. I read a lot about fixedTimeStep : http://gafferongames.com/game-...
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(UE4) Simulate physics breaks timeline animation

I'm using timelines to animate my boat object, which does not have any limbs. So all I need to accomplish is rotation and a little movement. However, when the player dies, I need the boat to sink ...
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How to get the point of collision in Separating Axis Theorem?

I'm interested in the relatively precise point (not line) of collision for calculating angular velocity on impact for use in a impulse calculation. At first I thought, perhaps naively, that I could ...
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How can I create click and drag for a 3D Jenga game in Unity?

Essentially, I am trying to create a game that mimics Jenga. Right now I have made it so that the blocks collide with each other and have gravity, everything works very well. The one thing that I am ...
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How would joints work in an impulse-based physics engine?

I want to learn about physics engines, especially impulse-based ones. So I've followed along this tutorial to create some simple rigid-body physics: http://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-...
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Collision Detection between two instances of the same Prefab

I am a trying to recreate the first stage of Super Mario Brothers, but I am having a bit of trouble with the collision system between Koopa Shells. I have written two different scripts in hopes to ...
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2D Platform physics system with deltaTime

I'm implementing my physics handler in my own 2D "Platform" game. My main problem is that when the timestep ( deltaTime ) changes, maybe to some tiny lag spike or something like that, the running ...
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Bullet Physics: Applying a force at the point of collision

Suppose I want to simulate some kind of gripper with two "fingers" (such as pair of pliers, or two-fingered robot hand), picking up an object from the ground. Both the gripper and the object are ...
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Storing rigid body collision shapes in local or world coordinates

I'm writing the beginnings of a lightweight 2d rigid body engine (in javascript, as a hobby project), and i'm debating whether to store collision shapes in local or in (updated as needed) world ...
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Mobs living in the physics engine

So, yeah. Mobs (including, and indeed especially, the player), physics engine running (cannon.js), first-person perspective, fairly low-poly-count world because I'm targeting WebGL. I'm trying to ...
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Joint constraints in PhysX

I'm trying to use PhysX for my physics engine. I'd like to use spherical joints, but I'm having trouble with the constraints. All of the examples that I've found refer to SDK v2.8. I'd like to ...
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Want to develop my own primitive physics engine, don't know how to start with its high-level architecture. Suggestions? [closed]

Few years ago I tried to make a simple 3D game - billiards. Completed like 50%, stuck with physics. Basically, I only need to calculate balls rolling over flat surface, but it would be nice to make ...
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2D games on Unity and collision detection performance

I'm developing a 2D game for the iOS platform. I have seen a lot of packages on asset store that makes 2D asset creation for unity easier. I have narrowed my selection to just 2, 2d toolkit and ex2d. ...
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How to achieve highly accurate car physics such as Liveforspeed?

Liveforspeed is a racing simulator, there is amazing amount of realistic physics. for example, tires get warm, tire actually deforms when you turn corners. You need to play this game with a mouse at ...
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Looking for collision detection algorithms for broad and narrow phases between non-convex polyhedrons

I have some experiences on particle system simulation (namely DEM - Discrete element method), in which an individual particle with realistic shape (convex and non-convex) is approximated by gluing 3D ...
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Should a bowling game use a 2d or a 3d physics engine? [closed]

I'm creating a bowling game in flash+as3. I'm new to physics engines, so, to start I've begun to learn Box2D since I've heard it's one of the most popular physics game engines. Currently, I'm not ...
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Do I need to learn any physics if I use a physics engine? [closed]

Complete novice out here. Of course I know basic physics like mass and inertia. I don't want to make an engine I just want to make a game and use a physics engine made by someone else. Do I need to ...
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3D open source physics engine suitable for mobile platforms (Android and iOS)

I have made some research and found that bullet, ode, newton and some others are open source physics engines that should be portable enough (but I have never tried to comile/use anyone of them on ...
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AABB Collision Detection Confusion

I am trying to understand and implement AABB collision to learn simple 2D game physics. I'm following a tutorial and its method is a bit different to other websites. It uses the center of the object ...
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Applying friction force not working correctly

I have a simple physics simulation I'm creating whilst following the Nature of Code tutorials on YouTube by Daniel Shiffman, at the moment I've just started learning about friction and have had a go ...
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Integrating Unity physics with Entitas

I've used Entitas a bit and it appeared to me as a great way of creating clean, modular code. I've seen few examples of games created with this framework, and most of them were puzzles, TD's, simple ...
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Detect collision point [duplicate]

I'm writing a 3D rigid body physics engine, I am using OpenGl for simulation. Only convex objects are considered. My question involves how to detect the point of ...
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Terrain collision with sphere and OBB

I'm implementing my physics engine for my 3D game. So far I've been able to implement collision detection between OBB, spheres and planes. The engine generate contacts and resolve them with an ...
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Unity Bowling ball physics

I am working on Bowling Ball game for android. And I want the Bowling Ball to feel like a Bowling ball in the real world. I've already tweaked the Rigidbody values and PhysicsMaterial but it's giving ...