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### #ActualL. Spiro

Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

If you want a more stable loop in which you will need to delete things, use this:
for (int n = bullets.size(); --n >= 0;)
Then you can avoid hacky n-- code in the loop body, plus it’s faster too.

Also, I’ve recently just explained why std::shared_ptr is bad for your health.  You should drop it and find an alternative or write your own game-friendly shared pointer.

Finally, a reflection vector.
Given an Incident vector I (the direction of the bullet) and the Normal vector N, a Reflect function can be made as follows:

VECTOR Reflect( const VECTOR & I, const VECTOR N ) {
return I - 2.0f * dot( N, I ) * N;
}
This is exactly the same as calling XMVector2Reflect(), so if XMVector2Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works, Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works.

L. Spiro

### #2L. Spiro

Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

If you want a more stable loop in which you will need to delete things, use this:
for (int n = bullets.size(); --n >= 0;)
Then you can avoid hacky n-- code in the loop body, plus it’s faster too.

Also, I’ve recently just explained why std::shared_ptr is bad for your health.  You should drop it and find an alternative or write your own game-friendly shared pointer.

Finally, a reflection vector.
Given an Incident vector I (the direction of the bullet) and the Normal vector N, a Reflect function can be made as follows:

VECTOR Reflect( const VECTOR & I, const VECTOR N ) {
return I - 2.0 * dot( N, I ) * N;
}
This is exactly the same as calling XMVector2Reflect(), so if XMVector2Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works, Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works.

L. Spiro

### #1L. Spiro

Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

If you want a more stable loop in which you will need to delete things, use this:
for (int n = bullets.size(); --n >= 0;)
Then you can avoid hacky n-- code in the loop body, plus it’s faster too.

Also, I’ve recently just explained why std::shared_ptr is bad for your health.  You should drop it and find an alternative or write your own game-friendly shared pointer.

Finally, a reflection vector.
Given an Incident vector I (the opposite direction of the bullet) and the Normal vector N, a Reflect function can be made as follows:

VECTOR Reflect( const VECTOR & I, const VECTOR N ) {
return I - 2.0 * dot( N, I ) * N;
}
This is exactly the same as calling XMVector2Reflect(), so if XMVector2Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works, Reflect( vecBulDir, vecNormal ) works.

L. Spiro

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