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Projectile Motion

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#1dribble04  Members   -  Reputation: 150

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:10 AM

Hey,

Can somebody please tell me how I can simulate a trajectory or projectile motion. I am building a game where a character is moving and as it gains momentum and moves up a slope, I want the character to launch it self.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Cheers!!

#2Álvaro  Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 15293

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:56 AM

Look up Euler integration'. You model your character/projectile/whatever as a point mass. In each frame, compute the sum of all the forces, compute acceleration (a vector) as force divided by mass, and then do this:
  velocity += acceleration * delta_time;
position += velocity * delta_time;`
If you want to do the same thing for rotations, the situation is similar, but make sure you understand this part first.

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