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I am working on a game. And i have got my jumping physics down. The only problem is that the user has to keep the button pressed or it wont finish. If i replace my "if" statement with a "while" the jump happens in less than a second. Any thoughts on how i could get this to 1) check for a key press and not a key hold down (I tried to remove the & bitwise operator. But that caused the same problem with constant jumping) 2) get the code to work the same?


double velocity = .06;
double max = -.07;

void CCamera::Jump()
{
if(mPos.y<=2.5)
{
mPos.y=2.5;
mView.y=2;
}
if(velocity>max)
{
mPos.y+=velocity;
mView.y+=velocity;
velocity-= .0003;
}

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I think you might have inadvertently posted this in the wrong forum. (You might PM a mod and see if they'll move it to Game Development or For Beginners for you.)

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First of all, you need to consider elapsed time here.

velocity-= .0003; will yield different results under different frame rates.


The way I handle simple jumping is essentially like this:

1.) detect user has pushed the jump key.

2.) if ( not already jumping )
jump velocity.y = jump initial velocity.


in the Animate() portion of this object:

if ( jump velocity.y > 0 )
jump velocity.y = max ( jump velocity.y - elapsed Time * gravity, 0 )

are you having trouble detecting key presses? where's that code?

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I keep my keyboard input in my main.


void Keyboard_Input()
{
if(GetKeyState('W') & 0x80)
{
objCamera.Move_Camera( CAMERASPEED);

}

if(GetKeyState('S') & 0x80)
{
objCamera.Move_Camera(-CAMERASPEED);
}

if(GetKeyState('A') & 0x80)
{
objCamera.Strafe(-CAMERASPEED);
}

if(GetKeyState('D') & 0x80)
{
objCamera.Strafe(CAMERASPEED);
}
if(GetKeyState(VK_CONTROL))
{

objCamera.Jump(jump);
}
}





Also elapsed time? All implementation of getting elapsed time rely on GLUT. And the fuction getGLUT(elapsedtime) returns the time since glutINIT() was called. I dont know if i can just stick glut code in.

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I think what you need to do is to separate the "frame rate" at which your physics simulation runs from the actual rendering frame rate.

Try this:

/* global */
int last_tick = 0;
const int physics_fps = 60; /* desired framerate of your physics simulation */


then before calling glutMainLoop() (probably inside main()):
last_tick = glutGet( GLUT_ELAPSED_TIME );


and finally, in your rendering function:
int tick = glutGet( GLUT_ELAPSED_TIME );
while ( last_tick < tick ) {
/* this is where you move things around */

last_tick += 1000 / physics_fps;
}

/* regular drawing code goes here */

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