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Game Physics Cookbook

By : Gabor Szauer
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Game Physics Cookbook

By: Gabor Szauer

Overview of this book

Physics is really important for game programmers who want to add realism and functionality to their games. Collision detection in particular is a problem that affects all game developers, regardless of the platform, engine, or toolkit they use. This book will teach you the concepts and formulas behind collision detection. You will also be taught how to build a simple physics engine, where Rigid Body physics is the main focus, and learn about intersection algorithms for primitive shapes. You’ll begin by building a strong foundation in mathematics that will be used throughout the book. We’ll guide you through implementing 2D and 3D primitives and show you how to perform effective collision tests for them. We then pivot to one of the harder areas of game development—collision detection and resolution. Further on, you will learn what a Physics engine is, how to set up a game window, and how to implement rendering. We’ll explore advanced physics topics such as constraint solving. You’ll also find out how to implement a rudimentary physics engine, which you can use to build an Angry Birds type of game or a more advanced game. By the end of the book, you will have implemented all primitive and some advanced collision tests, and you will be able to read on geometry and linear Algebra formulas to take forward to your own games!
Table of Contents (27 chapters)
Game Physics Cookbook
About the Author
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Circle to oriented rectangle

Testing if a point intersects an oriented rectangle involves moving the point into the local space of the oriented rectangle. Once in the oriented rectangle's local space, we treated the oriented rectangle as a non-oriented rectangle. Testing for intersection between a circle and an oriented rectangle works the same way. We move both the circle and oriented rectangle into the rectangle's local space, then perform a circle rectangle intersection test:

Getting ready

We are going to implement a test to see if a circle and oriented rectangle are intersecting. For the sake of convenience, we are also creating a #define macro as an alias for the function. The code to move the circle into the local space of the oriented rectangle should look familiar by now.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to implement a function which tests for intersection between a circle and an oriented rectangle:

  1. Declare the circle oriented rectangle test in Geometry2D.h, also create an alias for this...