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Physics locking on the x axis for 2.5D game

Discussion in 'Physics for ECS' started by argibaltzi, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. argibaltzi


    Nov 13, 2014

    I have been using some of the answers here to set the InverseInertia in PhysicsMass to 0 for x and y in order to achieve "one axis" physics.
    This has been working fine for the most part however it doesn't seem to work 100%. is this how its supposed to be? anything that can be done to achieve physics on 1 axis

    i have some debris that explode and most of them stay on the x axis but quite a few of them behave like there is no constraints

    so the desired behaviour needs to be movement on X and Y axis and rotation Z or all rotation axis. The most important is no Z translation....

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
  2. steveeHavok


    Mar 19, 2019
    Setting the InverseInertia to zero on 2 axes stops internal solver collisions introducing a rotation on those axes but won't necessarily stop linear deltas or your own code from setting angular velocities.
    You could simply set the Z component of the translation on bodies to 0 each frame (and appropriate rotation and velocity resets/limits).
    Alternatively add a LimitDOF Joint to all your bodies. Check out the related sample scene or the forum discussion on this topic.