Avoiding objects from appropriate side

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Post » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:45 pm

I've made simple game prototype: http://tecbug.pl/pub/c2/avoidingballs/

As you can see, rockets are avoiding red balls.
But they always turn right. How can i make them to calculate where to turn to avoid balls faster (depending on ball centre and rocket movement vector)?

I don't kow if it's clear, so there's example:
If rocket moves right (angle 0) and if it collides with ball, construct should check:
if ball.y > rocket.y then rocket rotate right
if ball.y < rocket.y then rocket rotate left


Problem is that rockets have different angles...

There's CAP: http://tecbug.pl/pub/c2/avoidingballs.capx      tecbug2011-12-29 15:47:57
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Post » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:04 pm

there ya go
avoidBalls.capx
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Post » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:55 pm

Very cool. Thnx Yann
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Post » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:29 pm

It compares only Y axis, and works only if rocket goes right. If it goes down, up, left (or at any other angles) this doesn't work.
Launch this (i used Your code) and wait o moment: http://tecbug.pl/pub/c2/avoidingballs2/
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Post » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:07 pm

Well it does what you asked :D
What you want is pathfinding. That's a bit more complex than the rule you described.
Well, pathfinding can be a bit hard on CPU maybe you can avoid using that by rephrasing the rule of your little ship. Basically what you want is not comparing Y, but comparing the relative position of the ball in object space. As if you rotate coordinates to align with the ship.
And it's really more complicated.
Though, I know how to do that. Hmmmm ok I'll do a capx.
avoidBalls.capx
There ya go

You will need to avoid placing balls to close together, the missiles have to have enough room to go betwen them (well they behave unexpectedely well if they get stuck they wiggle a bit and then turn around but the wiggling isn't really cool)Yann2011-12-30 15:09:29
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Post » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:43 am

That's exactly what I needed. Thank You very much.
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Post » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:18 pm

Nice example - the parameter values as an example are very helpful.
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