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OverviewV-Play 1 SupportBoxCollider › Reply To: BoxCollider


Hi Alexandra,

maybe you want to rethink your physical concept. Basically there are two ways how to handle and use physic systems:

  1. Only use collision detection without physics effects (logic needs to be implemented by your own, which is kinda tricky) – which is your current approach.
  2. Use the complete physic system with real collisions and physical effects. Might be easier!

If you try approach two, you can see the StackTheBoxDemo which handels already boxes, such as your blocks which can be dragged and moved around with a Mouse Joint. You can restrict the movement direction by defining the correct target point. This is the MouseJoint from StackTheBoxDemo but with the restriction of movement only into x direction archieved in onPositionChanged.


        MouseArea {
            anchors.fill: parent

            property Body selectedBody: null
            property MouseJoint mouseJointWhileDragging: null

            onPressed: {

                selectedBody = physicsWorld.bodyAt(Qt.point(mouseX, mouseY));
                console.debug("selected body at position", mouseX, mouseY, ":", selectedBody);
                // if the user selected a body, this if-check is true
                if(selectedBody) {
                    // create a new mouseJoint
                    mouseJointWhileDragging = mouseJoint.createObject(physicsWorld)

                    // set the target position to the current touch position (initial position)
                    mouseJointWhileDragging.targetPoint = Qt.point(mouseX, mouseY)

                    // connect the joint with the body
                    mouseJointWhileDragging.movingBody = selectedBody

                    // set the physicsWorld where the joint should be created
           = physicsWorld

            onPositionChanged: {
                // this check is necessary, because the user might also drag when no initial body was selected
                if (mouseJointWhileDragging && selectedBody) {
                  mouseJointWhileDragging.targetPoint = Qt.point(mouseX, selectedBody.parent.parent.y)
            onReleased: {
                // if the user pressed a body initially, remove the created MouseJoint
                if(selectedBody) {
                    selectedBody = null
                    if (mouseJointWhileDragging)




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