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1 decade ago by SpaceHorse

player.standing is working in standard Impact engine.
Do you know how to implement it when i use box2d ?

i mean there is
## handleMovementTrace: function( res ) {this.standing = false; ...} ##
in default ImpactJS. So, how to do the same in box2d? cause it has it's own collision model

1 decade ago by dominic

From the Box2D Plugin Thread:

update: function() {
    // Iterate over all contact edges for this body. m_contactList is 
    // a linked list, not an array, hence the "funny" way of iterating 
    // over it
    for( var edge = this.body.m_contactList; edge; edge = ) {
        // Get the normal vector for this contact
        var normal =;
        // If the normal vector for this contact is pointing upwards
        // (y is less than 0), then this body is "standing" on something
        if( normal.y < 0 ) {
            console.log( 'standing!' );

1 decade ago by SpaceHorse

wow, man. thank you a lot!!

1 decade ago by tom

I think there's a bug in Box2D, not sure, but basically it goes like this:

If you are up against a wall, (say, to your sprite's right) the normal vector will rapidly toggle between:

(0, -1) - normal vector pointing up out of the floor


(-1, 0) - normal vector pointing out of the wall

Additionally, when standing on another Box2d object, the normal vector is (0, 1), which seems wrong to me.

If I figure out a solution I'll update this thread. Dominic's code is a great start but I'm finding a few edge cases where the physics engine is reporting strange data that needs to be handled.

10 years ago by Neeko

The code here appears to be a bit outdated when using the latest version of the Box2d plugin. This thread being two years old, I'm sure it was bound to happen ;)

The following line

var normal =;

There isn't a normal property of b2Manifold. What should we be checking against instead?

I'm using the m_localPlaneNormal property, but the results of the contact edges aren't consistent; normal.y returns 1 when my entity is clearly standing on the collision map. This seems to relate to what tom reported. Curious is anyone figured it out?

9 years ago by AzZzOne

Hi all!

I'm using the following code to define player standing :

 for (var edge = this.body.m_contactList;
                                edge; edge = {
                            if (! {
                            var normal =;
                            if (normal.y < 0) {
                                return true;
                        return false;

I have a level with crates. When i jump on the one of the crates player.stading = true but when i turn the crate on the other side ( during the game) and jump on it once more i get player.standing = false .

Would appreciate any help!
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