Thread: Calculating Target Lead

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    Question Calculating Target Lead

    So, I want to know if this is the correct equation for target lead.
    Last edited by Jesse Richards; 09-04-2012 at 12:08 AM.

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    Target lead is a factor of target velocity, target distance and projectile velocity. If you place a pipper at targetPos + targetVelocity * timeToTarget you should be fairly close. Note this assumes the target will stay in a straight line and will not change velocity during timeToTarget. It is a good estimation of where the target will be at a time T but it is not perfect...but let's face it...none of the lead predictors in games are accurate - certainly not as accurate as those on modern military aircraft.

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