How to remove box2D body from world ?

By | April 10, 2011

If you are a game developer and you are using box2D for real world simulations, you would probably need a particular body to be removed from the box2D world! But how can you remove box2D body from world ? See the following sample code which does the same.

- (void)ccTouchesEnded:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event

//Getting Touch Locations
UITouch *touch = [touches anyObject];
CGPoint location = [touch locationInView: [touch view]];
location = [[CCDirector sharedDirector] convertToGL: location];

//Converting to cocos2D positioning
b2Vec2 locationWorld = b2Vec2(location.x/PTM_RATIO, location.y/PTM_RATIO);

     //Getting body list from world
     for (b2Body* b = world->GetBodyList(); b; b = b->GetNext()) {
          //Getting Fixture from the bodies
          b2Fixture *bf1 = b->GetFixtureList();
          //Checking whether the fixture contains touch location!
          if (bf1->TestPoint(locationWorld)) {
             //If YES assigning user data to a sprite tempSprite
             CCSprite *tempSprite = (CCSprite *) b->GetUserData();
             //Checking whether the user data sprite tag is 7
             if (tempSprite .tag==7) {
                //If YES then remove the sprite & the body!
                [self removeChild:tempSprite cleanup:YES];

Here tag 7 is what we previously assigned for the sprite corresponding to the body’s user data!

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