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1answer
80 views

Surface creation algorithm using points cloud

I am looking for a realtime algorithm to create a 2D mesh using points. But I am quite confused. It seems that Delaunay triangulation can help me create mesh using point clouds, but Meta-balls seems ...
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0answers
53 views

Is it possible to reverse perspective projection with simple scale and translate? [duplicate]

Basically I'm asking this question (which seems to have gone un-answered): How to do perspective projection “parallax” but without changing the scale or offset of objects? I'm using perspective ...
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1answer
112 views

How do you create a 2d world then view it in 3d?

I have been learning OpenGL for a while now and have a pretty good understanding so far. What I would like to know is if I create a 2D game in Orthographic Projection, is it possible to switch to a ...
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2answers
173 views

Simulating 3D height in 2D scene (also shadows)

I recently stumbled across this http://vimeo.com/99118680 video and was stunned by the beautiful painted art and colors. But mostly I couldn't believe how everything appeared to have three dimensions ...
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1answer
86 views

spinning a 2d Cube

I know that a cube is actually a 3d shape , but i have some other problem over here. I have been doing 2D Game dev using libgdx but have never touched 3D rendering. Now what I want in my 2D game is ...
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5answers
346 views

What is this type of camera called?

I am trying to find a name like "perspective view" of how a camera like this is called: It is 2d and 3d at the same time. I'm having a hard time trying to find the name.
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0answers
169 views

Adding 2d hud/gui to a 3d game engine which has no 2d features

I have been following the 3d game engine tutorial series made by theBennyBox for a few months now, and have finally decided to create a game with it. My problem is that it is a 3d only engine which ...
1
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0answers
80 views

How to make 2D sprites from 3D models [closed]

Hi I'm making a top shooter game and I'd like to what programs are the easiest/fastest to make 3D models and sprite sheets ? Here is an example of I what I want to do ...
4
votes
1answer
729 views

Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?

I imaginated a mobile game and now I'm getting doubts as to whether its possible for my idea to be developed in 2D. Here's a crude illustration of the game scene: It's pretty much like Subway ...
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4answers
2k views

Too much animation work for 2d characters. Creating 2d character animations by prerendering an animated 3d model?

I've read a bit about creating assets for games and the consensus seems to be that 2D is cheaper than 3D in all aspects with the exception of character animation. That's caused by the need of ...
2
votes
1answer
539 views

How do I make an object face the mouse position, but only on one plane?

I want a game object to turn and look towards where the mouse was clicked (in world space). It works well when considering all 3 dimensions, but I really only care for the plane formed by the x and z ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

3D rotation and movement of ball on a 2D plane

Here is a video of Amiga arcade pool game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQIPFBUFIg I am making a similar game with C and Gtk+3.0 but I don't know how to show balls 3D movement on 2D plane! I ...
3
votes
2answers
428 views

What is the range of RAM consumption for the typical 3D character in a video game?

What is the average number of KB in memory for a 3D character? Granted, this will obviously be biased based on what game we're talking about. However, I am less interested in actual size in KB, and ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

Dynamic Shapes and dynamic animations

I saw this video: Video And now I am curious about the following: How can you achieve dynamic forms like they are shown in this video. What I mean is: Do you need to have some "base" models which can ...
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votes
2answers
194 views

How do I make a game that can transition from 2D to 3D?

My plan is to start from an really old game and build my way up to todays graphics and games. So for example start with Pong and then go to Space Invaders, then go to Zelda and Super Mario. But then I ...
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1answer
103 views

How to render models using a personalized projection matrix?

I'm creating a game with a great sprite demand. Out team is considering automatizing the sprite generation using 3D models. The problem is we have a very particular ortographic projection: We have ...
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2answers
224 views

What am I missing? (Converting 2D mouse coords to 3D space)

I'm making a networked game which has a birds-eye view and I'm trying to convert the 2D mouse coordinates into 3D space. Right now I have a perfectly flat grid and it intends to remain perfectly flat, ...
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votes
3answers
3k views

what is more expensive 2D sprites or 3D models?

Me and my friends are programmers.We decided to try ourselves in game design. As we don't want to find ourselves in debts, we decided to avoid investors. We want to develop and publish a couple of ...
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1answer
263 views

Recommended graphic software for creating great graphics in game? [closed]

I came across a game called Trine2. It has a great graphics here is one image i captured here. Forgive me but I need 10 reputation to upload image so i use external sites. How did they create that ...
2
votes
1answer
353 views

Combining 2D and 3D in game engine

I've implemented basic 3D functionality and made little "2.5D" demo in orthographic projection using OpenGL ES 2 and Box2D. Now I want to make completely two-dimensional game (using sprites) and ...
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votes
1answer
105 views

Android Game an [closed]

I want to develop an android game (3D/2D).. and I don't have any knowledge about android app development. So can you suggest some helpful and understandable resources like video tutorials or head ...
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votes
1answer
129 views

XNA 2D Particle in 3D world [duplicate]

Is it possible to make 2D-sprite particles in a 3D world that always face towards the camera?
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votes
1answer
192 views

xna: Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game?

Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game? I am making a game much like Doom. The world is 3d but objects and characters are 2d sprites. I am not asking about billboarding objects. I am asking ...
5
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1answer
985 views

3D isometric depth sorting

How is it possible to depth sort tiles and objects in an isometric environments without any limitations? I've been researching this for a while now and there seems to be no publicly available answers ...
1
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1answer
185 views

SimpleOpenNI: Check if user hand is in specific area on image

Concerning our Microsoft Kinect project, we need some help. We control a robot with our movements tracked by the Kinect sensor. We display the depth image of the Kinect sensor on our screen, so we ...
2
votes
2answers
240 views

What kind of projection is used here?

Tibia is a 2d game, but it's sprites are drawn using certain kind of orthographic projection that is not the same I'm used to: I'm trying to figure out what projection is used here. I've guessed ...
2
votes
3answers
789 views

2d shapes in XNA 4.0?

Having some experience of XNA but none of 3D programming. I have an idea i want to realize but i have not decided to do it in 3d or 2d. Im not sure which one will be best in XNA. I want to have a ...
1
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1answer
274 views

2D map/plane with nodes overlayed that supports panning, scaling and clicking on nodes

I'm trying my hand at Android development and seem to be running into an invisible ceiling in trying to get what I want accomplished. Basically I'm trying to create an app that renders a 2D surface ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

2D camera perspective projection from 3D coordinates — HOW?

I am developing a camera for a 2D game with a top-down view that has depth. It's almost a 3D camera. Basically, every object has a Z even though it is in 2D, and similarly to parallax layers their ...
9
votes
2answers
506 views

Boat passing under a bridge in a 2D tile based RTS

I'm writing a 2D tile based RTS. And I want to add a 'pseudo 3D' feature to it - bridges over the rivers. I havent't start any coding yet, just trying to think how it fits the collision detection ...
0
votes
2answers
318 views

3d vertex translated onto 2d viewport

I have a spherical world defined by simple trigonometric functions to create triangles that are relatively similar in size and shape throughout. What I want to be able to do is use mouse input to ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Do 3d assets cost a lot more than 2d?

I'm planning to create a game on my own and will most likely hire an artist in the future. I just want to know if making a game in 2d will a lot cheaper than making it on 3d? Here's my plan: If it ...
1
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1answer
252 views

Viewport.Unproject - Checking if a model intersects a large sprite

Let's say I have a sprite, drawn like this: spriteBatch.Draw(levelCannons[i].texture, levelCannons[i].position, null, alpha, levelCannons[i].rotation, Vector2.Zero, scale, SpriteEffects.None, 0); ...
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votes
2answers
486 views

2D animations frames vs 3D animation for small indie project: timing considerations

pretty lame question but was wondering.. I am developing a 2D game using Cocos2D for iOS. The art work till now is all 2D (is a shooter game) but some of the characters would benefit of complex ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Calculate the angle between two 3d vectors: Function always returns 89.1-89.9

I have my own 2d game and I am attempting to calculate the angle between 2 GameObjects. My Problem: My function that is meant to calculate the angle(direction) between 2 Vector3's doesn't appear to ...
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2answers
2k views

Advanced Animation for 2d Isometric Game?

I need help with workflow suggestions for a flash game. (although the concepts would apply to other game engines, too). In a game like: Hero Academy There are several different character models each ...
1
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1answer
642 views

Drawing 2D Grid in 3D View - Need help with method

I'm trying to draw a simple 2D grid for an editor, to able to navigate more clearly around the 3D space, but I can't render it: Grid2D class, creates a grid of a certain size at a location and should ...
1
vote
1answer
488 views

Transform 3d viewport vector to 2d vector

I am playing around with 3d transformations and came along an issue. I have a 3d vector already within the viewport and need to transform it to a 2d vector. (let's say my screen is 10x10) Does that ...
15
votes
1answer
657 views

Keystone Correction using 3D-Points of Kinect

With XNA, I am displaying a simple rectangle which is projected onto the floor. The projector can be placed at an arbitrary position. Obviously, the projected rectangle gets distorted according to the ...
1
vote
1answer
401 views

help a 2D image onto a 3D cube

I am just diving into the Stage3D APIs for Flash Player 11. I am trying to figure out a simple way to display isometric 2D content that gets blitted from a sprite sheet onto a 3D cube. The idea ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I use SpriteBatch when drawing sprites on a rotating 3D plane

I'd like to have my plane of sprites rotate similarly as in this game (YouTube Video). So basically, everything is drawn in 2D, but the 2D plane is then "rotated in 3D" (or camera is rotated). When ...
0
votes
1answer
390 views

throw a 2D ball facing the target to simulate a 3D like effect

How would you update the state of a 2D object that is thrown forward(with an arc) facing a target to simulate a 3D(depth) like effect? var ball; //2D ball from a sprite sheet ball.x = 0; ball.y = 0; ...
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vote
2answers
481 views

How to achieve graphics like those in Spy Mouse

I'm really interested in making a new application for iPhone, and I have some experience in objective-c. My main problem is the visual part. I want to have graphics like in Spy Mouse. Could this be ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

How to create a map by coding in OpenGL

I have a very good knowledge about Java, C++, Qt, C# etc... and I wanted to start making a game... most the engine that the game per se since I don't like the "design" part of making a game.. I have ...
1
vote
3answers
361 views

What name (if any) applies to this particular 3D rendering technique?

Is there a name for this technique where when instead of rendering certain polygons, you just calculate a few key points and do the drawings in 2d? For instance, instead of rendering a sphere, you ...
12
votes
5answers
5k views

Examples of faking 3D

Does anyone know of any good examples of 3D being faked in 2D (not necessarily code, but games I could look up)? The player has the perspective that they are going 'into' the screen and things are ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

How do you organize your game files and classes? [closed]

Although it isn't necessary to exclude things like graphics and audio packages, I'm most interested in the organization of the folders for classes that deal with AI and game state. I'm thinking ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

Converting 2d path to 3d path

What is the procedure to convert 2d path to 3d one. Maybe it's a silly question, but for example: Let's assume that I have a path from point A to point B. And I have all X and Y coordinates of that ...
13
votes
4answers
6k views

Should I learn 2d game development before 3d?

I'm an iPhone app developer. I want to get into iOS gaming. The question is-should I start with learning 2D like Cocos 2D or Corona SDK before learning 3D gaming like Unity? I'm more interested in 3D ...
15
votes
4answers
4k views

What are the pros/cons of using a 3d engine for 2d games?

What pros or cons should a beginner be aware of when deciding between a 2d game engine (like Slick2D/Flixel/FlashPunk) and a 3d engine (like Unity) for 2d game development? I am just getting started ...