Geometric representations of objects in 3 dimensions. 3D-meshes are made up of a collection of triangles or other polygons, forming volumes and surfaces. They are commonly used for visual representations on computer screens.

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Convert CAD files [on hold]

I have a bunch of CAD files (IGES and STEP formats, but I can get other formats from the vendor) with too many details: mostly holes for bolts. Would it be easier to remove the holes or to create the ...
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Color from OBJ not displayed in Blender

I want to import some .obj file that I have made with MeshLab. The point cloud file was actually in .pcd format and I used pcl_pcd2ply tools from PCL to change it into PLY-Format. Then I import it ...
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Algorithm that cover one mesh by another mesh

Suppose I have two meshes (Let call me first MeshShirt and second - MeshBody) Meshes are aligned (if i render both MeshShirt "covers" MeshBody). But some parts of the body are not "under" the ...
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MD5Mesh Calculate Vertex Normals

I am writing an MD5 3D model loader to display animated models. The vertices and texcoords load in correctly, but the lighting is supposed to be smooth. I calculate per-vertex normals by looping ...
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Given seams, how do I unfold a mesh?

If a user marks a seam on a mesh, how do 3D modelling programs (like Blender or Maya) unfold the mesh on to a 2D surface? I can only find papers trying to automate the seaming for you. Given ...
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MeshParts - Why do they exist?

For my current game I'm working on I've decided to implement a custom model class to store my models in. Reasons being is that I want to make adding new models as painless as possible for the rest of ...
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How can you duplicat folders and not share old dependencies in Unity?

I have a folder with some prefabs, materials, textures, FBX, etc. My Prefabs refers to FBXs and Materials in this folder. Can I clone this folder in a way that it will save those local dependencies? ...
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Road network geometry in Unity: one big mesh or a bunch of smaller meshes?

I'm in the beginning stages of building a road system in Unity. It'll be your basic SimCity style road construction, with building and destroying roads done on the fly at runtime. When doing thing, ...
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Canonical face/head mesh and texture coordinates

I want to create a texture mapped face, or preferably full head, model, from a video taken of that head. I can do all the head capture/mesh fitting stuff, but what I need is: a canonical/reference ...
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Looking for a full featured C/C++ UV Mesh Unwrapper [closed]

My first question! Is there an open source C++/C piece of code easy to integrate to solve the UV Unwrapping of arbitrary meshes out there ? I would like to use it to build a light mapper or similar ...
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Work flow for modelling a city(open world)

This seems like a massive task, do each individual building/object have to be modeled individually. If so are the model imported into the world editor and places accordingly. Or are other techniques ...
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3ds Max Biped Scale Restriction

I have a 3D Model under 3ds Max and I'm trying to integrate a biped skeleton. But when I start to adjust the pelvis or any other bone I can't scale it. I don't know why, and this is driving me crazy. ...
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LibGDX mesh silhouettes

How could I find out the silhouette edges of a mesh in libgdx? More specifically, how could I produce shadow volume geometry using the Mesh class of libgdx?
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How can I find the “end” vertices on an open-ended mesh?

I was looking at a video of a system that extrudes meshes along a curve, connecting them end to end but adjusting the vertices for a smooth connection. It does this with a mesh that as far as I know ...
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Unity: how highlight effect should be applied to terrain mesh

I have my game generate random voxel terrain, and then generate a mesh on only the visible parts of that terrain. I want it to be able to select some part of the terrain with the mouse, but I'm not ...
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OpenGL Drawing textured model (OBJ) black texture

I'm using OpenGL, Glew, GLFW and Glut to create a simple game. I've been following some tutorials and I have now a good model importer with textures (from ogldev.atspace.co.uk) but I'm having an ...
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Applying textures to 3D models

I want to apply textures to a 3D Model in XNA 4. Whatever I saw on the internet was to apply the textures in the modeling tool and then load the model (*.fbx) into XNA. Is it possible to load the ...
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How can I create or extrude a mesh along a spline?

Let's say, for example, that I have a working spline. I want to use this spline to create a mesh, but I'm not quite sure how to go about it. For example, I want to create a road along this spline. I ...
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Convert triangles to quads of a Mesh

Supposing I have applied delaunay triangulation on a convex mesh, and I have all information (edges, vertices etc.) I would like to transform the triangles to quads I was reading that inverse ...
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Mapping a 3D texture to a standard hollow-hull 3D model

I have 3D models which are typical hollow hulls. If such a model also had a 3D volumetric/voxel texture map then given a point P inside such a model, I'd like to be able to find its uvw coordinates ...
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Why isn't the bitangent calculated?

In teh tangent space vertex attributes why is the bitangent (aka binormal) provided as an attribute instead of calculated? If the three vectors of the tangent space must be perpendicular then the ...
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Having Trouble importing Maya file into UE4

I'm new to Unreal so please bear with me. I'm importing a maya file into UE4. It imports OK, but the problem is that the child meshes are not showing. How can I access each single mesh in the file ...
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3D position to UV coordinates in fragment shader

I am interested in converting an arbitrary 3D position computed at run time in the fragment shader to its corresponding UV coordinates. Notice that the 3D position I am interested in is NOT a 3D ...
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Mesh Manipulation - changing vertex data dynamically

I have am trying to achieve Mesh Manipulation of any mesh based on User Input mostly sliders, example of what I am trying to do is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oMxVGmeO-s . I am not sure whether to ...
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How to combine vertex, normal, UVW arrays optimally?

In Unity, meshes have multiple arrays for various vertex components (Normal, Position, UV coord, etc), and triangles consist of three indices that define the (same) offset into each array to build the ...
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How to draw non-triangulated mesh?

I am working with DirectX (C#/C++). I am wondering is it possible to do not triangulate meshes and what the difference between cases (in loading and rendering code)? If so, how to do this? I know ...
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Materials and Mesh association

I'm trying to implement a Material system in a small engine for training and I've got questions about materials. Currently I've got that: Material: A Material with array of Technique Technique: ...
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Can you export lighting models directly from 3D application to a real time renderer?

is it possible for example to insert lighting in a 3D Model software like 3DSMAX and export an animated model like md5,..etc. and export the lighting too ?
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How do I connect my objects to my meshes?

I am creating a simple 3D engine and I've run into a problem. I have an array of objects [Camera, Player, Player, MonsterA, MonsterB, MonsterA] and a number of mesh files that I need to associate ...
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Optimising meshes

The game MegaGlest uses a MD3-like mesh format, which is keyframe-based vertex animation. One of the challenges moving forward is to continue to support lower-end hardware. We know some users have ...
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Angle between two planes

I have two triangles in 3d space which share 1 edge and I would like to determine if the angle between their normal vectors is "uphill" or "downhill". In other words, if you set one flat, would the ...
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Quads Vs Triangles

I'm curious to know which is better for games? Quads or Triangles? Wouldn't quads be better for rendering performances and smoothing out tessellation?
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Blender: Setting additional properties per face [closed]

I wish to use Blender to model level for 3D game. Level is a set of Meshes. I have to set special (additional) properties per face (triangle). These properties are like integer number or vector or ...
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How to generate AABB, OBB & Sphere from polygon soup

How can I generate AABB, OOBB and Sphere from a polygon soup, where the bounding volumes are defined as follows: AABB should be specified by min(x,y,z) max(x,y,z) OOBB should be specified by ...
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Problems with 3D Array for Voxel Data

I'm trying to implement a voxel engine in C++ using OpenGL, and I've been working on the rendering of the world. In order to render, I have a 3D array of uint16's that hold that id of the block at the ...
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Armature rest matrix - why does this exist?

I'm not sure I have a clear idea on what purpose the rest matrix/bindpose is supposed to serve in skeleton animation. If it is supposed to transform a bone into the rest pose and the mesh itself is ...
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Unity Mesh and Collider not aligned on rotation

I have a GameObject with a mesh and a collider. When I rotate the object the mesh and the colider do not act the same way and when the GameObject is rotate 65 degrees on the z axis the mesh and the ...
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What's the proper way to set up texture atlas in Unity 3D?

I am using Unity3d (free) to make a game with user-defined content (i.e., load in a map, it'll build the level for you). Everything is working as expected, except for the rendering. Note the ...
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Light is not spreading evenly

I am using SunBurn for lights and rendering, when i create sceneobject in code, effect is like this see in this light is in the middle so sceneobject in middle is well lit and as we go to corner ...
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Drawing transparent and opaque 3D objects. How do I preventing z-fighting?

I am using a transparent weighted average algorithm to draw my transparent objects. The transparent object is drawn with the following notable render states (the rest are default XNA values): ...
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Building triangle adjacency data

Given a list of triangle indices, how exactly does one go about converting that to a list of indices with adjacency for a geometry shader? Note that we're strictly talking about indices here - ...
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How check if an arbitrary given mesh is a single closed mesh?

I'm building a space game where it is allowed for the player to insert his own mesh to be his spaceship. The problem I'm facing is that a ship must be a Polygon Mesh. The player will then be able to ...
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How to calculate where specular highlights converge with an anisotropic shader?

If you look at a rendering with an anisotropic shader applied you will notice that there are special spots on the 3D surface/mesh where the lights seems to converge, a point where a given vector ...
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How do I create a manual object with colors for each vertex?

How do I create a shaded manual object with colours for each vertex? Eg if ogreObj is the Ogre::ManualObject : ogreObj->begin("BaseWhiteNoLighting", Ogre::RenderOperation::OT_TRIANGLE_LIST); ...
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Android Object get Jagged at the border

I am new to OpenGL ES 1 in android. My 3D Model border getting Jagged. Please help me to look like a smooth border instead of jagged. Screenshot : http://i.stack.imgur.com/1Gq83.png private class ...
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Why are my animated objects (from Blender) always playing at the global origin in Unity?

I created and animated a sledgehammer in Blender 2.67b using an armature. The sledgehammer has one animation (created using the Action Editor) called "Idle". I parented the imported sledgehammer to an ...
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What caused “falling out of the world” and what fixed it?

A lot of early 3D games had the problem where you'd be trundling merrily along and suddenly everything was black, with an island of what looked like the hollow facade shell of the scene you'd been ...
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.md5mesh normals are not smooth

I'm currently working on a project that requires me to load .md5mesh format and draw it. Following this link I've managed to load the mesh into the engine successfully, but a problem arises when ...
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How to generate texture coordinates for a rectangle?

I've got a function which generates geometry data for a rectangle. So far I've got the vertex, indices and the normals nailed, but I have no idea how to generate the texture coordinates - so far I've ...
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XNA 4.0: Blender .fbx File Won't Display 3D Model

So I followed the basic 3D model display tutorial found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb197293%28v=xnagamestudio.31%29.aspx And while I know this is for XNA 3.1, I can still get the ...