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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Should a mesh consist of triangles or quads?

Currently I am a bit puzzled. I am writing my master thesis about procedural mesh and texture generation and for that I am writing a Blender Add-On to generate low poly planets with physical ...
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Why are my smooth curved meshes bumpy?

Reference .gif of what I'm experiencing I've been trying to create smooth surfaces for my game in Blender, mostly curved ramps. However, for some reason I can't get the ball to roll smoothly along ...
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How to convert an octree to a polygon mesh?

So if I have dynamic voxel terrain data stored in an octree representation what would be the best way to go about converting the octree to a polygon mesh which I can render with OpenGL? A lot ...
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How to handle mesh update in its vertex buffer

suppose i have a mesh, it can undergo any kind of changes - bend, stretch, even been torn. How should i update vertex buffer in DirectX for this mesh. For now i recreate it every time, and i don't see ...
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How to save the Mesh from an Interactive Cloth at runtime in Unity?

At the start of a scene I have GameObject called 'sheet' positioned above a 'ball' GameObject. The sheet has an Interactive Cloth component on it and a Cloth Renderer. The Mesh for the Interactive ...
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Cutting a 3D mesh with a 2D shape

I have a 2D image that i want to use to cut into a 3D mesh while leaving it closed (basically cut straight through it, and close it by generating vertices in both places it cut, front and back, to ...
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Broken UVs for Maya/Mudbox model

I have tried using the automatic mapping in Mudbox and Maya, neither worked sufficiently, I was still experiencing polygon overlap. I tried mapping separate limbs but I came to the same problem, this ...
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How to extract the texture from an image onto a mesh?

(preamble: I think this fits either here or SO with computer vision tag, I chose gamedev because I think you guys are probably really good with textures and meshes, but tell me if my decision was ...
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Unity only rendering certian parts of 3d building model from certian angles

So I made a couple modular building sections in blender, modular in the sense that I can insert build a floor at a time. I transferred them into Unity and then I got a rendering error that I have ...
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OpenGL multiple mesh management

I've been working on coding a new 3D engine in Java. For the moment at least I'm sticking to openGL... Currently I'm reworking how meshes get transformed and then drawn. ATM each mesh created has ...
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How to quickly create meshes that have cutouts of other meshes?

I have a mesh and I would like to quickly create planes (or boxes) that have cutouts in the shape of the silhouette that mesh, but rotated at various angles. I would like to have a system to which I ...
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How to make a textured tree model outside of unity that can be used in unity

So I am trying to make a 3d model of a tree that is textured that can be used in unity. So far I have tried two separate ways to do this and they both didn't work. The first time I used blender's tree ...
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SharpDX draw 3Dmodels?

Hi i have resently started game development just to expand my programming skill from systemdevelopment. And i gave sharpDX a go, i like how the frameworks are built sinse they resemble xna. My issue ...
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Loading skinned mesh - initially rotated bones, how to set the weights?

I have an mesh that I've exported from 3ds max to my own file format. I use the left-handed coordinate system with Y up and the orientation is expressed as quaternions (both for models and bones). ...
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Is topology of procedural meshes important?

I've been working on a project which involves generating 3d game models, mostly hard surface ones, procedurally. Do I have to worry about keeping the topology clean? Will topology affect texturing, ...
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Character Models: Single Mesh vs. Individual Parts

I was looking up 3D character models from various games (Battlefield 3 and DMC to be specific), just as research work and upon importing the model into Blender3D, I found that every part of the model ...
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UV Mapping Best Practice for Architectural 3D Assets?

What would be a commonly preferred method of UV mapping for architectural 3D meshes that are being used as game assets. What I'm talking about are segments like walls, floors, ceiling, corners, etc. ...
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How can I implement procedural humanoid generation like MakeHuman?

Some applications allow you to generate a human mesh by simply adjusting parameters. The results are broad and convincing: you can get from a thin asian girl to a muscular african man by just ...
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Using modo for Unity level modelling?

Is anyone using modo for modelling level meshes for Unity here? I'd like to know how to set up modo so that I can use the grid in modo and it will reflect 1 meter. I've set in modo preferences Unit ...
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Is there any reference table or formula of body proportions for procedural human mesh generation?

I want to generate humanoid robots procedurally with different shapes and ages, example: 20 years old fat short man, 13 years old thin young girl, and so on. In order to be realistic, I'd like to have ...
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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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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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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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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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In Unity, how do I dynamically manipulate parts of a mesh?

I'm trying to achieve mesh manipulation of any mesh based on user input (mostly sliders). Here's an example of what I want. I am not sure whether to call this "morphing", as I am trying to change one ...
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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 ...