# Tagged Questions

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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### Mesh slicing/knifing with multiple planes

I have a ginormous mesh which I want to cut with multiple planes. For simplicity I want to know how to cut a mesh with single plane and repeat the logic. Consider a X-Y plane of coords (1,1,0,0) = ...
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### Simplyfing/dissolving octree to simple boxes by adjacent octants with similar traits

I am looking forward to create a navigation volume to be utilized by AI actors. The approach I am trying to tackle here is to first generate an octree and associate with respectable flags/data (type, ...
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### How to split or divide a polygon face in 3DS Max

I have previously used the Cut and Slice tools in 3DS Max. Recently I wanted to divide a selection of polygon faces into a specific number of faces. For example split each face into 2 equal halves, or ...
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### Procedural rock algorithm

I'm looking to create some procedural low poly rocks and boulders for a game. I haven't found much interesting information on the internet other than 3D software articles. Not sure what way to go.
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### Effect of vertex winding on normals and shading

I have implemented a Phong and Gourand shader for a triangle mesh that is being imported from an STL file. It appears to be working fairly allright but some triangles seem to be what I can only ...
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### Calculated normals for mesh not working

I am trying to implement a 3D mesh viewer with C++ and OpenGL ES 2. I am currently struggling with the calculation of the normals for the vertices, or at least I think that is where the problem ...
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### How to set material to gameobject dynamically using c# script in unity?

I want to set material to a gameobject in unity using c# script. I am using this code to set the material of mesh renderer attached to the gameobject - MeshRenderer mesh = ...
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### Why do Physics Engines use collision margins?

When using a physics engine in a game (such as Bullet), you usually need to define a collision margin for each object. I'm a beginner to game development, and I don't understand the purpose of a ...
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### How to make (or where to get) a half-sphere mesh that textures properly?

I'm making a game in Unity that involves lots of spheres. Said spheres will have lighting applied to them, but will also be viewed from only one camera angle. Right now, the full spheres look ...
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### OpenGL Face Order

i have written a simple OBJ-file loader to render meshes using OpenGL. But there is a problem displaying the loaded mesh. It seems that faces that from the background (far) are displayed above the ...
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### Polygon edges visible when using per-fragment lighting (OpenGL)

I have created a mesh in Blender (just a sphere with a texture over it; it's supposed to look like mars) and I've exported it as OBJ. I've tried it both with exporting with normals in Blender's export ...
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### How to Detect Mesh Segmentation?

I have a mesh like this (it's all a single mesh): How I can figure out that the one floating piece is completely disconnected from the rest of the mesh?
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### Triangle mesh - curvature

I have a triangle mesh with normals. What algorithm is considered to be "standard" with best possible quality for triangle mesh curvature computation (mean and gauss). Something like for normal ...
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### Unity: Model Construction on the fly

So, forgive me if some of the terminology is wrong, I am just getting started with Unity again and I can't remember the proper names. I'm also on my phone, so I didn't have unity in front of me when I ...
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### Removing seams between procedurally-generated spherical terrain tiles

I'm working on procedural planet generation project in Unity. To create a sphere, I use the following technique: Create six planes arranged as faces of a cube Normalize all vertices' positions to ...
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### Avoiding GC when rebuilding Mesh.uv and Mesh.vertices

Since unity will not allow users to iterate over mesh.uv and mesh.vertices, I am stuck having to use GC intensive calls when applying an array of uvs and vertices to a mesh. I run into high GC ...
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### How to do Marching Cubes Meshing in unity 3D

I'm getting very peculiar results from my marching cubes based surface generator within unity and figured this must be a pretty common problem that has been solved already, so I thought I would ...
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### Tweening back from arbitrary 3D rotation in javascript

I'm using a 3D javascript library to rotate the vertex of a 3D object with a classic 3x3 matrix, to an arbitrary angle in the 3D space, as depicted in the image below. For example, a first ...
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### DirectxMesh obj to cmo texture coordinates off

I'm having trouble getting the texture coordinates of the cmo to match how the mesh was unwrapped in blender. I am using the directxmesh to convert the obj to a cmo and the directxtk to load the cmo. ...
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### Texture tearing with UV texture atlas mapping

The following code maps the texture from a texture atlas to a UV. The problem is I'm having texture tearing issues. Does anyone know how to overcome this problem and have any suggestions? Here is the ...
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### Matching collider to character mesh size in different postures

What's the optimal method in Unity to match the size of a Capsule Collider to the actual size of the game object it is part of? To understand what I'm trying to do let me give an example: I have a ...
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### What are the common methods for achieving dynamic asset destruction? [closed]

I am trying to determine the most appropriate destruction solution for an online desktop game. There are two main factors here that I am considering; 1) the performance of the approach taken and how ...
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### deformable terrain

I'm currently working on a 3d sandbox mmo and would like to know what would be the best way to store the terrain of the world. I was thinking about making some kind of mesh, like the kind you would ...
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### How to determine vertex index using Shader Model 3 or lower?

I need something like SV_VertexId (added in Shader Model 4) in HLSL shader to determine which vertex is currently handled. Unfortunatelly, I can compile only vs_3_0 or lower. The objective is to ...
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### DirectXTK Model : How to draw with custom vertex & pixel shader?

Here is the code I use to render a .cmo (from .fbx) mesh : void Render() { assert(g_d3dDevice); assert(g_d3dDeviceContext); Clear(Colors::LimeGreen, 1.0f, 0); ...
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### What happenes if you leave out buffers for the inputassembler that the vertex shader expects?

I'm working through my first attempt at a "graphics engine" (I use the term loosely as I'm not aiming for much more than something that will display a few meshes). I want to leave my classes as ...
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### Horizontal lines between vertices do not render

Good day, I am using LibGDX to try to render a mesh for a hexagon board. I can render the triangles, which is great, but I am having an issue rendering all of the line segments for the mesh and I ...
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### Generate Mesh of Shadow Volume

Given a mesh, I want to generate another mesh that is effectively a shadow volume of this mesh. I am looking for an algorithm/solution/implementation/reference that can do this under the following ...
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### Stitching terrain tiles made in Blender at runtime

Background I'm making several individual terrain tiles inside of blender for use within a Unity 3D 5 game. Each tile is square and is made to represent a segment of a world. In game the tiles are ...
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### How to remove a component of an object in a script?

I want to remove a Sphere Mesh Renderer component from a certain gameobject. I want to do this in a script. How do I do it? I do not want to destroy the sphere itself, just the component
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### Calculate the slope of a 3D triangle?

I have lots of triangles in 3D space. How do I determine the slope/angle of these triangles with respect to a fixed ground plane? I need pseudo code examples at the very least. Thanks!  Based ...
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### Array of 3d points, construct point cloud or surface (OpenGL)

I have an array of 3 dimensional point objects, I can manipulate the input into this array into any configuration I want, for example, it could be a vector of floating point numbers, a vector of ints, ...
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### 3D Object not drawing in Monogame

I'm quite new to working with 3D objects. I'm currently trying to get one to load in Monogame. The object itself was imported into Blender and exported as an fbx file (which was the only file type I ...
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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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### 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 ...