Refers to games or art assets built in a three-dimensional space, where all positions have X, Y and Z coordinates.

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How do you turn a cube into a sphere?

I'm trying to make a quad sphere based on an article, which shows results like this: I can generate a cube correctly: But when I convert all the points according to this formula (from the page ...
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What kind of math should I be expecting in advanced programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What math should all game programmers know? And I don't mean just space shooters and such, because in non-3D environments it's obvious that not much beyond elementary ...
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What is the best way to check if there is overlap between player and static, non-collidable items in bullet physic engine

I'd like to add non collidable objects (eg: power ups, items, ...) in a game world using Bullet Physics Engine and to know if there is collision between player and them. Some info : there is a lot ...
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How can I convert OBJ data into CSS3D transformations?

I want to convert the data in a 3D .obj file (vertices, normals, faces) to CSS3D (width, height, rotateX,Y,Z and/or similar transforms). I found a bunch of formulae and what-not, but 3D isn't my ...
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If I project a sphere in 3D will it be a circle?

Assuming I have infinite vertices to represent the sphere, if I project the sphere from any position/scale in 3D to 2D, will it be a circle? I know it will not be a circle on the screen, because of ...
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Normalizing the direction to check if able to move

i have a a room with 4 walls along the x and z axis respectively. My player who is in first person (therefore the camera) should have collision detection with these walls. I'm relatively new to this ...
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Portal View/Projection Matrix near plane

For RenderToTexture/Camera based portal rendering, the basics seems simple enough. However, with a free camera, most of the time it is going to be looking at such portals at an angle: Now a ...
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What is the best way to implement collision detection using Bullet physics engine and a track generated from a curve?

I am developing a small racing gam, the track is generated from a curve. As said above, the track is generated, but not infinite. The track of one level could fit with no problem in memory and will ...
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Java game object pool management

Currently I am using arrays to handle all of my game objects in the game I am making, and I know how terrible this is for performance. My question is what is the best way to handle game objects and ...
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Scanline filling of polygons that share edges and vertices

In this picture (a perspective projection of an icosahedron), the scanline (red) intersects that vertex at the top. In an icosahedron each edge belongs to two triangles. From edge a, only one triangle ...
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Turning to face mouse

Given three points on the same Y plane; A ship A point along the ships heading A mouse cursor How can I find which direction and angle the mouse cursor is from the ships heading? I have a limited ...
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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 ...
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Depth is disabled - How to turn on?

In XNA 3.1 is there any other way to disable depth in 3D Worlds using DirectX models other than GraphicsDevice.RenderState.DepthBufferEnable = false; ? The reason for my question is I have quite a ...
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fast 3d point -> cuboid volume intersection test

Im trying to test whether a point lies within a 3d volume defined by 8 points. I know I can use the plane equation to check that the signed distance is always -1 for all 6 sides, but does anyone know ...
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Greiner-Hormann clipping problem

I have a set of planar polygons in 3D space defined by their vertices in counterclockwise order. Let's define the 'positive face' as being the face of the 3D polygon such as when observed, the ...
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Calculating a child object's Position, Rotation and Scale values?

I am making my own game editor, but have encountered the following problem: I have two objects, A and B. A's initial values: Position: (3,3,3), Rotation: (45,10,0), Scale(1,2,2.5) B's initial ...
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Best way to Draw a cube for 3D Picking on a specific face

Currently I am drawing a cube for a game that I am making and the cube draw method is below. My question is, what is the best way to draw a cube and to be able to easily find the face that the cursor ...
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Vector transform equation explanation

I'm trying to understand the maths of moving points in a 3d space by making a game written in C#. I'm looking at this wolfire blog series which explains some basic 3d maths. I've read the first two ...
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How do I apply a force using the object direction and speed?

I have a 3D object moving and I need to be able to apply forces to it such as gravity. In 2D, I would simply store its movement in dx and dy, but since this is in 3D, I am using a Vector3D direction ...
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Panning a 3d viewport in 2d direction with rotated camera

I am using below code to pan the viewport (action script 3 code using flare3d framework) _mainCamera.x-= Input3D.mouseXSpeed; _mainCamera.z+= Input3D.mouseYSpeed; Where as Input3D.mouse[X|Y]Speed ...
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Maya 6 vs Maya 2013

I have the entire "Learning Maya 6" books that I purchased back when Maya 6/6.5 was the hottest thing. I read some of the books but never finished the series. I don't know much about Maya or the ...
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3D rotation matrices deform object while rotating

I'm writing a small 3D renderer (using an orthographic projection right now). I've run into some trouble with my 3D rotation matrices. They seem to squeeze my 3D object (a box primitive) at certain ...
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Determining a point that reached another point

I have two points, one is moving and one is stationary. I would like to know if the moving point has reached that point or not. I tried to calculate the distance between two vectors and the distance ...
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Scan-Line Z-Buffering Dilemma

I have a set of vertices in 3D space, and for each I retain the following information: Its 3D coordinates (x, y, z). A list of pointers to some of the other vertices with which it's connected by ...
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Why does unity obj import flip my x coordinate?

When I import my wavefront obj model into unity and then draw lines over it with the same coordinates in the obj file, the x coordinate is negated. I don't see any option in the importer that might ...
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OpenGL, objects disappear at a certain z distance

I'm writing a managed OpenGL library in C++, and I'm having a pretty annoying problem. Whenever I set an objects Z coordinate to -2.0 or lower, the object disappears. And at coordinates 0 through ...
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OpenGL Fast-Object Instancing Error

I have some code that loops through a set of objects and renders instances of those objects. The list of objects that needs to be rendered is stored as a std::map>, where an object of class ...
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What's the difference between mesh and a model?

Which one is created first? For example if a team worked on a graphical asset of a car, what would be a model and what would be a mesh of the car?
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Rotating a child shape relative to its parent's orientation

When rotating a shape using a quaternion value I also wish rotate its child shape. The parent and child shapes both start with different orientations but their relative orientations should always be ...
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How do I use D3DXVec3Unproject with D3D11?

I'm having a small issue with D3DXVec3Unproject. I'm currently using Direct3D 11 and not 10, and the signature for this function is: D3DXVECTOR3 *pOut, CONST D3DXVECTOR3 *pV, CONST D3D10_VIEWPORT ...
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Rendering a 2D Sprite in 3D space

I am currently working on a game in XNA 4.0 where I want to implement 2.75D, like in Paper Mario. I feel like it has something to do with z-buffering a Texture2D and drawing that, but I really have no ...
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What's the standard location of a 3D clipping box?

The way I understand 3D rendering, polygons are transformed using several matrices, and they are then clipped if they are not inside a certain box, before projecting the box onto the screen. Before ...
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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 ...
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3D space game development [closed]

I want to develop a 3D game (sci-fi type with spaceships) which can be played on multiplayer mode and by multiplayer i mean around 10 players for start as it will be a personal testing project and ...
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Wrong faces culled in OpenGL when drawing a rectangular prism

I'm trying to learn opengl. I did some code for building a rectangular prism. I don't want to draw back faces so I used glCullFace(GL_BACK), glEnable(GL_CULL_FACE);. But I keep getting back faces also ...
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Would like some help in understanding rendering geometry vs textures

So I was just pondering whether it is more taxing on the GPU to render geometry or a texture. What I'm trying to see is whether there is a huge difference in rendering two scenes with the same setup: ...
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Are the first three values that describe a 3D plane actually a 3D vector?

A 3d plane is typically defined as a,b,c,d. Are a,b,c actually the x,y,z coordinates of a 3d vector, with d defining the rotation of the plane, something like axis-angle rotation data?
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Rotate sphere in Javascript / three.js while moving along x/z plane

I have a sphere/ball in three.js which I want to "roll" around on the x/z plane. For the z axis I could simply do this no matter what the current x and y rotation is: sphere.roll_z = ...
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Triangle Line-Segment Intersection - detecting near misses

A ray is a very poor approximation of a player! I think approximating a player with a sphere traveling a straight line each game tick will solve my problems of the player intersecting edges of ...
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List of 3D libraries based on WebGL [closed]

Is there a up-to-date list of WebGL libraries or articals with comparison? Until now I heard only three.js and GLGE.
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Techniques for displaying vehicle damage

I wonder how I can displaying vehicle damage. I am talking about a good way to show damage on screen. Which kind of models are common in games and what are the benefits of them? What is state of the ...
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Does XNA 4 support 3D affine transformations for 2D images?

Looooong story short I'm essentially trying to code Mode 7 in XNA. Before I continue bashing my brains out in research and various failed matrix math equations; I just want to make sure that XNA ...
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AS3 Stage3D Mouse click problem?

I have a problem with Mouse interaction and Stage3D. The only way I found to register to listen to mouse clicks and interact with Stage3D, is to add a mouse eventListener directly to the .stage. ...
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How can I generate a 3d model via a series of transforms?

Is it possible to generate 3D models using some sort of object transformation (like it's shown here), using PovRay or any other tool, and import them into Blender / Unity? For example starting with a ...
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Why doesn't light continuous on my model?

I created a basic textured cube model with Blender to practice modeling, and then I imported it into Unity. After I put up some lighting it looks pretty ugly. The light is not continuous on a row of ...
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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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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 ...
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Visual Studio 2012 and Game Development [closed]

Alright, I think it's a simple question, but I got difficulties to find some answers around. I already read that XNA wouldn't be in Visual Studio 2012. I recently learned to use XNA, but since I ...
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Rotating voxels in 3d space amongst the x axis

I have a very simple voxel engine and so far it works based on coordinates, e.g. x, y, z. I was wondering if there is a formula for rotating groups of voxels/coordinates from the x axis(e.g. [0, 1, ...
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Render 3d object to 2d surface (embedded system)

i am working on an embedded system of a sort, and in some free time i would like to test its drawing capabilities. System in question is ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller attached to EasyMX Stellaris ...