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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Cross-Sections of 3D Rendered Objects

I am currently trying to look into techniques that allow the calculation of arbitrary cross-sections of a 3D object or rendered volume. However, I have been unable to find much on the topic. I know of ...
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How to get translation from view matrix

How can I retrieve the camera's world-space position from its view matrix? The only answers I've seen to this question suggest the translation is in the last row/col but this wouldn't work since the ...
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Away3D vs Papervision3D

I have served Google and I found that there are many 3D game engine also I have another question here Do Playfish and Zynga use Flash game engines? and I know that away3D is used for social media ...
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Display Lists in OpenGL

I heard that there was a faster method of displaying vertices, rather than recreating the GL_TRIANGLES, each time the scene is drawn. I thought I read somewhere that this method was obselete. Why ...
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What is a good “easily” moddable and scriptable 3D game? [closed]

I've made a fair number of 2D games (and actually completed/released a few of them). I'm hesitant to move into the 3D realm, because of the order of magnitude (everything takes ~10x more work). To ...
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How are photorealistic models' textures created?

I've been learning Blender and have made some decent progress. I've made some neat models, but so far, they haven't been textured. I understand how to unwrap a model so as to get the UV coordinates, ...
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Pre-render 3D object from multiple angles, save as PNG

I'm looking for a tool or script that takes a 3D object (any format) and makes multiple renders of it automatically (using a raytracer or other high-quality offline renderer). It would then save the ...
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Rotating a planet around a ships axis

I have a planet rotating around its own axis (like regular planets, and Pluto) and a spaceship that can fly around in space. The idea is to lock the player (ship) in a deadzone "above" the planet and ...
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Ball bouncing and throwing, how to?

I was given a task to make a 3D game for Android, but since I never programmed games and opengl until now I'm totally lost on how and where to start. Right now I'm using libgdx framework to ease my ...
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How to fix odd artifacts at the edges of textures in DirectX 11?

In my DirectX 11 project, when I have textures they have odd artifacts at the edges. I've seen it before and searched online, but I can't find any DirectX examples that I can get to work. You can ...
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3D picking lwjgl

I have written some code to preform 3D picking that for some reason dosn't work entirely correct! (Im using LWJGL just so you know.) I posted this at stackoverflow at first but after researching some ...
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Combine 3D objects in XNA 4

Currently I am writing on my thesis for university, the theme I am working on is 3D Visualization of hierarchical structures using cone trees. I want to do is to draw a cone and arrange a number of ...
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How to draw only visible models of the game?

Suppose I have an array of models, each having it’s own “position” in the world space (scale*translation matrix). And I have an orthogonal camera. How can I test if model is “visible”, i.e. is in the ...
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How can I achieve a zoom-like camera effect?

I have a top down 3D camera: view = Matrix.CreateLookAt(new Vector3(0,0,20), Vector3.Zero, Vector3.Up); Now I want to achieve the effect like when I zoom in the scene and only show a section at the ...
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How can I export a model using the CAT bone system into XNA?

Has anyone successfully used the CAT bone system in 3ds Max and exported the file into XNA? If so, what was your method of doing so? There are a number of methods of doing this, apparently, but the ...
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How are 3D images drawn?

When A computer is to draw a 3d model, does it use maths similar to vector projection? Like when a 3d model is drawn and rotated, does it use vectors/and maybe some other math to know where to draw ...
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Most common way to obtain textures for 3D models?

I'm getting into basic 3D modelling and am attempting to texture my model. I'm aware of UV mapping and some similar texturing tools, but I'm not sure how the majority of CG artists obtain their 3D ...
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Fitting a cap for a hollow object in blender

I have a thin-walled hollow object that I made by extruding a closed path that formed an outline. So the objecft is like a hollow pipe with a 1mm-thick wall (but the cross-section isn't a simple ...
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Moving along a flat plane with accordance to camera view

I'm making a 3D game, and I'm stuck on a little experiment. I currently have a flat plane with a free camera running around, and a sphere (really, a light approximated as a sphere) that rests above ...
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How do you triangulate a 3D point from a pair of stereo images?

I'm working with a stereo pair of photos, and trying to obtain a set of 3D points from matching points on these 2 images. How exactly is the point triangulated? Do you throw a ray from the camera ...
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What is road map for Windows 3D game development in C#

I used WPF 3D to make a demo program a while ago. I'm now want to give some other things a shot but find working in WPF 3D ... confining. I have looked at Managed Direct3D but read that it's dead. I ...
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iphone 3d library with physics

are there any light 3d iphone libraries that must have: Physics ( ragdoll physics ) 3D scene graph Advanced lighting (lightmapping and stuff) Sound engine Ability to import 3D model from blender, 3d ...
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A simple 3D code for java eclipse? [closed]

any codes i just want 3D codes so i can make a first person shoter or simething like that or a website that can teach me things like that.
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Drawbacks for using only quads for model geometry [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do game engines convert models to triangles compared to keeping it as four side polygon What are the main drawbacks for using "only" quads for model geometry? Does ...
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Why is my quaternion camera rotating around strange axes?

I can't get it to work for the life of me. Its rotating the camera in the global coordinate system, or some other random coordinate system, not the camera local coordinate system. WASDEC work ...
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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 ...
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How to attach two XNA models together?

I go back on unsolved question I asked about attaching two models together, could you give me some help on this ? For example, If I want to attach together Model1 (= Main model) & Model2 ? I ...
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Can a 4x4 matrix describe a camera's perspective?

I'm working with a closed-source 3D engine, and it only allows you to set the view projection via a 4x4 matrix. Can this matrix describe the camera's translation, rotation & perspective? I turned ...
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Which tool can convert a Torque .dts file? [closed]

Into a more common 3D model format such as 3ds, max, or obj. I know that it is possible (someone did it for me but won't tell me how). There's a tool called Shaper that looks like it could do it but ...
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android game using bullet and libgdx

i'm developing a android project for school and i'm currently using libgdx for rendering. It performs quite well, but it lacks a 3d physics library. So i searched and found that Bullet physics engine ...
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3d collision detection on non flat surface

i am developing a game which needs an accurate collision detection algorithm, when a object travels down a slope which isn't flat. To be more precise i need to simulate a skier who travels down a ...
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How to go orthographic instead of perspective view in XNA with CreateOrthographicOffCenter?

Using these view and projection values: var eye = new Vector3(0, 0, 10f); var view = Matrix.CreateLookAt(eye, Vector3.Zero, Vector3.Up); var projection = ...
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Graphics Pipeline, how exactly it works and how graphics card interprets it?

I've looked at this Wikipedia's link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_pipeline, but the article lacks in-depth explanation. The only thing, I suppose, I understand and can expand upon, is, ...
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what is the simplest 3d software for unity? [closed]

Ive heard a lot about Daz studio, Poser, Maya, K-3d, Anim8or, Blender, and all the rest. My question is which one is the best choice in terms of simplicity and quality. price is not an issue really. ...
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3d platformer with 2d point of view

I made my first 2d platformer game using java + swing. Now I want to achieve the same gameplay adding 1 dimension. I think this will require opengl knowledge. I know the basics but i don't ...
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How to install java 3d in ubuntu

I'd recently asked a question for getting started in game development from where I was suggested for the book "Killer Game Programming-Java". On the page there is a java 3d program which needs to ...
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3D Location Handling

I am thinking about making a simulator type game that will involve having lots of small objects in a 3D space. What is the typical solution for handling these objects? The first thing that comes to ...
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3D models overlapping each other

I have a problem at the moment when I draw some models to teach me more about 3D game programming. The models at the moment overlaps each other from some angles witch makes sense since the game at the ...
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View Frustum Alternative

I am working on a simulation project that requires me to have entities walking around in a 3D world. I have all that working, matrix transformations, etc. I'm at the point where I need what is ...
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Display crosshair that is diplaying where the ship is aiming at

I am creating a 3D asteroids game. I got the bullets, asteroids, and ship all done. They work perfectly. Now I want a crosshair to display where the ship is pointing at. The crosshair will be a 2D ...
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Xna GS 4 Animation Sample bone transforms not copying correctly

I have a person model that is animated and a suitcase model that is not. The person can pick up the suitcase and it should move to the location of the hand bone of the person model. Unfortunately the ...
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Inaccurate 3D model collision using XNA

I am creating a classic game in 3D that deals with asteriods and you have to shoot them and avoid being hit from them. I can generate the asteroids just fine and the ship can shoot bullets just fine. ...
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Translating an object along its heading

Solved! I was not applying the transformations in the proper order. I am working on a simulation that requires me to have several objects moving around in 3D space (text output of their current ...
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Model won't render in my XNA game

I am trying to create a simple 3D game but things aren't working out as they should. For instance, the mode will not display. I created a class that does the rendering so I think that is where the ...
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Smooth Camera Rotation around 90 degrees

I'm developing a third person 3D platformer in XNA. My problem is when I try to rotate the camera around the player. I would like to rotate (and animate) the camera 90 degrees around the player. So ...
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XNA: draw a sprite in 3d, is that possible?

since now I always used sprited to draw in 2D: spriteBatch.Draw(myTexture, rectangle, color); (I suppose the texture is binded internally to 2 triangles and then scaled.) Now, I'm porting my game ...
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How to calculate a 3x3 rotation matrix from 2 direction vectors?

I've got 2 direction vectors, for the X axis and the Y axis of the object. How do I calculate the rotation matrix of the object using these?
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Converting from different handedness coordinate systems

I am currently porting a demo from XNA to DirectX which, as I understand it, both have coordinate systems with different handednesses. What are the things I need to bare in mind when converting ...
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Where to start when building a 3D terrain editor?

I'm looking to build (for start) a simple tool, that could raise, lower, smooth and texture the terrain. So, what are the things I have to go through in order to make such terrain editor? And maybe ...
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using blender to generate a 3D skybox

Is it possible for me to use Blender to generate a 3D skybox? The concept is fairly simple: I create a scene that I want to display on the skybox (mountains, clouds, water, etc). Then, couldn't ...