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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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 ...
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Asset missing problem XNA

I'm using VS2010 with XNA 4.0 and I'm trying to load an FBX model with texture on the screen. The problem I'm having is this error: Missing Asset: C:\Users\ChocoMan\Documents\Visual Studio ...
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How i can sign and/or group a specific set of vertices in a 3D file container like OBJ ? - in Blender

I would like to export a 3D model with each part having a name or a label if you will. For example i would like to export a model of an human body and name each part in specifics vertex groups like: ...
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How to reconcile depth ordering with minimal shader context changes?

We generally want to minimise shader-program switches (glUseProgram and all associated context changes) for the sake of performance. AFAIK it is not uncommon to render by shader program, i.e. group ...
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GLSL, all in one or many shader programs?

I am doing some 3D demos using OpenGL and I noticed that GLSL is somewhat "limited" (or is it just me?). Anyway I have many different types of materials. Some materials have ambient and diffuse color, ...
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Where to attach global scripts in Unity?

As far as Iknow in Unity, every script must be attached to an object. But what is the case with global scripts? For example in a tetris-like game to which object should I attach the element spawner ...
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Fast Updating of Large Amounts of OpenGL data

I'm seeking advice, suggestions, and ideas on how to handle the updating of large amounts of data in OpenGL and c++. My partner and I have gone through two methods. The first is vertex by vertex ...
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Should I use XNA or Unity to build a video game? [closed]

My friend and I are planning to make a video game (like Slender) where the character is stuck in a building, when lightning strikes, and the lights go out and your objective is to find the back-up ...
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Why do my pyramids fade black and then back to colour again [closed]

I have the following vertecies and norms GLfloat verts[36] = { -0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 1, 0, -0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0, 1, 0, 0.5, 0, 0.5, -0.5, 0, ...
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Highlight edge on 3d cube in directx

I want to make a 3d editor in DX9/XNA for a project I'm working on. I'm just thinking through how I would go about certain tasks and I'm stuck on one particular thing, which is crucial to making the ...
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Calculate the angle between two 3d vectors: Function always returns 89.1-89.9

I have my own 2d game and I am attempting to calculate the angle between 2 GameObjects. My Problem: My function that is meant to calculate the angle(direction) between 2 Vector3's doesn't appear to ...
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How to render metaballs?

How to render metaballs? I am a Python programmer familiar with the Panda3d and Blender3d APIs. My math kinda sucks, but I know enough to write game logic code and procedural model generation code, ...
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Microsoft XNA code sample wont work with blender model [closed]

I downloaded this code sample and integrated it into my game http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/mesh_instancing It works with the model that they supplied, but throws and ...
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BSPs, Octrees and modern graphics hardware [closed]

I have read a lot of literature on BSPs, Octrees and like. Problem is that it is all old literature from software rendering time. Nobody describes how it is implemented today. So here is my idea how ...
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How can I implement 3D textures using webgl?

I went through the google I/O video but did not get exactly how to do it. If somebody could point me to a simple 3D texture implementation using webgl, it would be helpful. i basically have a volume, ...
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global transform to local transform?

If an object is attached to another one and you need to set its position, rotation and scale in global space, what do you do to get the local versions of these values, knowing the same values for the ...
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How do I perform collision tests between two 3D oriented bounding boxes?

I want to test two 3D oriented bounding box objects against each other and stop them if there is a hit detected. How can I accomplish this using only the collision detection functions in the Bullet ...
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VBO and gl*Pointer management practises?

I'm aware it's not a simple yes/no question and for the moment I can't tell if it can be simply answered, or is it a topic for a long discussion which is not suitable for our Q&A format. I want ...
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How to make NPC AI for my jme3 ninja game

My scene has a main character who is a ninja and an enemy which is a goblin and one monster but the monster has no animation so we can wait with him: How can I make the goblin actually move instead ...
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How to merge two objects in Blender

What I've Done I created a Cube object with Subdivision Surface modifier in order to model a spehere. I created a cuboid object looking like a angled, longish baton. What I Want to Do I want to ...
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Which models and scene to use for a dungeon game?

I use jme3 with some builtin models and scenes and I've managed to put together a third person 3D scene. I now want to program some attack and/or fights and I think that skeleton warriors and/or ...
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Textureing subdivided Icosahedron in XNA, seam problem

*Look below for the updated source code* I have started to to make some different types of objects and create them by code in XNA. Right now I have finished the code for creating a Icosahedron. And ...
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Engine and level of detail for maze / labyrinth / dungeon scene?

My question is similar to these: Algorithm for generating a 2d maze To scene graph or not to scene graph? I.e. in this case should I use jme3 or some other engine (I heard unreal offers a free ...
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How to generate caves that resemble those of Minecraft?

I've been working on a 3D procedural world for a while now and am wanting to start adding cave systems. I'm currently using 2D/3D Perlin Noise for the terrain generation in combination with Marching ...
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Using bone joints

I am trying to save bone joints to a file, and am using this format. I was wondering if anyone could clear up a few questions I have why do I need to provide rotation data for the bone, if I already ...