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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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 ...
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Overlapping vertices on sphere?

Iv started up doing some programming in XNA as Iv been doing C# for several years and would like to start do some 3D work with C# and XNA framework. Right now Im trying to build a sphere by code. It ...
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3d world vertex translation to go to 2d screen coords

My technical english is a little rusty so to avoid misunderstands please be patient with me :) I will try to be brief and clear Situation: - I have a 2d sprite character on the screen - I've just ...
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Ray Picking: how can I find which copy of model to pick, if they share the same vertices, but each one is translated before being drawn?

I have a scene, in which I am drawing few different objects - each one has the same vertices and each one is translated to proper place before being drawn. While using libgdx (but I think that this ...
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apply non-hierarchial transforms to hierarchial skeleton?

I use Blender3D, but the answer might not API-exclusive. I have some matrices I need to assign to PoseBones. The resulting pose looks fine when there is no bone hierarchy (parenting) and messed up ...
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How to remove floating terrain when generated with 3D Perlin Noise?

I'm currently using 3D Perlin Noise to generate random terrain in combination with Marching Cubes. My issue seems to lie in scaling the noise function to get reasonable heights in my terrain. If ...
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Screen coordinates to a multilevel isometric world

I have an isometric world that has stuff on multiple levels, i.e. it has an XYZ coordinate system, and tiles can be stacked on each other, accumulating screen Y offset as they go. I currently have an ...
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How does 3D games work so fluent provided that each mesh's size is so big?

I'm surprised to find that each mesh takes at least 5-6 MB, how can a 3D game be so fluent when there are hundreds of models? I'm expecting it will simply go out of memory or something else that ...
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What does multisampling skip or improve? (so it can be faster than supersampling)

I never really fully understood this, or found an article which explained all the steps in a friendly way. I'll start with what I do know already (which I hope do not contain misconceptions). I'm ...
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collision resolve sphere-aabb and aabb-aabb [closed]

I am currently working on a basic physics engine which does not consider rotations. At the moment I work on collision resolving between aabbs and spheres. Unfortunately I have no idea what a collision ...
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Creating a highlight halo around a selected object

I'm looking to create a halo highlight around the selected objects in my game screen. The main platform is android, but I am writing an iOS version as well, updating it whenever I successfully add the ...
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How do I import Motionbuilder animation into my game?

I have an animation sequence for a 3D model built in Autodesk Motionbuilder. How would import the data for the sequence into my java game for my model? Is there any tutorial on how to accomplish this? ...
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Efficient physics and collision detection for RTS

I'm thinking about writing my own RTS game and while I'm more or less clear about how the game engine should work, I need some directions as to how to implement physics and collision detection. Now, ...
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UVW Unwrap multiple quads on same texture space automatically

I've been looking around the web for the answer to this question, but to no avail. So here I go. I'm looking for a way to automatically map several quads on the same texture space (for example (0,0) ...
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Advanced Animation for 2d Isometric Game?

I need help with workflow suggestions for a flash game. (although the concepts would apply to other game engines, too). In a game like: Hero Academy There are several different character models each ...
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What data structure should I use for a 3D platformer game?

I am developing a platformer game with XNA framework like Metroid but in 3D. Now I have to draw models and I have the question of the title. I read many post and I know that the main data structures ...
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How do I render .dae models?

I'm building a game for iOS. I'm quite new to OpenGL but what I want is to take a 3D model I have made in Google SketchUp and use it in my 3d game. The problem is I don't know how to proceed. I have ...
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How should I position and move objects in my 3D world in relation to terrain

I'm drawing a heightfield as a piece of 3D terrain using the fairly 'dumb' method of drawing triangles, like everyone does when learning this sort of thing. There's no fancy LOD, scenegraphs or other ...
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Split vector vs matrix notation for transformation

Some rendering engines like Ogre prefer to use a individual vector based notation for transformations like the following Split vector notation: Net Transformation is represented by Scale vector = sx, ...
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3D terrain map with Hexagon Grids

I'm working on a hobby project (I'm a web/backend developer by day) and I want to create a 3D Tile (terrain) engine. I'm using XNA, but I can use MonoGame, OpenGL, or straight DirectX, so the answer ...
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Optimizing hierarchical transform

I'm transforming objects in 3D space by transforming each vector with the object's 4x4 transform matrix. In order to achieve hierarchical transform, I transform the child by its own matrix, and then ...
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getting bone base and tip positions from a transform matrix?

I need this for a Blender3d script, but you don't really need to know Blender to answer this. I need to get bone head and tip positions from a transform matrix read from a file. The position of base ...
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Fixed-Function vs Shaders: Which for beginner?

I'm currently going to college for computer science. Although I do plan on utilizing an existing engine at some point to create a small game, my aim right now is towards learning the fundamentals: ...
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Finding closest object to a location within a specific perpendicular distance to direction vector

I have a location and a direction vector indicating facing, I want to find the closest object to that location that is within some tolerance distance (perpendicular distance) to the ray formed by the ...
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Checking for collisions on a 3D heightmap

I have a 3D heightmap drawn using OpenGL (which isn't important). It's represented by a 2D array of height data. To draw this I go through the array using each point as a vertex. Three vertices are ...
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How to generate portal zones?

I'm developing a portal-based scene manager. Basically all it does is to check the portals against the camera frustum, and render their associated portal zones accordingly. Is there any way my editor ...
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Drawing 2D Grid in 3D View - Need help with method

I'm trying to draw a simple 2D grid for an editor, to able to navigate more clearly around the 3D space, but I can't render it: Grid2D class, creates a grid of a certain size at a location and should ...
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Translate along local axis

I have an object with a position matrix and a rotation matrix (derived from a quaternion, but I digress). I'm able to translate this object along world-relative vectors, but I'm trying to figure out ...
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Blender 2.6: Changing the Resolution (Rings/Segments) of a UVSphere's

I know that it's possible to change the resolution (I mean the rings and the segments) of a UVSphere by pressing [F6] and changing some arguments. But what if I add a UVSphere to my canvas at first, ...
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Weird appearance for a 3D XNA ground

I wanted to add a ground so I can know the position of a helicopter in the world. But the ground appeared in a weird way: http://i.stack.imgur.com/yTSuW.jpg The ground had the following texture: ...
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as3 3D camera lookat

I'm making a 3D camera scene in Flash, draw using drawTriangles() and rotated and translated using a Matrix3D. I've got the camera to look after a specific point, but only on the Y-axis, using the x ...
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When to use Euler vs Axis angles vs Quaternions?

I understand the theory behind each but I was wondering if people could share their experiences in when one would use one over the other For instance, if you were implementing a chase camera, a ...
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Trouble with Collada bones

I have a Collada file with a rigged mesh. I've read the node tags in the library_visual_scenes tag and extracted the matrix for each node and stored everything in a hierarchical bone structure. My ...
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I need advice on creating animal 3D walk cycles in XNA

I want to purchase a number of 3D models from TurboSquid and animate them in an XNA game. I wrote a lot of games from 1985-1999 and have recently become involved with XNA. Now I would like to port ...
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What exactly can shaders be used for?

I'm not really a 3D person, and I've only used shaders a little in some Three.js examples, and so far I've got an impression that they are only being used for the graphical part of the equation. ...
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What is a correct step by step logic of exporting scene with baked occlusion for loading it at runtime?

I wonder what is a correct step by step logic of exporting scene with baked occlusion (Culling data) for loading that scene at runtime (on fly from the internet for example))? So currently my plan ...
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Camera not working

I made a camera in DX9. To move forward I press the Up arrow. To rotate on the Y axis I use the mouse. When I perform these movements on their own the camera moves at the speed I want. However, if I ...
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Get all triangles that are < N dist from you?

Does anyone know of a way I could add a radius to this code for p? Like basically saying "this is true if the triangle is < N dist from the point" public boolean isPointInTriangle( Vector3f p, ...
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Transform 3D vectors between coordinate systems

I've got 6 points in 3D space: A,B,C,D,E,F, that represent 4 vectors. AB is perpendicular to AC and DE is perpendicular to DF. I need to find a transformation matrix M, that transforms AB to DE and ...
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Attaching two objects and changing their world matrices accordingly

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the transformations required to bind two objects together in either a two-way or one-way relationship. I will need to implement both types. For the ...
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Better way to go up/down slope based on yaw?

Alright, so I got a bit of movement code and I'm thinking I'm going to need to manually input when to go up/down a slope. All I got to work with is the slope's normal, and vector, and My current and ...
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What techniques can I use to render very large numbers of objects more efficiently in OpenGL?

You can think of my application as drawing a very large ball-and-stick diagram (or graph). At times, this graph can get very large, where the number of elements even outnumbers the pixels on the ...
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How are realistic 3D faces created and animated in video games?

I'm interested in being able to create realistic faces and facial expressions for the 3D characters of a game I'm working on. Think something similar to the dialog scenes in games like Mass Effect. ...
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Quaternion dfference + time --> angular velocity (gyroscope in physics library)

I am using Bullet Physic library to program some function, where I have difference between orientation from gyroscope given in quaternion and orientation of my object, and time between each frame in ...
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Transform 3d viewport vector to 2d vector

I am playing around with 3d transformations and came along an issue. I have a 3d vector already within the viewport and need to transform it to a 2d vector. (let's say my screen is 10x10) Does that ...
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Matrix loading problems with jbullet and lwjgl

The following code does not load the matrix correctly from jbullet. //box is a RigidBody Transform trans = new Transform(); trans = box.getMotionState().getWorldTransform(trans); float[] matrix = new ...
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What graphic programs are used in Wind-up knight [closed]

What graphics programs does Android support? i.e. what graphics programs did Robot Invader use to create Wind-up Knight? Any hints or clues are appreciated Cheers David
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3d Picking under reticle

i'm currently trying to work out some 3d picking code that I started years ago, but then lost interested the assignment was completed (this part wasn't actually part of the assignment). I am not ...
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Create plane matrix from three 3d points

I have three 3d points (x, y, z). I am trying to create a 3d plane and get a 3d Matrix from those points. The XYZ values are not accurate in this case but should give an idea on what I am looking. ...
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How can I simulate multiple depth channels?

Here's what I'd like to achieve: Rendering a first pass of objects in my scene, using standard depth comparison Rendering another pass of objects in the same scene, but with the following rules: A ...