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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OpenGL : Suggestion on handling collision detection and vertex data?

I was thinking how to do collision detection in my OpenGL application and came to conclusion that I should keep two copies of my geometry data. 1)First copy : Only for OpenGL rendering purposes.This ...
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Moving an object (pong paddle) along the x,y axis in 3d-space with mouse/touch

First of all: Sorry, my English isn't quiet good, I'm very new in 3D and I'am using JMonkeyEngine. What I would like to do?: A 3d pong game and I want to control the paddle with the mousecursor ...
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Unity3D Get collision without having Rigidbody

I am trying to detect a collision between 2 objects, each one of them has a Collider component. In the script I have the method OnCollisionEnter(Collision other) where I want to check if the collided ...
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Tiling perlin noise seamlessly, but without repeating to generate an infinite 3D world

I have been working on a 3D game in java using LWJGL for a while now. I am trying to make procedurally generated infinite 3D terrain that is generated around the player. So far I have: 3D terrain ...
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DX11 Mixing 2D and 3D

So I am somewhat new to working with DirectX rendering, and I have done some 2d and 3d work. I am planning on working on a new application where I will be rendering a bunch of 3d scenery, and then ...
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Is C++ “still” preferred in game development? [closed]

I am a 2D Game Programmer.Some programming languages which I am good at are C,Java ,C#. I also know Actionscript 2.0,3.0 and some javascript. I'm interested in learning 3D Game programming. So far ...
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Unity3D Get object size in order to be used in Vector3 coordinates

I have a plane in Unity in 3D project, and I want to get its boundaries so I can use them in random function for getting Vector3 coordinates. Currently I am trying like this GameObject ground; void ...
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3D Picking: Doesn't Work Consistently

I'm trying to implement a 3D picking function that at the moment simply calculates the ray being sent from the camera after the user clicks the mouse on the window. It kind of works well when the ...
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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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UV texture mapping with perspective correction works for 50%

So, I've been trying to get the UV texture mapping down with perspective correction. The triangle rasterization seems to work. The interpolation seems to work too. It's just the perspective ...
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How to understand kind of matrix/world from implemented math operations?

i'm a newbie in 3d programming, and i approach for the first time this argument. I try to make some changes to an existing 3d object viewer, to better suite my needs. This object viewer is jsc3d. I ...
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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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What is the correct approach to implement multiplayer in a game? [duplicate]

I'm developing a game and it is intended to be a multiplayer game. I have experience in writing servers and clients in Java, but the game is written in C++. The server will be written in Java for ...
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Rotate model to face direction it's traveling in 3d with scenekit and swift - Boids implementation

I am implementing a boids simulation using Swift and Scenekit. Implementing the simulation itself has been fairly straight forward however I have been unable to make my models faces the direction they ...
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How to apply transform matrices retrieved from FBX

I'm trying to import a skeletal animation using FBX SDK. I followed this article, managing to load all the needed data, but when I try to display the animation the mesh falls apart. My knowledge of ...
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Texturing Objects in OpenGL

Using OpenGL tutorials found here, I constructed an .obj file loader as well as a texture file loader using SOIL. I have an issue with drawing a textured object. (Shown here) Assuming I created the ...
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How do you make Direct3D work in a browser?

I've come across games that are 3D that are playable in a browser. They require a plugin to be installed to work. I guess the plugin creates a D3D window inside the browser. How would I go about ...
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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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3D zooming technique to maintain the relative position of an object on screen

Is it possible to zoom to a certain point on screen by modifying the field of view and rotating the view of the camera as to keep that point/object in the same place on screen while zooming ? Changing ...
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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 do I resolve a sphere-triangle collision in a given direction?

I am trying my hand at game physics. I understand that the basic way to pull back a sphere when it collided is to negate the penetration distance: // If collided... // `distance`: distance form ...
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How to I Create My own 3d modals in unity5? [closed]

How to I Create My own 3D modals in unity 5? Actually,I don't know how to create a 3d modals in unity 5.If anyone is know, PLZ tell me...!
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Perspective projection? [closed]

I am trying to write an elite like game and I kind of understand the maths behind it but it would be really helpful if someone could explain it.
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How do I create this type of mixed 2D/3D character model?

I'm interested in how this little Lively Hamster Flash game's character is modelled and animated. The head seems 3D. The back always shows a black outline, so I assume it is 2D. Is this a ...
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Does triangle-plane clipping in 3D always produce a triangle?

When you clip a triangle against a plane, will you always get a triangle out? Are there perhaps cases where you don't get a triangle out of clipping it against a plane?
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Best technique to create oldschool (fake 3D) racing game?

What would be a good approach to develop the render system for an oldschool type racing game that uses a pseudo 3D scenery, like for example Outrun or Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge? There's an endless ...
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Unity 3D - Rotating an object in relation to its velocity

I am currently trying out Unity 3D and I've run into a problem. The problem is I have a car that moves along a road and then when it reaches a corner I would like it to turn the corner and have the ...
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3D isometric depth sorting

How is it possible to depth sort tiles and objects in an isometric environments without any limitations? I've been researching this for a while now and there seems to be no publicly available answers ...
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glDrawElements and Texture Coordinate

I just move on from Immediate Mode and try Vertex Array method using glDrawElements and I got the texture is mess. How to draw the texture correctly? This is a piece of my render code ...
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Track two objects on the screen at the same time

I want to keep two objects visible at the same time. My current idea is to calculate a bounding box that contains the two objects and then zoom and rotate the camera so the whole box is visible, is ...
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Why do we use 4x4 matrices to transform things in 3D?

To translate a vector by 10 unit in the X direction, why do we have to use a matrix? We can just add 10 to the mat[0][0], and we got the same result too.
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What to consider when deciding on 2D vs 3D for a game?

How much "harder" is 3D than 2D in terms of: Amount/complexity of the code Level of math skills required Time involved in making art assets Original title: How hard is 3D game development versus ...
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2D camera perspective projection from 3D coordinates — HOW?

I am developing a camera for a 2D game with a top-down view that has depth. It's almost a 3D camera. Basically, every object has a Z even though it is in 2D, and similarly to parallax layers their ...
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Can I render 3D objects in Ray Casting engines?

I was gathering some information on the glorious Ray Casting technique. As far as I've understood it's not a complete 3D rendering, and that's why objects and NPC's are often displayed as simple ...
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Export as .dae, but retain color (all for Unity)

So, I was trying to learn some basic Unity stuff (I am a noob in all respects), and in my early research, I discovered something amazing: I can import 3D meshes that I make into Unity! So, I ...
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Lasers in 3D space game

I am creating this little 3d space shooter and am somewhat unsure on how to implement the laser beams. I'm thinking about something along Star Wars and the like where mostly you shoot rather short ...
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How to enter a level when touching an object

I am working on a project in Unity 4.6.1f1 and I was wondering how can I make a cube touch another cube to go to the next level (the image below)? ! EDIT: I made a script and put it on the purple ...
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Center a 3D model to cursor's position

I am having a hard time understanding how to go about this. I have a 2D game with some 3D models in it. I want to move a 3D model to where the mouse cursor is currently at in every frame (In other ...
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Building levels for use in LibGDX

I'm working on a 3D shooter game using LibGDX and was winding how I would go about building levels that I could import into my game easily. I'm using Blender as my modeling software and I've heard of ...
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Geometry System of Populous: The Beginning [closed]

I want to to develop a game like Populous: The Beginning with my friend. But we could not find out what type of geometry they have used for the world. We know that - all tiles have the same size - ...
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multiply matrix by vector: what to do if need to change y-up to z-up?

I multiply a matrix with a position vector to get a new position, however, now I need to change my matrix from y-up coordinate space to z-up. Changing only the matrix won't work: how to apply the ...
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How to draw 2d above 3d scene?

I have an OpenGL(3.3)+GLEW application. I want to draw a black vertical rectangle at the left side of the window for writing some information on it, like fps (I use GLEW function for drawing text). ...
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What direction is forward when the rotation is (0, 0, 0)?

I'm representing the rotations of my actors (or gameobjects) with euler angles (one float for each axis). And I've always considered the vector (1,0,0) (x,y,z) to be the actor's direction if all ...
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My translations are not working correctly in 3D space [duplicate]

Here is part of my code. The main thing I want to do is make the world rotate properly around my camera in 3D space (which it does), and I want to have the world translate around my camera correctly ...
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Unity3d - move 3d object in an AR scene

I have an AR scene that has one AR camera, an image target and a 3D object as below. I want to move the AR object to the position of the mouse click. I have tried taking the Input.mouseposition ...
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Pathfinding in 3d voxel: waypoints?

I have an application where I have a 3d collision voxel space (passable or non-passable at each point) and I want to plot a short unobstructed path between two points. There are no gravity ...
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Creating Lighting effect in openGL [duplicate]

I am trying to make my wall have the same color and shade as the walls shown in the picture (Please ignore the frame and the bulbs). I can create a a cube and view it from inside but how can we give ...
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Any reliable polygon normal calculation code?

Do you have any reliable 3d polygonal face normal calculation code? Any language will do, I'll port it to make it work. Even if you find some code in a 3d game engine and post it here I'll be more ...
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What type of 3D engine is the original Quake engine?

What type of 3D engine is the original ID Software Quake engine (1996)? What is the correct terminology? Is there a particular simple term that describes this type of engine? E.g. the original ...
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Transformed Vertices have wrong Z Axis

For quite some time I've been working on my open 3D game engine, to learn how this stuff works. You can see the full codebase relating to my problem here on GitHub. I'm using an OpenGL 3.3 Core ...