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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Multiple Vertex Layouts

I have different vertex layouts I'm using to render things in DirectX and as of now I've just used the same vertex layout for every mesh I load in. But now I want to have the vertex layout change ...
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Drawing Projected Vertices/Faces In Order

I recently created a 3d engine, and have gotten to what is (as I've found) the hardest part so far. I need to sort the objects and then draw them. I've looked at sorting algorithms, but my case is ...
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Scaling world - projection, view or separate matrix?

I am currently writing a simple 3D space visualisation program. Things get loaded into it from a simple XML file, which contains positions and sizes of objects in space, so you can put basically any ...
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Finding the side of a shape a ray intersects

For some simple 3D shapes (cubes, prisms) how can I determine which side a ray intersects, knowing the direction of the ray, and the normals of the shapes' sides. I thought of using plane ...
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How to import smoothing groups from 3D max to ZBrush

I need to import model from 3D max to ZBrush with smoothing groups because I need to have some smooth edges and some sharp. As I remember it was possible to make it in ZBrush 3.0 by using plugin ...
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Draw 3D model on top of another one

I am trying to draw a 3D model I made with Blender in Monogame/XNA and this is the result I get when I draw 2 of them on top of each other How can I make it so that the colors don't add up, but the ...
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How does collision detection work? [duplicate]

I was curious on how hit collision works in games. I know there is a simple method that gives every object in a 2D or 3D world a recengular hitbox that makes it easy to detect a collision, but when ...
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Render angles of a 3D model into 2D images?

Is there a tool out there that you can give a 3D model file, and it will output 2D renders of it from various angles? For example if you were making a 2D RPG but you want to make your character look ...
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How do I apply A* to a complex and dynamic 3D environment?

I've looked a bit at Breadth-First and Depth-First search algorithms and I think I've got a pretty good idea of how they work. Now I am here : http://www.policyalmanac.org/games/aStarTutorial.htm ...
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A* pathfinding in 3D

I've looked through some A* pathfinding algorithm examples, but as far as i know they work with grids e.q -> http://qiao.github.io/PathFinding.js/visual/ But how can I use this algorithm in my 3D ...
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How to set player rotation to direction the player is moving?

I'm having an issue with my click to move mechanic. I want the player to move to a specific position in the game when the mouse is clicked (and it does just that) but the issue I'm having is that the ...
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Calculate future 3D Position of object(Unit)?

I've looked around and almost all examples is see have a velocity vector which I do not have, or at this point am unable to figure out. Im trying to find the 3D position where i can launch a trap in ...
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Stuck on a steering problem

i'm building a car game, and currently working on the steering. i would like to change the motion of Z rotation so that the car rotates around the Z axis when the wheels are turned. I can't set the ...
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Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?

I imaginated a mobile game and now I'm getting doubts as to whether its possible for my idea to be developed in 2D. Here's a crude illustration of the game scene: It's pretty much like Subway ...
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3D models on 2D background perspective mismatch

we are working on a tactics game, with a hand drawn 2D backgrounds and 3D models moving on them. The game generates a 2D grid placed on a XY plane, with faux isometric tiles (Diamond Grid). I have ...
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What map projection is needed to transform a shapefile into a 3D earth?

I'm looking for a way to create a 3D earth in Flash, something like the wonderful SolarSystemScope, only in my map the countries should be clickable and whatnot. To get started I've got map data from ...
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How can a load and play an .x model using vertex animation in XNA?

From a game I developed years ago, I still have character models that my former 3D engine designer created and that I'd like to reuse in a Windows Phone project now. However, the files are in DirectX ...
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How to load 3D models into Java?

Using LWJGL what is the easiest way to load a 3D model to be drawn on screen? I know LWJGL doesn't have built in loading support so I am looking for a small library that would help to load ...
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Generated 3d tree meshes

I did not find a question on these lines yet, correct me if I'm wrong. Trees (and fauna in general) are common in games. Due to their nature, they are a good candidate for procedural generation. ...
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How to calculate a 3D orientation from 2D vanishing lines on an image?

Let say I have a image that represent a 3D scene. I did not have the 3D camera orientation of that scene (left, up and forward vectors) and i'd like to calculate it. On that picture, I draw 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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DirectX graphics issues [closed]

When you see something that looks like this And it's actually supposed to be like 100 models of asteroids. What would you say is wrong with it? Index Buffers messed up. Vertex Buffers? Projection? ...
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Implement a Vision cone in 3D

I'm looking at how to implement a vision cone for my AI. Everything I look at talks about a forward vector, but in my situation, and I'm not that great with math, I have a vector but it doesn't give ...
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“aim at” in 3D space algorithm

I'd to calculate the cartesian rotate values of "aiming" one point at another in 3D space. For example, assuming rotation order of XYZ: Point A is at [0, 0, 0] Point B is at [2, 2, 0] If point A was ...
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YAW not working correctly with XNA

I successfully draw the model, and made it move forward and backward, but when I try to make it rotates (yaw) its not working correctly, like its moving too instead of only rotate. Here is my camera ...
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How to render grid properly, especially over distance?

I'm drawing a grid, pretty much like one can see in the Unity editor itself or any 3D-editor, many 3D-related applications and some games. But it doesn't look pretty in my case. I put a few random ...
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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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Easiest way to make a 3D overworld [closed]

Using something like Blender, would it be easier and more time and space efficient to create 'tiles', and use some kind of software like Tiled to use these tiles in the various maps, or would it be ...
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How to rotate model 180º with XNA

I got a model, and a camera pointing at this model, I think my camera position is the problem. Its showing the front of the model, but I want it to show its back like in third person. My camera code ...
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Legality on BSP maps and creating them using Open Source Editor Tools

I saw somewhere when you use BSP Quake Map Format with Id Software Official Tools that you need to acquire licensing when you release your game commercially with a map created with Id's own editor ...
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Sort Polygons in order - not working?

I'm fairly new to programming in a 3d world. I'm trying to create a canvas where all the objects are drawn in order of furthest-to-closest and from bottom to top - so they don't overlap each other, ...
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Perspective Projection - Drawing Lines

So I sort of understand the math behind projecting 3d points onto a 2d plane. It's just some simple dividing and multiplication of distances. However I can't seem to wrap my head around projecting ...
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Intersperse 2D with 3D opengl

I want to be able to draw 3D objects as well as 2D objects in an openGL environment. Normally, I would draw my 3D stuff, disable the depth buffer and depth mask, then draw my 2D stuff. However, this ...
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Using modo for Unity level modelling?

Is anyone using modo for modelling level meshes for Unity here? I'd like to know how to set up modo so that I can use the grid in modo and it will reflect 1 meter. I've set in modo preferences Unit ...
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Physics-perfect (or somewhere near) 3d sound engine [closed]

I'm new to game programming, although I have some years of experience in console/web development. My problem is not so much that I can't find what I'm looking for, it's just that I don't have the ...
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OpenGL Viewport inside of a Viewport

I'm creating a labyrinth in opengl, and I'm trying to create a minimap. For that, I thought of creating a viewport inside of a viewport. I already tried following a tutorial from Lazy Foo, and I can ...
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Assimp - generate tangents and bitangents

I have started using Assmip 3.1.1 in my OpenGL application. Let's consider a simple example. Here is obj triangle model: mtllib triangle.mtl v -5.0 0.0 0.0 v 0.0 0.0 0.0 v 0.0 5.0 0.0 vn 0.0 0.0 ...
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Movement on objects in 2D tile/grid based game

This question is an addition to both of these questions: Boat passing under a bridge in a 2D tile based RTS How to handle slopes/bridges in a 2d grid turn based strategy game While I get the idea ...
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Is it more efficient to render full size with AA, or scaled down with no AA?

Which is more resource-efficient (given a typical modern 3D game scene): Rendering it at 100% scale with anti-aliasing, or Rendering it larger and scaling it down to fit the screen, but without AA? ...
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Implementing line-of-sight in 3D?

I've been searching for information on implementing line-of-sight in my game. I've found some great resources for 2D implementations that produce pixel-perfect results, but there's very little info on ...
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What is FOVx in this diagram?

a beginner game developer here. I have recently taken upon learning about 3D game development and I am stuck on a simple matrix problem. The image is found from this article: ...
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How do I avoid 3D AABB collision response getting stuck at block edges?

I want the player to be able to slide along cubes, but without getting caught at the seam between 2 adjacent cubes. I've gotten it so that I can do x collision, with sliding, and y, and z, but I ...
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How do I make a collision between AABBs slide?

I have a room with objects inside. Each object has it's own AABB. I know how to check for collisions between the objects with an AABB-AABB intersection. How do I calculate an appropriate collision ...
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Translating Objects in Worldspace

Given the worldspace coordinates of a collection of arbitrarily positioned objects, how do I translate them while preserving their relative placement? For instance, I have a table and a few bowls that ...
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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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Ray casting: need to find start and end vectors

So I have a 3D object and I'm trying to implement Maximum Intensity Projection on it. I already started of using a default vector to show per pixel, namely: pixelCoord[0] = uVec[0] * (i - ...
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Is Unlimited Detail real?

Many aspects of Unlimited Details Unlimited Detail Technology seems dubious to me, even the introductory paragraph (because of the usage of the word unlimited): Unlimited Detail is a new ...
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Directx9 engine Z-buffer problem with d3dimage

I am trying to integrate my Direct9 engine into my new WPF application via D3DImage. Everything is working except for the Z buffer. With the AutoDepthStencil at FALSE I can render my meshes but the ...
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Solving the “bullet problem” [duplicate]

I have a 3D matrix filled with "empty space" where I put some objects (objects are represented as bunch of occupied space). The bullet is fired from coordinates (x1,y1,z1) at angles ...
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OpenGL light appears to move with camera and changes with object rotation

I have a working open gl es 2.0 3d engine (my own) that I've used in several iOS apps. I recently noticed that on a mutli-symmetrical object the lighting didn't look the same at each rotation. For ...