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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How to implement translation, scale, rotation gizmos for manipulating 3D object's transforms?

I am in the process of developing a basic 3D editor. It uses OpenGL for rendering a 3D world. Right now my scene is just a few boxes of different sizes and I am at the stage where I want to be able to ...
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How can I draw outlines around 3D models?

How can I draw outlines around 3D models? I'm referring to something like the effects in a recent Pokemon game, which appear to have a single-pixel outline around them:
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Vertical Collision Detection, Falling Through Ground

After much work trying to learn collision system theory and apply it, I've got my collision system working for the most part. The player can collide horizontally with no issue, sliding against walls, ...
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Multiple Body Code?

I've been working on one game, 3D RPG with Ogre graphic engine and I wondered if there is a code for multiple bodies? Currently there is only one body model and if I want to add a new one, the ...
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Best practice for saving content-dependent metadata? [closed]

What is the best practice (compliant with the 3D pipeline) for saving content-dependent metadata, such as barycentre? I don't want to render the metadata, but I want to inform the users about it. I ...
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How does the Unity3D entity system work?

I saw the Java Artemis Entity Component System and thought of the entity system in Unity3D. In Artemis for example you can only add one component type to each entity and the logic is not in the ...
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Wall Collision on a model

I am building a model of a house in XNA and made a collision system so that when the player goes into the wall they stop. Also I made it so if the player is pressing the key 'up' and collides into the ...
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Is the rendering of distorted point clouds more complex?

I have two point clouds of n points: A dense ball-shape point cloud with many points inside A spherical point cloud with points on its surface. Is there (really) any difference between rendering ...
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How to calculate “real” distance between cursor and away object?

I don't really know how to formulate the title, but the problem is the following: I'm using a scripting language called "SQF" which has been created by a company named "Bohemia Interactive" (no, I do ...
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Determine percentage of screen covered by an object without using frustum culling

On the CPU-side of an 3D first-person / ego perspective game I need to check whether what the players currently sees on screen is the inside of a box object defined by world space coordinates (the ...
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Impact of object's statistics on the rendering

Consider two 3D objects with n points and n triangles. One of the objects has a smooth surface such as a ball or a box, and the other object is like a fuzzy onion-layered object with large ...
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Utility of submesh class in a 3d game engine?

I've read somewhere that we use sub mesh for being able to give different materials to one mesh. But why not simply do this with scenegraph ? I mean you have a car mesh, and instead of using ...
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How can I create straight, glowing lines?

What techniques are used in this style? What steps would be required to recreate it? (Screenshot of this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dkeesto.holographlw)
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How do I correctly multiply an XMMATRIX by a scalar?

Using DirectXMath and its XMMATRIX structure in C++ and Direct X 11, how does one multiply that matrix structure by a single float scalar? I want to implement the operation B = A * f; where A and B ...
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Align tetrahedrons

I'm currently generating tetrahedron meshes in Unity When a player clicks the side of a mesh, a new one spawns aligned with it, like this. I'm not sure how nor can I find any information on ...
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XNA: Rotating Bones

XNA 4.0 I am trying to learn how to rotate bones on a very simple tank model I made in Cinema 4D. It is rigged by 3 bones, Root -> Main -> Turret -> Barrel I have binded all of the objects to the ...
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Can I export animated models from Unity? Into what formats?

I have an animated 3D model from the Unity Asset Store that I would like a new animator to touch up (the license allows this). But they need it in a format they can use (in Maya or... something ...
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How to approach in-game character creation system alike Sims [closed]

I would like to implement an in-game character creation similar to the Wii/Mii system or The Sims using Blender and Unity. In what ways is this possible, other than (or in conjunction with) using ...
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XNA HLSL UV Mapping

I was testing my hlsl lighting shader, I've copied it from a tutorial and it works perfectly, but all the meshes in the model needs to have texture coordinate, I guess this is because this part: ...
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How do I find the angle between two 3D angles represented in this form?

I have two 3D angles, represented by [a1,a2] [a1,a2] where the a2 is < 180. My coordinates are represented as [X,Y,Z], where X,Y,Z are 64 bit ints (longs in my lang). My direction angles are ...
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What is deferred lighting?

There is plenty of information on what deferred rendering is but there is a lack when it comes to deferred lighting and the information that there is there is not clear. My question is simple, what ...
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Importing a .x file to 3D Studio Max?

I've been googling this for a while and haven't been able to find anything (blenders importer does not work). How can I import a .x file to 3D Studio Max? There are heaps of resources in converting ...
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XNA Library DrawPrimitives throwing primitiveCount error

I downloaded the project from here http://silverlight.bayprince.com/tutorials.php?tutorial=13 and tried adding a new OBJ file with a few thousand vertices listed. The classic teapot works but when I ...
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How can I achieve a bullet tracing effect similar to the one in Planetside?

I've noticed that bullet tracers in Planetside 2 don't show up close -- every time I see them, it came from a barrel a ways away. I don't believe Planetside traces every bullet either, because then ...
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Should I shade models before or after importing them into Unity?

Is it better to shade a model inside the 3D modeling software or inside Unity? As an example, if I need to use a transparent model, should it be made transparent inside the modeling application or ...
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Physics-perfect (or somewhere near) 3d sound engine

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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Maya shatter collision without interpenetration

I'm a newbie in Maya and after days of Googling I still cannot find the answer to my question. I'm making a solid shatter in Maya, as expected, the rigidbodies interpenetrate with each other. And the ...
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SharpDX/D3D: How to implement and draw fonts/text

I am playing with SharpDX (Direct3D for .NET) without using "Toolkit", already finished with basic rendering 3D models. But now i am wondering how to program/create fonts for game (2D), or how to ...
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Fastest way to draw quads in OpenGL ES?

I am using OpenGL ES 2.0 I have a bunch a quads to be drawn, would love to be able to have to pass only 4 vertices per quad as if I were using GL_QUADS, but basically I just want to know the best way ...
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I'm a single developer making a game made of blocks. Can I make 3d characters made of blocks without looking like Minecraft?

I would like to differentiate the look as much as I can but yet it has to be within the limits of what is reasonable for a single programmer can do. I have alot of ideas that would make the game ...
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Find world matrix

I'm making my first 3D-game with XNA (MonoGame) and have come to a point where I wish to add a crosshair for the player. To do this I need the on-screen coordinates of the location where my fighter ...
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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 do I structure my models for 3D animation?

I have a question about implementing a 3D animation system in my engine. The following is how I am attempting to model the render / animation systems. (Note: I am using Haskell for the pseudo-code ...
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how do I know what blocks to draw in a lightweight Minecraft style game [duplicate]

I am creating a lightweight minecraft style test game in C++ using opengl es. I have come upon a problem while planning it though - what is the most efficient way to render blocks? I know about back ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Point Sprites Size

I am trying to draw point sprites in OpenGL ES 2.0, but all my points end up with a size of 1 pixel...even when I set gl_PointSize to a high value in my vertex shader. How can I make my point sprites ...
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Work flow for modelling a city(open world)

This seems like a massive task, do each individual building/object have to be modeled individually. If so are the model imported into the world editor and places accordingly. Or are other techniques ...
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Is it possible to reverse perspective projection with simple scale and translate? [duplicate]

Basically I'm asking this question (which seems to have gone un-answered): How to do perspective projection “parallax” but without changing the scale or offset of objects? I'm using perspective ...
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Why do we say things are rotated around the z-axis in a space graph?

I've embarked on a journey of game development. I need to learn lots of 3D terminology, since I want to make 3D games. I learned that X is to the right, Y is up, and Z is towards you. Then why when a ...
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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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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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JMonkey scrolling 3D text

I need to make a scrolling 3D text, which is not a gui. I have a 3d box display over which I should render a long scrolling text. I can render and move text, but how do I cut/make invisible the part ...
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What is the best methodology in mounting customizables to a 3d avatar in Unity?

Someone I know suggested just making every customizable on the model then just hide the non active ones. But that doesn't sound very efficient for me. So my question is what is the best method to use ...
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Picking a local origin as the centroid of given three points in 3D

Given three points non-collinear P, Q, R in 3D, I need a generic method to generate x', y', z' unit vectors that behave like origin of local coordinate system. x' and y' vectos should be on the plane ...
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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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How do you create a 2d world then view it in 3d?

I have been learning OpenGL for a while now and have a pretty good understanding so far. What I would like to know is if I create a 2D game in Orthographic Projection, is it possible to switch to a ...
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How can I find the collision response between a moving sphere and cube?

I'm implementing my own algorithm for sphere and cube collision response. So far I'm able to only test if both of them overlap. My problem is: A cube is rotating around its axes i.e x and z axes. And ...
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Closest distance from 3D point to vector line

First let's have a look at my little drawing: I have an origin point p1 defined by x, y and z co-ordinates, and a vector v given by x, y and z magnitude. I also have an arbitrary point, p2, given ...
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Find point in 3D plane

I have four points in a 3D space, example: (0,0,1) (1,0,1) (1,0,2) (0,0,2) Then I have a 2D position on that square plane: x = 0.5 y = 0.5 I need to find out the 3D space point of that position in ...
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Simulating 3D height in 2D scene (also shadows)

I recently stumbled across this http://vimeo.com/99118680 video and was stunned by the beautiful painted art and colors. But mostly I couldn't believe how everything appeared to have three dimensions ...
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Resolution independent game world in 3D

I'm developing a game similar to Don't Starve - 2D billboards in a 3D world. Now I have encountered a problem with resolutions. I want the player to be able to change resolution, but I don't want to ...