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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Moving an object toward another object on sphere knowing their quaternions

I have a sphere centered in world origin. On the sphere surface I have two objects and I know their quaternions (rotation around sphere). Currently my movement works on Vector2 inputs (cannot change ...
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What is the actual formula to find the vertices of an animation frame in using a BVH file?

I've read this tutorial and tried many formulas to build the skeleton. I am able to build it without the rotations, but those break everything. This, for example, is a simplified code for one of my ...
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How to use mocaps in your game if they don't loop smoothly?

Following suggestions on IRC, I've downloaded, parsed and incorporated the Free Release of 2500 mocaps to my game. I've noticed, though, that none of those loop perfectly. It does not connect and thus ...
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3D Camera Rotation

Please, forgive me, but I need help and I've been stuck on this for a few weeks now, I'm making no progress and everywhere I go and I see a different answer, everything I try doesn't work. I've had ...
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How can I import a .3ds file into JMonkeyEngine 3?

I am trying to import an animated character body (with skeleton) from 3D Studio Max to JMonkeyEngine 3, but while we succeeded at importing some animations, we cannot seem to export the skeleton to ...
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Carve river beds into existing 3d procedural generated terrain

Ok, I've read many threads around about procedural terrain generation with rivers and roads but they suggest approaches from zero to result. I'd like to know if exists an algorithm to apply to an ...
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DirectX Bullet Tracer Effect

I'm wondering if anyone knows some common and efficient ways to do a fast tracer for an instant bullet. I've seen people speak on forums of using primitive lines with DirectX, but I doubt this ...
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What is wrong with my smooth shading code?

I am having trouble getting smooth lighting to work in Java Monkey Engine. My terrain is voxel-based, with an iso-surface generated via Marching Cubes over the data field. Up until now, I have been ...
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Implementing Geometry Instancing in DirectX

I have a project that I'm doing in Managed DirectX (DX9) where I want to render lots of grass. My current method (many draw calls) is slow, but I've heard Geometry Instancing can fix that. I know ...
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Which nodes of the Collada DAE are most relevant for game object/character use?

I'm really new to game dev / D3D. And I was looking to choose an intermediary format to work with and convert to my internally used format. Collada DAE seems to be good as it can export animation too ...
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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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What does a Mesh consist of?

I have seen various implementations of mesh loaders in a few open source game engines. But all of them behave meshes differently. Is there a general definition for a mesh that explains what meshes ...
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How to change colors of texture in lwjgl? [duplicate]

I have the following texture: The black pixels are characters, the background is transparent. How do I change the black pixels of the characters to another color? I use this texture as a bitmap for ...
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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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Optimal way to store coordinates of a random point in 3D space in a texture?

A quick question: there is a well-known approach to store 3d point in space in a texture as a distance between camera and an object (deferred rendering). But it implies that the object lies on a ray, ...
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Getting the position of a directional light w.r.t. a moving object.

I have a forward vector of my object, which is a bike, and its position, and I have a directional light direction. I would like to know where the light is with regards to the bike ...
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Calculate parameters for orthographic matrix for directional shadow mapping

I am struggling with how I can fit my scene in an orthographic projection, based on what is visible by the camera. All tutorials so far explain almost everything in perfect detail, and then for the ...
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Shadow Mapping: How to calculate Axis Aligned Bounding Box?

I am trying to implement Shadow Mapping, which is actually working with an AABB that always covers my entire scene, but (obviously) it gives very blocky graphics. So I figured I need to calculate a ...
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Most common format & good practice for 3D models for a placeholder in a PC game [closed]

I'm soon starting programming my first 3D game in OpenGL, C++, for PC. It's going to be a top-down space-based game. Early on I want to create basic placeholder 3D models for my objects, and then in ...
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Where is the error in my perspective projection implementation?

My question is not really a game development question, but since it's based on 3D programming, I thought it would fit best here. I've got a line made out of Point3D objects where the value of x, y, ...
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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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3D-Physics of a Rubber Ball (Squash)

I'm trying to simulate the environment on a Squash Court on Android with my own physics and using OpenGL for visualization. Basically, its about a rubber ball bouncing around in 3d, not just on the ...
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Triangle-triangle continuous collision detection

I am making a 3D game engine and I use continuous collision detection. I am using Sphere-Trees to cull primitive collision checks to a minimum. However, I'd like to perform continuous ...
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How do I apply a specular/reflective map in Rhinoceros?

I'm designing a 3D model using Rhinoceros 5, and after having created the UVMap with UVLayout, I've imported the .obj file back into Rhinoceros to apply materials to it. I've successfully added ...
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Android Object get Jagged at the border

I am new to OpenGL ES 1 in android. My 3D Model border getting Jagged. Please help me to look like a smooth border instead of jagged. Screenshot : http://i.stack.imgur.com/1Gq83.png private class ...
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Ice sliding physics

I am trying to implement ice sliding physics on a plane for my game. There are a lot of N64 games that implemented them perfectly well, like Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario 64, Zelda: OoT and MM, etc. ...
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overlapping 3d particles not blending nicely when at the same z

I'm working on a 3d particle emitter. It's going pretty good but I'm still having a problem with triangle sorting. As you can see in the photos, there are some particles that are not blending ...
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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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SetFloat() in HLSL shader (effect) has no effect - variables stay at 0

I have a problem wherein I'm trying to set two simple float variables in my shader. I have a dozen other shaders in this project where it works fine, but for some reason, I've got a bug in this one ...
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Creating a vehicle using a physics engine [closed]

What is the theory behind creating a generic 3D vehicle in a physics engine? What I would like to know is what parts should I stick together to make the vehicle, how they parts should stick together, ...
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LWJGL Camera Rotation Issues

I am quite new to LWJGL and OpenGL and I am trying to create an FPS camera. I had no problem with 2D stuff, so I decided to step things up and try and make some things in 3D. I have this 3D camera ...
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Draw character silhouette when not visible

I have a mesh representing my character. I want to give it a partially transparent greyish silhouette when other objects are blocking it from view of the camera. I'm using Ogre3D, and GLSL as a ...
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Canting of track in a racing game

I am trying to create a small racing game in which the track would be modeled using a BSpline curve for the path's center line and directional vectors to define the canting of the track at each point. ...
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Degenerate AABB (axis aligned bounding box), does this always intersect?

I'm studying ray-AABB intersections and I'm asking myself: what would happen if one of the dimensions of the axis aligned bounding box was degenerated? For instance: AABB_min = {1,1,1} AABB_max = ...
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What does “non commercial use” mean in terms of game assets?

I recently got an app for my iOS device called "123D Design." It is a 3D model editor. Upon creation of an account, the application tell you that "your models may not be used commercially." What ...
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Shadow mapping implementation not working?

I am trying to implement Shadow Mapping in my program using Java/LWJGL/OpenGL/GLSL, but I cannot get it to work properly. Let's start off with a screenshot first, then the relevant code and lastly ...
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Where to start with game development? [closed]

I asked this earlier in this thread at stackoverflow.com. One of the early comments redirected me here to gamedev.stackexchange.com, so I'm reposting here. Searching for related questions I found a ...
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How can I make caves with Unity's terrain creator?

With Unity's terrain creator, I can't simply make a "hole" on the mesh. I don't know how I would make cave-like structures other than using "rock" meshes for the roof (wich will indeed look weird) ...
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Too much animation work for 2d characters. Creating 2d character animations by prerendering an animated 3d model?

I've read a bit about creating assets for games and the consensus seems to be that 2D is cheaper than 3D in all aspects with the exception of character animation. That's caused by the need of ...
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How do I make an object face the mouse position, but only on one plane?

I want a game object to turn and look towards where the mouse was clicked (in world space). It works well when considering all 3 dimensions, but I really only care for the plane formed by the x and z ...
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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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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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What are 3D textures?

Google has failed me, I could not find anything informative. So perhaps GameDev can :). What are 3D textures? When are they used? Performance costs? How are they stored? I have many vague ideas, ...
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Particle movement in three Dimensions

I have created a particle system which movement is controlled by a flow field over perlin noise - Available here. I would be very thankful for any ideas and tips how to control their movement on the ...
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What is the purpose of inertial space and what are its uses?

I'm currently reading about left-handed and right-handed coordinate systems when working with 3D and it's all very fascinating. These systems are made up of world space, object space, and inertial ...
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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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Effective Methods to utilize 3d Scanners to produce game development resources [closed]

Once upon a time I was quite passionate about game development. About four years ago at the height of my game development aspirations, I was involved in a number of activities. I worked with a team ...
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Why doesn't my XNA model render at all? [closed]

I am trying to draw a 3D Model in XNA 4.0, but it doesn't show up. I think I made it correctly, but maybe not. My code follows: Here is the LoadContent and Draw method of my Main class. Spaceship is ...
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Can you export lighting models directly from 3D application to a real time renderer?

is it possible for example to insert lighting in a 3D Model software like 3DSMAX and export an animated model like md5,..etc. and export the lighting too ?
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Normal map causing certain faces to get shaded

I added a normal map to a MR arch & design material in Max 2012. I have a specular in the reflection color slot and a diffuse in the diffuse slot. As i increase the intensity of the normal map i ...