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 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 ...
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Connecting a model's joint to the joint of another model

I am trying to figure out the math behind orientating and translating a model so that a specified point on the model will connect with a specified point on another model. For example, given the ...
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How to rotate an object so that it is aligned with a vector?

I have the following Scenario: Two moving objects (A and B in the picture) need to appear "connected" by a third one (C in the picture). I set the position of the connecting object C as "halfway" ...
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How to pick a 3D object with known mouse coordinates if the camera is rotated 60 degrees?

I am making a simple game engine for a simple RTS game and would like to be able to pick a cube and move it around with the mouse coordinates. The problem is that my camera is rotated 60 degrees just ...
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Supersampling - Pixel color average calculation

I am currently trying to understand Supersampling. Wikipedia says (or at least Wikipedia tells me) that multiple color samples are taken from ONE pixel to calculate the final result. But in my mind ...
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More vertices vs more textures

I'm currently working on a dynamic 'door' creator, and I'm trying to decide which is more efficient. Not much experience with 3D render speeds, so I'm asking before I choose which direction to go ...
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How do I generate a 3D race track from a spline?

I want to generate a 3-dimensional race track around a spline that describes its shape. Here's an illustrative video. The track should be an endless tunnel that sweeps along a 3D spline, with some ...
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model view projection multiplication order

I'm debugging a lighting problem where the camera position is effecting the diffused lighting component on my 3d model. In researching my problem I went back and am reading over all the how to ...
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How can I generate isometric sprites based on a 3d model? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the following: I'd like to create isometric sprites for a game that I'm currently developing. Rather than asking an artist to draw numerous sprites (which will be quite costly), ...
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How do I implement melee hit boxes for a top-down game?

For a 3D top-down game, how should I handle collision in melee combat? My game has no targeting system, so I can't use a simple distance check between attacker and target. What I am thinking is have ...
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Picture got distorted after has been moved to Directx11

I have moved app from Directx9 into Directx11. After this upgrade strange thing happened with my world. Objects get skewed and became 2D, also they are clipped in unexpected places. Two arrows at ...
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Blender: How to place a vertex where 2 faces intersect [closed]

What i have done: Made a object on blender that will be used as an asteroid for Space Engineers, i have done some tunnels but when i extended them to the surface it stayed like this: What i want ...
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Why doesn't it seem to be any development in the field of 3D VR gear, especially with regard to gaming?

I remember that way back around 1995, there was this big craze with VR in the media, a whole bunch of (mostly mediocre) games labeled as "virtual-reality-interactive-movie (...)" were published. If I ...
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What exactly is UV and UVW Mapping?

Trying to understand some basic 3D concepts, at the moment I'm trying to figure out how textures actually work. I know that UV and UVW mapping are techniques that map 2D Textures to 3D Objects - ...
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Multiple weapons for android game

I am trying to make a 3D game for android using the Rajawali engine to render the 3D graphics and blender for designing my models(exporting as .md2), and I want my character to be able to change ...
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How can I handle position in an entity system where position can be 2D or 3D?

I'm working on a game engine to learn how it's done (so I might better take advantage of the techniques involved and other, similar engines in the future), and I've run into a problem when handling ...
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XNA: “TextureCoordinate0” missing, but I'm not using textures

I'm trying to create a voxel game using XNA, but I'm getting a somewhat bizarre error when calling DrawIndexedPrimitives(): InvalidOperationException was unhandled The current vertex declaration does ...
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How crucial is 3D terrain in a classic RTS game? [closed]

My love of RTS games is from the days of Warcraft II, C&C, etc, when top-down/isometric views were king and terrain was generally tiled and flat. More modern games - as CPU/GPU power increased - ...
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What are “supporting points” in the context of the SAT?

I am currently implementing a separating axis theorem collision response. It can be used by oriented bounding boxes and axis-aligned bounding boxes. So far I have covered face-something contacts. I ...
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Specular light flickering with high specular power

I'm having some issues with specular lights, to be more specific, the specular color seems to be flickering when I set high power, like 512 (I set the specular color to green, so you can see better): ...
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How can I implement a camera like the one in RotMG?

RotMG, an MMO top-down shooter, takes on a unique 2d-3d style, and has an intriguing camera; The game is obviously 3d, not simply isometric, and if you play the game and turn on camera rotation you ...
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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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Alpha blending, transparence and z-ordering

I'm making some tests with alpha blending in a projet and I don't understand something. In my tests I've done something like that and everything look good: Draw blue box first (depth test: true, ...
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How can I create the illusion of a 3D object moving around in a static background?

I'm designing a Resident Evil clone using OpenGL. I'm curious how the older Resident Evil games used a static pre-rendered background with 3D models roaming around: Here, if the main player ...
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What is the meaning of the row “opposite” the translation column?

Usually, I do my matrix multiplication like this: [1 0 0 dx] | [px] [px + dx] [0 1 0 dy] | [py] [py + dy] [0 0 1 dz] | [pz] = [pz + dz] [A B C 1] | [1] [1] Where the translation is along ...
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How to find the entity I'm looking at?

I am currently making a mod for Minecraft but I have come to a stop because I am lacking in some knowledge. I need to get data for the entity I am looking at, which I believe requires the use vectors, ...
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Surface creation algorithm using points cloud

I am looking for a realtime algorithm to create a 2D mesh using points. But I am quite confused. It seems that Delaunay triangulation can help me create mesh using point clouds, but Meta-balls seems ...
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Why bother with a separate normal matrix, if there is never non-uniform scaling on the view matrix?

I am updating one of my shaders to a version of OpenGL/GLSL that doesn't automatically provide gl_NormalMatrix (for educational purposes; I'm not ripping out working code for the sake of it). ...
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Rendering a Voxelized Mesh [closed]

I've been reading many papers about how to voxelize meshes using different GPU techniques, but I've ran into a problem that I'm not sure how to solve properly. I understand the process of how to ...
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Custom 3D Noise function incorrectly generating in Lua

I have been working on a custom noise generator (not Perlin on Simplex or whatever), which works fine in two dimensional space, but upon converting it into three dimensional space, it turns into a ...
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Why Is My AABB Collision Detection Not Working

I am going to be making a 3D game and I need to be able to test for accurate collision. I was able to get bounding sphere collision working (too inaccurate to be used for the whole game), but AABB ...
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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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What options do I have for a 3D game without graphics but yet maintaining physics for later?

I don't believe I expressed well the title for my question so if you believe you can change it for a more suitable title please do so or drop me a comment. Currently I am starting a 3D game with C# ...
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How is a 3D Environment displayed on a 2D Screen? [duplicate]

So basically I need to know how you display a 3D environment on a 2D screen. How is this done? I know there's a new axis called the Z axis but how does it work? If possible please explain this in the ...
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How do I detect collisions between a particle-based net and a ball?

I've implemented a net using Verlet integration and many points connected with constrains; like this demo, but in 3D. I want to implement collision detection between this net and a ball (like in a ...
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What 3D level development tools are available to indie developers? [closed]

People who build in Unity or UDK have immediate access to a 3D level editor. People who build their games in XNA or from scratch have no such thing. I'm looking for 3D level development tools ...
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How much is java used in 2d/3d indie games? (before/after Minecraft) [closed]

I wonder for my own use and curiosity, how popular is Java in indie game development , in 2d and 3d? Are there any good open/closed source games done in java?
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Infinite loop of prerendered 3d graphic

I have a game where I want a never ending pathway for the character to walk along. So in my 3d modeling tool I created a path like this: now I want to loop that model over and over in my ...
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Rotate an arrow on a plane?

I'm creating a display for a GPS-based embedded system and would like to have an arrow indicating the current bearing. I'd love the arrow to have a 3d appearance by rotating it on a plane tilted up ...
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3d game math problem [duplicate]

i'm very much new to 3d math operations. I know how to rotate 3d points certain degrees arbitrarily by any axis but we were given a strange problem to think on. I'll spare using actual numbers on ...
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Fixed joints in 3D

I'd like to build something like rigid origami in 3D space. So I need some mesh where each vertex is a particle and the set of the edges makes a chains/fabric where each edge is a "fixed length" ...
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Depth Map not rendering properly in DirectX / HLSL / SharpDX

I've been struggling with this for awhile, and everything I find online says this SHOULD be working, but I apparently missed something. I'm attempting to run Deferred Rendering in SharpDX on a ...