3D refers to three dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X, Y and Z values.

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How to rotate an object around world aligned axes?

I have a Vector3 which has an euler angle for each axis. Usually, when I want to create a rotation matrix I will use functions such as D3DXMatrixRotationX passing the respective angle from my ...
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How can I shoot an arrow if I know the shot power and target?

I am trying to shoot an arrow at a target with a 100% success rate. Given the initial force applied to the arrow, the gravity, the location of the archer, and the location of the target, how can I do ...
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Shading Languages vs Materials in 3D editors

There are many 3d packages which are able to construct materials. Autodesk Maya, 3ds max, Houdini, etc. There are languages which are able to construct materials as well, like GLSL and Cg. How does ...
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How do I fix this weird lighting problem?

I'm making a small game in Unity, and some models are displaying very ugly shading. The shading usually looks funky along the edges between triangles. I'm pretty new to working in 3D; I bet this is ...
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How to animate a character with props in Blender and then have these props modifiable in Unity3D?

I have created a fully rigged and fully animated humanoid model in Blender with rigging based on Unity's Mecanim standards for humanoid models. Now, I want to create custom animation for it in ...
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Vertex data split into separate buffers or one one structure?

Is it better to have all vertex data in one structure like this: class MyVertex { int x,y,z; int u,v; int normalx, normaly, normalz; } Or to have each component (location, normal, texture ...
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If I project a sphere in 3D will it be a circle?

Assuming I have infinite vertices to represent the sphere, if I project the sphere from any position/scale in 3D to 2D, will it be a circle? I know it will not be a circle on the screen, because of ...
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Unity object stuck where it shouldn't

Here's the thing. I am making a 3D top-down game about cars on the road. Right now I have different-colored cuboids representing cars. They are position-locked in Y and rotation-locked on all three ...
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Is a bitmap fast enough for a 3d game?

I would like to learn how to create some 3d games from scratch, but i need to know what the fastest way to create a frame would be. Would it be converting an array of pixels into a bitmap, or is there ...
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Calculating the vector to catch a falling object

I have two objects in a three dimensional world. One is a ballistic projectile: that is, it is free-falling with some known gravitational acceleration. The other is a catcher that travels with ...
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Possible to make/use a “preset animation” on multiple 3D characters?

So im new into game developing, so I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. The thing is, that I'm currently making a game, and I'm done with my 3D characters. The only thing that is left, are the ...
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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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How to load multiple 3D models dynamically xna

I want to load multiple 3D models .fbx at the same time in my map display. I can load First Model but when I use ContentBuilder to Load another Model, I Got Error in effect.EnableDefaultLighting (); ...
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How do i find the circumsphere of a tetrahedron?

I'm looking for the most minimized equation to find the center coordinates and the radius of a tetrahedron circumsphere given four 3D points. What I found on the internet mainly deal with the circum ...
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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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Is there an efficient way to identify in which run-time generated room a character is, in a non-grid 3D environment? How?

Here is what I am trying to implement. I wrote a script that allows the player to place walls during run-time, in non grid-based 3D environment (walls can be diagonal with rotation ...
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How to use quaternion on another referential

I'm new on Three.js and despite a mechanical background, I can't find how quaternion works: it's like it always refers on local part referential and not the global one. I've illustrated it here : ...
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Pool Game Physics General Settings in Unity

this question might have been asked before, not sure. I want to create a pool game using unity. I added the spheres as playballs and cubes as the walls. I added a rigidbody to all objects and Im ...
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Texture not working on object

I have a project that I'm having a bit of trouble with. Let me try and explain. In short, I'm trying to apply a texture to an object, but instead it is a solid color. I built a building in "Autodesk ...
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Add UVs back into a model

I built a 3D model in Autodesk 123d design, then exported it as an stl. When I convert it into an obj, however, there were no UVs in it. Is there a way I can add the UVs back into the model using a ...
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How can I convert OBJ data into CSS3D transformations?

I want to convert the data in a 3D .obj file (vertices, normals, faces) to CSS3D (width, height, rotateX,Y,Z and/or similar transforms). I found a bunch of formulae and what-not, but 3D isn't my ...
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How can use a 3D map with 2D characters (Unity)? [closed]

I tried to search something about it but I can't find any complete or well-explained tutorials about how to use a 3D map with 2D characters and items, like Ragnarok or Final Fantasy Tactics. If there ...
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Texturing curves in blender

Im making a tree in blender with the sappling add-on, i've already textured the leaves, i want to know how to texture the trunk with a bark texture. Im using cycles render. Thanks in advance. :)
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XNA Get model height in location

I am trying to make simple RTS game, and here is the problem I encountered. I need to get model height in any position. Model will not be rotated or scaled. For example, I have a terrain model like ...
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Change 3ds max mesh local origin pivot point

I'm developing a 3D videogame in C# with XNA, my problem comes when I load my model done in 3ds max, and I try to rotate a mesh of it, because the pivot point isn't exported so it takes the local ...
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Perspective correct texture mapping in iOS Metal

I tried various ways of getting the interpolation work and generate a perspective correct image, but none of the suggested ways works. My current code is: struct VertexStruct { float4 ...
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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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How to not render what is behind object?

I am working on a 3d project using openGL. I am looking for a way to optimize my renderings. Is there a way to tell if an object is behind another object and thus not visible to not waste time ...
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3D Player/Character velocity/acceleration/friction/movement

I'm in a bit of a pickle and I'd sincerely like anybody's help. I'm working on a 3D platformer similar to Crash Bandicoot and I'm a little bit confused on how to set up the velocity and acceleration. ...
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Bird flight simulation (physics)

I tried to search something about bird-like animal flight simulation but it looks like everything is spammed with flappy bird 2D questions. I want to have in my 3D game bird-like animals with ...
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Drawing order of 2D tiles with 3D bounding volume

I'm wondering which algorithm was used to draw the sprites of the video game Commandos in the correct order. Each sprite has a 3D bounding volume (either a polygon or a cylinder), this is how the ...
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How do 3d engines create frames? [closed]

I wanted to start on a little project of making a simple 3d engine, but I can't seem to find anywhere how 3d engines actually make frames. (I don't mean the math behind the 3d projection). Do they use ...
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OpenGL, Blender and model optimization

I'm learning OpenGL and there is something I don't understand regarding model loading. Lets say I found a free .blend model of a tree. The problem is - currently in my program all models have only ...
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Mapping a 3D texture to a standard hollow-hull 3D model

I have 3D models which are typical hollow hulls. If such a model also had a 3D volumetric/voxel texture map then given a point P inside such a model, I'd like to be able to find its uvw coordinates ...
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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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Vertex with too many connections in Maya

After some mesh editing in Maya I got one vertex with a lot of connections. Please help, how can I fix it? Don't even know how to google it.
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Can materials be melted using code?

Say this ball for example : These three models have been created, to then use a simple morph transition to make the ball switch from 0 to 1 then to 2, and make it look like it's melting. But is ...
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Can you make a 3d game in eclipse java? [closed]

Hello can you make a 3d game like minecraft using java?
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Perspective projection math help?

I have points X,Y,Z and have a camera at Cx,Cy,Cz. Assuming the camera is not rotated and is facing the -Z direction and is at 0,0,0. What would the math be for projecting the X,Y,and Z values onto ...
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Starting programming in 3D with C++ [closed]

EDIT: There aren't sufficient enough tutorials for what I'm trying to do in Python, so I'm going to take my time and slowly build up my skills in C++. It's hard to trip and not land in a book of C++ ...
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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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convert 2d pt into non-affine coordinate system

Say I have a coordinate system that goes from (0,0) to (1,1). We'll call this screen_space. Within this coordinate system, I have 4 points that I would like to define another coordinate system. One ...
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Help me choosing a 3d modelling software for this project? [closed]

I'm making a video where I want to show a few scenarios of a game in 3d: It has some objects with simple shapes - stairs, walls, barrels. So all I have to do is to model those simple objects and ...
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Ogre 3D Visibility Advice

I would like an advice about some real-time rendering optimization. I'm rendering a BSP level, by only using the mesh, textures, entities, and lightmaps, not using VIS at all. I'm trying to make my ...
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Display crosshair that is diplaying where the ship is aiming at

I am creating a 3D asteroids game. I got the bullets, asteroids, and ship all done. They work perfectly. Now I want a crosshair to display where the ship is pointing at. The crosshair will be a 2D ...
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How do I prevent raycast car wheels sliding sideways?

I've been writing a non-realistic car physics engine as a learning exercise, using this article as a reference. I have a car that correctly collides with a terrain and applies the correct suspension ...
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How do 3d engines add textures to objects?

I was wondering how 3d engines like Unity or OpenGL added textures to objects. Example: How would Unity add this texture to the side the arrow is pointing to?
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Get intersected volume of two planes in 3D

I'm working on AABB - AABB collision response and I'm having trouble figuring one part out. My situation is as follows (see image). I have a player AABB (blue) and an object which collides (brown). ...
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3d projection help?

I've been wanting to know how to do 3d projections. Can someone explain how i can use this to find the position for x and y on the 2d plane that is 600 * 600 pixels.
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three.js objects disappear

I haven't got a lot of experience with 3D Frameworks - but was playing around with three.js and came across something that (to me) is a bit odd and I wondered why this happened. I am rendering the ...