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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Polygon count budget

Is there any smart way to think about polygon budget relating to PC gaming today? My game will have one static 3d background scene and two fighters. No more enemies. I am thinking about having ...
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Best practices of texture size

I wanted to know how should I determine a good texture size ? Currently, I always create UV texture that are 1024x1024px but if I create for example, a big house with a 1024px texture size, it will ...
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How do I choose the scaling factor of a 3D game world?

I am making a 3D tank game prototype with some physics simulation, am using C++. One of the decisions I need to make is the scale of the game world in relation to reality. For example, I could ...
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What is w componet [duplicate]

What is the W component on graphics programming. I read a blog about opengl that says that w must be equal to either 0 or 1 here. But the book I am currently reading has put w component to more than 1 ...
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3D Box Collision Data Import

I'm trying to implement a collision system using oriented bounding boxes, using a center for the box, it's extents as a 3D Vector and a rotation matrix, which is all stuff I picked up online and seem ...
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How to make Pokémon White 3D effect?

I just wondered how to create a 3D effect similar to Pokemon White/Black? It seems to be not polygon based, but created just with sprites. If the perspective changes the sprites stay sharp and don't ...
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Displaying possible movement tiles

What's the fastest way to highlight all possible movement tiles for a player on a square grid? Players can only move up, down, left, right. Tiles can cost more than one movement, multiple levels are ...
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Model in Maya looks strange, what went wrong?

I am modeling a tank and I don't know what key I've pressed, but now the object in Maya is looking very weird. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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First Person Camera strafing at angle

I have a simple camera class working in directx 11 allowing moving forward and rotating left and right. I'm trying to implement strafing into it but having some problems. The strafing works when ...
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JavaScript 3D space ship rotation

I am working with a fairly low-level JavaScript 3D API (not Three.js) which uses euler angles for rotation. In most cases, euler angles work quite well for doing things like aligning buildings, ...
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Automatically zoom out the camera to show all players

I am building a game in XNA that takes place in a rectangular arena. The game is multiplayer and each player may go where they like within the arena. The camera is a perspective camera that looks ...
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Triangle Clipping

I want to determine which part of a triangle is visible in a frustum in OpenGL, is there a way to get visible coordinates of triangle in the viewing frustum?
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Why is there high performance hit with many meshes?

I am currently reading upon Geometry Instancing, as I want to render a lot of animatable objects on the screen. However I have come to a more fundamental question first: Why do I even need to use it? ...
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OpenGL camera translate and rotate on cameras local axis

How can I make rotation and translation on a local camera axis in OpenGL? I want to make camera like "aeroplane" camera with a pitch yaw and roll. I want to have good explanation on everything! Can ...
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How do I get a Rigged 3D Model made in blender to display and animate on the iPhone?

I have a rigged model in blender of a man walking, I would like to know how to get this to display and animate on the iPhone and if their is a good free game library out their that lets me do it (even ...
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First person camera: problem

I have created a simple camera class, moved it from my C# (XNA) source to C++ for d3d. Commonly it is okay, but something is wrong with rotation. If i increase its pitch/yaw values, according to ...
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Correct rotation with Quaternion

I have some problems with a rotating marble. I've tried it with Matrix.CreateFromYawPitchRoll and Matrix.CreateRotation but there were some problems, I think it's due to the Gimbal lock effect. So, ...
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List of 3D libraries based on WebGL [closed]

Is there a up-to-date list of WebGL libraries or articals with comparison? Until now I heard only three.js and GLGE.
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How to generate portal zones?

I'm developing a portal-based scene manager. Basically all it does is to check the portals against the camera frustum, and render their associated portal zones accordingly. Is there any way my editor ...
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What's the difference between mesh and a model?

Which one is created first? For example if a team worked on a graphical asset of a car, what would be a model and what would be a mesh of the car?
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Record new animation in Motion Builder

I was rigged a 3d character model using MotionBuilder software. now i want to record my own animation for this 3d model. im new for the motion builder and i was unable to find a good reference for ...
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Generate complex (non-convex) polyhedron UV mapping

I need to find an approach to the problem of generating texture maps for non-convex polyhedrons without using a design tool like Maya. Specifically, I am mapping simulation results data onto a 3D ...
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How can I convert a 3ds Max .max to a Cinema 4D .c4d and maintain the animation?

I have recently purchased this asset from the3dstudio.com: http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=193089 It has a corrupt .3ds file available, and a .max (as well as what appears ...
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Collisions and camera tilt in XNA C# 3D Game [closed]

I am working on a game programming class project and need some help. I cannot find a good tutorial on how to get these 3 frictionless spheres to collide with each-other, the surface and the walls of ...
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How to move on a mesh?

I am working on my collision system right now and I wondered how you can actually walk on a mesh. For example I'm thinking about a dynamically created little village and I want to be able to move the ...
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Performance of XNA 4,0 static vertex buffer / VertexPositionNormalTexture in F#

Good afternoon, I have been toying with the VertexBuffer in XNA just to see what it is capable of. I have done some very minor 3D work in the past, so the concepts are not completely foreign to me; ...
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Collision detection - relative distance

Assume an object move toward a polygon board in 3D field . In order to detect whether the object collide in the board , according to the lecture notes of my Computer Graphics Course lecturer - it ...
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Changing weapons on a model?

How would you have 1 soldier model and then change the weapon depending on what class is chosen without having to load all the weapons at once and without having to load a new soldier for every ...
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How do I programmatically animate a .obj model?

I am developing on Qt, I have tried translate and rotate an .obj model. I would like to know is there any possibility to do programmatically animate in Qt.
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What is the range of RAM consumption for the typical 3D character in a video game?

What is the average number of KB in memory for a 3D character? Granted, this will obviously be biased based on what game we're talking about. However, I am less interested in actual size in KB, and ...
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Dynamic Shapes and dynamic animations

I saw this video: Video And now I am curious about the following: How can you achieve dynamic forms like they are shown in this video. What I mean is: Do you need to have some "base" models which can ...
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Maya 3d view port issues

Hi currently i am working on modelling an object within view port, but i have issues here. On my right panel view port, when i try to alter an vertex of an cube i'm getting an 3d effect similar like ...
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What is the camera direction vector for an isometric view?

What values correspond to a 3D vector for screen-normal from within an isometric game? It needs to be in game coordinates. It is a standard isometric where tiles are rotated 45 degrees and half ...
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“retro”-look in 3d-XNA-game

In my XNA-4.0-game (which somehow is a bit like MineCraft), I have got some big cubes with small textures (16x16px) on it. By default, XNA just scales them up smooth so there aren't any hard borders. ...
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How check if an arbitrary given mesh is a single closed mesh?

I'm building a space game where it is allowed for the player to insert his own mesh to be his spaceship. The problem I'm facing is that a ship must be a Polygon Mesh. The player will then be able to ...
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how to make cross platform 3d games using modern opengl? [closed]

How to create games that run on windows, Linux, mac os x, android, ios, wp8 etc.... using c/c++, opengl 3 or 4 and opengl es 2.0. any tutorials or videos on how to create cross-platform 3d games.
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Are there any open source or free 3D modelling/animation tools that are widely used by indie game developers?

I have tried out Blender and Milkshape 3D, but my question is mainly asking if there is any 3D animation/modelling software that is open source, free, or has an indie license available that is widely ...
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Creating and drawing models efficiently

As I am learning the basics of game programming (in xna), I want to start creating simple 3d models and draw them (I'm already able to draw, control and animate them). I want to create the following: ...
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JMonkeyEngine in Eclipse

I wanted to try the JMonkey engine, so I downloaded the JMonkey sdk, but I don't want to work in the JME IDE, I would rather like to work with Eclipse, since I already started a game project there, ...
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Android OpenGLES 2 ray picking, resulting coordinate jumpy in certain spots?

I am trying to implement object picking based on touch coordinates via an intersecting ray test. I am having trouble finding information on converting the touch coordinates to the coordinate system ...
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Moving bounding box in 3D using Libgdx

How do i go about moving a bounding box in libgdx? I want to make the bounding box capture my character and move with him. So ideally i want to be able to copy my vector 3 from my model instance and ...
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How do I make a game that can transition from 2D to 3D?

My plan is to start from an really old game and build my way up to todays graphics and games. So for example start with Pong and then go to Space Invaders, then go to Zelda and Super Mario. But then I ...
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What is the logic behind a 3D Projection 'Camera Perspective'? [closed]

Suppose I had a 3D Cube on a 2D plane (screen). And I wanted to use the keypad to move and rotate it. Without referring to a 3D Game Engine that could do this for me can you explain me the logic or ...
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Edges drop out when rendered at a long distance

I have this weird effect when rendering small objects at a long distance. I already tried using anisotropic filtering but maybe I am not doing it right. Material script: material Platform/Border { ...
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Variable sized cube texture stretching problem

I have a 1x1x1 cube made in Blender with a simple UVW mapping. It represents a 3D platform of variable size. The thing is that this cube gets resized a lot, and I want to draw a "border" of a ...
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How to render models using a personalized projection matrix?

I'm creating a game with a great sprite demand. Out team is considering automatizing the sprite generation using 3D models. The problem is we have a very particular ortographic projection: We have ...
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Love2D engine for Lua; What about 3D? [closed]

Lua has been really awesome to learn, it's so simple. I really enjoy scripting languages, and I had an equally enjoyable time learning Python. The Love engine, http://love2d.org/, is really awesome, ...
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Collision Issues

When I run the collision code, there are no errors, but when I shoot the enemy nothing happens..... Any problems that are blindingly obvious? Class Level Variables public Model model { get; ...
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How to rotate the camera to point to a specified location?

I have a quaternion based camera class (which controls a view matrix) and would like a function to rotate the camera to face a specified point. The best approach I can come up with is that I rotate ...
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3D Illusion of a 2D Planet Texture

Several years ago I overheard a technique that gives the user the illusion of a rotating planet by using a 2D texture. Given that the user isn't able to change its position or viewport. What's the ...