# Tagged Questions

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

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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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### Implementing proportional navigation in 3D

Good afternoon guys, a = N * λ' * V is the formula for the commanded acceleration required to hit the target, where N is the proportionality constant, λ' is the change in line of sight and V is ...
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### Unity3d Isometric moving forwards

I am making an isometric game using unity 3d and 3d graphics. I have been able to figure out how to create and isometric camera that follows the player, and a basic isometric moving script for the ...
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### Problem Rendering a Wireframe Cube and Grid with DirectX 11

I am trying to draw a 3D Wireframe (just the lines that connect each vertex) Cube and a 10x10 grid with D3D11. So far, this is my code //************************************************************ //...
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### Recognize pattern in 3D building environment

I'm currently developing 3rd person building game (as bacheleor thesis). I need to recognize constructed patterns co I can mark corresponding structure as some building (so player can start using that ...
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### 3D Zoom To Mouse Cursor accounting for Change in Camera Pitch

Overview: Simply put, I'm trying to make a zoom to cursor algorithm. This would normally be very simple, but the implementation of the camera is making it difficult. As the camera zooms in and out, ...
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### Custom 3D Renderer: Frustum clipping

I have recently been toying with the idea of creating a 3D-renderer from scratch and, after looking into it, doesn't seem like such a behemoth of a task as it sounds. Last night, I was tossing and ...
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### Texturing Objects in OpenGL

Using OpenGL tutorials found here, I constructed an .obj file loader as well as a texture file loader using SOIL. I have an issue with drawing a textured object. (Shown here) Assuming I created the ...
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### How would I warp a mesh with code?

I recently asked a question about putting a camera at the head of a 3D human model here and it worked out rather well and whatnot, but there is still a problem that bothers me: How would I contort/...
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### UDK Modular construction (customisable vehicles etc)

I'd like to build an interface whereby the user can attach various components and blocks onto a vehicle, this is then saved (as object/coordinate, rotation, scale values - in database) and can be used ...
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### How can I export a model using the CAT bone system into XNA?

Has anyone successfully used the CAT bone system in 3ds Max and exported the file into XNA? If so, what was your method of doing so? There are a number of methods of doing this, apparently, but the ...
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### Why do modern games use a render-to-texture approach for mirrors?

When looking at old games like Mario64 or DukeNukem3D, all the mirrors in the game are essentially just holes in the wall with a mirrored copy of the geometry in front of the mirror put behind them. ...
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### Advice on mapping tiles to a height map/3D world

I've been attempting to think of a way to map tiles to a height map. Where a grid can be either layered or integrated into the world data. However, since I am not using voxels I could use some advice ...
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### Having problems drawing entities the right way in my isometric game

I am making an isometric game where I have moving Entities's not bound to tiles, and a 3d ArrayList map which is populated by Block's which forms a tower-like structure in the middle of the map. My ...
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### Map video texture to a half sphere in Unity

I'm new to unity3D. and am trying to play a 360-degree video. But instead of mapping the whole 360-degree (equirectangular) video to the whole sphere, I need to map the half-video to a half-sphere ...
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### Is there a more useful “inverse” alternative to portal rendering than antiportal rendering?

I'm in the process of sketching out the design of a 3D rendering engine as I'm learning my way around the subject. (Preemptively: yes, I have my reasons for rolling one from scratch, not least the ...
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### Rotation of a point around axis using quaternions

I have a simple processing program to rotate a point around arbitrary axis but it stops after a bit. I'm trying to get full rotation of the point around the axis. import org.apache.commons.math3....
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I'm trying to use an existing FXAA shader which works but when I try to run it the filtered image is inverted. http://www.geeks3d.com/20110405/fxaa-fast-approximate-anti-aliasing-demo-glsl-opengl-...
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### Texturing Cubes

How can I texture a cube that is able to rotate in x,y and z direction in pure Java? Here is what i have tried: package main; import java.awt.Color; import java.awt.Graphics; import java.awt....
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### Dual Contouring - what is it and how to use it?

I'm having trouble understanding Dual Contouring yet and I need some explanations from someone who has first hand experience. I searched all I could before writing this question. I've already read: ...
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### Point Light shows black box & rect (PointLight not working) - libgdx 3D

I am creating a 3d scene currently a box and rect, and trying to enable lighting. When i create a PointLight and add it to Environment everything turns to black color? all i want to do is ...
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### Maya users; how can I create my own particle emitter in Maya?

(Originally posted in the Programmers Stack Exchange, but was told to ask here instead. Whoops.) Before you answer this with "well, use the built-in particle emitter", read further. For one of my ...
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### Matrix stack from direction vector chain

I've implemented an IK system for a grabber arm based on several straight segments, starting from a fixed point. The IK is based on a mass-spring simulation, which eventually rests. What I'm left with ...
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### Ericsson compression for normal and bump maps

how does ETC2 fares when compressing normal maps and bump/height maps? Since we are talking about using an algorithm created for visual fidelity, applied to vector and numerical data ⃰ I'm quite sure ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Cutting a 3D mesh with a 2D shape

I have a 2D image that i want to use to cut into a 3D mesh while leaving it closed (basically cut straight through it, and close it by generating vertices in both places it cut, front and back, to ...
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### Broken UVs for Maya/Mudbox model

I have tried using the automatic mapping in Mudbox and Maya, neither worked sufficiently, I was still experiencing polygon overlap. I tried mapping separate limbs but I came to the same problem, this ...
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### How do I create this type of mixed 2D/3D character model?

I'm interested in how this little Lively Hamster Flash game's character is modelled and animated. The head seems 3D. The back always shows a black outline, so I assume it is 2D. Is this a Flash-...
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### Can I render 3D objects in Ray Casting engines?

I was gathering some information on the glorious Ray Casting technique. As far as I've understood it's not a complete 3D rendering, and that's why objects and NPC's are often displayed as simple ...
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### Transformed Vertices have wrong Z Axis

For quite some time I've been working on my open 3D game engine, to learn how this stuff works. You can see the full codebase relating to my problem here on GitHub. I'm using an OpenGL 3.3 Core ...
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### How do I implement realistic recovery from weapon recoil?

I want to create an equation determining how fast a gun recovers back to its center after it has fired. I have a weapon system functioning based on constants (recoil amount, bullet spread, etc.) ...
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### Find the largest empty space inside a cube populated with a point cloud?

Lets say we have a set of points (x, y, z) where we know 0 < x < 1 (same for y and z). Now that 3d space is populated with monsters, players or what not. The points represent their location. We ...
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### Zoom to Mouse on a Globe using a Perspective Projection

I am trying to create a strategy game that takes place on a globe (i.e. a textured sphere). I would like to be able to zoom to mouse like on google maps. My camera always points towards the center of ...
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Im currently working on an xna game with c#. Ive been looking into 3D Sounds recently as this is the next objective on my list. Ive found several tutorials online and they dont work to the standards ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### X, Y, Z rotation around camera

I'm making a 3d orthogonal-projected, game using painters' algorithm in java. I'm able to rotate the objects with incremental rotations (e.g. rotate all objects 10 degrees) using affine ...
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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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### 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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### 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 ...