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Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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1answer
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OBJ Model not being rendered properly in OpenGL ES 2 android app

I have an Android OpenGL ES 2 app that loads an .OBJ model using Assimp and renders the same. The vertices data is stored in a object declared like this : class CGameObject { public: struct _Mesh { ...
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1answer
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Problem rendering simple OBJ model using assimp in android app

I am trying to load an OBJ model (http://pastebin.com/usGFkf4e) into an Android app using Assimp 3.1.1 Assimp model loaded like this : bool CGameObject::LoadModelFromFile(AAssetManager *amgr, ...
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Convert trianlge mesh to group of Line segments

I have a 3D .OBJ model file, that is loaded in my OpenGL ES 2 android application using Assimp library. All the faces are triangulated. I want to draw the wireframe for my mesh. In OpenGL we have ...
3
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1answer
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How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...
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Reversed OpenGL ES 2.0 Rotation Code (Android)

My rotation code seems to be 'reversed' - I'll explain further... In all the tutorials / examples I've seen online, there is something like this: public void rotate(float centerX, float centerY, ...
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0answers
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geometry shader shim for opengl es 2.0

I just have a few months of OpenGL experience, just starting to get the hang of it. I find geometry/vertex/fragment shaders to be very powerful. You have a few parameters that translates into a ...
3
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1answer
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Desaturate texture using mask in OpenGL 2

I have a very large texture i am using as background and i want to apply a filter to a small part of it, the "small part" is defined by the alpha layer of another texture i have (which is still ...
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0answers
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How to pause animation when leaderboard is displayed?

I've notived in some games from the Play Store that when you access the Play Games Leaderboard, the game itself is still visible in the background (as if the leaderboard activity is 'transparent') and ...
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1answer
71 views

Opengl ES 2.0: Is there a way to use less resources to draw in-game background texture

1.Should my in-game background be drawn with my game loop renderer, or if 2.I don't want to draw my background image every frame in my main renderer since it could possibly be a heavy job while the ...
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0answers
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
0
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1answer
76 views

Java Buffers and OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android)

I've been trying to come up with a good solution for preloading textures asynchronously, but in Android with OpenGL ES you cannot create a texture out of context. Would the proper solution be to load ...
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Android - OpenGL ES 2 - Cube with different texture in each side

I need to create a 3d cube, with a different texture on each side. Here is my cube class, which my other classes extend: import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.ByteOrder; import ...
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2answers
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How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: final int ticksPerSecond = 60; final int skipTicks = (1000 / ticksPerSecond); float dt = 1f/ticksPerSecond; while(System.currentTimeMillis() > nextGameTick ...
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0answers
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Vsync and Gameloops

I was about to publish my app but I tested it on a cheap Android tablet. It's anew tablet, but a cheap / low spec one. The game runs, but is pretty choppy. I'm made a discovery that quite surprised ...
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Reducing APK File Size by using JPG instead of PNG for game background images

I've just finished my (openGL ES 2.0 Android) game and it's almost ready for Alpha-testing. When I export the application to an APK File, the file is taking up 16MB and I would like to reduce this as ...
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1answer
51 views

XY Location scaling with varying density screens

I have a phone with resolution H=1280,W=720,Density=2 I have a tablet with resolution H=1216,W=800,Density=1.331 I drew a rectangle on my phone with corners Left,Top (-1.6,1.55), Right,Bottom ...
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2answers
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How to obtain the currently bound texture ID in an openGL ES 2.0 project

In my game, I have: GLES20.glBindTexture(GLES20.GL_TEXTURE_2D, texID); Where texID is an integer returned by my setTexture() method. Let's say, in this instance it's 1. When I bind my textures ...
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0answers
154 views

Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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1answer
163 views

How can I reliably implement GPU skinning in Android?

I'm trying to get character skinning working on Android. The idea is quite vanilla: I have my skinning matrices, and along with each vertex, I send up to four matrix indices and four corresponding ...
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0answers
51 views

Deleteing Textures in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm confused about how to delete a previously applied texture. So, I've applied my texture and am happily rendering it. I decide I want to delete the texture, so this is what I've tried...... void ...
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0answers
111 views

Displaying and updating score in Android (OpenGL ES 2)

I'm using a FrameLayout where I have a GLSurfaceView at the bottom and a few Views on top of it. One of those Views is a TextView that displays the current score. Here's how I'm updating the score ...
0
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1answer
100 views

glGetActiveAttrib on Android NDK

In my code-base I need to link the vertex declarations from a mesh to the attributes of a shader. To do this I retrieve all the attribute names after linking the shader. I use the following code (with ...
0
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1answer
196 views

Progress bar in Super Hexagon using OpenGL ES 2 (Android)

I'm wondering how the progress bar in Super Hexagon was made. (see image, top left) Actually I am not very sure how to implement a progress bar at all using OpenGL ES 2 on Android, but I am asking ...
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0answers
76 views

Threading in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

Background I've encountered a strange issue when testing my level-select screen. I have 20 levels and display the 'select buttons' for them in 2 rows of 10 (I did this rather than display 4 rows of ...
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2answers
163 views

OpenGL ES 2 jittery camera movement

First of all, I am aware that there's no camera in OpenGL (ES 2), but from my understanding proper manipulation of the projection matrix can simulate the concept of a camera. What I'm trying to do ...
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0answers
108 views

Moving objects smoothly, bad perfomance

I just finished developing my mini-game on Android and I got some questions about perfomance and generally "how to": If I have 25+ objects on the creeen (just a polygon with 7-8 angles) its starts to ...
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0answers
218 views

Android and OpenGL, single thread vs double thread

I'm trying to optimize my Android OpenGL ES 2.0 application, and I find myself being CPU bound. After googling, I've found this, which suggest to use a thread for updating objects, and a thread for ...
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2D collision detection

Let's assume I'm using this character. How would you implement collision detection for it? Using a bounding box doesn't seem to be a good approximation, because the bird's shape is nowhere near a ...
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1answer
271 views

How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw ...
0
votes
0answers
153 views

glsl fragment shader work diffrently on different devices

i'm making a 2d android game where i have a mechanics that allow the player to move the camera away from the main character, and to not allow him to explore the hole world, a have create a Fog shader, ...
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2answers
172 views

Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

libgdx game process dies on loading texture atlases

I try to load a lot of texture atlases (10) with approximately 5 (~2048x~2048)(not using PoT) .pngs each. I'm using AssetManager and there is no trouble with it on my pc but when I try it on my tablet ...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

What are the pros. and cons. of different representations a custom geometry format for a mobile based engine?

I am trying to create 3D model importer for my mobile based engine. These are what I am considering: Convert .obj file to text based structure like JSON or custom. So, basically, convert .obj ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

OpenGL ES Renderer, how to know if onSurfaceCreated has been called?

Obvious answer is to set a boolean to true, but that wouldn't consider recreation. I'll tell you what I'm doing, and what's my problem for bringing light to the question. So, I was working on the ...
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1answer
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What's wrong with this Open GL ES 2.0. Shader?

I just can't understand this. The code works perfectly on the emulator(Which is supposed to give more problems than phones…), but when I try it on a LG-E610 it doesn't compile the vertex shader. This ...
0
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3answers
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Android : glowing/pulsing line/triangle

I would like to create a simple Android app using Opengl ES 2.0 that is showing a simple shape (like line or triangle) that is glowing and pulsing like Nexus X logo in this video : ...
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1answer
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android: How to apply pinch zoom and pan to 2D GLSurfaceView

I want to apply pinch zoom and panning effect on GLSurfaceView. It is Image editor, so It would not be 3D object. I tried to implement using these following links: ...
0
votes
1answer
570 views

Drawing Text on a scene

I am not sure if I am missing something but I was thinking about how text entities are drawn on a scene, are they drawn with an offset depending on the length of the text? I notice that when I add a ...
6
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2answers
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Implementing realistic sun reflection on a sea

I'm drawing a 3d rendered island which has a day / night cycle and a sun that rises and sets over water. The sea is rendered with a fragment shader derived from this Blinn-Phong tutorial. ...
4
votes
1answer
171 views

GetData() error creating framebuffer [closed]

I'm currently porting a game written in C# with XNA library to Android with Monogame. I have a Texture2D and i'm trying to get an array of uint in this way: Texture2d textureDeform = ...
0
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1answer
165 views

Version number not supported by gl2 in andengine

I am new to andengine. From various forums, i got to know that my system should support hardware virtulisation. I have installed "Intel X86" and my system didn't throw any problem regarding "HAX" now. ...
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1answer
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Orthogonal projection matrix affecting z-buffer on one device

I am experimenting using Matrix.orthoM for a isometric projection, rather than Matrix.frustumM. On one device, the z buffering does not appear to be working correctly and I get a cut away effect seen ...
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1answer
131 views

Can't get indices with VBO working [closed]

I'm learning opengl for a few days only. Now I'm trying to use indices for my cube, but can't get it working, I don't see anything on screen. struct Vertex { GLfloat position[3]; GLfloat ...
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vote
1answer
215 views

When to call GLBindTexture when using a spite-sheet?

Originally, I was using individual textures (ie, individual .png files) for my sprite's animation and recently altered my code so that I could put all my animation frames into 1 file (so it basically ...
1
vote
2answers
502 views

How to flip a quad (openGL es 2.0 Android / Java)

bHow would one go about 'flipping' a quad i.e., either horizontally or vertically? (Just a single quad, not everything in view). I know how to rotate a quad, this is my rotation method: public void ...
0
votes
1answer
333 views

ParallaxBackground AndEngine

I'm new to game development andengine. I want to add ParallaxBackground but I don't know how to change background on player move. I'm using arrow for moving a player. Now my question is where I write ...
6
votes
1answer
181 views

How to prevent clipping when moving through a tunnel?

I'm developing for Android using OpenGL ES 2.0. It's going to be a game where you have to fly through a tunnel without hitting the walls. However, the tunnel wall gets clipped as the player ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

re-using objects

I'm working with openGL ES 2.0 on Android and I've created a custom 'Quad' class. This allows me to make a sprite object like so: Quad mySprite = new Quad(); mySprite.setSize(w,h); ...
2
votes
1answer
258 views

Keeping everything within one Activity

Overview My game is currently based on a single activity (rather than multiple activities) and I would like to keep it that way. At the moment, it goes straight into the game at level 1. I will ...