The process of determining whether an object should be rendered in a scene.

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Handling polygons in multiple nodes of an Octree

I'm building a 3d software renderer for grins to learn the math and rendering concepts. I've implemented the basic drawing of polygons with some basic optimizations like back face culling and frustum ...
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Is there any reason for doing back face culling in software?

I, a newbie, have been doing back face culling in javascript for my WebGL app because I didn't know gl.cullFace() existed. Is there any reason to use software-based culling instead of just passing all ...
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Culling Techniques for 3d OpenGL ES game

I'm developing a 3d flight simulator for Android and am using a relatively large (10k triangles) scene in 3ds format for the scenery. The scene is one polygon soup, not separated into separate ...
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Culling for a 2D, platformer game?

By culling, I mean, only rendering what is currently seen by the camera. In my game, nothing is tile based. Each object has a center point and that is where it is on the screen. The camera is ...
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Double sides face with two normals

I think this isn't possible, but I just want to check this: Is it possible to create a face in opengl that has two normals? So: I want the inside and outside of some cilinder to be drawn, but I ...
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What is a good practice for 2D scene graph partitioning for culling?

I need to know an efficient way to cull the scene graph objects, to render exclusively the ones in the view, and as fast as possible. I am thinking of doing it the following way, having in each ...
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Calculating camera frustum planes using existing matrix

I'm trying to get basic frustum culling against an AABB working, and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how to extract the frustum planes from my camera's transform matrix. All the example code ...
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BoundingFrustum Performance Issues

I have noticed that BoundingFrustum.Intersects() is a rather slow check in XNA. I am doing only 256 checks per frame and it eats up arround 50-60% of availible time when running at 60fps. This is kind ...
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Is frustum culling necessary in a Flash/AS3 game?

I'm making a 2D game where the map will be scrolled frequently, and only a small part of it will be visible at any time. Which implementation would run faster? The naive way: Make the map a single ...
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Methods to 'cull check' polys in OpenGL

A quick search through the web suggests there's quite a few methods of potentially detecting back-culled faces on the CPU. The purpose of the check is to evaluate whether to performing other ...