Graphics effect is an video effect which requires non-trivial usage of a standard graphics library calls, or custom graphics processing algorithms like shaders to achive required result.

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Libgdx implement 2d drop shadow for transparent sprites

I am a libgdx learner. For an learning application that I am developing using libgdx on android, I need to show drop shadow or glow effect when a sprite is touched. The sprites are created from a ...
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How can I draw curves above a mesh surface?

I am making an animation of a deformed sphere that represents some aspects of the wave function in a hydrogen atom. I am starting with an octahedron that i push through a tessellation shader. The ...
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Getting normal map of an image

I'm trying to achieve the results in this tutorial: Link So far, I was be able to do that; with these; public PixelMap GetNormalMap(double strength) { var newMap = new ...
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How can I implement a futuristic “barrier field” that reacts to hits?

I want to implement a "shield" that reacts to projectile hits. Currently, my colliders are mapped to the animated sprite's outline on all frames. I'm looking for something like the image below. For ...
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Rendering a fullscreen quad is leaving a one pixel line on the left and top

I am rendering a fullscreen quad using XNA. I am having an issue where the top pixel line and left pixel line are not rendered. It should be black in the picture. Can anyone tell me why this might be ...
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How can I create the illusion of a 3D object moving around in a static background?

I'm designing a Resident Evil clone using OpenGL. I'm curious how the older Resident Evil games used a static pre-rendered background with 3D models roaming around: Here, if the main player ...
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How can I create an aperture-closing effect?

I'm looking to create an effect like this in a game I'm making: I would describe it as a camera aperture closing. I have the following requirements: I need to be able to reverse the fade (open ...
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How to draw a diagonal fade-in and fade-out?

How to draw a diagonal fade-in/fade-out in 2D using MonoGame draw API? For a simple (non-directional) fade-in/out drawing the background with alpha variation do the tricks, but what is the standard ...
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How can I create a contrail effect for a spaceship in motion?

I am curious how I could create an effect similar to the ship's tail in the following picture:
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Pokemon Yellow wrap transitions

So I've been trying to make a pretty accurate clone of the good old Pokemon Yellow for quite some time now and one puzzling but nonetheless subtle mechanic has puzzled me. As you can see in the ...
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Maya shatter collision without interpenetration

I'm a newbie in Maya and after days of Googling I still cannot find the answer to my question. I'm making a solid shatter in Maya, as expected, the rigidbodies interpenetrate with each other. And the ...
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putting view 'effects' in the view - pygame

I have a project where I've tried to move 'visual effects' out of the sprite class's responsibility and into a 'screen manager' class, and before I get much further than effects like rotation and ...
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Can the Shuriken particle system create particles with random shapes and sizes?

I want to create differently sized (but small, relative to the characters) dust clouds for player movement that move away from the player and fade away by shrinking. This animated GIF from Samurai ...
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Effect culling on uneven terrain

I'm trying to integrate a "ground particle" effect (like a fire-circle or similar) in Unity3d, however since i'm using uneven terrain as my terrain mesh, the effect gets culled behind terrain parts ...
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Visual effect with dark overlay gradient surrounding the center of the screen

How is it called, what is it used for, and what is the most common way to implement it? I know these are three question in one, but since the first and second are just one-liners I decided to make ...
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Create a trailing, ghosting effect of a sprite

I want to create a trailing, ghosting like effect of a sprite that's moving fast. Something very similar to this image of Sonic (apologies of bad quality, it's the only example I could find of the ...
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How to implement fake 3D like distortion effects for a 2D side scrolling game?

I'm not certain of the proper terms to search on or even where to begin though I imagine it is some sort of post processing effect. I've seen games like I Wanna Be The Boshy and You Have To Win the ...
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How can I create a fade effect between scenes in Libgdx?

I have implemented a screen fade with Scene2D. It currently fades fades out of one screen to black, then then from that black into the next screen. It would be really awesome if I could fade ...
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Libgdx and ParticleEffect with scene2d not showing the same way as in the Particle Editor

I am developing a new game with libgdx and trying to implement ParticleEffect in scene2d (using actor). I am creating a ParticleEffect with Particle Editor in which I would like to add to a stage. ...
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How to make good looking bullets with a trail for top-down shooter?

So I am making a TD shooter and was wondering how to make fancy bullets. Right now I have a giant sprite of a bullet trail that is the bullet as well but it doesn't look that good. I am using libgdx ...
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Creating a black light (ultraviolet) shader?

I am interested in the algorithm for color picking that would ideally allow to choose what color range will be highlighted and what color range will be faded. I can sort-of understand how to make it ...
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How do I make the screen shake when the player takes damage?

I am making a 2D game and I'd like a visual cue when the player gets hurt. Currently, I have a simple blinking red dot that shows up for 2 seconds after damage, but it's not very immersive. Many ...
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How do I create smoke-like beam or aura effects?

I mean things like the Team Fortress 2 medic gun: ...or the Killzone: Shadow Fall anti-gravity effect: How do these work?
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How do I make a sprite blink on an HTML5 canvas?

I'm thinking of the flashing effect many games have when a character gets hit and takes damage. Something like overlaying a lighter color on visible sprite pixels for a second.
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problem with texcoord at post effect (quad rendering)

I have this shader: float4x4 View; struct VS_INPUT { float2 Position : POSITION; float2 TexCoord : TEXCOORD; }; struct PS_INPUT { float4 Position : SV_Position; float2 TexCoord : ...
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portal cutoff effect

I want a 3D Mesh to come out of a flat portal. Only the part of the mesh that's coming out of the portal should be rendered, so the mesh should be cut off or sliced until it's fully outside the ...
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Atmospheric scattering and sky geometry

I'm trying to implement an atmospheric scattering in my graphics (game) engine based on the GPU Gems article: link. An example implementation from that article uses a skydome. My scene is different - ...
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General visual effects to meshes/entities

I am trying to add some visual effects to some entities, meshes, or whatever you want to call them as they are looking pretty dull in my game right now. What I want to achieve is this: ...
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Create fog (smoke) on Unity3D?

I'm creating a game where you are inside a boiler room, the problem is I want to create the fog (smoke) to make this more realistic.
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How to achieve animated glow

I am trying to achieve something I've seen numerous times, but I don't know where to start from. I've come across numerous old effects, which I can't recreate. The said effects are the glow animations ...
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How to create a magic orb like in Skyrim?

How would I go about creating magic orb that looks like from magic menu in Skyrim in Unity3D? Here is what I have in mind: Orb Image And a video of that effect from 0:09-0:13: Orb Video
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Automatic shadow for isometric objects

I have like hunderd of isometric objects. One example: I'm trying to find a way to automate creation of shadow they're casting. I ended up with following transformation: matrix.Shear(-0.25f, ...
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How do I create a cel-shaded cartoon look?

I am interested in everything related to this kind of effect (modeling, game engine, animation). What sort of stuff is needed? Here are some sample images of what I mean:
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sprite animation individual framerate

When animating sprites I am taking the delta difference between frames and locking the rendering frame rate of the sprite animation to the delta time. float delay = 1000.0f / FPS; float now = ...
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3D Distortion Effect

I'm trying to make a distortion effect similar to this: However I'm not making a 2d screen space effect. I'm applying it to a 3d scene and I want it to be placed IN the world, so it can be blocked ...
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Damage indicator screen overlay

I want to make something already done by a lot of games , which is when I am taking so much hits from enemy red screen drawn like the following , using XNA 4.0: after it's drawn and I am still alive ...
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Screen effects and antialiasing

I have been working on a game for a while using glut for basic window creation. I was rendering to an offscreen buffer so that I could implement various effects like screen bulging, motion blur, ...
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How to create a fog effect in XNA with PixelShaderFunction?

I developped a small XNA games in 3D. I would like to add a "fog of war" on my models instantiated with an effect in my (.fx) file. The problem is, I do not know how to change the function ...
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how to add fog to a model instantiated in Xna? [closed]

I work on a small XNA games. I generate a large map type voxel. a floor of 1000 cubic long by 1000 cubes wide. This is why I use the method "MODEL instancing" with hardware instancing to generate a ...
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What causes polygonal twitching in older games?

I'd like this answer large part to curiosity and I'd like to recreate it with our modern computers somehow. By old games I'm referring to ps1 games. My specific example would be Megaman Legends I've ...
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2D water shader in SFML

I want to implement the algorithm for a 2D water surface described here and here. Before somebody finds out, beats me up and deletes this, I'm gonna say it myself. I posted this question over at ...
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How can I make a falling down effect in 2D - Birds Eye View

Currently whilst making my game, I'm not sure how I am going to implement the actual gameplay/environment of it. At first I thought to do a side-on plat-former, where my character falls down the ...
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Do games depend on OS to scale resolution?

I'm having issues with my computer related with scaling when using different resolutions other than the native. So I started to wonder, in PCs, is scaling handled by the card driver or the game ...
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How to make a 3d beam effect with XNA 4.0?

Do you know any demo or tutorial to learn to make a 3D Beam effect? I have learn to make a 2D laser by simply using a texture and moving it thru screen. But I am a little bit lost while trying to do ...
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How to simulate a spinning helicopter rotor visual effect programatically?

I decided to display an animation that conveys to the viewer that a narrow flat surface is spinning really fast(such as an helicopter's rotor blade). Does anyone have any experience in implementing ...
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Breathing for game/movie characters

Breathing (the movement of chest and face features): I'd like to ask if it is hard to model and whether it is computationaly expensive. I recently noticed the great effect it has in Madagascar 3 ...
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How do display a “mucus spreading” effect in a 2D environment?

Here is an example of such a mucus spreading. The substance is spread around the source (in this example, the source would be the main alien building). The game is starcraft, the purple substance ...
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Absorbtion 2d image effect

I want to create a specyfic 2d image effect. It consists in modifying a sprite so it looks like it is being zoomed to a point or "absorbed" by that point. I'm not really sure what is the technical ...
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Calculating distance from viewer to object in a shader

Good morning, I'm working through creating the spherical billboards technique outlined in this paper. I'm trying to create a shader that calculates the distance from the camera to all objects in the ...
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How can I implement an Iris Wipe effect?

For those who doesn't know: An iris wipe is a wipe that takes the shape of a growing or shrinking circle. It has been frequently used in animated short subjects, such as those in the Looney ...