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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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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Mapping of positions on images in different frames

I am looking for a possibility to map different positions on a 2D Image which has different frames. Let's say I have an image, consisting of three frames, which shows a spaceship. The first frame ...
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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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Direct3d Techniques and Windows 8

Under Windows 8, what is the alternative to this code: technique11 Light0Tex { pass P0 { ... technique11 Light1Tex { pass P0 { ... And: Light1Tech = ...
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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 ...
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How to do the Geometry Wars gravity well effect

I'm not talking about the background grid here, I'm talking about the swirly particles going around the Gravity Wells! I've always liked the effect and decided it'd be a fun experiment to replicate ...
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How to code a 4x shader/filter which emulates arcade crt display behavior?

I want to write a shader/filer probably in adobe Pixel Bender that will do the best job possible in emulating the fill of an oldskul monochromatic arcade CRT screen. Much like this here: ...
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XNA C# Phun-Style Window Movement Effects

Ok, so I'm making a game in XNA similar to Uplink (computer hacking) and I have a lot of ingame panels that display information, such as mission details, emails, passwords, and so on. To add to the ...
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Creating 2D waveform for Cocos2d game

I'd like to have a Waveform in my iPhone game that I am developing using Cocos2d v2.0. That's the ideal wave I'd like to achieve. A simpler wave which I would still be happy with is this one. ...
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How to obtain contrail visual effect?

I have objects moving in OpenGL ES1 application. I want some of them to leave behind contrail – like if they would emit some radiation or something. EDIT: the kind of contrail is: light contrail – ...
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Creating a highlight halo around a selected object

I'm looking to create a halo highlight around the selected objects in my game screen. The main platform is android, but I am writing an iOS version as well, updating it whenever I successfully add the ...
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How to obtain “annealing” effect via particle system

In this video demonstration, there is the annealing effect, where particles seems to loose their hue and converge into pure white, and then gradually disappear via alpha channel. And in parallel to ...
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Need to create beautiful, random, abstract images

To generate random, beautiful, abstract images – which algorithms are not too complex and give good results? Maybe go for some special gfx library, that would draw lines with glow, etc. ? Thank you ...
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How many BasicEffects do you have in a Game? What is the best way to render multiple objects/shapes at once?

I'm trying to understand 3D rendering and it seems that everytime you render a new object (A 3D Cube or something) you need to have a new BasicEffect for each Box you render unless you want the exact ...
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How are advanced graphics effects implemented?

I'm curious how 3D effects like spells in Warcraft or Torchlight are implemented graphically. I just finished a book on Direct3D and feel pretty comfortable with it and 3D graphics in general, but I ...
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How can I fade something to clear instead of white?

I've got an XNA game which essentially has "floating combat text": short-lived messages that display for a fraction of a second and then disappear. I've recently added a gradual "fade-away" effect, ...
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Optimizing graphics for an iOS flash game

A friend of mine and myself are working on a flash developed iOS (and later Android) puzzle board game. He's a developer and I'm a designer/developer so (no surprise) we have different points of view. ...
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How can I replicate the look and limitations of the Super NES?

I am looking to produce graphics with the same limitations / look that in the Super Nes era. I am specifically looking for graphics similar to Chrono Trigger / FF6. It would be a lot easier to do if ...
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Reflections based on distance from plane

Let's consider, for example, a surface like the volleyball court, we can see that legs and shoes of the players are reflected, with a blur effect, but body and stadium don't (as each object not near ...
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Giving the illusion of speed

I'm making a racing game that feels a lot like xtreme g 64 or fzero. Making the player feel like they are moving extremely fast is important for this game. Actually moving them fast enough to give ...
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Realistic metal shader

How do you create a good metal shader? For different metals and say more or less eroded / rusty and so on. I know that one difference from ordinary materials is that metal should 'colour' the ...
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How would I implement an endless road the player runs down?

I want to create the illusion that a man is running down a long road i.e. this pic http://camlinecambridgelimited.web.officelive.com/images/road%20graphic1.jpg If you have played Temple Run on the ...
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Effects of collisons: broken glass, damaged cars, how are they created?

My question is related in particular to achieving the effects of collision in game engine, how is this done? I have searched a bit, read from the internet and went through a few tutorials, and saw ...
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Is there a technique to creating a “black hole” background in XNA?

I'm creating application in XNA 4.0 and am trying to create a specialized background. I'm familiar with the creation of a parallax scrolling background but I'd like to create a background image that ...
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Computer generated 2d graphics for games - how to get started

I've seen a lot of nice 2d games recently, like Geometry wars that have really nice computer generated graphics. I would like to know how is it done so game looks really nice even if it is composed ...
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Spin/Rotational Blur

How do I perform a circular/rotational/spin blur on an image - using DirectX9.0 and HLSL? For example:
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How can I modify how my scene is drawn to make it look like it's taking place at different times of day?

My game has a day-time association with the scene, that the morning light will be different from the afternoon and the night. But I don't know how to make this difference. Here is an example in ...
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What are the fundamentals of a Quad Billboarding effect?

I'm taking my first venture in to writing a shader and what I really need to do is create a billboarding effect. A thorough Google search turns up a number of threads on the topic and they always end ...
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Pygame water ripple effect

I have Googled for it but there are no ready scripts - as opposed to the same effect on Flash. I have checked the algorithm on The Water Effect Explained and also tested an implementation of the ...
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Is it possible to fake blur via images?

I'm using libGDX for an android game; as far as I can tell, it doesn't have an API for blurring. Reading on Wikipedia, it seems like blur is formed by setting each pixels RGB values to the average of ...
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How to add energy ball which disappears when touched by player in UDK?

I am new to UDK and learning game development. I want to know about how to add a ball to the game world with the following effects/actions: Glowing effect Physics-like object (just having gravity) ...
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Examples of faking 3D

Does anyone know of any good examples of 3D being faked in 2D (not necessarily code, but games I could look up)? The player has the perspective that they are going 'into' the screen and things are ...
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What is the math behind the light effect in krakatoa?

I'd like to know the math behind the light effect in krakatoa (click here for an example). Light source is traveling with particles, but how is shading done? Is it something simple, like Phong ...
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How are the graphical effects in the Android game Orbital created?

I would be very grateful if someone could tell me how the graphics (and in particular, the lighting effects) for this game, Orbital, are created. Would it be OpenGL? For some background: I'm new to ...