A very generic term referring to visual part of a game. Try to avoid unrelevant usage and instead tag for specific graphics type (2D, 3D), API, framework or a library you are using, if possible.

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iOS isometric game development workflow (Cocos2D)

What does an efficient graphic assets workflow look like for an iOS isometric game in Cocos2D? Currently my understanding is: Blender 3D Model Render into 8 direction sprite images Use software to ...
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Why does my Outlined Diffuse 3 shader seem “detached” at a distance?

I'm using the Outlined Diffuse 3 shader from Unity and I'm having a problem with it: the outline looks great when the camera is near the object, but at a distance, it looks detached. From nearby ...
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Integrating specular, diffuse reflection and refraction

I am implementing an MLT bidirectional path tracer. I have a problem integrating diffuse, specular reflection and refraction. 1) The first problem is diffuse and specular reflection. Diffuse ...
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Opengl games Open Source [closed]

I want to start making a game using Opengl with C++ , the game is simple, a plane flying or just a train and some Graphics around , it's simple game to make but i don't know where should I start ? ...
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What causes this graphics quality difference between WebGL Build and Unity 5 Editor?

The Editor version and WebGL version of my Minesweeper clone have some graphics quality differences. I chose 'Fast' option when building this deployment. Is this the difference between 'Fast' and ...
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Ideas for a seminar in computer graphics [closed]

I'm about to enroll in an "Advanced seminar in computer graphics" as part of my MSc degree in computer science. I'm relatively new to computer graphics, I'm currently in the middle of taking a basic ...
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Image edges are distorted inside game

I dont know how to explain this, so I will use images to describe my problem. The image I made using InkScape: What it looks like in-game (ignore the runner): As you can see the edges are not ...
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How to approach animations and OpenGL

There are tons of tools and instructions for making 3d models and animations in various software products. My question is: in video-game engines, when would you use a pre-rendered animation, and when ...
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Effect of graphics card on game programming

I know the question can be pretty funny to some, but I have been thinking, does a gaming graphics card like agtx and a professional graphics card like quaddro have any effect on game development ...
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Graphics, drawing triangles

I'm very new to the world of Computer Graphics, and I'm struggling to find resources to help me understand how to draw my mesh (I have loaded everything into vertex and index buffers), I am not using ...
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Correctly bitmasking path tiles based on existing paths

Currently, I have a bitmasking implementation that sometimes incorrectly bitmasks the tiles. Conventionally, it is done correctly, and the math/etc is sound, but it achieves results such as the ...
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SFML drawing Tiles low fps

int main() { sf::RenderWindow window(sf::VideoMode(800, 800), "SFML works!"); sf::VertexArray Tquad(sf::Quads, 40*40*4); int size{ 20 }; int width{ 40 }; for (int x = 0; x < width; x++) { for ...
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Search an artist with a comic style like Angry Birds [duplicate]

Hey im searching an artist for my new mobile game. The problem is i want this comic style like angry birds but i cant find anything like that on devianart and other sites. Most of the arts are in ...
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DirectX11 Shader issue

I am currently having issues with HLSL shaders. I am trying to implement point lights but I am getting unusual data when debugging the shader in Visual Studio. I have read on several sites that say ...
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Update single variable in DirectX Shader

I am trying to update a single variable within a CBuffer but I am unsure of how to do this. I have a LightingBuffer which is passed to the GPU containing, ambient color, diffuse color etc and I want ...
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Backgrounds for a game [duplicate]

I am writing a 2d game, I have designed the characters but I would need backgrounds, i'm looking free cavern backgrounds for a free game, advice ? thanks in advance
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Missing Visual Studio 2013 Templates [closed]

Visual Studio 2013 is missing the installed templates related to graphics, SPECIFICALLY the fbx scene template.. Why is this so? And where do I get them ?
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Maya 2015 Collada mesh transforms not applied

I am trying to load a dae (Collada) model into my 3d engine. The problem is they export the vertices and transforms seperately. So in Maya 2015 it looks like this In the game engine I have it simply ...
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Should I ask my artist to make Sprites in full resolution or can I scale them up?

I'm started with Unity development and my artist asked me what size she should make the sprites for the game. They are all pixel art and she didn't know if she should make them on Photoshop on a ...
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LibGDX/Java - Trying to find the vector from one object to another

I want to add springs in my game that work like the ones in sonic - i.e. if you can't get over an obstacle you have to hit a spring which sends the main character flying towards another spring that ...
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How to draw an ellipse with DirectX 9?

I can draw the outline of an ellipse but I want to draw a filled in ellipse, but I can't seem to get the code to work. Any help would be great! I am using DirectX 9 and D3DX.
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Efficiently creating animation sprites

I'm currently developing a simple 2d game on LibGDX. The core game logic is in place, but the assets are simply taking forever to create. My current method to create each animation frame is to ...
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Slick2D crashes on Image.getGraphics() on some machines

On some machines, creating a new Image and calling getGraphics() on it causes lwjgl to enter into some kind of faulty state that crashes when swapping buffers. Any idea what causes this and how to ...
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How to distort graphics in a wave-like way?

I saw a certain graphics distortion effect on multiple games over time and am interested in doing it in 2D. It is like a wave-like texture distortion, I am not entirely sure what it is called ...
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XNA Billboards dont have correct depth

Im back again with yet another problem :( My current problem is with my billboard effect. Im having trouble trying to get the depth correct so that billboards that are closer to the player are ...
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Transformations between coordinate systems

In a graphics engine, I have three three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate systems, O, A and B. A and B are the result of two different transformations from O. I now want to calculate the ...
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How to make a stereoscopic 3D Game with SDL for iOS

I was looking up google for an answer the whole night but didn't find anything. Yesterday I found some VR demos and games on the AppStore, with stereoscopig (dual rendered) screens. So you put your ...
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Libgdx Sprite is not drawn when generated inside another class

I´ve built a gameloop where I generate new items depending on the elapsed time and want to place them somewhere on the screen. I use some randomness for the color and coordinates. For better design I ...
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Aligning Camera to Rectangle

I'm working on a game in Java, and I'm having some trouble with finding the correct camera position. I've already made a Rectangle that shows exactly where I want the camera to be, and at what scale: ...
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Texture filtering: Is the minification or the magnification filter used when rendering at the exact texture size?

Suppose you have a texture where the minification filter is linear, but the magnification filter is nearest-neighbor (point filtering). If the texture is rendered at exactly 1:1 pixels, but at a ...
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Do I necessarily need to write a vertex shader to use geometry instancing?

I've quickly read the GPU gem about geometry instancing, there are many wordings and I'm not sure I understand it well. If I understand it well, when you use instancing, if you want to apply ...
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Getting the real fragment depth in GLSL

I am trying to write a simple GLSL shader that just renders the real (not normalized) depth of a fragment as a floating point value. So far, I've figured out how to get the depth of a vertex, and ...
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How do you ensure that the graphics still look the same with multiple artists? [duplicate]

There's warning that this question may appear "subjective". But it isn't. I hope you won't misunderstand me. Many different artists have many different styles to do something particular, especially in ...
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Normal Mapping issue

The first image shows a spotlight shining correctly on the floor. The second image shows the same spotlight but rotated 180 degrees. The first is correct, the second is not. The third image ...
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DirectX graphics issues [closed]

When you see something that looks like this And it's actually supposed to be like 100 models of asteroids. What would you say is wrong with it? Index Buffers messed up. Vertex Buffers? Projection? ...
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Draw multiple triangle strips in one draw call DirectX

I'm running into a bottleneck where I'm drawing many basic disconnected colored triangle strips in DirectX 9 (XNA). The problem comes with drawing them all in seperate draw calls, so I'd like to batch ...
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Programming Dynamic 3D Water/Waves?

I'm a little bit stuck on how I might go about programming dynamic, interesting water in a game. To qualify that a little bit, I'm interested in creating water with broad, rolling waves that affect ...
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Slick2D Graphics Misaligned

I'm working through a game in Slick2D and am now focusing on a lot of the graphical end. It's going pretty well other than a couple of issues with alignment. An image illustrating both of these issues ...
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Reverting 2d canvas?

I'm making a multiplayer game which involves drawing lines. It's based this game: http://curvefever.com/sites/default/files/resize/remote/ef86488088c618df13b34f8b87aafd4e-1107x808.jpg. The game is ...
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Do resolution settings have any impact or give any advantage in online FPS games?

There is this crazy theory that has always bothered me. I am not after a technically but more theoretically (although technical knowledge is required to) answer; Two friends are playing the same ...
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Choosing assets for different screen densities and sizes? (libGDX)

I am making a 2D game. As I understand it we typically have maybe 4 sets of assets (xxhdpi, xhdpi, hdpi, and mdpi) so that our game runs well on all devices. These are just scaled versions of the same ...
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Alternatives to map of strings in regard to performance

I would like to start my first question here with a subjective question. I think it qualifies as constructive. To introduce the situation: I have a 2D tiled map. I also had different arrays of ...
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Downscaling an asset, still pixellated?

I created a rounded rectangle in photoshop, and I rasterized the rectangle before I saved it. Yet, when I try to use the rectangle in libGDX, it looks pixelated. How can I make it so that it's smooth? ...
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Why not just create very high resolution graphics and use them on all screens?

I'm creating a game with pretty basic graphics (numbers, blocks, words, and a few nice design elements for the logo and such). My question is: can I create everything in a very high resolution- say ...
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MonoGame: Draw thousands of quads without hardware instancing

In my game, every bit of geometry is a textured quad billboard in 3D. I have many thousands of these things on screen at once, sometimes with overdraw. As I understand it, there are a few ways I can ...
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How to to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates and how to convert texel coordinates to “array coordinates”?

I am currently writing a UV texture mapper. But i don't know how to convert UV coordinates to texel coordinates. And i also have no idea how i should convert texel coordinates to "array ...
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Should I use DirectX 11 for 2d games or should I stick to DirectX 9? [closed]

After two years now I wanted to continue working on my sandbox project which I actually used to learn and experiment with various C++ features and DirectX. So far I have simple elements for 2d ...
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Monogame [Linux] cannot resize screen

While working on a Monogame project on Linux (Arch to be exact), I found that I could not change the screen height away from the default 800 px, while I could easily, perfectly change the width to ...
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Isometric graphics with fake perspective

Diablo 2 is a game with isometric graphics. However, unlike other isometric games, D2 has the option to activate perspective. Obviously, the D2 developers found a clever trick to convincingly fake ...
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Insufficient memory on creating vertex buffers

I'm building a voxel world generator with XNA where the voxels are rendered as polygonal cubes. The world is divided into 1024 chunks of 32x32x256 cubes each (as 32 chunks by 32 chunks), and each ...