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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How to draw a specific GameObject into RenderTexture in unity?

To apply my effect, I should draw only several specific objects into a RenderTexture, with their material, and then use the RenderTexture as a texture for an another object. I think ...
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How can I inspect 3D model exactness? [on hold]

I am neither a game designer nor a graphic designer. I am a .Net and C# software developer. I have a game project and I've still been studying to learn game concepts and technolgies for a year. ...
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Texturing problem inside Unity

So I created a Hex Sphere using Houdini and exported it as FBX to Maya where I created UV's for the model to use it in Unity This is how my sphere looks inside Unity All the hexes are separated so ...
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Why does my SFML game cause screen tearing on Linux?

I wrote a little game of a bouncing ball, using SFML and Box2D. On Windows, the graphics animate smoothly. However, on my Linux machine, the animation stutters randomly. To be precise, I get a ...
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What is the mathematics behind real time rendering? [closed]

I know that movie rendering uses non-real time rendering techniques that requires a lot of time to render some seconds of video, because it uses the ray tracing technique that simulates the real world ...
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XNA 3.1 to 4.0 Vertex Shader Not Drawing

I have recently been converting our XNA 3.1 game to XNA 4.0 and am stuck on the shaders. I have the game running, but nothing is drawing to the screen, except things not using a shader. This is only ...
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Generating Normal map from a Image with a given Albedo map

I am working on a research problem part of which involves generating normal map from a given image of a rusted object. I searched the internet for techniques to achieve the above and apparently ...
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Depth texture white in shader

I am trying to implement shadow mapping into my project and am stuck at this problem: If I'm reading the shadow map values with glReadPixels and linearize those values, I am getting exactly the value ...
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Java Slick2D - Problem using ScalableGame class

I am having a problem adjusting the size of the screen while using the ScalableGame class from the Slick2D library. I would like the background and objects (images and graphic shapes) to adjust to ...
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How are red dot/reflex/holographic sights implemented?

In first-person-shooters like Call of Duty, the hologram only appears when it is behind the glass portion of the sight. In OpenGL, would it be implemented by rendering the glass to the stencil buffer ...
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Oblique launch within a game

I'm creating a simple game in python that will follow the same logic of DDTank and Worms. The graph is formed by characters. The buildings that will be destroyed are formed by '*', players are '@' and ...
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Why doesn't decompression maintain quality? [migrated]

I have read that for reading a compressed image into memory it must be decompressed first and the original size will be allocated. So, since it is decompressed and it's size before compression is ...
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Biggest resolution for art assets for mobile games [closed]

I have created a game, and now I need to integrate graphics and distribute it for iOS and Android devices. As there are crazy number of screen resolutions, I think I should have just 3 set of art ...
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HDR and Alpha Blending

I've been reading a lot about HDR techniques and came across Alpha Blending compatibility. Searched even more and found this snippet from the Ogre Forums: With source alpha blending, it sometimes ...
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glsl shader to allow color change of skydome ogre3d

I'm still very new to all this but learning a lot. I'm putting together an application using Ogre3d as the rendering engine. So far I've got it running, with a simple scene, a day/night cycle system ...
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Scaling background without scaling foreground in platformer?

I'm currently developing a platform game and I've run into a problem with scaling resolutions. I want a different resolution of the game to still display the foreground unscaled (characters, tiles, ...
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How to resize my 2d game to fit the screen?

I am currently making a 2D game using Java (Java 2D). I want to make my game resizable. If you play any game on an emulator (e.g. legend of Zelda in fceux emulator) in full screen mode, you'll see ...
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WebGL wrong scaling of rectangle

I'm working with this tutorial http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/webgl/webgl_transforms/ and my result is, that the rectangle moves in the direction of it's scaling values, and also scales at ...
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Calculate required resolution

Lets say I have a rectangle with width x and height y. Then there is transformation matrix T. Now, how using only those data can I estimate minimal resolution of texture (that is its width and ...
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How can I draw outlines around 3D models?

How can I draw outlines around 3D models? I'm referring to something like the effects in a recent Pokemon game, which appear to have a single-pixel outline around them:
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How do I rotate and flip 2D sprites stored in a 1D array of pixels?

I am using a 1D array of pixels for rendering in 2D in java. I am interested in rotation (in radians) and mirroring across the x and y axes. The desired result looks something like this: Public void ...
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Fixing/avoiding Z-fighting with decals OpenGL

I'm trying to draw animated flames as a decal in OpenGL (just a simple quad with an animated texture as a decal on another quad). Problem is as the camera moves away I get terrible Z-fighting in the ...
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GGX specular BRDF is way over 1!

Now, the classic Torrance derivation for roughened surfaces which Cook took into vectorized form yields the familiar parametrization of a specular BRDF where we have the NDF which decides how much ...
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Technique suggestion to render corroded pipes in 3D

We currently have a lot of data relating to cracks/corrosion/deformations in metal pipes which at present, can be viewed in a crude flat/2D application which makes the metal anomalies hard to spot. ...
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Collision detection against complex shapes and curves

I am new in game development and for simple games bounding box collision is fine. However, let's say you have a shape or bitmap like this: This is just an example but if you had more elaborate ...
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Why are huge polygon amounts bad?

It is always said that the polygon amount of a single modell must be as little as possible when it comes to realtime simulations such as computer games. (Or at least lower than when rendering a movie) ...
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What is the easiest and fastest way to display an SDL_Surface in a window with SDL2?

I would like to have an SDL_Surface representing the contents of the window, just like in the old days with SDL1.2. What is the best and fastest way to do it in SDL2? What I found is that I need an ...
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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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Orthographic Projection Issue

I have a problem with my Ortho Matrix. The engine uses the perspective projection fine but for some reason the Ortho matrix is messed up. (See screenshots below). Can anyone understand what is ...
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How do I achieve supersampling / anti-aliasing in pixel shaders?

I am trying to write a couple pixel shaders to apply to images similar to Photoshop effects. For example this effect: But I noticed there is aliasing in my resulting image (the above image is a ...
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How can I draw an outline in Unity3d?

I am trying to highlight a rectangle of arbitrary height. I thought the easiest way to do this would be to create a separate "box" gameobject that outlines the rectangle. I've tried with both a ...
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Does scaling affect performance in OpenGL? [closed]

I've never been able to understand the best practice in this context. I usually want to ship my game with as minimum size as possible. So whereever possible, I try to use scaling of my graphics. Let's ...
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Should I shade models before or after importing them into Unity?

Is it better to shade a model inside the 3D modeling software or inside Unity? As an example, if I need to use a transparent model, should it be made transparent inside the modeling application or ...
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graphics.IsFullScreen resetting to false after game constructor and graphics.ApplyChanges()

This is a MonoGame 3.2 Windows (DirectX) Project. I've tried setting graphics.IsFullScreen to true in the game's constructor and in the game's initialize function, both times running ...
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How can I create animated card graphics like in Hearthstone?

In the game Hearthstone, there are cards with animated images on them. A few examples: http://www.hearthhead.com/card=281/argent-commander http://www.hearthhead.com/card=469/blood-imp The ...
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How do I draw a line using jme3.scene.shape.Line in JMonkeyEngine 3.0?

I can successfully create the object, but it can't be attached to the rootNode. What can I do to make the line appear? I'll also would like to know how to reverse the effect(making it disappear) ...
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How can I use the graphics pipeline to render volumetric data based on a density function?

Both graphics APIs (OpenGL and DirectX) devise a well defined pipeline in which several stages are programmable. These programmable stages require to take a fixed minimum amount of data and are ...
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OpenGL shading doesn't work with different projection and view matrices?

I found an online (public-domain) code to do marching cubes, and I am trying to adapt this code to work in my own project. The code uses GLUT and "older-style" OpenGL, whereas I am using GLM and ...
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What is the difference between “offline” and “real time” rendering?

I have a rough idea: real-time is approximated with little or no global illumination. But how would you otherwise explain why offline rending takes so much longer? You hear things like "number of ...
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XNA graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth's new value doesn't immediately change window size

I set the width and height of the window in my game constructor, and then pass the graphics manager to a class to check the value. In the game's initialize function, it doesn't seem to recognize the ...
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Ray-Triangle Intersection Detection using Barycentric Coordinates

I am attempting to convert the algorithm from http://www.cbloom.com/3d/techdocs/fast_ray_tri.txt to java code, but my solution does not function correctly. The only intentional change I made was for ...
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Android Game Slows Down

I had been developing a Maze Game which is dragging a bitmap down on the maze going on the finish line. on first my game response quickly on my onTouch and dragging and after couples of adding toast ...
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DX 11 Specular Highlights in Deferred Renderer

I am currently implementing a deferred renderer in DX11.1. Right now I am having a problem that I can't seem to crack with specular highlights when I have multiple light sources. I keep a vector of ...
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What is the optimal way to handle matrix internal data storage for interop with native graphics apis?

I'm writing a managed (c#) game engine and have stumbled on a bit of a crossroads in design/implementation regarding matrix types. Matrix types need to be optimized for marshaling to native graphics ...
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What does the term “channel” mean when used in regards to computer graphics?

I was studying terminology for computer graphics, and this statement came up that confused me. The image can have alpha channels for transparency. I tried searching for the meaning of the term ...
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How to make a game like “pewpew”? [duplicate]

I have a question about the graphics of these games like "pewpew", "geometry wars". Pewpew. Visit here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jyaif.pewpew&hl=en How these games are ...
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Bounds Queries for Simplex Noise Function

How do I construct a Bounds Query for 3D Simplex Noise? [This is more or less a follow-up to my last question] Simply put, for an arbitrary octree node (cube) in my volume (a section of Unity3d ...
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Basic Collision Detection Math [closed]

First a bit of background. I have yet to read a book on game development, though I do plan on picking one up sometime. A long time ago I made a simple pong game, followed by a simple Arkanoid-type ...
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Single texture or one texture per light for shadow mapping

The basic implementations of shadow mapping that I have seen create a depth texture for each light source affecting the scene. I'm just curious as to why this might be done rather than using and ...
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Top-Down Octree Generation of Procedural Terrain

I'm trying to implement a voxel-based terrain generation system in Unity3d (C#). I have successfully implemented a uniform 3d grid system, and have extracted the isosurface out using Marching Cubes ...