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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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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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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 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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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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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

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 ...
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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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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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What is the best practice in importing models to Unity

Is it better to shade a model inside the 3D modelling software or inside unity? as an example if I need to use a transparent model should it be made transparent inside the modelling application or ...
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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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OpenGL - have object follow mouse

I want to have an object follow around my mouse on the screen in OpenGL. (I am also using GLEW, GLFW, and GLM). The best idea I've come up with is: Get the coordinates within the window with ...
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Processing move between tiles with an animation in isometric map

In my isometric map, entities can only be in the center of the floor tile. So it's tile per position. This is my map with an entity: Entity can either move forward, left, or right. Where forward ...
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Drawing tile images with bigger height on floor tiles on 2.5D isometric map

Hello I am creating my first isometric game. I have floor tiles which are 112*56 in size. This is a simple strategy game I am making, it's an existing game, I just copied the idea for practice since ...
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Algorithms for Physically based shading models [duplicate]

For real time interactive graphics, it seems to be practical now to use physically based shading models. I want to write some shaders to incorporate into an openGL based game engine that I'm writing ...
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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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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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How would I warp a mesh with code?

I recently asked a question about putting a camera at the head of a 3D human model here and it worked out rather well and whatnot, but there is still a problem that bothers me: How would I ...
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How can I play an RTSP video stream in Unity3D?

I want to play an RTSP video stream on a Texture2D. The stream is coming from an IP camera and is encoded with H.264, MJPEG or MPEG4. I know about VLC's libraries, ffmpeg, direct show, media ...
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Graphics programming replicating the transition from Chrono Trigger inside the gate

I started playing this game for the first time lately and this really peaked my interest You can see the transition in motion starting at ~12:08 There seems to be some interesting maths taking ...
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Prewarming in particle engines

How is prewarming in particle engines made? I have a particle engine and need to support this, which is a feature I have already seen in Unity. Is it done at compilation, like informations stored ...
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Using Graphics from my Frame's paint() gives cutting effect every call to repaint()

Every frame the run() method of my thread calls the repaint() of the frame subclass, in this frame subclass I override the paint(Graphics) and since I want to have different screens from my game I ...
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Java Graphics Rendering Bug

So I've been playing around with moving objects using KeyListeners and active rendering via while(true) loop. CANVAS.createBufferStrategy(3); BufferStrategy buffer = CANVAS.getBufferStrategy(); ...
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ShapeRenderer is pixelated in libGDX

When I use a ShapeRenderer, it always comes out pixelated. But if I draw the shape in photoshop with the same dimensions, it's very smooth and clean-looking. My method is just as follows: package ...
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Are there 3D projections other than orthographic and perspective? [closed]

The question is pretty much in the title. Are there notable 3D projections other than orthographic and perspective that could be used in a 3D system such as OpenGL? In particular, are there any that ...
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2D how to add graphics for liquid physics?

I was always wondering how to add the graphics to a a blob body for example, regardless of what engine or library you are using, i want to know (theoratically) how to move from this state : ...
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Where can I find free graphic 2D resources for vehicles (car, truck, bus, etc) from top view for a top down racing game? [duplicate]

Where can I find free graphic resources for vehicles (car, truck, bus, etc) from top view for a top down racing game? I mean something like:
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2D Polygon Triangulation

I am creating a game engine using the JBox2D physics engine. It only allows you to create polygon fixtures up to 8 vertices, To create a body with more than 8 vertices, you need to create multiple ...
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Pixel Shader : Backbuffer is 'Black'

After Fiddling around I am pretty sure this is not a Shader issue. Edit 4: The only diference I can see is that BasicEffect calls these methods before drawing: // Make sure that domain, hull and ...
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About floating point precision and why do we still use it

Floating point has always been troublesome for precision on large worlds. This article explains behind-the-scenes and offers the obvious alternative - fixed point numbers. Some facts are really ...
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How do you author HDR content?

How do you make it easy for your artists to author content for an HDR renderer? What kinds of tools should you provide, and what workflows need to change, in going from LDR to HDR? Note that I'm not ...
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Are there any reasons to use Legacy (2.X) OpenGL?

The benefits are well documented of the Modern OpenGL 3.X & 4.X API's, but I'm wondering if there are ANY benefits to keeping with the old OpenGL, Or if learning OpenGL 2.X is a complete waste of ...
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MonoGame not all letters being drawn with DrawString

I'm currently making a dynamic user interface for my game and are setting up having text on my buttons. I'm having an odd issue where, when i use a specific piece of code to determine the text ...
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What is wrong with my specular phong shading

I'm sorry if this should be placed on stackoverflow instead however seeing as this is graphics related I was hoping you guys could help me: I'm attempting to write a phong shader and currently working ...
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How to implement soft edge areas with particles

My game is created using Phaser, but the question itself is engine-agnostic. In my game I have several environments, essentially polygonal areas that player characters can move into and be affected ...
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draw fog of war using shaders

I am making a RTS game, and I'd like some advice on how to best render fog of wars, given what I'm already doing. You can imagine this game as being a classic RTS like Age of Empires 2, where the fog ...
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RenderState in XNA 4

I was going through this tutorial for having transparency which can be used to solve my problem here. The code is written in XNA 3 but I'm using XNA 4. What is the alternative for the following code ...
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OpenGL setup on Windows

I have been trying to use OpenGL for two days now. First on Mac, then on Windows. The problem with Mac is that it doesn't support the newer versions of OpenGL. I ran a tutorial that actually did get ...
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OpenGL ES 1 Pixel Error?

I am developing a game on android using OpenGL ES 1.0 for Android OS. It is a 2d game using a simple Orthographic projection and textures for the sprites. One of these textures has a small line (it ...
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Java single Array best choice for accessing pixels for manipulation?

I am just watching this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwUnMy_pR6A and the guy (who seems to be pretty competent) is using a single array to store and access the pixels of his to-be-rendered ...
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Draw a rotated rectfill in Allegro 4.2?

I'd like to use Matricies to transform primitive geometric shapes and draw them using the Allegro library using version 4.2 (I can not switch to 5.x just yet). This works fine for non-filled objects ...
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What is Windows' software rendering API?

We usually use OpenGL or DirectX to work with the GPU. If I want to use the CPU to render 2D/3D graphics, how does it work and what API can I use for it on Windows? I know there is no benefit in ...
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Is there a good cross-platform C++ vector graphics library out there? [closed]

I'm making a game and want to use vector graphics. I started re-coding it using Cairo and the performance is horrific. So, I'm looking for a different library. It needs to be for C++ and ...
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TiledMap resizing and aspect ratio with LibGDX

I'm making a game and I don't know how to resize my TiledMap when the window is bigger but keeping its squared shape. Here is a screen: When I change window size, here's what happens: I want ...
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Reducing Spherical Harmonic Ringing

I've generated some 2nd order SH light-probes from cube-maps in my scene and I was surprised how strong artifacts are around the back of the dominant lights. I switched to a Lambert source plus ...