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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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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Are there multiple valid definitions for what translate, rotate and scale do?

Are there multiple valid definitions for what translate, rotate and scale do to the 4x4 matrix? I bring up this question, because I have a simple webgl program that draws a square and does a few ...
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What are these odd distortions on far away textures?

I'm currently writing a simple voxel engine just to get some practice in, and I'm coming across some odd issues. In order to generate terrain, I create a mesh and then assign UV coordinates on a ...
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How to make an Interactable ocean in Blender [on hold]

Hi everyone I am planning to make a Naval-Based game but cannot find a good tutorials for interactable water, any help?
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LIBGDX: Translate grid drawn with ShapeRenderer with an OrthographicCamera

I am trying to draw a grid for my "world" that may or may not extend beyond the screen. What I would like to do right now is draw the entire world (which is relatively small) and then use the ...
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How to fill a canvas with triangles that are seemingly random?

Given a canvas say, 1000 X 1000 unit. I would like to fill the canvas with triangles. The triangles can be of any type right angle, equilateral...etc. To avoid big chunks of triangles lets say all ...
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How to buffer an image in winbgim?

So ive always had problems with buffers and never used them before. I read up on the topic online but since winbgim is so old i couldnt find any definite answers to the topic. So im gonna ask them ...
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Problem with JFrame? [closed]

So I'm not sure why (because this didn't use to happen before) but once I run my program the JFrame appears but then it waits 1 or 2 seconds before it draws anything to the screeen. So basically for ...
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Android OpenGL Sprite Component Pattern

Ok so I have a 2D OpenGL project that was originally a class assignment, and now I am using it to experiment with and to broaden my knowledge. Originally, I had been using the Normalized Devices ...
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JPanel vs Canvas? [closed]

The reason I'm asking this is because in the tutorial I'm following it uses Canvas but and in a section it goes like this: BufferStrategy bs = this.getBufferStrategy(); followed by Graphics g = ...
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How to create words as objects in Unity?

I am working on a game that has words as obstacles, i.e. the player needs to climb over and around them. There will be hundreds of words in the game therefore I need a way to automate the placement. I ...
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How to dispose in Newest Java/LibGDX ApplicationListener?

Am I new? yes What I'm wondering: How do you dispose of textures / spritebatches and the things you normally need to dispose of now? Why I'm asking: Because theirs no automatic dispose() function ...
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How to draw a polygon with picture in libgdx?

I'm working around a simple rectangle game, It just split the rectangle in to a lot of polygon debris. I use Pixmap and Texture to draw the edges of each polygon. ... for (GraphEdge e: _edges) { ...
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Vertexquads are not being drawn in 2D space

I started teaching myself DirectX a short time ago and have come across a problem which I can't figure out by myself unfortunately. I'm trying to build my own font system, so I can draw strings in 2D ...
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DirectX 11 Vertex Shader Fragmentation

I was wondering how my vertex shader is causing my cube to be render weirdly? I am using the Visual Studio graphics tool and see that my input assembler is correctly receiving the cube and I can only ...
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How should I structure VBOs for my 2d world data?

My game is played on a fixed-size hex based arena, where each hex can be of a different type, and possibly contain some creatures/items/anything on it. When I started out, I got the advice to have a ...
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Cocos2d Sprite 3D position

When I set a position3D for a Sprite in cocos2dx, it render two times the same sprite, i took a screenshot: I set the position3D because i want to use the Z position the give an effect of distance, ...
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How can a programmer learn to draw 2D assets? [closed]

Are there any good tutorials for someone who wants to create 2D graphical game assets? Drawing classes for absolute beginners, preferably teaching skills that can be as relevant as possible to games - ...
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Starting to make 2D games in C++ [closed]

I'm fairly experienced with C and C#, but I've only ever created console/windows applications. I'm also experienced with AS3 and I've made some flash games. I want to make proper 2D games in C++, but ...
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Where do I start if I want to independently learn game graphic design? [closed]

I want to learn how to create custom graphics, not use freely available resources. But I have been looking around for articles or tutorials on how to start with 2D game design in general, and I can't ...
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Problem with transparent textures in SFML

I have been told that this is kind of a common problem with transparent textures, but didn't get any further information on how to solve it. In my code, I'm trying to render this texture (a square ...
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Moving an object in a circular path

I want to move one object (dot) in a circular path. How should I change the X and Y coordinates to accomplish this?
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SDL2 linux fullscreen issue at lower-than-desktop resolution

Having a problem trying to get proper fullscreen in linux. I'm using 1440x900 on desktop. When i set SDL to use 1280x720 as fullscreen, it does change screen resolution. But if i drag the mouse ...
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Custom Coloring of Tileset Characters

Games like Dwarft Fortress and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup are drawing their boards using tiles from a tileset image (I think?). I know you can do color keying and replace the background color with ...
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Fixing the size?

My app isn't compatible with all screen sizes. When testing on a small size, my textview overlaps with my button. So, as suggested on the Android Documentation, and many stack overflow pages, I ...
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Transparency sorting in 3D world with different render types

I am rendering a world, object, and models from an older game format. The world is presented in a BSP tree so I can quickly iterate through. The opaque surfaces are rendered front to back. Then ...
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Does multiple downsampling have a benefit?

So i came across this site and you can see these lines on the first and second paragraph: For a crude but easy effect, draw the bright portions of the scene (eg, light sources) into an FBO, then ...
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Do SpriteBuilder's Smart Sprite Sheet need to be loaded to memory?

When I create an Smart Sprite Sheet Folder using SpriteBuilder and publish it, must I load that SpriteSheet into memory "FrameCache" with code or does SpriteBuilder do this automatically (so I just ...
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Sprites are rendered as black rectangles in android 4.0.x only

I have some problems rendering sprites correctly on a LG optimus vu (android version 4.0) with libgdx. Basically sprites are black rectangles, while other images that i declare as Texture are correct. ...
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Setting resizable to false in LibGDX

I have a small working game prototype. I want to do something like LwjglApplicationConfiguration cfg = new LwjglApplicationConfiguration(); cfg.resizable = false; But I get ...
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Is glxinfo saying that the 980 GTX doesn't support a 32 bit depth buffer?

I've been using the glxinfo command (glxinfo -v) to explore the supported framebuffer configurations. There are two values relating to depth, "depth" and "depthsize." According the source, it appears ...
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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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2D Game graphics [duplicate]

I want to make some HTML 5 game and I searched alot in google for some hero 2d graphics, and couldn't find something I really want. Where I can find PNG's/GIF's of Hero graphics for free or get ...
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Finding holes in mesh

I have a mesh that has holes. I found a paper, An Automatic Hole-Filling Algorithm for Polygon Meshes It details an algorithm that uses a k-d tree for finding holes (from a manifold triangle mesh). ...
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Occlusion Culling Open-World Implementation (Using Unity)

I was curious how people generally do occlusion culling. What techniques are most widely accepted for performance and also where can I learn more about these? The material I can find online seems ...
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libgdx - objects are drawn elongated when width and height are the same value

I don't use view ports but my camera is set to the screen width and height of the device. My objects are drawn longer(taller?) then they should be. I check my sprites and they are square not ...
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Unity terrain quality

I've created a new project in Unity 5.3.4 (this problem has also happened since unity 5.3.2 an other versions) and when i initally make and sculpt my terrrain, the quality, shadows, specularity and ...
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Create a crosshair openGL

How do I draw a white crosshair in the middle of screen in openGL, it's all well and good knowing how to render objects in 3d space, but I have literally no idea on how to draw something that sticks ...
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Unity Editor windows went black

I recently bought a new laptop, with Intel i5-5200U HD graphics 5500 and AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB and 8gb ram, and heres what happens with my Unity: If open it, minimize it and then maximize again, ...
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How to improve my graphics on HTML5 canvas?

I am making my own army fighting simulator. Designer have made an 3D model with Blender and textured it, made animations. I have made sprites from that model and did programming. But the result is not ...
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Rendering 2d sprites into a 3d world?

In opengl how do I render 2d sprites in opengl given that I have a png of the sprite? See images as an example of the effect I'd like to achieve. Also I would like to overlay weapons on the screen ...
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Distance fog smooth out plane's fade with respect to ground

I am looking for distance fog for my endless racing game. Unity's default fog system is too heavy for mobiles so for workaround I am trying to add large plane with transparncy..the problem occures ...
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Unify visual experience across different devices' screens

How would one approach the problem when your graphic assets (images, textures and so on) look different on different devices? For example, an artist made a set of graphic assets looking at his display ...
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How do I quantize an image into an arbitrary bitdepth with dithering?

In the games I make, sometimes I need to balance the quality of the images I show with the amount of memory they consume. This is especially true for smartphones and other devices with very tight ...
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How can I approximate an “opening fan”-transformation?

Is there a way to—with matrices—transform something as if opening the image on a Japanese folding fan? Image from Wikimedia Commons. I'm at a loss of what to call it, so pointers towards avenues of ...
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How can I plot points and generate a list of coordinates?

Is there a program that lets me draw, a la pixel art, a map, and give me a list of coordinates and their corresponding colors? For example, I'd like to use a point and click interface to draw this ...
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Using glm to rotate the modelview matrix based on the cursor position

I am rendering a 3D model of an object, and I want the user to be able to rotate around that object by dragging the mouse. To do this, I want to use the cursor position to continually update the ...
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How to convert Non-Axis Aligned Bounding Boxes to AABB

I'm trying to write a raytracer to render boxes (cubes) that are arbitrarily rotated, i.e. not necessarily axis aligned. While I'm reasonably comfortable ray-tracing an axis-aligned cube, I don't know ...
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What is ambient occlusion?

I've heard about ambient occlusion and it looks nice, but what exactly is it?
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How can I use pre-rendered high resolution models as a basis for generating normal maps?

I was reading through the Wikipedia page on pre-rendering and at the end they mention in the following quote that doom 3 used pre-rendered models? While making Doom 3, id Software used ...