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Particles/instancing groups in an Entity/Component system

I've been playing with an entity/component/system design recently, and I've come across a couple of stumbling blocks. Instancing Let's say I have a few hundred "things" (asteroids, chickens, ...
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How to Bind Multiple Shapes/Models to One Vertex Buffer?

If I have two Vertex Arrays, one for Square, and one for Triangle; what is the best way to bind them to the VertexBuffer? What are the patterns used to write multiple vertices to the VertexBuffer? ...
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Implementing Geometry Instancing in DirectX

I have a project that I'm doing in Managed DirectX (DX9) where I want to render lots of grass. My current method (many draw calls) is slow, but I've heard Geometry Instancing can fix that. I know ...
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OpenGL Fast-Object Instancing Error

I have some code that loops through a set of objects and renders instances of those objects. The list of objects that needs to be rendered is stored as a std::map>, where an object of class ...
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How (update,set, apply) dynamically color on a model of a XNA project?

I encounter a problem for set a background color on my model instantiated. I can change the texture but not change color. Is there a parameter for change the color ? Or change the opacity ? I am ...
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What's a good way to programmatically manage a cloneable entity?

Say you have missiles or rockets that a player can fire. What's a good way to programmatically manage the cloning of a base rocket, for example? I can think of 2 ways to do it: Player has a ...
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How should I share variables between instances/classes?

I'm making a game using LOVE, so everything is programmed in Lua. I've been experimenting with using classes and object orientation recently. I've found out that a nice system to use is having most of ...
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Microsoft XNA code sample wont work with blender model

I downloaded this code sample and integrated it into my game http://xbox.create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/mesh_instancing It works with the model that they supplied, but throws and ...
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Instancing with the SharpDX toolkit

I am starting on the graphical portion of my project and before I begin I need to get Instancing working. I can do instancing with SharpDX, but not with the Toolkit Models. The main reason I want to ...
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Batching elements

I don't understand exactly how batching works. What I have understood: Batching is useful to regroup similar elements together and draw them in one draw call (performance++), currently drawing an ...
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Hardware instancing for voxel engine

i just did the tutorial on Hardware Instancing from this source: http://www.float4x4.net/index.php/2011/07/hardware-instancing-for-pc-in-xna-4-with-textures/. Somewhere between 900.000 and 1.000.000 ...
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Scrolling though objects then creating a new instace of this object

In my game when pressing the right mouse button you will place an object on the ground. all objects have the same super class (GameObject). I have a field called selected and will be equal to one ...
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XNA: Instancing Cubes, Each Side Different Texture

I am trying to make thousands of instanced cubes, each with a unique texture on each side. Am I going to have to split each cube into 6 instanced faces, or can I unwrap it in such a way the the ...
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Instancing pixel shader parameters — pass instance data through vertex shader?

I'm working on a deferred shader, and I want to use instancing to draw point lights. From what I understand, I can send the instance data through the vertex shader and pass it through unchanged to ...
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Frustum culling + instancing

I've implemented instancing in my app and right now I have an instance buffer holding position data for all instances. But I'd like to also implement frustum culling which would cull some of the ...
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XNA and HLSL shaders - Instancing using World Matrix array

I have posted this question on StackOverflow and was directed here, so I'll just copy the question: I am attempting to improvise some sort of hardware instancing in my game. I wish to draw multiple ...
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IndexedInstanced logic

I'm using SharpDX.Toolkit with three buffers: two vertex and one index buffer. The first vertex buffer is bound to slot 0 for per-vertex data with following data: static VertexPosition[] vertexData = ...
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Can't see InstancedEntity mesh in Ogre

I think the problem is caused because of the material, but I have no idea how to solve this. It worked before using instancing, so the material is correct. Here is my code: InstancedEntity* ent = ...
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SharpDX instancing with D3D11

Could anybody provide working code using SharpDX with D3D11, which does instancing and uses SharpDX's content pipeline? I have several problems there. I came to understand that one should use a ...
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How to draw millions of cubes without idle , model instancing in XNA?

I work for a project in the style of game "Minecraft". I started using the "Model Instancing" in order to generate a large number of cubes possessing an identical model. So far so good. My problem is ...