A representation of an object in 3D space.

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Game Map Implementation

I want to know how I can create a virtual town or city (like skyrim towns or gta4 liberty city) Should I create something on paper and copy coordinates? (Building1 floor corner coordinates are these, ...
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Why is it that the majority of npc character models are roughly the same height in video games?

In the majority of video games I play, I notice that NPC's are the same height. What's up with that? It kinda takes me out of the experience, when I see ten people in a row that are 5 foot 8. Anyone ...
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Common way to store model transformations

I ask myself what's the best way to store the transformations in a model class. What I came up with is to store the translation and scaling in a Vector3 and the rotation in a Matrix4. On each update ...
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How are 3D models created in video games?

As the title says, how are 3D models in games designed and displayed? Is it all-code? Drawn on paper, then on a 3D graphics software, then... what? Of course, game programmers won't define every ...
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Is there a game not using meshes for models? [closed]

Traditionally, models consist of lots of vertices connected by triangles. That forces the use of a high amount of vertices for detailed organic shapes or makes models kind of blocky. Even though ...
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How to import big scene in 3ds Max to Shiva game engine?

I downloaded some 3ds Max scene models, and I want to use these scenes in ShiVa 3D game engine. For example, I have this scene, and when I tried to use some tools to export the scene and loaded it in ...
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How do I create a cel-shaded cartoon look?

I am interested in everything related to this kind of effect (modeling, game engine, animation). What sort of stuff is needed? Here are some sample images of what I mean:
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How to know if a model is composed of a group of models?

I've downloaded a model, and try to ungroup the model and learn how this model was made. However, the big model in the image below can not be ungrouped anymore. I feel that this model is composed of ...
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UV mapping: Untextured faces?

Im currently trying to texture a (transparent) cylinder. I want the texture image to wrap sideways around the cylinder but not the top and bottom faces, they are supposed to just stay untextured (so ...
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How do I remove control points from imported curve in Maya?

When I create a path from an Illustrator file, it adds extra control points for bezier handles for each point in the AI file, even though I don't drag out the handles in Illustrator. All my points in ...
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Need help drawing obj file! [closed]

I'm using GLFW and I want to draw a obj file. How are they drawn? I know how to draw 3D in OpenGL but when I open the obj file I see "v"s, "vn"s, "f"s, "vt"s, what are these? I don't know how to read ...
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XNA 4.0 - Why does using a RenderTarget2d cause transparency on models?

I have been working through Riemers ShadowMap tutorial and everything was going well until the section on drawing to a separate rendertarget. I am using a different model and quads but I assumed the ...
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How to correctly create bullet rigid from custom .mesh in Ogre?

Being new to 3d programming and bullet physics in particular, I am wondering how a 3d model or the mesh generated out of it effects the accuracy of bullet physics simulation. I have written a ...
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Looking for pre-broken models/meshes for use in a unity project [closed]

Hi guys for my final year project I'm working on comparing the difference between a few destruction techniques for a game environment, based on looks and computational efficiency. I intend on ...
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Is it legal to reuse a 3D model as long as it has a new texture?

If I create a 3D model and texture for a client, say a house. Can I reuse that same 3D model, but apply a new texture and then legally use that in my own game? Is that enough of a difference? ...
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What are some common 3D modeling tools? [closed]

I'm horrible at 3D modeling but I want to get better. Now the problem is that I have yet to find a good program that's easy to use. I want to be able to find one that's not just easy but also not ...
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Texture not carrying over to game correctly?

I have created my map for my game using 3DS Max. I have then applied textures to the map within 3DS Max, where the textures all show correctly. I export the map as a .fbx file to use within an XNA ...
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XNA model texture maps [closed]

Is it possible to make a texture maps for XNA .fbx models? Just one texture file for the whole model.
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XNA change a specific color of a model to another

Is it possible to change a specific color of a model to another? Example: Everything that's blue should be red or something like that. And is it possible to do this without the use of effects? I ...
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Automatically generate low detail collision meshes

I lately integrated Bullet Physics into my little game engine, but for now I only use basic shapes as spheres or boxes for collision checks. For more realistic physics I need collision meshes for all ...
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Blender Texture Seam

I am trying to follow this tutorial to create a brushed metal "start" button. (I am very new to all of this) I want the button to look nice when rendered in a game engine. For some reason I can not ...
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Is it possible to use industrial models in games? [closed]

Now days major of models in games only have outward appearance. E.g. autocars in action games usually have chassis, shell, tires. Some of them also have seats designed. But rarely one has engine, ...
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How to let game characters enter existing 3D buildings model in my own game? [duplicate]

I want to use ShiVa 3D game engine to build a 3D RPG game. And I want to load other people's 3D models into my game so that I wouldn't need to draw these things myself. Here's a building model I ...
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Level Modeling Workflows in Maya for Unity

I'm wondering what the standard workflow for modeling static levels for Unity (or for that matter, other High-Level engines) is? My somewhat limited knowledge tells me that the best process is ...
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XNA draw model partially

Is it possible to draw a model partially (along the X, Y or Z axis) to make an extending barrier or something like that? (Scaling doesn't work because of the textures)
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Changing textures on a Model messes up antialiasing? (XNA)

Here is a code sample: blockModel = game.Content.Load<Model>("Models/Cubes/Cube"); //this is a .fbx file, made in blender absoluteBlockTransforms = new ...
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Gravity/collision problems: models jumping

I'm pretty new to Unity3D game engine and game development, so don't judge me strictly. I import a model of the rail track, add rigid body component (with mass 1 and use gravity flag) and box collider ...
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2D animation: Animated 3D models or sprites with animation frames?

Starting out with new project, I am stuck choosing between: 3D textured model animated directly through the renderer 2D sprites and drawing each animation frame The game will be 2D platform, I ...
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Dynamic model scaling

Imagine a (3D) game like Railroad Tycoon 3. Player selects a rail track, clicks LMB and drags the mouse to the end position. During this drag, the rail track model scales and adopts to the landscape, ...
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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 ...
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Sketchup model renders wrong in XNA

My XNA model renders wrong. It should render like that: But it renders like that: The background doesn't matter. It's just the model that renders wrong. Here is the drawing code: protected ...
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Model View Controller linking dynamic model to view

I currently an implementing a game roughly using a model-view-controller setup. A single game controller instantiates a model and view. The model and view then instantiate child models and views, ...
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Which sketch-to-3D-model software is available? [closed]

I picture this: I paint a 3dmodel from the front, side and top - more or less to scale. Then I take a photo of it and give it to the software. The software then tries to figure out which part of it ...
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How rotate a 3D cube at its center XNA?

I try to rotate a 3D cube on itself from its center, not the edge. Here is my code used. public rotatemyCube() { ... Matrix newTransform = Matrix.CreateScale(scale) * ...
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XNA partially extending the content pipeline using a ModelContent

I am trying to extend XNA's content pipeline in order to import a model in .obj format (a very simple and text-based format, see here for details). Writing a full extension library seems like an ...
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BasicEffect and SkinnedEffect treating WorldViewProj differently?

I made a ModelBatch class that batches and draw rigged/unanimated and skinned/animated models. For now, BasicEffect is assigned to rigged models (XNA Model Processor) and SkinnedEffect is assigned to ...
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Heightmap VS actual model of environment [closed]

I've been looking at 3D environments for games and I would like to know (case by case) which would be the best fit for development. The types in question are between heightmaps or a model of an ...
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Optimizing models & improving performance

I've created a map editor for a game I've been developing. The maps (planets) are made using a form of meta ball editing. Basically, in the end the Marching Cubes algorithm is used to get my final ...
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How to make model's arms + weapon follow cursor?

0 Just like the title says. I currently have my controlling movement working just how I want it to. Now in order to proceed with shooting I first should focus on how the model should look like to ...
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How can I efficiently form terrain from a large number of cubes in XNA? [duplicate]

I have a project with a floor built from with small cubes (100x100 of them). If I exceed that size, the performance of my game suffers. How can I efficiently draw a larger number of identical models? ...
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3D Animations in XNA 3.1

Well, guys. I'm in a Game Design class at school. Before you ask "WHY ARE YOU USING 3.1 INSTEAD OF 4" -- I would like to point out that C# 2008, and .NET framework 3 is NOT my preferred environment, ...
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Creating Primitives and Model from Texture2D Xna 4.0

So I was playing around with XNA working on a 3d engine with 2d sprites as characters and objects. After a while I became very unhappy with the way the sprites were being scaled and billboarded so I ...
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Blender 2.6: Move Mesh to X Coordinate of Another Mesh

An example: There are two planes A and B with the following median points: ( X | Y | Z ) M_A ( 3 | 2 | 2 ) M_B ( 6 | 1 | 1 ) Now I want to move the plane A on the X-axis to the X coordinate ...
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Blender 2.6: UV-Matching on Non-Image-Textures

Situation: I want to model a piece of wood in Blender (2.63.0). In order to do this I use a set of Noise and Clouds textures on a brown material. But these textures are warped and shown in the wrong ...
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Importing and Displaying .fbx files

I have a little problem with importing/displaying .fbx files. I checked the examples but the ones which I am intrested the most (animation and texture) are badly documented for understanding by ...
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DirectX 9 - model rendering from .obj files issues

Well I can clearly tell that what rendered is close to what I wanted, but there seems to be a few problems. The .obj files contained values like "f", "v", "vt". Image Of Problem: ...
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How to calculate the position of an attached model after rotation?

I'm programming a basic game on XNA. I started to place an object (eg weapon) attached to the right arm of my player. When I move my character forward behind left or right all right. But when I ...
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How do I get a Model to add a name to it's Texture(s) in the XNA Content Pipeline

I know that a texture's name is not preserved when it's loaded in. I also know that you can give it a name. For example: Texture2D texture = content.Load<Texture2D>("MyTexture"); texture.Name ...
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Point cloud to CAD model [closed]

Point clouds can be obtained from a physical camera using phase shift algorithm. These may be 3-4 separate point clouds. My job is to combine those point clouds (register, filter) using signal ...
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Blender Object Appearing Gray when all Lights are Off

I have an issue with Blender where, when I turn my only light off (a sun lamp) and render the image my object appears gray rather than black (and thus, not appear to the camera). I can't figure out ...