A representation of an object in 3D space.

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Why does this exported cube have too many vertices?

I'm trying to export md5mesh models. Just as a test I decided to export a simple cube (i.e. with 8 vertices). When I opened the .md5mesh file it lists the following: numverts 24 numtris 12 ...
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How do I model a real-world building?

This isn't exactly a game development question, but I am planning on using Unity as my engine and modeling in Maya so I was hoping folks on here might have some experience with this. I want your ...
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Model a chain with different elements in Unity 3D

I have to model, in unity 3D, a chain that is composed of various elements. some flexible, some rigid. The idea is to realize a human-chain where each person is linked to the other by their hands. ...
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How to implement “model quality” in OpenGL

In many games, there is an option named: "Model Quality", which ranges from Low to High. Low model quality simply removes a lot of vertices from the model, to make it faster, while High preserves the ...
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How can I import a Google Sketchup model with textures?

I'm using Unity 4 and trying to import a SketchUp Model into Unity and other Engines - but I can't get it to import correctly. Can anyone help me out?
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Changing weapons on a model?

How would you have 1 soldier model and then change the weapon depending on what class is chosen without having to load all the weapons at once and without having to load a new soldier for every ...
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What is the range of RAM consumption for the typical 3D character in a video game?

What is the average number of KB in memory for a 3D character? Granted, this will obviously be biased based on what game we're talking about. However, I am less interested in actual size in KB, and ...
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Dynamic Shapes and dynamic animations

I saw this video: Video And now I am curious about the following: How can you achieve dynamic forms like they are shown in this video. What I mean is: Do you need to have some "base" models which can ...
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Maya 3d view port issues

Hi currently i am working on modelling an object within view port, but i have issues here. On my right panel view port, when i try to alter an vertex of an cube i'm getting an 3d effect similar like ...
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Creating and drawing models efficiently

As I am learning the basics of game programming (in xna), I want to start creating simple 3d models and draw them (I'm already able to draw, control and animate them). I want to create the following: ...
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xna model scaling - model is bigger than world

I'm having trouble scaling my model in XNA with C#. The model is bigger than the world itself and I can't seem to scale it down. Below is the code I'm using and an attached screenshot. How can I scale ...
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XNA ModelMesh.Draw vs GraphicsDevice.DrawIndexedPrimitives

I am using XNA 4.0 and I wonder if drawing models with multiple meshes is better by filling the vertex and index buffers first and calling GraphicsDevice.DrawIndexedPrimitives() or by simply using ...
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XNA & HLSL - rendering a model with its original materials (colors)

I am currently trying to code my own HLSL effect file, in order to render an FBX model I made with Autodesk maya, and to which I have applied some materials (colors). before trying to write an effect ...
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How can I render a model on top of another model regardless of their relative Z positions?

I was wondering if there's any way to render models over other 3D models regardless of their relative positions? Kind of like how it works in 2D graphics, you set a render order and it renders them ...
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XNA HLSL no model textures

I am using XNA and HLSL to render all the models in my game, so far there is only one, a flashlight. My flashlight model is a .fbx file type, and it loads the model in the game perfectly fine. ...
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what is more expensive 2D sprites or 3D models?

Me and my friends are programmers.We decided to try ourselves in game design. As we don't want to find ourselves in debts, we decided to avoid investors. We want to develop and publish a couple of ...
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Normal mapping for Android and iOS

I'm making a mobile game for Android and iOS on Unity. At the moment I am researching and designing the technical aspects of the game. Since it is not plausible to use highly detailed models for ...
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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 ...