A representation of an object in 3D space.

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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? [closed]

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 ...
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How attach a model with another model on a specific bone?

I meet a difficulty attached to a model to another model on a "bone" accurate. I searched several forums but no result. I saw that many people have asked the same question but no real result see no ...
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How stoper one annimation model on XNA?

I do not understand how to pause an animation of XNA. I can "Start" the animation of my model but not stop it. I use SkinningSample_4_0 sample dll Here is my code to use. Here is my code to use. ...
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How to make an articulated mob in Minecraft?

I am attempting to make a sea serpent, and I want to know how to make it be able to turn in any place, or at each 'segment', somewhat like the snakes in mocreatures. I know how to make mobs in ...
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Animated Models in XNA

I've been using XNA for 2D games for awhile, and I am just learning 3D now. I have a question, which seems like it should be fairly basic. As I understand it, I make a model in Maya (or whatever) and ...
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OBJ model loaded in LWJGL has a black area with no texture

I have a problem with loading an .obj file in LWJGL and its textures. The object is a tree(it's a paid model from TurboSquid, so I can't post it here,but here's the link if you want to see how it ...
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XNA 4.0 Model into parts

is there a way to split a .fbx model into parts, and move those parts individualy in XNA 4.0 ? Thanks
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How can I model a pendulum blade? [closed]

Like this one from Saw V: What primitive shape/s would you start out with? How would you transform the primitive shape/s to give it a nice, smooth, sharp blade on one side without distorting the ...
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Best way to develop a level from Top down image using 3dmax

I have to create a game level from a top down view of an area. I used a plane converted to an editable poly to do the job. I used edges to create the top view of roads, walkways and parks so that i ...
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Applying prerecorded animations to models with the same skeleton

well my question sounds a bit like, how do I apply mo-cap animations to my model, but thats not really it I guess. Animations and model share the same skeleton, but the models vary in size and ...
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Converting a hipoly model to a lowpoly model

I have a model with more than 500.000 polygons and I want to speed up the drawing process in my game. So I decided to use a lowpoly model and normal mapping, but found no software to get a lowpoly ...
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Apply bone tranforms when importing FBX in XNA

Preconditions: I have some models, that does only contain some meshes and one texture. There is no animation within the model. An example: a model of a table. I want to draw the Model with a custom ...
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How can I attach a model to the bone of another model?

I am trying to attach one animated model to one of the bones of another animated model in an XNA game. I've found a few questions/forum posts/articles online which explain how to attach a weapon ...
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How to use mount points in MilkShape models?

I have bought the Warriors & Commoners model pack from Frogames and the pack contains (among other formats) two animated models and several non-animated objects (axe, shield, pilosities, etc.) in ...
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How can I efficiently render a very large model?

I have a huge model I want to draw in my XNA application; due to its size I am experiencing a tremendous loss of performance. The model has about 50,000,000 edges and has a size on disk of 205 MB in ...
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XNA 4.0, Combining model draw calls

I have the following problem: The levels in my game are made up of a Large Quantity of small Models and because of that I am experiencing frame rate problems. I already did some research and came to ...
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Importing Models from Maya to OpenGL

I am looking for ways to import models to my game project. I am using Maya as modelling software, and GLUT for windowing of my game. I found this great parser, it imports all the textures and normal ...
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How to create a reasonably sized urban area manually but efficiently

I have a game concept that only really works in an urban area that is of reasonable scale and diversity. In terms of what it should look like, think GTA, in terms of the size think more like a small ...
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Modular building technique with angles? (A roof)

Ive been spending a bit of time lately studying the modular buildings of many games and reading/viewing several tutorials about it as well, but almost every example I see uses a plain square building ...