A representation of an object in 3D space.

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Consistency of DirectX models

Is there a way to check the consistency of a DirectX model (.x) ? Whilst compiling .x files with XNA GameStudio 3.1 compilation is aborted with the following error message: Error 2 Could not read ...
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Issue with importing model to xna

I am creating a model with Blender which looks like this: and I am importing it into an XNA project. There seems to be some kind of transparency issue. The model looks like that: When the camera ...
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Child transforms problem when loading 3DS models using assimp

I'm trying to load a textured 3d model into my scene using assimp model loader. The problem is that child meshes are not situated correctly (they don't have the correct transformations). In brief: ...
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Making XNA Play Nice With 3DS Max, Boundiing Spheres

I'm using 3DS Max 2010 with the KW x-porter plugin, which outputs a .X file (just downloaded the very latest version). Been getting some odd results: ...
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XNA CustomModelAnimationSample problem

I downloaded the official tutorial from:CustomModelAnimationSample It works fine but when I try to replicate it in my project, it fails to load the Tag property in my model. Is found that the probelm ...
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3D motorcycle models for web 3D tools

I'm developing a website that can display 3D models of motorbike. I haven't decided on which tool to use yet but it seems most of them support X3D and VRML files. So I'm searching for already-made ...
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XNA Automatic Collision detection from model?

This is going to be a rather vague question xD In XNA is there a way of working out if a point or rectangle is colliding with a 3D .x object? It is a big model, and would take a long time to map out ...
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Most common format & good practice for 3D models for a placeholder in a PC game [closed]

I'm soon starting programming my first 3D game in OpenGL, C++, for PC. It's going to be a top-down space-based game. Early on I want to create basic placeholder 3D models for my objects, and then in ...
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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 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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Converting many faces to single mesh and reduce poly-count in Blender

I'm not so familiar with 3D modelling, and I'm stuck on a simple task in Blender. I have a fairly complex model that's been imported as a .DAE file from SketchUp. This model is composed of many ...
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Blender to 3ds max to cal3d format

There are quite a few questions on cal3d but they are old and don't apply anymore. In Blender(must be 2.49a for python script to work!!!): I have a scene with 7 meshes, 1 armature, 10 bones. I tried ...
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Rotating a model AND translating it forward in XNA

I have this enemy class, and I want it to 1) Spawn at a certain place Vector3 pos 2) Rotate to face my player position 3) Move forward As this code is now, it will appear at it's specified place: ...
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Converting a DrawModel() using BasicEffect to one using Effect

Take this DrawModel() provided by MSDN: private void DrawModel(Model m) { Matrix[] transforms = new Matrix[m.Bones.Count]; float aspectRatio = graphics.GraphicsDevice.Viewport.Width / ...
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XNA stopped compiling my model x files

So I've a 3d game project I'm working on and I'm using 2 model files (SkyBlock.x and AimedBlock.x). So until now everything was all good and my models files were compiled all okay and I was able to ...
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Google Sketchup pro exporter/importer for MD5 model format?

Where can I find google sketchup pro MD5 (The doom3 model format) exporter/importer? If there isn't one what modeling program can I use to export/import MD5 models?
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Which things to do in AutoCAD and which in 3ds Max?

I learned 3ds Max two months ago. I am not perfect in it, but I used it to make a model of a house. I am interested in house architectures. I used to model everything in Max. I have just started to ...
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Customiazable graphical weapon models [closed]

I'm new to game dev. I need 2D or 3D models of real weapons for an app I'm writing. But I'm no 2D/3D graphics genius ;) Is there any place where I can get such things? For free or commercially. Both ...
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How to optimize primitives in SecondLife/Opensim?

SecondLife/Opensim uses Primitives to construct models. How it works in details is explained here. Now I have many triangles which link together. Is there any way to make them into one prim, thus ...
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How to make 2D sprites from 3D models [closed]

Hi I'm making a top shooter game and I'd like to what programs are the easiest/fastest to make 3D models and sprite sheets ? Here is an example of I what I want to do ...
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Texture visualization problem on camera movement (xna)

I'm trying to move a camera over a model that is used as the floor of the game. When I move the camera, the texture of the model is not showing correctly (video of the problem: ...
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LWJGL SlickUtil Texture Binding

I am making a 3D game using LWJGL and I have a texture class with static variables so that I only need to load textures once, even if I need to use them more than once. I am using Slick Util for this. ...
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Using obj file in an XNA game [closed]

Sorry if this is a bit novice but I am far more into engineering than game development but I just want to make a small 3D game for fun with XNA (well actually MonoGame). The thing is that I don't have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Light on every model and not in the whole scene

I am using a custom shader and try to pass the effect on my Models like that: foreach (ModelMesh mesh in Model.Meshes) { foreach (ModelMeshPart part in mesh.MeshParts) { ...
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Blender DirectX exporter to Panda3D

I have been experimenting with Panda3D lately. I have a character made in Blender with various bones and currently with one animation that I wish to export to a *.x format for Panda3D. My current ...
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XNA HLSL: Skinned Model Deforming Wrong

I am creating a basic XNA recreation of Minecraft. My current problem is that my "Steve" model, which is skinned with an armature using vertex groups to deform, is showing up disfigured beyond all ...
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InputLayout handling [duplicate]

Where are you supposed to store InputLayout? Suppose i have some basic structure like. class Mesh { List<MeshPart> MeshParts } class MeshPart { Effect Effect; VertexBufferBinding ...
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Finding the endpoint of a named bone in Irrlicht

I'm making a tank game that will have multiple tanks. I want to be able to define the weapon placements using bones that I can add right inside the modelling program (Blender to be exact). All tanks ...
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Creating a model procedurally through coding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating a basic character skeleton from code I'd like to have a procedural system that uses a string of data to create a 3d creature. The way I've thought to do this is ...
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How do I add curves to cylinders in Maya? [closed]

For my new assignment I have to make this bike in 3D in Maya. But I actually don't know how to curve cylinders for the frame and saddle of this bike. To be more specific I added a image of the bike ...
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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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3D Modeling Software for Programmer [closed]

I've recently learned how to make games for Unity3d, and now I want to start making games! I can't wait to start! However, before I can make 3D games, I need to learn 3D modeling for character ...
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What does a Mesh consist of?

I have seen various implementations of mesh loaders in a few open source game engines. But all of them behave meshes differently. Is there a general definition for a mesh that explains what meshes ...
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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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Converting xnb files to fbx files

All the while I can only find how to convert from FBX to XNB but not the other way around. Does anyone know how can I do that?
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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 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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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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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 to make a model impressive [closed]

I am importing a model from 3DS Max 2011 which has been rendered by 3rd party renderer Vray. I believe that fbx does not support Vray information. So, my questions are: . What others ways are there ...
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Support of multiple 3d formats in engine

What is the best practice to add support of loading models from multiple file formats (.obj, .3ds ...)? What class hierarchy should I use (now I have Mesh class( containing vertex, data ) and ...
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Where can I find 3d models of equipment for supermarket? [closed]

Where can I find 3d models of equipment for supermarket? I will use them in XNA. UPD. I need equipment like this http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=419747 without products.
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Should I avoid rescaling models when rendering?

I am quite new to game development and currently developing a simple 3D game with MonoGame and Blender. The game is basically a 3D version of Pong. At first I developed the models at a constant size ...