A representation of an object in 3D space.

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What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and multiresolution modifier? [migrated]

I'm currently modeling my game character in Blender (see below picture). What is the difference between a subdivision surface modifier and a multiresolution modifier? I know they smooth the surface ...
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Advantages of using Maya or 3DS Max? [on hold]

I've peered through countless articles asking "Which program should I learn: Maya, Max, XSI, Blender, Modo. . .". They are usually followed with opinions such as: "What ever looks or feels better." or ...
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Creating very rough 3D models

I am not a modeller, more into the programming side. However say I wanted to create an open world type of game using U4. Is there a way to create very rough models, say of buildings, cars, trees, ...
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Do I need to obtain a license to use real car brands in a game?

We are small team which working on car racing game but we don't know about licensing process for branded cars like Nissan, Lamborghini, Chevrolet and etc. Do we need to buy any licence for using ...
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Problem with AssetManager while loading a Model type

Today I've tried the AssetManager for the first time with .g3db files and I'm having some problems. Exception in thread "LWJGL Application" com.badlogic.gdx.utils.GdxRuntimeException: ...
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Can you adjust the proportions of a 3D model via scripting?

We are developing a game in Unity where the character is different ages in different levels. Would it be possible to use a single 3D model asset, and alter its proportions via scripting to achieve ...
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How big a transition from programmer to modeler/level designer/creator [closed]

So I think I may take a break from the programming side, I have put in 6 hard months learning C++ and graphics theory, I have learned a huge amount but over the last few days have been studying level ...
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How much a scene would be done in 3D modelling program before exporting? [closed]

What I am trying to work out is, when creating a level, or section of a level, how much is created in the modeling package before it is exported, take the scene in the link. Would this whole scene be ...
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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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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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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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LOD in modern games [closed]

I'm currently working on my master's thesis about LOD and mesh simplification, and I've been reading many academic papers and articles about the subject. However, I can't find enough information about ...
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Zbrush transferring into Cry-engine

So say I make something Via Zbrush (A widely used application for game development) and I also have something like blender or Cryengine. I have yet to try but is it easy to put a model from Zbrush ...
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Why does exporting from Maya to Panda3D fail?

I added the Panda3D exporter script thing to Maya. When I go to export to a .egg, no .egg is formed. Instead a fileToBeExported_temp.mb appears next to the original fileToBeExported.ma. What's ...
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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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Best way to organize models with multiple meshes and textures?

I have character models which have different parts, ex: upper body, head, lower body; each part is a separate mesh in the same model. Each part has several textures associated with it (diffuse, ...
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Efficient way of loading wavefront models in openGL game

In my game, a RTS game, the units are all wavefront obj. all their animation frames are each seperate wavefront obj file. ie. without any skeletal animation; fully rigid models. So when many units are ...
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Running two simultaneous animations on a model? [duplicate]

I am just looking for a broad answer to this question. I am more curious about the general information rather than the specific. Also, I tried to search for this, but I think it's hard to word it so ...
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x-inverted obj importer in BulletSharp - whats wrong?

See importer C# code at the repository. Screenshot: Left: bullet imported version, right: correct 3ds max version. It's somehow inverted. If you think that left part is just 180 degrees rotated you ...
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What does “non commercial use” mean in terms of game assets?

I recently got an app for my iOS device called "123D Design." It is a 3D model editor. Upon creation of an account, the application tell you that "your models may not be used commercially." What ...
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Lighting Objects with Textures - OpenGL

I'm trying to get lighting effects on a textured object; I'm using .obj and .mtl files to define them. No matter what I try my object is either invisible, unlit (plain texture), or completely white. ...
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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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Effective Methods to utilize 3d Scanners to produce game development resources [closed]

Once upon a time I was quite passionate about game development. About four years ago at the height of my game development aspirations, I was involved in a number of activities. I worked with a team ...
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Why doesn't my XNA model render at all? [closed]

I am trying to draw a 3D Model in XNA 4.0, but it doesn't show up. I think I made it correctly, but maybe not. My code follows: Here is the LoadContent and Draw method of my Main class. Spaceship is ...
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How to import a character with multiple parts into udk

I have a master chief model that I downloaded and rigged, and it has multiple parts. The body, helmet, and pieces of armor that go around his body are all separate objects that have separate texture ...
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Assimp renders a partial amount of vertices

I'm building a 3D game, and i'm trying to load some assets with the nice Assimp library. The model should look like the one in the first picture, but instead, it takes the form of some kind of ...
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Rendering a lot of Models at once with XNA

In an hexgrid based game, I render all terrain tiles as a separate model, reusing the same texture objects on all similar tiles. The tiles is a pretty simple model. When the terrain is set to be at ...
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What are the pros. and cons. of different representations a custom geometry format for a mobile based engine?

I am trying to create 3D model importer for my mobile based engine. These are what I am considering: Convert .obj file to text based structure like JSON or custom. So, basically, convert .obj ...
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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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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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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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Creating a collision shape for a complex model

I'm currently creating the collision system for my 3D XNA game. To check collisions with models (especially complex ones) like trees or other plants, I thought about rendering a low poly version of ...
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How to transform a 2d drawing in a 3d model in easy steps? Where to start?

I have a great draftsman, but I don't know how to take his drawings to 3D My basic notions guide me to get a front picture and a side picture and then put in a cross in a z-axis and give them ...
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Rendering a model with transparent or translucent uv map applied doesn't work

Before I try to make anything transparent, the model renders nicely. When I change the uv layout so that one piece of the model will be transparent, it renders horribly. This is the result with a ...
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XNA mesh.Draw() takes the longest CPU time

We have a problem. Our game steadily slows down as we increase the number of models we draw. When the number reaches 100 - FPS is dead. Our humble tests showed that the reason is not GPU. This is what ...
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Finding a specific point in a graphic model in code

I'm not really sure what I'm asking, so sorry for the bad title. I'm still new to game programming and especially the "game specific parts" like models and graphics. Let's say I have a model of a ...
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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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XNA - Draw FPS Hands? [duplicate]

I'm creating a FPS game in XNA 4. I'm trying to display two hands and a gun in front of the camera. I already the models Hands: How can I do so the fingers and hands position adapts to the gun ...
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Would it be possible to edit character models of a PS1 game, to be played on an emulator? [duplicate]

There are some abandoned PS1 oldies out there that I would love to see revamped with improved assets. I have some skills with some some modelling programs, so I was wondering if it would be possible ...
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Which tool can convert a Torque .dts file? [closed]

Into a more common 3D model format such as 3ds, max, or obj. I know that it is possible (someone did it for me but won't tell me how). There's a tool called Shaper that looks like it could do it but ...
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Where can I find free md2 models and .obj objects for a boxing game? [duplicate]

I'm creating a first person boxing game in Opengl as a school project and I want textures and models to apply to it. A look like Wii Sport's Boxing is what I'm aiming for. Something like this (but, ...
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Where can I find free simple 3D models? [duplicate]

I'm learning OpenGL. Unfortunately can't create 3D models, but I would like to write some really simple games, to improve my programming skills. I need some really basic .obj file, which has one bmp, ...
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Is it possible to create an “impossible” rooms in games?

Forgive me my lack of knowlegde, but for quite a long time I asked myself whether it was possible to create a continous game space that some player could walk inside and so on, that would be ...
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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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Get screen bounds of 3D object

I'm trying to draw a 2D plane that has minimum dimensions to contain a 3D model (a sphere). How do I calculate the minimum size and position of the rectangle to completely cover a 3D model on screen?
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How can I create a 3D model in Java without using modeling software? [closed]

I am a lightly experienced game developer and this is my first time trying 3D objects in Java for the first time. I have been recently creating and updating games using AWT, Swing, and Graphics, but I ...
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Models with more than one mesh in JMonkeyEngine

I’m a new jmonkey engine developer and I’m beginning to import models. I tried to import simple models and no problems appeared, but when I export some obj models having more than one mesh in the ...
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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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Model in Maya looks strange, what went wrong?

I am modeling a tank and I don't know what key I've pressed, but now the object in Maya is looking very weird. Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
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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 ...