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What is “ping pong” in the context of graphics rendering?

I have to render a scene, once per light, and blend the result of the various passes. I heard and read that one way to increase performances and render targets to use would be ping pong. I'm new to ...
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Dynamic load and unload material

For targeting multiple display resolution, I focus on using MultiPlatform Toolkit usage. In which I found following statement in tutorial section for dynamically handling materials. "Just remember ...
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Simultanious RenderTarget use in XNA

I am currently grappling with the idea of lighting a 2D scene as a 3D one and i need to clear up a couple of things. I have so far figured out that i am going to use a differed lighting system where ...
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Multiple Render Targets, Multiple Fragment Shaders

I render a normal and a depth image of a scene. Then I want to reuse these two images to do further texture/image processing in a second fragment shader. I use a framebuffer with 3 textures attached ...
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Need transform matrix to translate the center of the view to a custom position within the target texture

My problem is as follows: I want to use a single render target texture for drawing 16 viewports where I want to display the 16 different combinations of the marching squares algorithm with my 3D ...
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Render a 3D scene in multiple windows - extended panoramic view

Is there any resource location on how to view a 3D scene from an application or a game on multiple windows or monitors? Each window should continue drawing from where the neighbouring one left off (in ...
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How do I clear a specific render target when more than one are set? Or how do I keep the depth but clear the color?

Let's say I set two render targets GraphicsDevice.SetRenderTargets(rt0, rt1); If I call GraphicsDevice.Clear(Color.Transparent); both render targets will be cleared. Therefore, how can I clear a ...
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Do rendered-to-textures need to be bound when being drawn to?

In OpenGL, if I'm rendering to a texture using a framebuffer, do I have to have that texture bound while I'm rendering to it? In code: glBindTexture(...); glTexImage2D(...); glBindFramebuffer(...); ...
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Multiple render targets and pixel shader outputs terminology

I'm a little confused on the jargon: does Multiple Render Targets (MRT) refer to outputting from a pixel shader to multiple elements in a struct? That is, when one says "MRT is to write to multiple ...