OpenGL ES 2.0 emphasizes a programmable 3D graphics pipeline (comparing to fixed-function pipeline of OpenGL ES 1.1).

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Opengl ES 2.0: Is there a way to use less resources to draw in-game background texture

1.Should my in-game background be drawn with my game loop renderer, or if 2.I don't want to draw my background image every frame in my main renderer since it could possibly be a heavy job while the ...
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Does scaling affect performance in OpenGL? [closed]

I've never been able to understand the best practice in this context. I usually want to ship my game with as minimum size as possible. So whereever possible, I try to use scaling of my graphics. Let's ...
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cocos2d-x “immediate mode”?

I have some c++ game code that draws the game state on each game-loop cycle in "immediate mode". By that I mean that the game code does not add the sprites to be drawn to any sort of "scene graph" or ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 state management best practices [closed]

I use a game engine with dynamic sprite batching for 2D games on mobile platforms (MOAI SDK). It already handles redundant state changes pretty well - with the use of texture atlases it only flushes ...
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Batching and object's transformation

I'm trying to implement batching in my game (Sprite batching and 3D Mesh batching), I've read a lot of documentation about that but I don't understand something: When each object have is own ...
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
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Java Buffers and OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android)

I've been trying to come up with a good solution for preloading textures asynchronously, but in Android with OpenGL ES you cannot create a texture out of context. Would the proper solution be to load ...
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Replace each white spot of image to radial gradient

Recently, I read an article about a sun shader (XNA Sun Shader) and decided to implement it using OpenGL ES 2.0, but I encountered a problem with the shader: I have two textures, one of them is the ...
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Android - OpenGL ES 2 - Cube with different texture in each side

I need to create a 3d cube, with a different texture on each side. Here is my cube class, which my other classes extend: import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.ByteOrder; import ...
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How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: final int ticksPerSecond = 60; final int skipTicks = (1000 / ticksPerSecond); float dt = 1f/ticksPerSecond; while(System.currentTimeMillis() > nextGameTick ...
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Reducing APK File Size by using JPG instead of PNG for game background images

I've just finished my (openGL ES 2.0 Android) game and it's almost ready for Alpha-testing. When I export the application to an APK File, the file is taking up 16MB and I would like to reduce this as ...
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Bad pixels on shader when loading cached binary programs

I have been trying to cache binary shader programs in my game and load them accordingly using "glGetProgramBinaryOES" and "glProgramBinaryOES" respectively. I was successfully able to cache and load ...
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XY Location scaling with varying density screens

I have a phone with resolution H=1280,W=720,Density=2 I have a tablet with resolution H=1216,W=800,Density=1.331 I drew a rectangle on my phone with corners Left,Top (-1.6,1.55), Right,Bottom ...
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Camera movement in Super Hexagon

I do realize there is no camera in OpenGL ES 2, but from my understanding you can simulate one using view and projection matrices. I'm using Android, by the way. Here's a video of the game, in case ...
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Re-using one texture for multiple OpenGL Quads

I've been looking over my code and I'm just wondering, when I set a texture for say, 20 quads that need to use the same texture, it seems as though I'm creating a new texture each time...... surely ...
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How to obtain the currently bound texture ID in an openGL ES 2.0 project

In my game, I have: GLES20.glBindTexture(GLES20.GL_TEXTURE_2D, texID); Where texID is an integer returned by my setTexture() method. Let's say, in this instance it's 1. When I bind my textures ...
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Scaling issues with Open GL viewport / scissor box (Trying to draw outside of viewport)

In my game I am currently scaling the viewport so it retains the ratio of my development device like so: width = (int) Math.min(deviceWidth, deviceHeight * 1.702127659574468); //1.702127659574468 is ...
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Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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Confusion over GLViewport

I'm hoping someone can help me understand the GLViewport and what happens when we resize it This will illustrate my confusion.... So, here I have a quad stuck in the middle of the screen. If I ...
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How can I reliably implement GPU skinning in Android?

I'm trying to get character skinning working on Android. The idea is quite vanilla: I have my skinning matrices, and along with each vertex, I send up to four matrix indices and four corresponding ...
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Storing object position and rotation

I only superficially understand the idea and I can't find any thorough explanation (partially because I can't find very good keywords to Google - English is not my first language): Although I ...
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Drawing flaming letters in 3D with OpenGL ES 2.0

I am a bit confused about how to achieve this. What I want is to "draw with flames". I have achieved this with textures successfully, but now my concern is about doing this with particles to achieve ...
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How do I reconfigure my GLES frame buffer after a rotation?

Note: In order to keep the question as simple as possible, I am actively changing the body of the question to reflect the current state of affairs, instead of adding stuff at the bottom. I am ...
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Displaying and updating score in Android (OpenGL ES 2)

I'm using a FrameLayout where I have a GLSurfaceView at the bottom and a few Views on top of it. One of those Views is a TextView that displays the current score. Here's how I'm updating the score ...
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glGetActiveAttrib on Android NDK

In my code-base I need to link the vertex declarations from a mesh to the attributes of a shader. To do this I retrieve all the attribute names after linking the shader. I use the following code (with ...
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Progress bar in Super Hexagon using OpenGL ES 2 (Android)

I'm wondering how the progress bar in Super Hexagon was made. (see image, top left) Actually I am not very sure how to implement a progress bar at all using OpenGL ES 2 on Android, but I am asking ...
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OpenGL 2.0 - How to swap buffers for color picking

I'm trying to reproduce color picking on iOS, following the technique described here: http://www.lighthouse3d.com/opengl/picking/index.php3?openglway2, with OpenGL ES 2.0. When the user touches the ...
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Brighter pixels around area (OpenGL ES 2)

I'm trying to achieve an effect like in the image bellow. Basically I will have a 2D texture and I want a small area around a point (let's call it "light source") to be slightly better lit (i.e. be ...
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In 3D camera math, calculate what Z depth is pixel unity for a given FOV

I am working in iOS and OpenGL ES 2.0. Through trial and error I've figured out a frustum to where at a specific z depth pixels drawn are 1 to 1 with my source textures. So 1 pixel in my texture is ...
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OpenGL ES 2 jittery camera movement

First of all, I am aware that there's no camera in OpenGL (ES 2), but from my understanding proper manipulation of the projection matrix can simulate the concept of a camera. What I'm trying to do ...
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Is ETC2 Texture Compression available in OpenGL ES 2.0?

However, I have an ES 2.0 app and would like to use ETC2 texture compression if it is available (i.e. I am running on a device that supports ES 3.0 standard). Is it possible to use ETC2 in ES ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 and atlas

I'm trying to draw elements from a texture atlas with OpenGL ES 2.0 Currently, I'm drawing my elements using something like this in the shader: uniform mat4 uCamera; uniform mat4 uModel; attribute ...
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Moving objects smoothly, bad perfomance

I just finished developing my mini-game on Android and I got some questions about perfomance and generally "how to": If I have 25+ objects on the creeen (just a polygon with 7-8 angles) its starts to ...
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How can I read from multiple textures in an OpenGL ES 2 shader?

How can I enable more than one texture in OpenGL ES 2 so that I can sample from all of them in my shader? For example, I'm trying to read from two different textures in my shader for the player's car. ...
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Normal Map Issues

I'm experiencing a very strange result in my very simple normal map implementation on iOS 7 - OpenGL ES 2.0. I'm only using the bare parameters necessary and I'm also skipping on all the tangent and ...
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Android and OpenGL, single thread vs double thread [closed]

I'm trying to optimize my Android OpenGL ES 2.0 application, and I find myself being CPU bound. After googling, I've found this, which suggest to use a thread for updating objects, and a thread for ...
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2D collision detection

Let's assume I'm using this character. How would you implement collision detection for it? Using a bounding box doesn't seem to be a good approximation, because the bird's shape is nowhere near a ...
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How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw ...
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glsl fragment shader work diffrently on different devices

i'm making a 2d android game where i have a mechanics that allow the player to move the camera away from the main character, and to not allow him to explore the hole world, a have create a Fog shader, ...
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Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
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iOS OpenGLES - Multithread Game loop - Render and Update

I am trying to implementing multi-threaded game loop in iOS. (Actaully, two thread - Render and Update) This is my structure. Update Loop Has logic and at the end of loop, save update state. ...
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Howdo I create differently sized texture atlases for different screen sizes?

I am beginning game development and using texture atlases. I've created textures based on the resolution 1920x1080, so I created a 1024x1024 size Texture Atlas for storing multiple graphics. If the ...
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overlapping 3d particles not blending nicely when at the same z

I'm working on a 3d particle emitter. It's going pretty good but I'm still having a problem with triangle sorting. As you can see in the photos, there are some particles that are not blending ...
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matrix to rotate a vector to a known arbitrary axis

Let's say I have a vector V (v.x,v.y,v.z) which is normalized and points somewhere in 3d space. And that I have another vector Z of (0,0,1). Knowing only these two things I'm looking for a ...
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Adding an angle variance to a 3d vector

I am converting a particle emitter from 2d to 3d. In the 2d system the original coder used a random angle variance and added it to the angle. So it would be something like: thisAngle = emitterAngle ...
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How do I send multiple matrices to a vertex shader?

I'm practising animations using bones/skinning. I am trying to send the shader one matrix per vertex. I can think of these two approaches. Method 1 I have one uniform handle for each bone matrix ...
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What is the correct Order of Operations on OpenGL 2.0 Loading Texture in condense format?

I have come across a problem when I am loading a single texture onto a single quad, and this problem persisted during the planning phases of my project, before starting my development phase. I am ...
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Texture mapping a complex object on openGL ES

I dont have much experience with openGL ES (or openGL), but i do get the general idea of texture mapping, which is each vertex should be mapped for the relevant UV coordinates of the texture we choose ...
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How do I draw an animated object in OpenGL ES?

I have a VBO, which I initialise like this (just an example): - (void)setupVBOs { GLuint vertexBuffer; glGenBuffers(1, &vertexBuffer); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vertexBuffer); ...
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Manage shader parameters

I'm making some test with OpenGL and I've got a problem with my application design. Currently, I've got something like that in pseudo code: // Ask to draw a given scene. renderer->drawScene( ...