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

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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

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( ...
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Run OpenGL shader on part of a texture

How do I run an OpenGL shader on just a portion of an off screen texture and leave the rest of the texture unmodified? Are there any calls that restrict the sampled pixels to just a rectangle or do I ...
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libgdx game process dies on loading texture atlases

I try to load a lot of texture atlases (10) with approximately 5 (~2048x~2048)(not using PoT) .pngs each. I'm using AssetManager and there is no trouble with it on my pc but when I try it on my tablet ...
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Should I delete the textures I use in OpenGL ES 2 (Android)?

Say I have a skybox and the user can choose out of 2 sets of 6 textures (one for each face of the cube) to use on that skybox. For example if user selects set A, I load the textures ...
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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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portal cutoff effect

I want a 3D Mesh to come out of a flat portal. Only the part of the mesh that's coming out of the portal should be rendered, so the mesh should be cut off or sliced until it's fully outside the ...
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Sphere turns to ellipsoid further away from origin (OpenGL ES 2, Android)

I'm not even sure what code to share, but maybe someone's been in a similar situation or has a good suggestion. I'm basically rendering a sphere in the middle of the screen (placed at (0, 0, 0)) and ...
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OpenGL transparent framebuffer texture

I'm trying to implement atmospheric glow like this. It was a huge pain to get it done, since I'm new to FBO and OpenGL, but I managed to do something similar to what the OP wanted. I followed his ...
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iOS: OpenGL ES 2.0 render texture with glScissor performance

I have drawn image with OpenGL and will redraw tile of its texture (non filled area). Which case will work faster? Set glViewport with full texture's rect, draw full texture and use glScissor ...
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OpenGL ES, orthopgraphics projection and viewport

I want to make some simple 2D game on iOS to familiarize myself with OpenGL ES. I started with Ray Wenderlich tutorial (How To Create A Simple 2D iPhone Game with OpenGL ES 2.0 and GLKit). That ...
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Using GLES 2.0 producing a blank screen after the game is quit in LibGDX [closed]

I am making a 2D tile based game in LibGDX. I am using Scene2D Stage in my Screens. I am also using GLES2.0 in my game. When I changed from GL10 to GL20. On pressing the back button, my game is ...
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Rotation about a point in OpenGL ES 2 (Android)

I'm trying to implement rotation about a point (the origin) using quaternions. My camera is at (0, 0, 3). I'm applying all the operations to the view matrix. Basically my rotation is at the moment not ...
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Unit conversion for physics

I'm doing the physics for a 2D game which visuals are represented in openGl. Gravity is 9,8 m/s^2, how do i convert that to my screen size? OpenGl sets width to -1 to 1, and does aspect ratio of the ...
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How to create a shining sun in OpenGL ES 2 (on Android)

Let's say I created a space scene in OpenGL ES 2 similar to this one: At the moment my sun is just a small texture similar to the one in the image that I place somewhere far, but it obviously looks ...
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Particles placed in the middle of the screen (OpenGL ES 2 / Android)

It seems like each of my particles is placed at (0, 0, 0) even though I'm setting different positions for each of them (debugger also confirms this). It must be something really silly that I'm ...
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How can I handle shadowing of a planet's rings by the planet itself?

I assume the most straightforward way to draw planetary rings (such as those around Saturn) is to use a texture that is transparent everywhere except for the rings, and then place the planet in the ...
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Swaying tree in OpenGL ES 2

I've seen this many times, but I have no idea what's the best way to achieve it. I am looking for something close to, for example, this: Lonely Tree Live Wallpaper I have two approaches in mind: one ...
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OpenGL ES Renderer, how to know if onSurfaceCreated has been called?

Obvious answer is to set a boolean to true, but that wouldn't consider recreation. I'll tell you what I'm doing, and what's my problem for bringing light to the question. So, I was working on the ...
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Create quad from texture and screen metrics

If I have a texture with known metrics (pixel size, byte type) and a GL surface to render to of a know density and measures, and I want to draw a quad composed of two triangles that correspond to the ...
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Android OpenGL ES 2 framebuffer not working properly

I'm trying to understand how framebuffers work. In order to achieve that, I want to draw a very basic triangle to a framebuffer texture and then draw the resulting texture to a quad on the default ...
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Fragment shader seems to floor() imprecisely

I'm trying to interpolate coordinates in my fragment shader. Unfortunately if close to the upper edge the interpolated value of fVertexInteger seems to be rounded up instead of beeing floored. This ...
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What's wrong with this Open GL ES 2.0. Shader?

I just can't understand this. The code works perfectly on the emulator(Which is supposed to give more problems than phones…), but when I try it on a LG-E610 it doesn't compile the vertex shader. This ...
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Android : glowing/pulsing line/triangle

I would like to create a simple Android app using Opengl ES 2.0 that is showing a simple shape (like line or triangle) that is glowing and pulsing like Nexus X logo in this video : ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0. Sprite Sheet Animation

I've found a bunch of tutorials on how to make this work on Open GL 1 & 1.1 but I can't find it for 2.0. I would work it out by loading the texture and use a matrix on the vertex shader to move ...
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Drawing a random x,y grid of objects within a prespective

I'm wrapping my head around OpenGL ES 2.0 and I think I'm trying to do something very simple, but I think the math may be eluding me. I created a simple, flat-ish cylinder in Blender that is 2 units ...
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How to use multiple textures in OpenGL ES 2.0?

I am working in OpenGL ES 2.0. I load two png images as my textures with the libSOIL. I need to use one of them as the texture for the background and another one as the texture of a rotating cube. ...
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What is w componet [duplicate]

What is the W component on graphics programming. I read a blog about opengl that says that w must be equal to either 0 or 1 here. But the book I am currently reading has put w component to more than 1 ...
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Cylinder scrolling / wrap-around world using shaders?

I am making a 2D game using OpenGL ES 2.0 (libgdx), where the world will wrap-around itself on Y-axis. Apart from implementing the "modulo" method in my rendering code, I'm wondering whether it's ...
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Timing Calculations for Opengl ES 2.0 draw calls

I am drawing a cube in OpenGL ES 2.0 in Linux. I am calculating the time taken for each frame using below function #define NANO 1000000000 #define NANO_TO_MICRO(x) ((x)/1000) uint64_t getTick() { ...
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Particle system lifetimes in OpenGL ES 2

I don't know how to work with my particle's lifetimes. My design is simple: each particle has a position, a speed and a lifetime. At each frame, each particle should update its position like this: ...
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android: How to apply pinch zoom and pan to 2D GLSurfaceView

I want to apply pinch zoom and panning effect on GLSurfaceView. It is Image editor, so It would not be 3D object. I tried to implement using these following links: ...
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Working with floats in OpenGL ES 2

Are there any reasons or situations one would use in their shader float(1) over just 1.0 ?
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Moving clouds in OpenGL ES 2

I'm trying to implement a cloudy sky like the one in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGOL0OyiJ6s Basically what I want is to have a scene and then the above effect in the background: huge ...
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Error while reading TGA file and doing Texture Cube map

In my program, i read a TGA file with a function like this: char* LoadTGA(char* filename, int* width, int* height, int* bpp); As you can see, this function: return a char array of image data ...
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What is faster - loop in shader vs draw-call

I am doing some program, that can be written in two ways. render full screen quad and send some additional info to fragment shader. But in fragment shader I need to perform for-loop Move the loop to ...