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

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Can I use PBOs for textures in iOS?

As far as I can see, there is no GL_PIXEL_UNPACK_BUFFER. Also, the OpenGL ES 2.0 specification (and as far as I know, no iOS device currently supports OpenGL ES > 2.0) states that glMapBufferOES() can ...
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What is causing these visual artifacts on my OpenGL sprites?

What could be the cause of the defects in my characters sprite? I am using OpenGL ES 2.0. I draw my sprites in a sprite batch that uses UV coordinates from one large texture atlas. If you look around ...
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How should I move 2D objects in OpenGL ES 2?

I am a bit confused about what I need to move a basic square. Should I use a translation matrix or just change the object vertices? Which one is better? I use a simple vertex shader, gl_Position = ...
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Keeping everything within one Activity

Overview My game is currently based on a single activity (rather than multiple activities) and I would like to keep it that way. At the moment, it goes straight into the game at level 1. I will ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: 2D game rendering, no performance gain with glDraw call batching

I just did a small benchmark. To my surprise batching sprites into a single draw call doesn't give any significant performance boost. Following are my results: Hardware: iPod touch 4 Extra info: ...
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Sea water shader using only fragment processor

I have a game that runs on mobile devices (OpenGL ES 2.0) and for which I would like to create some sea water using the shaders. Now, the plane on which the sea water texture will be has only 4 ...
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Full-screen post-processing and texture size

I am newbie writing a post-processing code for mobile devices, and asking some trivial, conventional solution for a specific problem. AFAIK, post-processing in OpenGL is trivially done with FBO bound ...
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how to do sprinkle effect of water in opengl in android?

I want to achieve sprinkling effect of water in android using opengl. so, do i need to achieve it with graphics? is there any other way to do it using opengl? or how can i start working on this,any ...
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How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...
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Desaturate texture using mask in OpenGL 2

I have a very large texture i am using as background and i want to apply a filter to a small part of it, the "small part" is defined by the alpha layer of another texture i have (which is still ...
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Android: Loading bitmaps without premultiplied alpha (OpenGL ES 2.0)

Is this possible? To load textures in non-premultiplied format (Straight alpha?)? My game has 1 or 2 images which have semi-transparent pixels and I need to be able to fade them in and out but this ...
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Cut a translucent square in a texture

How to remove (cut-out) a transparent rectangle in a Texture, so that the hole will be translucent. On Android I would use the Xfermodes approach: ...
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Fill texture with white color

How to paint texture with white color? Example what I mean: SpriteBatch.setColor changes tint only.
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Can glTexImage2D() use an already existing memory block?

Can I use glTexImage2D() and / or glTexSubImage2D() (or maybe there's some other method I don't know about) with an already existing block of memory, instead of always uploading the changed pixels? I ...
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Why did an Android update disable the textures in my game?

I recently updated my tablet to Android 4.0.3 and now the textures for my game do not show up. I'm using OpenGL-ES 2.0 for my engine. It worked fine when I was running android 3.0. Is there any ...
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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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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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OpenGL ES 2.0: Enabling hi-res on iOS

I created an empty iOS project and then added a custom GLView class which is then added to AppDelegate. I have following questions: 1) How do I enable hi-res retina mode on iPhone 4? Currently I am ...
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OpenGL GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP creating grid with degenerate triangles / for one draw call

I need to create a grid ready for GL_TRIANGLE_STRIP rendering with One drawcall - so i need to degenerate the triangles. I am almost there but missing last row/column and can't figure out why. My ...
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cocos2d mask rotation

I've been experimenting with Ray Wenderlich's tutorial about masking sprite using shaders with cocos2D 2.0. It works pretty well but now I'd like to rotate the mask independently of the masked ...
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Book and resource about vanilla OpenGL ES 2.0 development

I found this book but it talks about an SDK created by the author rather than pure simple OpenGL ES 2.0; this sounds more like a commercial to me than a good book for programming. I would like to ...
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How can I tell if OpenGL has finished rendering the current frame?

If I make a call to http://developer.android.com/reference/android/opengl/GLSurfaceView.html#requestRender() from my game loop, how can I tell when OpenGL has finished rendering? I don't want to ...
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Proper way to maintain Vertex Buffer Objects

I've started learning WebGL, currently I'm building a 2D lighting system, but there is some confusion going on inside my head. How the lighting works is based on this tutorial ...
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Does anyone know what technique was used in Minecraft to create shadows? [closed]

Specifically I want to know the technique used to render shadows under animals and players. I would like to create shadows like that for my own block game but I don't even know what to google. Any ...
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Texture loading: Everything at once OR un-/loading the needed assets? [duplicate]

Good evening. We've been developing quite a huge game for android on the basis of AndEngine. So we have a lot of assets to load, especially textures. At the moment everything (sound, textures etc) ...
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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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Mesh with quads to triangle mesh

I want to use Blender for making models yet realize some of the polygons are not triangles but contain quads or more (example: cylinder top and bottom). I could export the the mesh as a basic mesh ...
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Are there any OpenGL ES 2.0 examples for JOGL?

I've scoured the internet for the last few hours looking for an example of how to run even the most basic OpenGL ES 2 example using JOGL but "by Jupiter!" it has been a total fail. I tried ...
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“Non-additive” alpha blending in OpenGL ES 2.0, Android (AndEngine)

I have several monochromatic sprites and I render them with alpha = 0.25 (all of them the same value). I want to "paint" with them, so when they overlap, the alpha won't be added. I am not sure if I ...
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Trying to run sample AndEngine gles2 code in the simulator throws “java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No EGLConfig found!”, how can I fix this?

I tried to run a small sample game code in the emulator but it crashed. My LogCat is given here. Can you help me resolve the issue. 02-23 15:18:50.543: D/AndEngine(636): MainActivity.onCreate ...
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What is the proper use of CADisplayLink, and where do I put game logic?

I have an iOS OpenGL ES 2.0 game and currently have a CADisplayLink with a :render method. In this render method I do all the game's logic updates and drawing. Is this correct? Or should my game ...
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gluLookAt on OpenGLES2

gluLookAt is not available in OpenGLES 2. OpenGLES 2 is also using floats not doubles. Taking the description on the gluLookAt man-page, I have implemented it like this: void ...
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How can I write only to the stencil buffer in OpenGL ES 2.0?

I'd like to write to the stencil buffer without incurring the cost of my expensive shaders. As I understand it, I write to the stencil buffer as a 'side effect' of rendering something. In this first ...
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How do OpenGL ES 2 engines typically handle automatic geometry sorting and batching?

I'm trying to write a basic OpenGL ES 2 engine that can automatically sort and batch a fairly flexible set of input draw descriptions. When I say 'draw description' I mean the actual uniforms, ...
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OpenGL light appears to move with camera and changes with object rotation

I have a working open gl es 2.0 3d engine (my own) that I've used in several iOS apps. I recently noticed that on a mutli-symmetrical object the lighting didn't look the same at each rotation. For ...
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Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Separate renderng thread in Android (OpenGL ES 2.0)

I'm used to mainly working with the Canvas SurfaceView API on Android and have recently been learning openGL ES 2.0 With canvas I know that surfaceView gives you the ability to start a new thread to ...
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how to render small texture on another texture?

can anybody help me to render small texture on another texture. i.e I have one background image, when user touches on the screen it should draw small(circle or any object) on it. can anybody suggest ...
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cocos2d/OpenGL multitexturing problem

I've got a simple shader to test multitextureing the problem is both samplers are using same image as their reference. the shader code is basically just this : vec4 mid = ...
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How to implement custom texture formats in Android?

What I know: Android can load PNG, BMP, WEBP,... via BitmapFactory. What I want to achive: Load my own 2D file format (e.g. 1-bit texture with a 1-bit alpha channel) and output a RGBA8888 texture. ...
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Efficient manager/controller for uniform and/or attribute variables in a rendering engine

Most engines on the market have their drawbacks and it's difficult to find a simple/light-weight one that's open-source and doesn't have to put you through a rather complex learning process. Writing ...
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OpenGL ES draw pre-rendered background onto depth buffer

I want to create a scene with 2D pre-rendered background and 3D models for characters (like those classic Final fantasy games). For the background, I have 2 textures: one to be displayed, with ...
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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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How do I dispose of OpenGL resources cleanly on Android?

I am creating a framework for OpenGL ES 2.0 for Android. How can I cleanly dispose of my OpenGL resources when my Android app is done? I check for isFinished() in the onPause() event and then dispose ...
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Is there any reason not to save skinning animation data in texture?

I have thought about saving animation data in texture. I think I can save shader parameter setting and interpolation cost in CPU, and also enable animated instancing. But I couldn't find no text ...
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in iOS, does CADisplayLink automatically control the app's 'timestep'?

I'm writing an iOS game that uses OpenGL ES 2.0. I have my 'OpenGLView' which contains a - (void)setupDisplayLink { CADisplayLink* displayLink = [CADisplayLink displayLinkWithTarget:self ...
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re-using objects

I'm working with openGL ES 2.0 on Android and I've created a custom 'Quad' class. This allows me to make a sprite object like so: Quad mySprite = new Quad(); mySprite.setSize(w,h); ...