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

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Simple Android loading screen when using OpenGL

My game uses openGL ES 2.0 on Android and it's got to the point where the pause (while loading resources) has become noticeable. All I'm after is to show a static screen (probably via an XML layout ...
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NPOT texture and video memory usage

I read in this QA that NPOT will take memory as much as next POT sized texture. It means it doesn't give any benefit than POT texture with proper management. (maybe even worse because NPOT should be ...
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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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Rotating each quad in a batch separately?

Background In my app I use the following code to rotate my quad: Code //Rotate the quad Matrix.setIdentityM(mRotationMatrix, 0); Matrix.translateM(mRotationMatrix, 0, centreX, centreY, 0f); ...
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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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Libgdx: Am I abusing Vector2? Is there a better way to do my position updates and rendering?

I'm simulating hair in a game. Currently I have a HairField object, which has a position defined by a Vector2. Each HairField has multiple Hair objects in a list, each with a position defined by a ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0: Texture does not appear to be correct [closed]

Here are my shaders... GLbyte vShaderStr[] = "attribute vec4 vPosition; \n" "attribute vec2 texPosition; \n" "attribute vec4 inColor; \n" "varying vec4 fragColor; \n" "varying vec2 ...
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Combining 2D and 3D in game engine

I've implemented basic 3D functionality and made little "2.5D" demo in orthographic projection using OpenGL ES 2 and Box2D. Now I want to make completely two-dimensional game (using sprites) and ...
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OpenGL ES2: Changing Z doesn't appear to change the location of triangle

So I am very new to OpenGL out I am playing around and trying to create a rectangle. GLfloat vVertices[] = { -0.5f, -0.5f, 0.0f, -0.5f, 0.5f, 0.0f, 0.5f, -0.5f, 0.0f,0.5f,0.5f,0.0f}; ...
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GL ES: Fragment shader optimization

Summary: I get FPS slowdown as soon as I try to tint the sprites (i.e: multiply texture with color in the fragment shader) Details: Hardware: iPod touch 4 I am drawing 700 sprites on the screen ...
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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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Optimizing performance of a heavy fragment shader

I need help optimizing the following set of shaders: Vertex: precision mediump float; uniform vec2 rubyTextureSize; attribute vec4 vPosition; attribute vec2 a_TexCoordinate; varying vec2 tc; ...
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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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Android game loop's effect on cpu/battery usage - unexpected results

I will try to keep this question as concise and as readable as I can. I recently came across an odd problem with my Android game that I'm developing. It's an openGL ES 2.0 game and initially I was ...
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How to render alpha channeled animated 2D sprites in OpenGL ES 2.0 [duplicate]

I searched, but I can't find specifically how to render animated 2D sprites with an alpha channel onto a 3D polygon, z=0, in OpenGL ES 2.0. This is just a basic 2D concept, but since I'm using, ...
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I have a frag shader, one with an empty s_lightMap, how and why is it effecting the output?

I have an image of concrete rocks of different shades of colors, and I'm applying this shader, but without referencing s_lightMap's uniform in my program: precision mediump float; ...
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Centering GLViewport position within physical screen

I'm developing my app on one device and want it to display at the same ratio on all other devices. Currently what I have is 'image 1' in my image below - the game fits perfectly onto my development ...
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Specifying 3D objects in a game [closed]

I have hands on experience in OpenGLES 2.0 , OpenGL and wish to apply the same in a 3D game development in Android. My idea is to develop a Combat game having fighter planes. I am trying to create a ...
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Calling glGetError() in release builds?

Currently, I'm calling glGetError() after each OpenGL function call in order to be able to detect and report bugs. I've been reading that glGetError() calls should be reduced to once per frame in ...
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iOS OpenGL ES 2.0 How to Billboard on Sphere and Rotate with Sphere

I have a sphere (earth) in OpenGL ES 2.0 for iOS. I also have markers that I want to place at lat/lons on the earth - but I want the markers to always face the user ( billboards ) but also move with ...
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bump mapping with 2 normal maps

I was wondering if its actually possible to do bump mapping with 2 normal maps... I have tried doing it this way however I get a function overload on max and dot. uniform sampler2D n_mapTex; uniform ...
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texture movement stutters

Hey I at the moment I have got my texture to move however it stutters as I increment by 0.001 every second. My animation is done via FPS if that make sense and here is some code FrameCount++; ...
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texture won't move OpenGL ES 2.0

I want be able to move my texture in GLSL I have set my texture to wrap S and wrap T but not sure why it wont move my fragment shader looks like this at the moment uniform sampler2D n_mapTex; ...
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How would one render dynamic vertices in OpenGL ES 2.0 like in a 3D modeling program?

Is there an easy way to re-render dynamic vertices in OpenGL ES 2.0 so that one could, for example, make a modeling program? I understand how to make a dynamic vertex array, but what I don't ...
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How can one make multiple movable images in OpenGL ES 2.0? [closed]

I was wondering, I've only seen examples of OpenGL ES 2.0 where people have used one or perhaps two images. I didn't see multiple images of where they each had independent movement. What if someone ...
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in an ios open gl es 2 game - is it better to use a few large texture atlas or many small textures

I'm working on new game, this time moving to more 3d objects and open gl es 2. Previous (successful) game was open gl es 1 and mostly 2d. For es 2 I'm developing my own 3d engine. My 3d artist ...
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GL_EXT_shadow_samplers killing my shader

I have the following fragment shader for my scene #extension GL_EXT_shadow_samplers : require ... vec4 color = texture2D(uTextureUnit0, varTexCoord0); if (colorTransformEnabled != 0) { vec3 ...
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Where to run logic update in openGL ES?

Using Canvas with Surfaceview I had a run() method where I would essentially do the following: onDraw(); update(); Where onDraw method would do the rendering and update would update all my game ...
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Game code structure using openGL / Android [closed]

My game will have 3 activities (splashscreen, options menu and main game). As it stands, each is a separate activity with it's own activity class and GLSurfaceview class. Is this structure the right ...
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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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Powers of 2 textures in Android 2d games?

I've read a lot about the importance of using powers of 2 png's for textures when using OpenGL ES. However, how does this relate to Google's own documentation regarding the resizing of graphics for ...
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Drawing more that one quad with only one glDrawArray call…?

Edit After initially thinking that my sprite batch test was faster than calling each sprite individually, it appears that is not the case!! :-( With a single set of GL calls for a each sprite, I can ...
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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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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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iPhone GLSL shader dynamic branching issue

I am trying to pass an array of vec3 as uniform and then iterate through them on each pixel. The size of array varies on situations so I can't make the loop with constant number of iterations. ...
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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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Get back or delete an existing OpenGL object, then change it and draw at new. How?

With OpenGL i'm drawing for example a circle. Can i take this drawn circle back out of the window and change something and then draw it back on the window? Or can i /have to delete it and then draw ...
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What's the best way to draw lots of trees

I'm writing an app which renders a random island planted with trees. The trees are currently two quads, criss-crossed and drawn with textures. I plan to have more complex meshes that form different ...
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Why doesn't a line draw after instantiating it on a thread other than the renderer thread?

I'm making a 2D game with OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android, as an excuse to learn a bunch of things. I'm drawing many lines to make a grid, but setting everything up takes time and I'd like to render a ...
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GLES2 rendering performance for different iPad generations

I'm using C++/GLES2 for iPad only (no iPhone). The only device I own is an iPad2 and I do not plan to support iPad 1. Can anyone help me understand realistic goals/limits on iPad 2/3/4 in terms of ...
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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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How to get a texture from current point of view in OpenGL 2.0 ES?

Probably the title is confusing, but I didn't know how to ask better, sorry about that. What I would like to do is get a bitmap texture that represents exactly what's rendered at one point in time and ...
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Shadow artifacts caused by filtering

I'm working on a shadow-mapping implementation for an OpenGLES 2.0 environment (Stage3D in Flash to be exact). This is how my current implementation works: Render the scene to backbuffer. Render ...
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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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Which version of AndEngine (gles1 or gles2) should I learn? [closed]

I m new to Game Development. I've chosen AndEngine, but there are 2 versions: gles1 and gles2. I tried sample code from both and found that gles2 code is not run on an emulator, but required an actual ...
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Why doesn't glBindVertexArray work in this case?

From my understanding of what glBindVertexArray does and how it works, the following code should work fine: First init: glGenVertexArraysOES(1, &_vertexArray); ...
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Camera - View matrix in Android + openGLES 2

I am trying to use the touch screen on the tablet to control my camera movements and generate the view matrix accordingly. I get the x and y coordinates of the screen and after doing some sanity ...
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Converting motionevent.getx and motionevent.gety to pixel or Object coordinates in the view

I am trying to draw buttons using OpenGL I have added a Gesture Listener for the GLSurface View now i have motionevent when ever the user touches. My question is how can i convert motionevent.getx and ...
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Can I use a shader with 2 different textures in Cocos2D (x)?

We are evaluating a variety of different graphic engines for use in our game and we want to be able to use 2 different textures for many of our sprite maps. One sprite map would be the standard RGBA ...
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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.