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

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GLES2.0 3D Android game performance and multi threading the update?

I have profiled my mixed Java\C++ Android game and I got the following result: As you can see, the pink think is a C++ functions that updates the game. It does things like updating the logic but it ...
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OpenGL ES 2. How do I Create a Basic Fading Streak Effect?

For the iPad app I am writing using OpenGL ES 2 I have a single quad - shaded using GLSL - that is dragged around the screen. Very basic. This works fine. But is rather boring. I want to increase ...
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Why do my 512x512 bitmaps look jaggy on Android OpenGL?

This is sort of driving me nuts, I've googled and googled and tried everything I can think of, but my sprites still look super blurry and super jaggy. Example: Here: ...
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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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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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Draw multiple objects with textures

I want to draw cubes using textures. void OperateWithMainMatrix(ESContext* esContext, GLfloat offsetX, GLfloat offsetY, GLfloat offsetZ) { UserData *userData = (UserData*) esContext->userData; ...
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Depth buffer values reset on change shader?

I have 2 different shaders, and when I change the shader (glUseProgram), it seems that the depth information is lost, because everything drawn with the 2nd shader appears completely on top of anything ...
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OpenGL sprites and point size limitation

I'm developing a simple particle system that should be able to perform on mobile devices (iOS, Andorid). My plan was to use GL_POINT_SPRITE/GL_PROGRAM_POINT_SIZE method because of it's efficiency ...
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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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running GL ES 2.0 code under Linux ( no Android no iOS )

I need to code OpenGL ES 2.0 bits and i would like to do this and run the programs on my desktop for practical reasons. Now, i already have tried the official GLES SDK from ATI for my videocard but ...
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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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OpenGL 3.0+ framebuffer to texture/images

I need a way to capture what is rendered on screen, i have read about glReadPixels but it looks really slow. Can you suggest a more efficient or just an alternative way for just copying what is ...
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What is Khronos EGL?

I see that modern OpenGL related code uses EGL, i can't get good resources for this so i ask here: what exactly is EGL ? if a platform supports OpenGL ES 2.0+ or OpenGL 3.0+ i can presume that will ...
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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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OpenGLES how to make a 3D object iOS

I am a newbie in OpenGLES, so pardon me if I cannot state the question properly. Is it possible to create a 3D box with the following imports only: OpenGLES, QuartzCore, GLKit I have created a 2D ...
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How to visually “connect” skybox edges with terrain model

I'm working on a simple airplane game where I use skybox cube rendered using disabled depth test. Very close to the bottom side of the skybox is my terrain model. What bothers me is that the terrain ...
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Should we always prefer OpenGL ES version 2 over version 1.x

OpengGL ES version 2 goes a long way into changing the development paradigm that was established with OpenGL ES 1.x. You have shaders which you can chain together to apply varios effects/transforms to ...
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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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OpenGL are strips/fans faster for rendering or just data bandwidth

When we send data for drawing we can mark it as TRIANGLE_STRIP or TRIANGLE_FAN to reduce the number of vertices we have to specify. Now, does this actually improve the rendering speed on the graphics ...
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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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Lights system with shaders in OpenGL?

In more than just 1 occasion, i read about 2 ways of doing a light's system in OpenGL: normal way? i don't know how to call this one with the shaders ( GLSL ) The problem is i don't get the ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Best Practices / Architecture Guide

I've recently started working with OpenGL (ES 2.0) on the Android. While there is lots of documentation about the basics, I can't seem to find much about the overall architecture of OpenGL. In ...
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Using multiple sprite sheets for same object AndEnginge

I have multiple sprite sheets for my object(Parrot) like eating, moving left to right, right to left and much more. I am using AndEngine gles2.0. How should I implement it? Every time I have to use ...
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OpenGL ES and Screen Coordinates

Is there anyway I can make OpenGL ES 2.0 to accept coordinates (for Vextex for example) in int meaning the pixels instead of the default float system? Also how can I set the point (0,0) to be at the ...
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Trying to Draw a 2D Triangle in OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm trying to convert a code from OpenGL to OpenGL ES 2.0 (for the BlackBerry PlayBook). So far what I got is this (just the part of the code that should draw the triangle): void setupScene() { ...
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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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Maintain performance and precision with a large vertex buffer?

I have a world with 100s of simple objects on screen at once. Most objects don't have more than 40-50 vertices. The vertex coordinates for these objects are very large (planetary scale), so I use the ...
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Best practice to use Sprites in a game using AndEngine GLES2

Currently I am having static reference to all my sprites and loading and initializing them in my OnCreateResource mthod of SimpleBaseGameActivity, But now I have to override onAreaTouched listener on ...
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Constructing a ladder

Let's start with a basic OpenGL ES 2.0 setup (like the Xcode OpenGL game template), If I want to add parts (vertices I should say?) to my model over time, what should I do! To clarify, let's say I ...
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2D Rendering with OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android (matrices not working)

So I'm trying to render two moving quads, each at different locations. My shaders are as simple as possible (vertices are only transformed by the modelview-projection matrix, there's only one color). ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 texture distortion on large geometry

OpenGL ES 2.0 has serious precision issues with texture sampling - I've seen topics with a similar problem, but I haven't seen a real solution to this "distorted OpenGL ES 2.0 texture" problem yet. ...
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Multiplication for MVP matrices: Any benefits to doing so within the vertex shader?

I'd like to understand under what circumstances (if any) it is worth doing MVP matrix multiplication inside a vertex shader. The vertex shader is run once per vertex, and a single mesh typically ...
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Impact of variable-length loops on GPU shaders

Its popular to render procedural content inside the GPU e.g. in the demoscene (drawing a single quad to fill the screen and letting the GPU compute the pixels). Ray marching is popular: This means ...
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OpenGL ES 2 shaders for drawing buildings and roads like Google Maps does

I'm trying to create a shader that'll give me an effect similar to what buildings and roads look like on 3D Google Maps. You can see the effect interactively if you enable WebGL at maps.google.com, ...
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Geometry instancing in OpenGL ES 2.0

I am planning to do geometry instancing in OpenGL ES 2.0 Basically I plan to render the same geometry(a chair) maybe 1000 times in my scene. What is the best way to do this in OpenGL ES 2.0? I am ...
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Understanding how to go from a scene to what's actually rendered to screen in OpenGL?

I want something that explains step by step how, after setting up a simple scene I can go from that 'world' space, to what's finally rendered on my screen (ie, actually implement something). I need ...
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Move a 2D square on y-axis on Android GLES2

I am trying to create a simple game for Android. To start, I am trying to make the square move down the y-axis, but the way I am doing it, it doesn't move the square at all and I can't find any ...
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OpenGL ES 2 - glSwapBuffers?

this is what i do to blit FBO onto screen in ViewController: [m_Context presentRenderbuffer:GL_RENDERBUFFER]; but i need something like glSwapBuffers, so that i can call it somewhere from the ...
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Straightforward guidelines for converting OpenGL to OpenGL ES?

Is there a straightforward list of finite steps that I need to follow to convert an OpenGL program into an OpenGL ES that's used on the iPhone and iPad? I'd be using GLKit. I've seen some similar API ...
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Could someone explain why my world reconstructed from depth position is incorrect?

I am attempting to reconstruct the world position in the fragment shader from a depth texture. I pass in the 8 frustum points in world space and interpolate them across fragments and then interpolate ...
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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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Touchscreen panning in OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm trying to allow the user to pan a 2D scene by using the touch screen. I have tried several methods including translating the projection matrix, translating the view matrix and haven't found ...
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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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Should I use a VBO if the vertex data changes from time to time?

If I have a very large number of vertices, but they're static for about 70% - 80% of their life time, should I use a VBO for them? If so, what usage should I specify? This doesn't sound like a case ...
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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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OpenGL ES 2 on Android: native window

According to OGLES specification, we have the following definition: EGLSurface eglCreateWindowSurface(EGLDisplay display, EGLConfig config, ...
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Android device - C++ OpenGL 2: eglCreateWindowSurface invalid

I am trying to debug and run OGLES on Native C++ in my Android device in order to implement a native 3D game for mobile smart phones. The point is that I got an error and see no reason for that. Here ...
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In OpenGl ES 2, should I allocate multiple transformation matrices?

In OpenGl ES 2, should I declare just one transformation matrix, and share it across all objects or should I declare a transformation matrix in each object that needs it? for clarification... ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 gluUnProject

I've spent more time than I should trying to get my ray picking program working. I'm pretty convinced my math is solid with respect to line plane intersection, but I believe the problem lies with the ...