Subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones.

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Android OpenGL ES RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY implementation

I am trying to understand RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY so that I could save battery life wherever possible.. I made this sample application so that GlSurfaceView is updated with random color only when the ...
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Benefits of upgrading from OpenGL ES 1.1 to 2.0 on iOS

I have an animated 3D iPhone game that I first wrote using OpenGL ES 1.1 in late 2009. After many updates to the rest of the game, the OpenGL ES 1.1 code still runs fine under iOS 6, but I'm ...
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OpenGL ES create stencil effect using texture

Environment This is the environment I am working in: OpenGL ES 2.0 iPhone Simulator & iPhone 4 iMac 27" using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2048 MB Hope that helps. The Problem Been searching ...
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C++ and OpenGL ES: glDrawArrays calls are time consuming

Currently, I'm profiling my iOS. All the calls to glDrawArrays are expensive. For example, here is a screenshot of the rendering part of a particle system: As you can see, the glDrawArrays call ...
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Game Development at iOS, Android and PC with OpenGL ES

I'm beginning iOS apps development, and my aim is to make games to launch on App Store. But I want to know if it's possible to program a game on Xcode with OpenGL ES (C++ game logic), integrate it on ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 - How to batch draw particles that have unique translations, rotations, scales, and alphas?

I've combined all of my vertex data for many particles into a single array. How would I batch draw all of those particles in a manner that preserves their unique translations? Any code examples ...
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OpenGL ES 1.1 - How to batch draw particles with different translations?

Assuming that I've combined all of my vertex data for many particles into a single array, how would I batch draw all of those particles in a manner that preserves their unique translations? Any code ...
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Keeping Track of Position OpenGL

I have a sphere in my 3D world located at the origin. I have models orbiting it and I need to keep track of each models' position (x, y, x coordinates) as well as update their bounding boxes for ...
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To stop Spite animation scrolling along the background in openGL ES

After using the endless road algorithm as described here, I also implemented the scrolling of walls along with it. I have the walk animation of the person which is stationed at the center of the ...
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Apply portion of texture atlas

I'm trying to write a shader that only maps a portion of a large texture to my sprite and I'm getting a strange behaviour with my current code. This is what I have right now: Texture atlas ...
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Quaternion Camera

Can someone help me figure out how to use a Quaternion with the PerspectiveCamera in libGDX or in general? I am trying to rotate my camera around a sphere that is being drawn at (0,0,0). I am not sure ...
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Using Quaternion in libGDX

Can someone give me an explanation about how to use the Quaternion class in libGDX to move my camera around a sphere or just set it up, manipulate it, and apply it general? I am trying to acheive ...
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How can I rotate a tile map (and all of it's individual tiles) around an arbitrary point? [duplicate]

I have a 3D tile map made up of individual billboards in OpenGL ES. Each tile is a two-triangle mesh with a 3D vector to determine position and another defining rotation. How can I rotate the entire ...
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How can I create a fast, real-time, fixed length glowing ray?

Similar to the disintegrate skill in Diablo 3. It should not light other objects in scene. Just glowing and animated. Like in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_c4x6aQAG8. Should I use ...
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2D map/plane with nodes overlayed that supports panning, scaling and clicking on nodes

I'm trying my hand at Android development and seem to be running into an invisible ceiling in trying to get what I want accomplished. Basically I'm trying to create an app that renders a 2D surface ...
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Android, apply a pixelshader on a canvas

Can an opengl pixelshader be applied on a Canvas? I want to render a bitmap on a canvas, then apply a pixelshader to get, for example, a blur effect. Is this possible? I don't want to simulate the ...
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exporting bind and keyframe bone poses from blender to use in OpenGL

EDIT: I decided to reformulate the question in much simpler terms to see if someone can give me a hand with this. Basically, I'm exporting meshes, skeletons and actions from blender into an engine ...
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Simple iOS glDrawElements - BAD_ACCESS

You can copy paste this into the default OpenGl template created in Xcode. Why am I not seeing anything :-) It is strange as the glDrawArrays(GL_TRIANGLES, 0, 3); is working fine, but with ...
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The purpose of using invert and transpose

In openGl ES and the World of 3D - why use the invers matrix? The thing is that I dont have any intuition to, why it is used, therefore please correct me: As fare as I understand, it is used in ...
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How do I generate mipmap .png and model .obj files for LibGDX?

I'm playing a bit with LibGDX (OpenGL ES 2.0 wrapper for Android). I found some sample code which used prepared files to load models and mipmap textures for them, e.g., at ...
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Bad FPS for smaller size (OpenGL ES with SDL)

If you saw my other question, well, there is still a little problem: Click here to watch on youtube Basically, the frame rate is very bad on the actual device, where for some reason the animation is ...
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OpenGLES GLSL Shader attributes always bound to 0

So I have a very simple vertex shader as follows #version 120 attribute vec3 position; attribute vec3 inColor; uniform mat4 mvp; varying vec3 fragColor; void main(void){ fragColor = inColor; ...
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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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How to send multiple MVP matrices to a vertex shader in OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm working my way through optimizing the rendering of sprites in a 2D game using OpenGL ES and I've hit the limit of my knowledge when it comes to GLSL and vertex shaders. I have two large float ...
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Z Order in 2D with orthographic projection and texture atlas

I am working with a 2D game in OpenGL ES and have a question about z-order together with a texture atlas. I am using an orthographic projection because I want pixel-perfect rendering of 2D sprites, ...
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What is the purpose of glScissor?

I know that it is more efficient than stencil test, but am I right assuming that the same functionality could be achieved using projection transformations with viewport?
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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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Sprite Animation in Android with OpenGL ES

How to do a sprite animation in android using OpenGL ES? What i have done : Now I am able to draw a rectangle and apply my texture(Spritesheet) to it What I need to know : Now the rectangle shows ...
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Is there a way to export 3D objects with animation from Blender or any other app into OpenGL ES 1.1 code?

The problem is that all the examples I've found are obsolete or iOS/Android specific and not "pure" OpenGL ES 1.1. If anyone can provide me with a good example/tutorial/book it would be very much ...
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Lighting get darker when texture is aplied

Im using OpenGL ES 1.1 for iPhone. I'm attempting to implement a skybox in my 3d world and started out by following one of Jeff Lamarches tutorials on creating textures. Heres the tutorial: ...
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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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Rotate triangle so that its tip points in the direction of the point on the screen that we last touched

OpenGL ES - Android. Hello all, I am unable to rotate the triangle accordingly in such a way that its tip always points to my finger. What i did : Constructed a triangle in by GL.GL_TRIANGLES. Added ...
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Sprite animation in openGL - Some frames are being skipped

Earlier, I was facing problems on implementing sprite animation in openGL ES. Now its being sorted up. But the problem that i am facing now is that some of my frames are being skipped when a bullet(a ...
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Which version of OpenGL for Android?

I've been trying to learn OpenGL ES 2.0 to create a simple 2D game. I bought a book on android development, but after seeing that the author uses his own SDK that implements OpenGL ES 1.0 I decided to ...
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openGL ES - change the render mode from RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY to RENDERMODE_CONTINUOUSLY on touch [closed]

i want to change the rendermode from RENDERMODE_WHEN_DIRTY to RENDERMODE_CONTINUOUSLY when i touch the screen. WHAT i Need : Initially the object should be stationary. after touching the screen, it ...
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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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Implementing fog of war in opengl es 2.0 game

Hi game development community, this is my first question here! ;) I'm developing a tactics/strategy real time android game and I've been wondering for some time what's the best way to implement an ...
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Artifacts when draw particles with some alpha

I want to draw in my game some particles. But when I draw one particle above another particle, alpha channel from this above "clear" previous drawed particle. I set in OpenGL blend in this way: ...
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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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Offset Forward vector of object based on Rotation

I'm using the Bullet 3D physics engine in a iOS application running openGL ES 1.1 Currently I'm accepting info from the gyroscope to allow the user to "look around" a 3d world that follows a bouncing ...
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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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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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How to handle wildly varying rendering hardware / getting baseline

I've recently started with mobile programming (cross-platform, also with desktop) and am encountering wildly differing hardware performance, in particular with OpenGL and the GPU. I know I'll ...
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Should I distribute shaders in a compiled form or in plain text?

Having an application that uses shaders that have been wrote in GLSL, what is the best strategy for the distribution in the real world and for the desktop and mobile? I'm aiming to distribute this in ...
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if a desktop machine supports OpenGL 3.0+ I can assume that it supports OpenGL ES 2.0 too?

This isn't clear for me, if i use the drivers from the GPU manufacturer and they support OpenGL 3.0 and/or above, i can always make an OpenGL ES 2.0 application work?
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Reducing Memory Use on OpenGL ES

I'm using an opengl es based framework to create my game.I have an out of memory problem on some devices.I have 15 textures with a size 1024x1024(totally 10 mb).On memory they covers a lot of ...
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glGetFloatv – should it be avoided? Can it be replaced?

Platform is OpenGL ES 1.x. I am using glGetFloatv() to get MODELVIEW matrix. This allows me to compute points, where I need to draw a shadow effect. This is very handy, as I can forget about ...
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Why do my pyramids fade black and then back to colour again [closed]

I have the following vertecies and norms GLfloat verts[36] = { -0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 1, 0, -0.5, 0, 0.5, 0, 0, -0.5, 0, 1, 0, 0.5, 0, 0.5, -0.5, 0, ...
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Android OpenGL textures sometimes corrupted

Just trying to get some sprites (textured squares) to draw from a texture atlas and 50% of the time after the application is first launched/ reorientated/ brought from sleep these various graphical ...