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Would I perform one pass per effect in Deferred Shading?

I'm implementing deferred shading the first time. Doing so I came up with a conceptual question. First I render the geometry in a framebuffer with muptiple rendering targets for depth, normals, and ...
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Skeletal Animation with UV seams

I have a UV-mapped model that I am about to animate and load into my game. Like most unwrapped models, I have several UV seams. In order to render the model correctly, I split each vertex along the ...
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Initializing a blank texture in OpenGL without artifacts

I'm generating a texture atlas in OpenGL, where I want to create a blank texture and copy my sprites to it. The texture is generated like this: glGenTextures(1, &texture); ...
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After a succesful glLinkProgram, should I delete / detach my shaders?

After I have a linked program, and thinking about defensive programming, should I delete and detach the shaders used to link this program? If yes, is that going to free any resources? Or do these ...
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Can't get normals to work correctly with lighting in OpenGL [closed]

I'm trying to light up a simple 2d triangle with my cursor as a diffuse light source but can't seem to set the normal correctly for the lighting to look right. The function that calculates the normal ...
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How do I create geometry in SceneKit?

I have been experimenting with Apple's new SceneKit for fun, but I cannot seem to figure out how to input vertex data without loading a .dae file. Does anybody who has been testing SceneKit have any ...
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Rotating Objects in OpenGL: glRotate or Quaternions?

I'm coding my first engine and I'm trying to have performance in mind since I'll probably use it for mobiles, and I have this question, should you use glRotate or Quaternions for rotating objects in ...
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rpg 3d open world map & entity loading-streaming

Hello I'm a web developer and recently I started reading about game development. I followed some tutorials regarding c++ and openGL (whatever I could find online because as you know not many up to ...
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Is it possible to render part of the screen in different pixel density using openGL?

Say I have an openGL screen and I want to render part of the screen in different pixel density than the whole screen pixel density. Is it possible and if possible how?
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How to link OpenGL with my own static library?

My game project is split up into three parts: Core (lib) Editor (exe) Game (exe) I'm using OpenGL in both my Core and Game parts, but as soon as I try to call an OpenGL function in my Core library ...
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OpenGL vs DirectX difference from Graphics card perspective?

I want to know the difference in purely hardware level if there is any. For example the most simple question: Is there a chip for DirectX and another chip for OpenGL? What do hardware producers do to ...
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How to draw a smooth circle in Android using OpenGL?

I am learning about OpenGL API on Android. I just drew a circle. Below is the code I used. public class MyGLBall { private int points=360; private float vertices[]={0.0f,0.0f,0.0f}; private ...
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What makes a game look “good”? [closed]

I am working on a 3D space game using OpenGL and C++ and I am planning to focus on giving the game modern, eye-catching graphics, but the more I think of it the more I realise I don't really know what ...
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Changing Yaw, Pitch And Roll OpenGL

I'm using LWJGL and OpenGL 1.1 at this time and I was wondering what command is used to change the yaw, pitch and roll?
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OpenGL GLSL skinning problem

This time I've decided to ask a question related to my skinning problem. Two earlier ones were not really related to my problem and I've deleted them. Ok, first of all, I'm using OpenGL 3, 3ds max, ...
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Draw user interface in OpenGL using web technologies

I am developing a desktop game in C++ and OpenGL. Frameworks I use are GLM and SFML. Since today I used the console window for debug messages. But I want to get rid of that and display debug ...
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rotate sphere horizontally around another sphere

I currently have an earth and a moon. What I'm trying to achieve is to have the moon physically rotate around the earth horizontally along the equator along a circular path. moonAngle = ...
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Any drawback to using rectangular textures over square textures in OpenGL?

I'm thinking about texture atlas generation where I'd have to choose the dimensions of my atlas, constrained both by my sprites and by the maximum texture size of the current platform. Given that, is ...
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Strange rendering issue with monogame/WinGL with HD7670M

I'm having some strange rendering issues with latest monogame/winGL code as seen below; As you can see the xna and tomspilmans WinDX port seems just okay. I'm having this problem on my laptop ...
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Which technology should I choose to develop this fisheye perspective game? [closed]

I'm going to develop a 3D game, that a player walks in a maze with a 3D first-person perspective, collects things and escapes a monster. The game itself is very simple, but as it is not for ...
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Kinds of anti aliasing? [closed]

I'm looking into the newer OpenGL's with GLFW, but I'm stuck in a decision. What kind of anti aliasing is the best, or something that makes it look real, not "real". I don't want the picture blurred, ...
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glFramebufferTexture2D gives corruption with cube map textures

I am using glFramebufferTexture2D with cube map textures but it gives corruption in texture. draw_cube() function works perfectly when i draw that on default framebuffer. GLenum ...
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How to avoid texture bleeding in a texture atlas?

In my game there is a Minecraft-like terrain made out of cubes. I generate a vertex buffer from the voxel data and use a texture atlas for looks of different blocks: The problem is that the texture ...
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What is actually drawn when glDrawArrays and glDrawElements are called?

In my journey out of immediate mode I've come across a snag that I haven't been able to find a decent answer for in any tutorial or API, namely: Which data structures are actually invoked when I make ...
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GLSL light coloring blocked surfaces

I have created a very simple lighting shader. It currently only supports point lights, but it lights up surfaces that are completely blocked from the light. I know why, but I want to know how I can ...
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Multipule VBO in Opengl [closed]

I have currently in my application 2 VBO one which is a streamed buffer and for the moment the other is a static buffer. However even when the steam buffer is not bound and the static buffer is bound ...
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Importing and Displaying .fbx files

I have a little problem with importing/displaying .fbx files. I checked the examples but the ones which I am intrested the most (animation and texture) are badly documented for understanding by ...
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Cant import Sun openGL

I've been working with JOGL and I've ran into a problem. The problem is when I try to import import com.sun.opengl.*; on Eclipse, Eclipse doesn't recognize it. Does anyone know where this library is? ...
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2D Textures are shown through objects in front of it(OpenGL)

I am learning to use pyglet and learning about applying 2D textures to planes in pyglet. When I apply the 2D texture to the plane it works fine. When I make multiple objects with the same texture , ...
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VBO with texture index buffer different than vertex index buffer

I am trying to write my own OBJ importer and renderer in OpenGL (yes, I know, reinventing the wheel) and I found a problem that I don't knwo how to handle. In an OBJ file faces are defined by a list ...
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making a game in 2D(C++). SDL or openGL? Or, why not both? [closed]

I'm trying to make a platform game in 2D and I want to know what tool should I use to make it happen. I understand that I can use SDL with openGL. However, if I want to make a solid 2D platform game, ...
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Does SFML render it's graphics using OpenGL internally?

By that, I mean that SFML has an abstraction for OpenGL? Sort of like SDL's blit functions, but using OpenGL internally? "Yes SFML uses OpenGL for all the graphical stuff. " Received this comment ...
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How to draw 2D images using OpenGL, in SDL?

After everything, I managed to find a simple piece of code that shows how to draw a 2D image with openGL: #include "SDL/SDL.h" #include "SDL/SDL_opengl.h" #include "SDL/SDL_image.h" ...
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Font outline in OpenGL, FTGL

I'm using FTGL library to render fonts in my game, but I have completely no idea how to create an outline around text. Achieving a shadow could be easy, because I can simply do it like this: (pseudo ...
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Rolling my own scene graph

Hello Game Development SE! I'm crawling my way through OpenGL with the hopes of creating a simple and very lightweight game engine. I view the project as a learning experience that might make a ...
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OpenGL first person camera orientation issues [closed]

I have a "camera" in my opengl program that I recently finished. However, I've noticed that whenever I rotate and then move again, the x, y, and z angles change. For example, when I press the "w" key, ...
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Does Monogame on Windows Desktop use OpenGL or DirectX by default?

if i use monogame 3.0 beta on windows desktop, does it use the directx renderer (sharpdx) or the opengl renderer by default? if it uses directx is there away to make sharpdx call directly? thanks!
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OpenGL glMatrixMode rotation

I'm stuck on trying to figure out how to rotate the viewport(or camera). So far I've figured out I need to use the function glRotatef and glMatrixMode(GL_MODELVIEW). But I have no idea how to apply ...
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Mesh manipulation on GPU vs CPU

Just a bit curious - where do you perform mesh manipulations, on the CPU or in the shader? I've been doing everything on the CPU and a friend suggested moving things on to the GPU side. If you're ...
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Multisampled Texture

i have some doubts with multisampled textures. In fragment shader, how to pass multiple samples? We use glTexImage2DMultisample instead of glTeximage2D. so, how to upload texture data? I want to ...
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How does GL_INT_2_10_10_10_REV work for color data?

Can anybody tell me how exactly to use GL_INT_2_10_10_10_REV as type parameter in glVertexAttribPointer()? I am trying to pass color values using this type. What is the significance of "REV" suffix ...
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OpenGL Depth Buffer/Coordinate issue with SFML

For some reason, my coordinate system in OpenGL is getting all messed up with depth. When I put something more than 1 unit away from zero (in terms of the Z coordinate), I can't see the object. ...
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Event Based Render / Update Loop

I'm working on a few game dev tools which use OpenGL or DirectX to render 3D models (viewing). Consider your favorite 3D modeling software package (Softimage, Maya, 3DS Max, modo, etc.). Note that ...
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Procedurally generating terrain in dead time before buffer swap

I'm using OpenGL/C++ in Windows, and my main loop looks like this: GLboolean done = GL_FALSE; auto_ptr l_world(new World); l_world->Init(); while (!done) { if ...
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OpenGL: Is it possible to use VAO's without specifying a VBO

On all the tutorials I can find about VAO's (Vertex Array Objects), they show on how to use them by configuring vertex attributes and binding a VBO (Vertex Buffer Object). But I want to create a VAO ...
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OpenGL ModelView matrix

Hello I am trying to understand matrix operations behind OpenGL and I have some questions. 1- When we first create a simple window using glut and opengl, we use such a command below to draw a simple ...
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How to make an oscillation move on opengl qt

I'm trying to make a character make an oscillation move. That is, the character will start by rotating to a certain angle, say 60 degrees, and then slowly come back to an upright position then rotate ...
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Precomputing SSAO causes driver timeout

I was trying to do a pre-calculations of an SSAO effect by rendering normals and depth on a cubemap and doing a second ssao pass on each of these faces. The problem is I'm getting a timeout: "the ...
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Collision Detection Tips

I need collision detection for my 3D racing game but it isn't going well right now. I think I understand the concept of testing boxes and generating a response, however implementation part is a ...
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How can I ensure my Collada model fits on an iPhone screen?

Hi I am new to game development. I see many examples and tried myself like displaying triangle, cube etc. Now I am looking to render a Collada object. So I created a Collada object using Google Sketch ...