OpenGL is a graphics standard and API which targets the desktop and workstation markets. It is designed to be easy to accelerate with dedicated computer hardware, and hence most implementations give greatly improved performance over traditional software rendering. Currently, OpenGL is used for ...

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Checking if an object is inside bounds of an isometric chunk

How would I check if an object is inside the bounds of an isometric chunk? for example I have a player and I want to check if its inside the bounds of this isometric chunk. I draw the isometric ...
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OpenGL Performance Questions

This subject, as with any optimisation problem, gets hit on a lot, but I just couldn't find what I (think) I want. A lot of tutorials, and even SO questions have similar tips; generally covering: ...
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What are some good resources for learning OpenGL on Android? [closed]

Mainly I learned how to develop Android applications, but now I want to know how to make high resolution games, so does someone have a good book or a video that teaches OpenGL?
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What is the difference between OpenGL 1.x and 2.x?

Is there a good tutorial that shows the difference between OpenGL 1.* and 2.*? It would be very helpful to know which functions I should not be calling (like glBegin(), I assume).
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Is it a waste to learn OpenGL?

What I've gathered around the internet and various sources is that DirectX has pretty much taken a stronghold grip onto the graphics API domain. And to be honest, I gave learning DirectX10 a chance, ...
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Interleaving Arrays in OpenGL

In my pursuit to write code that matches todays OpenGL standards I have found that I am completely clueless about interleaving arrays. I've tried and debugged just about everywhere I can think of but ...
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Can applications using old versions of Opengl still run on newer cards?

OpenGl 3.0 and up has a quite big difference from the older versions like OpenGl 2.x and opengl 1.x in terms of implementation, does that mean applications which are written with the old versions of ...
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How do I apply skeletal animation from a .x (Direct X) file?

Using the .x format to export a model from Blender, I can load a mesh, armature and animation. I have no problems generating the mesh and viewing models in game. Additionally, I have animations and ...
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Getting the number of fragments which passed the depth test

In "modern" environments, the "NV Occlusion Query" extension provides a method to get the number of fragments which passed the depth test. However, on the iPad / iPhone using OpenGL ES, the extension ...
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Voxel engine artifacts

There are white little dots between blocks at random places, mainly at very near blocks. They disappear when I move the mouse and change the view direction. I use Vertex Arrays with ...
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Access vertex data stored in VBO in the shader

If I wanted to store extra data in a VBO for skinning (indices for indexing into an array of matrices of bones and floats for applying weights to those bones) How would I go about accessing that data ...
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View matrix in opengl

Sorry for my clumsy question. But I don't know where I am wrong at creating view matrix. I have the following code: createMatrix(vec4f(xAxis.x, xAxis.y, xAxis.z, dot(xAxis,eye)), vec4f( ...
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FrameBuffer Render to texture not working all the way

I am learning to use Frame Buffer Objects. For this purpose, I chose to render a triangle to a texture and then map that to a quad. When I render the triangle, I clear the color to something blue. ...
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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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Creating map files for a 3D game

I've created plenty of 2D games and now that I've gotten my hands dirty working with 3D in opengl I want to start a game. The issue is I don't know how I can store all the map data. Not only the ...
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3D Camera Rotation

Please, forgive me, but I need help and I've been stuck on this for a few weeks now, I'm making no progress and everywhere I go and I see a different answer, everything I try doesn't work. I've had ...
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Camera scrolling and game boundaries

I am making a platformer game in JBox2D and LWJGL that has a scrolling camera, but I have hit a wall with the boundaries of the camera. Essentially what I have right now is a Box2D world that is ...
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Can frequent state changes decrease rendering performance?

Can frequent texture and shader binding decrease rendering performance? "Frequent" binding example: for object for material in object render part of object using that material "Low count" ...
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How to detect GLSL warnings?

After compiling a shader with glCompileShader, I can call glGetShaderiv with GL_COMPILE_STATUS to check if the shader compiled successfully. I can also call glGetShaderInfoLog to get information about ...
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Pygame water ripple effect

I have Googled for it but there are no ready scripts - as opposed to the same effect on Flash. I have checked the algorithm on The Water Effect Explained and also tested an implementation of the ...
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does glBindAttribLocation silently ignore names not found in a shader?

Does glBindAttribLocation silently ignore names that are not found? For example, in a shader: // Some vertex shader in vec3 position; in vec3 normal; // ... And in some set up code: // While ...
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Is there any opengl cel shading tutorial out there (without GLAUX)?

I want to implement cel shading into my opengl game. I have only found a nehe tutorial that uses glaux (old as hell). I'm looking into it, but I wanna avoid the pain of learning how to translate those ...
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Detailed Modern Opengl Tutorial? [duplicate]

I am asking for a specific modern opengl tutorial. I need a tutorial that does not skip to explain any lines of code. It should also include different independent objects moving/rotating (most ...
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Learning OpenGL: Red and Blue book still relevant?

I've recently purchased the Orange book( GLSL ) and am wondering if it is important at all to read through the red and blue books as well? Any thoughts?
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AAA Games and OpenGL?

What modern AAA games on the top of the market used OpenGL? If applicable, what engine did they use?
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SDL2 with OpenGL — weird results, what's wrong?

I'm porting an app to iOS, and therefore need to upgrade it to SDL2 from SDL1.2 (so far I'm testing it as an on OS X desktop app only). However, when running the code with SDL2, I'm getting weird ...
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Is GLUT obsolete?

A question was asked about good, up-to date OpenGL resources, one of the answers was a link to a tutorial about modern OpenGL programming. The tutorial in question uses GLUT and GLEW, but I have read ...
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Get SFML to report the version of OpenGL that is being used

How can I get SFML to report the version of OpenGL that is being used by the render window?
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Display Lists in OpenGL

I heard that there was a faster method of displaying vertices, rather than recreating the GL_TRIANGLES, each time the scene is drawn. I thought I read somewhere that this method was obselete. Why ...
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Changing player color without multiple player bitmaps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to colorize certain parts of a model - like RTS games have those team colors? Ok, so here is my current situation. I have a player model, fully UV mapped, and ...
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gl_PointCoord always zero

I am trying to draw point sprites in OpenGL with a shader but gl_PointCoord is always zero. Here is my code Setup: //Shader creation..(includes glBindAttribLocation(program, ATTRIB_P, "p");) ...
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Cheap ways to do scaling ops in shader?

I've got an extensive world terrain that uses vec3 for the vertex position attribute. That's good, because the terrain has endless gradations due to the use of floating point. But I'm thinking about ...
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Can I leverage the fact that my scene is often static to improve OpenGL (JOGL) performance?

My scene is drawn based on the location of several (often several million) vertices (kept in VBO's) and a camera. I can easily tell in my code when my scene has changed and when it hasn't. There are ...
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Does Unity for PC use Direct3D or OpenGL?

I am a mac developer using Unity and I hardly use a PC. When you build a Unity game for Windows, does it use Direct3D or OpenGL? P.S. I'm not sure if it's called Direct3D or DirectX
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What's the best way of drawing a glowing 3d line using LWJGL?

Sort of like a strip-light effect; not actually a light source, but just a polygon with glowing edges. Can this be done easily? Right now I'm contemplating drawing a line more than once with varying ...
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Generating geometry when using VBO

Currently I am working on a project in which I generate geometry based on the players movement. A glorified very long trail, composed of quads. I am doing this by storing a STD::Vector, and removing ...
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How to skip the sky in lighting shaders?

I recently implemented a sky in my deferred rendered game. It is a procedurally calculated sphere with a texture applied to it. Unfortunately all lighting shaders (light sources, ambient occlusion) ...
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OpenGL FBO not being drawn to

In my project I'm trying to implement a deferred rendering system, problem is, I can't seem to get a second FBO to work. UPDATE 1 Here is the FBO initialization code: /// G-Buffer FBO GLuint ...
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What method replaces GL_SELECT for box selection?

Last 2 weeks I started working on a box selection that selects shapes using GL_SELECT and I just got it working finally. When looking up resources online, there is a significant number of posts that ...
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Instead of the specified Texture, black circles on a green background are getting rendered. Why?

I'm trying to render a Texture via OpenGL. But instead of the texture black circles on a green background are rendered. (They scale, depending what the rotation of the texture is) Example: The ...
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OpenGL behaviour depending on the graphics card?

This is something that never happened to me before. I have an OpenGL code that uses GLSL shaders to texture a 3D model. The code involves a lot of GPU texture processing, blending, etc... I wanted to ...
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Can't get LWJGL lighting to work

I'm trying to enable lighting in lwjgl according to the method described by NeHe and this post. However, no matter what I try, all faces of my shapes always receive the same amount of light, or, in ...
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Is “pure” OpenGL productive enough?

I know that this is a difficult question and I hope I can convey my meaning. Over time I've used many different engines from XNA over Unity to Panda3d and even tried native directX once. My final ...
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OpenGL ES Basic Fragment Shader help with transparency

I have just spent my first half hour playing with the shader language. I have modified the basic program I have which renders the texture, to allow me to colour the texture. varying vec2 texCoord; ...
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What happens when a texture is too large for a device

The question is two fold: What happens on a device when a texture is too large for it to handle? Will it crash or simply downsize it? In Unity if I use texture atlases of size 4k and then set ...
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setting the position in different resolution

I have a normal game window which is 640*480, and everything is fine, but when I try to maximize the window, the objects translate to different positions on the screen, for example If I have a circle ...
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Is this a reliable method of parsing glGetShaderInfoLog()?

I want to get a list of errors and their line numbers so I can display the error information differently from how it's formatted in the error string and also to show the line in the output. It looks ...
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Zooming to point of interest

I have the following variables: Point of interest which is the position(x,y) in pixels of the place to focus. Screen width,height which are the dimensions of the window. Zoom level which sets the ...
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How to debug pyglet/opengl bus errors

I'm using pyglet for game development, and sometimes encounter "bus errors". They are not consistently repeatable, and whenever I try to do simple debugging (eg move/remove variables, etc), the errors ...
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How should I do 3D games through Java on a mac?

I have been self-teaching myself Java on the mac mostly because the language is cross-platform. Recently, I have been only able to develop 2D games using the Graphics2D class. Now, I want to learn ...