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3D position of an arbitrary UV coordinate

I have a UV map for a 3D mesh that encodes "links" between pairs of UV coordinates. I have previously defined this links (or pairs), one to one. The links are enconded using the function rgb_color(u1, ...
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Rendering Many Objects in OpenGL4

Sorry for asking such a basic question. I am reading books on OpenGL4 but in most examples they generally render only objects. So I understand how to deal with vertex buffers and vertex array buffers, ...
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Correct multiplication order for a 2D Matrix

I'm currently trying to create a camera and entity/model matrix for my 2D game similar to that of Unity3D. I've already tried to find answers to this question on stackoverflow/gamedev but i couldn't ...
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Exponential Variance Shadow Mapping - implementation

I use a variance shadow mapping with a "standard" light bleeding fix in my graphics engine which is based on deferred rendering.. I have a single shadow map for a directional light beacause a test ...
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How to implement camera pan like in Maya?

I am trying to implement camera pan like the one in Maya. I've got it almost working. The problem is that the mouse cursor is moving faster than the 3d mesh (in fact I am moving the camera but I ...
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Calculating shadowmap coordinates for cubemap in shading pass?

I'm trying to implement shadow mapping with cube maps. I believe I've done the first stage by filling the cube map, but for the final shading pass I am unsure how to exactly calculate the cubemap ...
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Why does accessing a uniform float make my shader more than twice as slow?

My fragment shader was significantly slowed down by a recent change, and I've been trying to understand why. I isolated the main slow-down to accessing a single particular uniform float. If I include ...
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Swapping Framebuffers or swapping attachments?

I wanted to know what the better approach would be for post-processing: swapping between framebuffers or swapping between textures attached to one framebuffer?
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Use different values for Depth Test and Depth Write in OpenGL

Is there a way to use something similar to PolygonOffset to make a depth test more permissive (move fragment depth towards eye) but still write the original depth value to the depth buffer? The only ...
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How to smooth mask texture edges correctly regardless it's size

I have a texture intended as a mask. The texture type is GL_R32F (32 bit float) and the data inside is a signed distance field (= value of each texel is distance to nearest mask edge). For test ...
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OpenGL ES draw pre-rendered background onto depth buffer

I want to create a scene with 2D pre-rendered background and 3D models for characters (like those classic Final fantasy games). For the background, I have 2 textures: one to be displayed, with ...
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Android OpenGLES, getting number of fragments passed depth test/Occlusion Query?

Afeter reading many blogs and searching on Internet, I did not get any sloution for getting number of fragments/pixels which are occludded or not occludded of the object on OpenGL ES3.0 Android ...
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Applying transformations in Geometry Shader

So, I am trying to program in opengl (3.3) a kind of robot. The idea is that I have some simple blocks that represent his body (4 rectangles for his arms, one for the torso and the last one ...
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translate-scroll repeated 2d texture using opengl shader

I managed to implement an infinite 2d texture scrolling using the following shader. btw I'm using cocos2d-x 2.2.1. The vertex shader: attribute vec4 a_position; attribute vec2 a_texCoord; #ifdef ...
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glOrtho setting view

I am duplicating this thread from stackoverflow, please remove it if that is not allowed. I'm completely new in OpenGL. I have this problem: I have quite a complicated scene, and I am looking at it ...
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Rendering a mesh in image viewport

I have a mesh made of nearly half to a one million vertices. I also have some 6-DoF camera poses around this mesh. At these poses I'd like to find out which of the 3D points of this mesh get projected ...
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Why do we use 4x4 matrices to transform things in 3D?

To translate a vector by 10 unit in the X direction, why do we have to use a matrix? We can just add 10 to the mat[0][0], and we got the same result too.
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OpenGL - Drawing multiple meshes at once using VBOs and IBOs

I have been learning OpenGL 2.1 but using shaders, VBOs, IBOs, etc. I have gotten a rendering engine that can load and draw meshes, materials, forward lighting (no shadows yet), SceneNodes, and ...
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OpenGL - Texture disappears

I'm making a simple program with C++, SDL and GLEW. So far it is going great but I ran into a weird problem. One of my four textures would not show up on screen even though it used the same code as ...
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How to avoid subpixel values in a resolution independent 2D game with orthographic projection?

I'm trying to do resolution independent rendering of moving sprites in a 2D game. My plan is work in a fixed coordinate system in my world (for example 960x540) and use orthographic projection to ...
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glm direction vector rotation

I'm working on a flight simulator, but I'm stuck with my airplane orientation. I tried some things but noone worked correctly. This is what I have : To be able to move it and roll it around himself, ...
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Selection with region (when rendering with shaders and VAO)

I am currently render my geometry using "Modern OpenGL" approach (with shaders and buffers). I have already implemented picking of single primitives using glReadPixels. Now I am faced with problem how ...
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Draw selected instances of VAO (glDrawArraysInstanced)

I'm using glDrawArraysInstanced to draw multiple instances of a tree at different positions to generate a forest. Is there a way to draw selected instances? For example: I got 100 trees with ...
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Can I develop Linux + Windows games using C#, .NET and OpenGL?

I want to learn to develop 3D and 2D graphics with either OpenGL or DirectX. I chose OpenGL as it's being used in webGL and works cross-platform. I already know .NET well, and the C# language just ...
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How do I apply 2 rotations about different points to a single primitive using OpenGL

I'm working on a 2D top-down shooter game that has a rotation feature like Realm Of The Mad God such that if you press e the camera rotates around the character in a clockwise direction and q rotates ...
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How are red dot/reflex/holographic sights implemented?

In first-person-shooters like Call of Duty, the hologram only appears when it is behind the glass portion of the sight. In OpenGL, would it be implemented by rendering the glass to the stencil buffer ...
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How to know when graphics driver or card changes

I'm about to start work on implementing GLSL binary shader compilation and I was curious how to handle the cases when the shaders need to be recompiled, such as when the driver (or perhaps even the ...
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High-Performance Concurrent Model-View Rendering Architecture [migrated]

I have a single-threaded file indexing/scanning engine in D I want to extend with a view thread that visualizes the scanned content as a tree (or later force-directed graph). I want this solution to ...
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How to implement translation, scale, rotation gizmos for manipulating 3D object's transforms?

I am in the process of developing a basic 3D editor. It uses OpenGL for rendering a 3D world. Right now my scene is just a few boxes of different sizes and I am at the stage where I want to be able to ...
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Blurring part of the screen - optimisation

I develop 3d menu and sometimes I need to blur only part of the screen. I use a forward rendering. I create a frame buffer object with 3 color attachments. Rendering looks like this: bind fbo ...
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How to calculate directional light frustum from camera frustum

I'm playing around with OpenGL for a few weeks now. For the following screenshot I picked the glm::ortho values for my lightsource by trial and error. There are two directional light sources with ...
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FBX Importer - Texture Name

I have a problem with the FBX SDK. I read in the data for the vertex position and the uv coordinates. It works fine, but now I want to read for each polygon to which texture it belongs, so that I can ...
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Only affect pixels in buffer with alpha 0

I'm working on a transition effect where I have a texture and simply draw that as a pattern to my buffer. Here is a demo, use "e" to start the effect again. This looks fine but it won't work if the ...
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“Normal” Blend Mode with OpenGL Trouble

I've been having a lot of trouble trying to get a OpenGL blend function to work as I'd expect it to with like what I'd expect (or from any sensible image editing program). As an example, I'll use ...
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What does glMultiDraw* do?

I'm having trouble understanding exactly what glMultiDraw* does, and when it should be used. Is it to be used if I have one VBO with multiple objects in it or do I use it with many VBO's? It would ...
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How can I use Perlin Noise or Worms in C++ to generate vertices for a procedural generated cave? [closed]

How can I use Perlin Noise or Worms in C++ to generate vertices for a procedural generated cave? I've installed, linked and got Lib noise, does anyone know how or know any tutorials on how to do ...
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Fixing/avoiding Z-fighting with decals OpenGL

I'm trying to draw animated flames as a decal in OpenGL (just a simple quad with an animated texture as a decal on another quad). Problem is as the camera moves away I get terrible Z-fighting in the ...
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OpenGL Compute Shader Uniforms

I am trying to use a compute shader to generate some data in a texture. My compute shader looks something like this: #version 430 //uniform int u_CurrentMipSize; const int u_CurrentMipSize = ...
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Deferred Rendering With Diffuse,Specular, and Normal maps

I have been reading up on deferred rendering and I am trying to implement a renderer using the Sponza atrium model, which can be found here, as my sandbox.Note I am also using OpenGL 3.3 and GLSL. I ...
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Collision between player and heightmap

Im programming a small project, an opengl height map. It is build of triangles, which points are fit to the right y position (read out of an image). The player is represanted by a cuboid. (p1, p2, ...
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Batching and Z-order with Alpha blending in a 3D world

I'm working on a game in a 3D world with 2D sprites only (like Don't Starve game). (OpenGL ES2 with C++) Currently, I'm ordering elements back to front before drawing them without batch (so 1 element ...
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How many OpenGL programs should I use to render multiple objects?

My scene has multiple objects in it. (Let's say 3 cubes, 1 cylinder, 8 spheres.) I assume I should create a vertex shader for each. How many programs should I have? Alternatives: One program per ...
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problem loading Collada DAE model using Assimp in OepnGL 4.4

I am loading a model in my OpenGL application using Assimp library like this : bool CGameObject::LoadModelFromFile(char* sZFilePath) { std::string fn = sZFilePath; std::string td = "\\"; std::string ...
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Is it reasonable to use a 2D texture as a lookup table in GLSL

I need a lookup table in a shader. The input values would be color values and the output other color values. Something like: uniform float lut[256]; color = vec3(lut[int(color.r*255.)], ...
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why is glVertexAttribDivisor crashing?

I am trying to render some trees with instancing. This is rather weird, but before sleeping yesterday night, I checked the code, and it was in a running state, when I got up this morning, it is ...
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Technique suggestion to render corroded pipes in 3D

We currently have a lot of data relating to cracks/corrosion/deformations in metal pipes which at present, can be viewed in a crude flat/2D application which makes the metal anomalies hard to spot. ...
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Lookup table in shader opengl es

What I need is apparently very simple, a lookup table in a fragment shader. It seems that the natural way would be an array float lut[], but in some implementations of OpenGL ES I am getting an error ...
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Mesa: Howto enable OpenGL 3.x functionality via extensions?

How can I enable OpenGL 3.x functionality via extensions? I'm new to OpenGL development under Linux. Currently I have #define GL_GLEXT_PROTOTYPES #include <GL/osmesa.h> #include ...
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Does the order of vertex buffer data when rendering indexed primitives matter?

I'm building a 3d object's triangles. If I can write them to the buffer in the order they are calculated it will simplify the CPU code. The vertices for the triangles will not be contiguous. Is there ...
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What is “ping pong” in the context of graphics rendering?

I have to render a scene, once per light, and blend the result of the various passes. I heard and read that one way to increase performances and render targets to use would be ping pong. I'm new to ...