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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From framebuffer texture to object space

I need to transform some points on a texture back to object space. What I thought up to now is: What I think I have on texture is just window coordinates normalized in the range [0...1] and the z ...
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3D picking for mouse move event

I implemented color picking recently and I would like to use it as kind of highlight when mouse is over an object but I am concerned about performance. Color picking requires whole frame to be drawn, ...
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OpenGL seems to be getting its colour from the wrong array on some machines

I have a OpenSceneGraph application which displays a 2D mesh and allows the user to make selections on triangles and vertices and colour them. If you aren't familiar with OpenSceneGraph, it's basiclly ...
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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 ...
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OpenGL strange rendering problem when buffers have different sizes

I have encountered a very odd error in my program, "odd" in the sense that everything the API says suggests that the error should not occur. I have a bunch of 2D un-indexed vertex data, and I want to ...
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Render with multiple lights (one pass per light)

I have already a system that at the moment handle multiple lights just passing an array of light struct and loop through it. I had been told to switch to a multipass rendering approach. How should I ...
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Loading Wavefront Data into VAO and Render It

I have successfully loaded a triangulated wavefront(.obj) into 6 vectors, the first 3 vectors contain the locations for vertices, uv coords, and normals. The last three have the indices stored for ...
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FBO result not drawing to screen

I recently added framebuffer rendering to my game and rendering to the FBO works (verified with glGetTexImage), but when I go to render a quad to show the result nothing is drawn to the screen. I'm ...
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Why does this geometry shader slow down my program so much?

I have an OpenGL program, and I'm rendering a terrain mesh. I displace the vertices in the vertex buffer and don't really color them in the fragment shader yet. I'm adding a geometry shader one part ...
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Which OpenGL Version shall I target? [on hold]

Okay, I've learned OGL 1 for some days now. glBegin() etc I've now realized that this stuff is absolutely deprecated and 'everyone' says "use OpenGL 3.0 and higher / you have to unlearn the most of ...
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Using textureGrad for anisotropic integration approximation

I'm trying to develop a real time rendering method using real time acquired envmap (cubemap) for lightning. This implies that my envmap can change as often as every frame and I therefore cannot use ...
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Additive blending problems

I'm trying to get the blend of two images to work without luck. I have a render target on which I have an object, then I want to render again the same object in same position but with different ...
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Understanding implementation of glu.PickMatrix()

I am working on an OpenGL project which requires object selection feature. I use OpenTK framework to do this; however OpenTK doesn't support glu.PickMatrix() method to define the picking region. I ...
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
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Application of classes with critical non-static fields in LWJGL

I'm going to be as specific about this question as I can. Ultimately, how is it that I apply a class that uses non-static fields in LWJGL? More specifically, I know that OpenGL is quite nearly more a ...
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Planet terrain not connecting properly

I'm trying to generate some simple planets in OpenGL using libnoise (including noiseutils), but the terrain is not correctly connecting where the sphere "completes itself" and I was wondering if ...
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cost of texture change vs color change

How would I go about determining the difference in cost between changing the render color of an object every frame vice changing the texture (same sheet, just changing the source rectangle) every ...
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What types of matrices are needed for game and graphics programming?

I am writing a 3D math library for general game development and want to know what type of Matrix classes I should include. Is just a 4x4 matrix enough, or must I provide 3x4 and dedicated rotational ...
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Is there a standard way to track 2D tile positions both locally and on screen?

I'm building a 2D engine based on 32x32 tiles with OpenGL. OpenGL draws from the top left, so Y coordinates go down the screen as they increase. Obviously this is different than a standard graph ...
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How do I use unpackHalf2x16?

I'm trying to use (un)packHalf2x16, without success so far. I'm drawing with: glVertexAttribIPointer(0, 2, GL_UNSIGNED_INT, 0, 0); glEnableVertexAttribArray(0); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vbo); ...
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Indexed Drawing in OpenGL not working

I am trying to render 2 types of primitives- - points ( a Point Cloud ) - triangles ( a Mesh ) I am rendering points simply without any index arrays and they are getting rendered fine. To render ...
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Taking fixed direction on hemisphere and project to normal (openGL)

I am trying to perform sampling using hemisphere around a surface normal. I want to experiment with fixed directions (and maybe jitter slightly between frames). So I have those directions: vec3 ...
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OpenGL render to texture causing edge artifacts

This is my first post here so any help would be massively appreciated :) I'm using C++ with SDL and OpenGL 3.3 When rendering directly to screen I get the following result And when I render to ...
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i want to be a game developres please help [closed]

bare with my English ok so we have done this semester C language but i didn't like much of C so i just prepared as much as a needed for my exam and i learned C++ coz its much better and advance than ...
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Changing the color of some fragment of a texture using shaders

Declarative programming language QML allows to connect the elements, their properties with universal variables in shader programs description. For these purposes there is such elements as ...
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Assimp skeletal animation matrices

I startded to make an assimp only opengl skeletal animation demo. For that I used this: http://sourceforge.net/p/assimp/discussion/817654/thread/5462cbf5 And something is not correct in bone matrices. ...
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Can I directly pass a Boost ptr_vector list to glBufferData?

I have a data structure like this: typedef struct vertex_ { float x; float y; float z; float s; float t; }vertex; Then I add to a list called: boost::ptr_vector<vector> vertices; Is there a ...
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lodepng “undefined reference” (MinGW)? [closed]

I'm trying to use the library lodepng (lodev.org) in a C++ project. The actual library is a header and a C++ source file so the error I'm getting is confusing me. When I try reference a function or ...
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Using same buffer for vertex and index data?

Is it possible to use the same buffer for both GL_ARRAY_BUFFER and GL_ELEMENT_ARRAY_BUFFER? I load both vertex data and index data into a big slab of memory, so it would be easier for me to just load ...
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Sources to learn OpenGL [closed]

I really wish to learn OpenGL, but all I have is a very old laptop. It supports OpenGL 1.2 version only. I tried learning through books but trying out the programs are next to impossible, since none ...
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c++ OpenGL framerate question

I am writing a simple 3D pacman using c++ and OpenGL. I'm new in OpenGL development, I wanted to make a small project before learning next concepts. For now I can't have more than 55fps when ...
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Qt OpenGL shader errors [closed]

I get the following error after compiling a Qt-OpenGL project: bool QGLShaderPrivate::create(): Could not create shader of type 1. Vertex shader for simpleShaderProg (MainVertexShader & ...
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Is OpenGl still supported in C?

I'm reading the OpenGl superbible 3th edition (well I plan to) and it's all in C. Since this book was written in 2004 and all the other later versions are written in C++, i was wondering whether or ...
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Obtain linear depth values on FBO and deal with small differences

I've a render target on which I have both a color and a depth attachment. In a second pass I need to run a filter whose width depends on the derivative and values of the depth. Now, if I try, in the ...
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GLSL to Cg: why is the effect different?

With reference to this question, where I was trying to make the shader compile, I am now trying to make an effect appear. The effect can be shown here, through a GLSL shader: But when I use the ...
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how decal projection works in opengl?

I want to draw a quad that fit on another mesh,how to setup projection matrix of this quad?I need an orthoprojection matrix right? At first I thought I only need to do some ray test of each vertex of ...
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Render 2 images that uses different shaders

Based on the giawa/nehe tutorials, how can I render 2 images with different shaders. I'm pretty new to OpenGl and shaders so I'm not completely sure whats happening in my code, but I think the shaders ...
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Palette reduction to pre-defined palette

I'm writing a bunch of GLSL effects for fun, but I can't wrap my head around this. Basically, I want to reduce a texture's palette into a pre-defined set of colors. For example, a post-processing ...
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Using Shader causes triangle to disappear

The following is my rendering code. Private Sub GameRender() GL.Clear(ClearBufferMask.ColorBufferBit + ClearBufferMask.DepthBufferBit) GL.ClearColor(Color.SkyBlue) ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 Point Sprites Size

I am trying to draw point sprites in OpenGL ES 2.0, but all my points end up with a size of 1 pixel...even when I set gl_PointSize to a high value in my vertex shader. How can I make my point sprites ...
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changing camera's reference point position by a keyboard event

I would like to change the camera's reference point position using gluLookAt. I would like that it changes when I press for exemle 'a'. I tried with: void VueOpenGL::Paint(wxPaintEvent&){ ...
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Mouse Speed in GLUT and OpenGL?

I would like to simulate a point that moves in 2D. The input should be the speed of the mouse, so the new position will be computed as following new_position = old_position + ...
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Passing variables down the pipeline glsl

I am sorry to post a question that may be easily tested, but I don't have an OGL4+ hardware at the moment and I have to make some design decision beforehand so I wanted a clear scenario. Looking at ...
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WebGL wrong scaling of rectangle

I'm working with this tutorial http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/webgl/webgl_transforms/ and my result is, that the rectangle moves in the direction of it's scaling values, and also scales at ...
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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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atmospheric scattering and sky geometry

I'm trying to implement an atmospheric scattering in my graphics (game) engine based on the gpu gems article: link. An example implementation from that article uses a skydome. My scene is different - ...
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When and how to apply affine translations to vertices of a mesh with LWJGL

So, I have a rigid body class, containing a list of vertices and a 4x4 transformation matrix. At the moment, I'm applying the transformation matrix to each vertex individually, and am unable to revert ...
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Random lines away from images in java2d opengl game

Working on a java game that uses some pngs images for icons/textures. A few images ( fewer than 5, out of dozens ) are showing some odd parallel "artifact" lines. They move with the image, are ...
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How portable are OpenGL versions, really?

If I write a game engine that uses OpenGL 1.5 (not assuming what else I do), is it portable now and is it still portable five years from now or are/will support for OpenGL by hardware and drivers (be) ...
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I can't figure out how to animate my loaded model with Assimp

I have loaded in a model to my C++ OpenGL game. It is a COLLADA file type that I have loaded, and I setup an animation under blender for the file. The problem is I don't know how to animate the model. ...