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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Is it possible to run GLFW eventhough my graphic card(Nvidia) supports Direct3d API?

I have Nvidia 820M GPU installed in my windows 7 machine. In nvidia control panel it is showing it supports Direct3d API version 11. Am I able to run OpenGL applications(using GLUT,GLFW) on my machine ...
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Best way of writing pixel manipuliting-intensive applications with OpenGL/Direct3D

Recently I have been making little experiments with engines similar to old Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Build, engines where the 3D rendering is entirely done in software and therefore you need full ...
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How to Load a Level for use with the Bullet Physics Library

I am trying to use a level in .obj format loaded with Assimp to generate a btBvhTriangleMeshShape to use with the Bullet physics library. I can successfully load btConvexHullShapes as well ...
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OpenGL Texture Loading

I've been using OpenGL for a bit so I have a general idea of what I'm doing. Recently, I've been working on a framework to let me test stuff more easily. As part of the framework, I split up loading ...
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Skeletal animation in OpenGL

I'm using Assimp to do skeletal animation in my OpenGL application. I used Blender to export this one-boned model to a COLLADA file: The model has only one bone, called arm bone, that controls the ...
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Camera rotation destroy scene objects orientation

I fight with that for some time and searching internet but I don't have any answer for my problem. In few words i want to have orbiting camera on screen and objects which I want also rotate ...
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SDL & OpenGL - Artifacts when multisampling

Im trying to render a model with anialiasing using OpenGL and SDL, but when I do I get strange artifacts. When I render with antialiasing disabled everything looks fine. When antialiasing is ...
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opengl camera scrolling too fast

Im using the code from this tutorial but in java and lwjgl http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/OpenGL/04_scrolling_and_the_matrix_stack/index.php . The problem is i want the player to click and drag around ...
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Shadow mapping bone animated model

I am trying to get shadowmapping right for my animated models. It works perfectly for static meshes but the animated models are just wiggeling a bit here's the vertex shader for rendering to the ...
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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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Compiling a CUDA and OpenGL interop code in linux

I am trying to compile a CUDA code in which I am using interoperability with OpenGL to display a simple triangle. I am using a VBO for OpenGL rendering and I am registering this object with CUDA using ...
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Fragment shader compiling in webGL but not in OpenGL

I am programming in Haxe (language compiling to multiple platforms) and I have written some shaders. My fragment shader runs fine in html5, but when I try to compile for native (OS X and/or Neko, a ...
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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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What game engine should I use? [on hold]

Okay before I go any further I have worked with other engines before like unity and attempted to learn the new unreal 4. The game I would like to make is an adventure game with a wide open world and a ...
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glRotatef not rotating simple 2D triangle

I am new to OpenGL and am learning it for the purpose of some simulation that I am doing as part of my research work. I have been following the tutorials given at ...
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Can you trilinear sample a non volume texture?

Let's say that i have a regular 2d texture (not a volume texture). Is it possible to do trilinear texture sampling of that texture even though it isn't a volume texture in opengl or directx? ...
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GL_SPOT_CUTOFF not working properly

I'm new to OpenGL. I'm studying OpenGL 2.1 and I'm trying to make a little program to test the GL_SPOT_CUTOFF property, but when I set a value between 0.0-90.0, the light doesn't work and everything ...
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DirectX11 Equivalent of OpenGL code

I am currently porting parts of my engine over to D3D11 from OpenGL and was trying to figure out how I would accomplish the following blending functions in D3D11. glEnable(GL_BLEND); ...
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Using full resolution of depth buffer for 2D rendering

I'm working on a front-to-back renderer for a 2D engine using an orthographic projection. I want to use the depth buffer to avoid overdraw. I have a 16-bit depth buffer, a camera at Z=100 looking at ...
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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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OpenGL Vertex Array Object(VAO)

I have drawn a triangle and a square using open gl and everything was fine. I have then tried to draw the same triangle and square, while implementing VAO's and now I only get a white triangle - ...
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Lasers in 3D space game

I am creating this little 3d space shooter and am somewhat unsure on how to implement the laser beams. I'm thinking about something along Star Wars and the like where mostly you shoot rather short ...
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Incorrect Normal Matrix

In my game engine I'm passing a normal matrix to my shaders like so: Matrix3f normalMatrix = modelMatrix.invert().transpose(); However this is causing lighting to rotate with my object, producing a ...
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useful way for coloring 3ds object in opengl

I have been working in making plane in blender and it has many materials over than 90 , and now I need it in an opengl project with c++ , but as you know if I but the 3ds file the plane color is ...
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Adding a 2D transformation matrix to GLSL

I'm having trouble understanding the matrices I need to render an object in OpenGL. I've been using a matrix to make up for the translation and scaling from the camera in my game but I didn't have a ...
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Problems with texture orientation in space

I am currently drawing texture in 3D space and have some problems with it's orientation. I'd like me textures always to be oriented with front face to user. My desirable result looks like ...
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Rotate heading relative to agent's local space

I'm having a little trouble translating a point in my game's world space to an object's local space. I have a cannon in my game with a normalized heading vector that's always supposed to point in the ...
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Find camera coordinate of vanishing point

Given a vector and a camera (position, angle, up vector, field of view, etc), how would I find the vanishing point of the vector in camera space?
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Why is Minecraft's default resolution (seemingly) non-standard?

Background: I'm writing some articles on Minecraft in an attempt to introduce 10-year olds to development through modding. I know very little about the game itself, though :) I'm trying to understand ...
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OpenGL Shader Storage Buffer Objects array length problem

Ok guys, I think I have a very strange problem. I have an old laptop, but its HD 6370M currently supports opengl 4.4, so i decided to learn how to use some new features of this platform, so after ...
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For 2D games, is there any reason NOT to use a 3D API like Direct3D or OpenGL?

I've been out of hobby Game Development for quite a while now. Back when I did it, most people used Direct Draw to create 2D games. By the time I stopped people were saying OpenGL or Direct3D with ...
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What is the contents of the buffer *after* a call to glSwapBuffers()?

(SDL_GL_SwapBuffers() in particular) When you have drawn a scene, and you call swap-buffers, it is routine to then glClear() the scene before drawing anything; if you don't clear, what is the ...
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How to improve Batch Rendering to work with 3D skeletal animation data

I've implemented a batch rendering technique that is described in detail here: http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/opengl/opengl-batch-rendering-r3900 I'd like to extend it now to ...
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How to set black borders in rubik cube using opengl GLSurfaceView android java

I am new in android game development.I have a problems to set the cube face color with black border. public void setupSides() { int i, j, k; // Paint back blue i=0; for(j=0; j<dim; j+=1) { ...
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Translating an object in the rotation direction

I am creating a graphical scene with OpenGL and SDL, and I'm running into a problem in regards to translating an object in its rotation direction. Each of the graphical objects in the scene has a ...
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PBR Metalness Implementation: specColor at Value 1?

I am doing a BRDF supporting the metalness/roughness workflow. I know that in cases of Metalness = 1.0 the reflectance value is taken from the albedo map - so is the specular color to tint the ...
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GLFW / OpenGL location and size in pixels

I'm using GLFW to create a little game. (and by little, I mean: small, nonprofit) After a while of puzzling, I found out that this draws a texture (from an image, for instance) to the screen: (the ...
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Free camera rotation in 3D space

I'm using a view matrix to do camera movement and rotation. viewMatrix = new Matrix4f(); viewMatrix.setIdentity(); Matrix4f.rotate((float) Math.toRadians(rx), new Vector3f(1,0,0), viewMatrix, ...
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Cannot convert bitmap to texture

I'm doing a little C# / OpenGL project and I can't manage to load textures properly. So here is my texture class : public class Texture { public String Filepath; private int TextureID; ...
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Transparency in GLSurfaceView

I am new in game development .I have a class which extends GLSurfaceview and we add this class in xml file and that xml file pass in main activity i want to make transparent that class. we already use ...
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What is the 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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Java libgdx get clicked square without iter

I would like to detect which square is clicked without iterating over all elements! i don't want to do this anymore for all elements. if( x >= this.getAnchorX()-HalfWidth && x <= ...
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Drawing fonts with LWJGL3 with OpenGL

I'm very sorry if this question has already been answered, but since I've been struggling with this for many days I thought I'd give it a shot here. My goal is to somehow render some text on the ...
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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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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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How to only render fragments with Z from 0 to 1 in OpenGL?

I have been using OpenGL for a year now, but I just recently found out that OpenGL only clips vertices when the absolute value of the x,y or z coordinate is less than the absolute value of w ...
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OpenGL Reconstructing Position from Depth

I know this has been asked a lot of time before but none of those answers fixed my problem. I try to implement deferred shading and to do so I need to reconstruct the world space position from the ...
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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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wrongly scaled on cocos2dx 3.2 when render to multiple fbo (more > 1 deep)?

i have bug that only happen when retina flag disabled. i try draw multiple render texture to achive some multi post effect: so i have 3 render texture, fbo 1 for final pos effect fbo 2 for back ...
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Variance shadow maps don't want to render properly

I've implemented VSM (and also ESM) in my engine but results are for me not as I expected and saw in many examples published on network. I set filtering of shadow maps to GL_LINEAR but when I compare ...