An approximate representation, on a flat surface, of an image as it is seen by the eye.

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How to compute the 2D equations of 3D circular arcs?

I'd like to obtain these equations for the ellipses produced by the perspective projections of (3-dimensionally transformed) circles. This is useful for rendering in 2D contexts which provide curve ...
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Trying to understand 2D vector -> projection space conversion

I'm trying to understand how I can transform 2D vectors (x, y) to projection space. Something hasn't quite clicked for me yet. As per my previous question, here's the effect I'm trying to achieve: ...
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Matrix for 2D perspective

I'm trying to determine whether what I'm attempting to achieve is even possible mathematically. I'm obviously not a seasoned game developer so I'm having trouble even coming up with the terminology to ...
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How do I know if a perspective matrix is right or left handed coordinate system?

For example, if I define my perspective matrix as the following: m[0] = 1.f / ( aspect * focalLength ); m[5] = 1.f / focalLength; m[10] = -zFar / (zFar - zNear); m[11] = -1; m[14] = ...
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Constant size geometries

How can I display objects in a 3D perspective projection that look like as if their size does not change, despite of the camera's position? I am using DirectX 9.0. I know of PositionTransformed ...
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Is this aiming mechanic usable in a third-person top-down game?

Long story short: I've switched to a third person - top down perspective. The camera is fixed and looks down at the player. How can I implement 3d aiming ? The player needs to aim left and right as ...
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Strange 3D game engine camera with X,Y,Zoom instead of X,Y,Z

I'm using a 3D game engine, that uses a 4x4 matrix to modify the camera projection, in this format: r r r x r r r y r r r z - - - zoom Strangely though, the camera does not respond to the Z ...
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Vector games (Wireframe, Elite-like) theory and implementations?

I'm interesting in knowing more about how vector games like Elite and Star Wars Atari were built from grounds up. The question is not how to implement vector graphics with modern 3D APIs like OpenGL ...
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The Depth buffer and Perspective

I'm having trouble understanding the behaviour of my OpenGL program; and in drawing my Z-Buffer out to the screen. It will probably be best to just start with code, here is my GLSL shader: in vec3 ...
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Examples of faking 3D

Does anyone know of any good examples of 3D being faked in 2D (not necessarily code, but games I could look up)? The player has the perspective that they are going 'into' the screen and things are ...
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Physics in a 2D oblique perspective game

So, just to clarify, because I'm still fuzzy on the terms for perspectives in older games myself, examples of an oblique perspective can be seen in many older RPGs (Earthbound, Final Fantasy, Secret ...
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How to: create a 3rd person view, multiple layer 3d world

Imagine a game world like in Dungeon Keeper or Sim City with an (possibly rotatable) 3rd person view, where the game world can be accessed in all dimensions (in discrete steps). For example digging ...