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A method typically used for determining what the user selected.

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In 2D, how do I efficiently find the nearest object to a point?

I have a sizable game engine and I'd like a feature for finding the nearest of a list of points. I could simply use the Pythagorean theorem to find each distance and choose the minimum one, but that ...
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How do you determine which object/surface the user's pointing at with lwjgl?

Title pretty much says it all. I'm working on a simple 'lets get used to lwjgl' project involving manipulation of a rubik's cube, and I can't figure out how to tell which side/square the user's ...
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How do I convert a 2D movement (from mouse) to a displacement along a 3d axis?

I'm making a small 3D scene editor (that only allow to modify objects positions). Each object is draw with a 3d X/Y/Z axis : How it works : user choose an axis (X, Y or Z) by left clicking on it, ...
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Excluding Background from Color Picking

I've implemented picking based on color coding, but I don't want the background color to be pickable. Is there any way in openGL (2.x) to exclude the background color? For some reason, doing ...
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Ray Picking Problems

I've read so many answers on here about how to do Ray Picking, that I thought I had the idea of it down. But when I try to implement it in my game, I get garbage. I'm working with LWJGL. Here's the ...
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How do I use D3DXVec3Unproject with D3D11?

I'm having a small issue with D3DXVec3Unproject. I'm currently using Direct3D 11 and not 10, and the signature for this function is: D3DXVECTOR3 *pOut, CONST D3DXVECTOR3 *pV, CONST D3D10_VIEWPORT ...
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Get world coordinate under mouse (at a ground plane for Warcraft 3 like movement)

I want to let a unit follow the mouse like in any RTS (Warcraft 3, Starcraft, ...). For that I have a "ground plane" which is defined through 2 vectors, the X and Z axis. Now I need to get the world ...
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Tilemap Object Placement

I am looking for a way to select tiles within a bounding box for object placement within a scene/world, similar to Roller Coaster Tycoon and other simulation games. In the above screenshot of Theme ...
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Picking 3D with OpenGL ES 2

I'm trying to implement picking in my framework but I don't understand how I can do this. I'm working with: OpenGL ES 2. GLM mathematic library. What I have understand, picking can be made with ...
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Picking 2D objects after transforming camera in XNA

I have an XNA application (a force based visualisation of some circles) that I've implemented zooming and scrolling in, thanks to this guide. Before I had the camera implemented, I had picking ...
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Best way to Draw a cube for 3D Picking on a specific face

Currently I am drawing a cube for a game that I am making and the cube draw method is below. My question is, what is the best way to draw a cube and to be able to easily find the face that the cursor ...
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Ray picking - get direction from pitch and yaw

I am attempting to cast a ray from the center of the screen and check for collisions with objects. When rendering, I use these calls to set up the camera: GL11.glRotated(mPitch, 1, 0, 0); ...
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3d Picking under reticle

i'm currently trying to work out some 3d picking code that I started years ago, but then lost interested the assignment was completed (this part wasn't actually part of the assignment). I am not ...
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Triangle Picking Picking Back faces

I'm having a bit of trouble with 3D picking, at first I thought my ray was inaccurate but it turns out that the picking is happening on faces facing the camera and faces facing away from the camera ...
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How do I pick tiles from an isometric map with slopes?

I'm looking for a way to convert mouse/screen coordinates to isometric map coordinates, with the addition that the world has slopes and cliffs, and I have to be able to tell which quadrant of the tile ...
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How can I GL_SELECT from a gluPerspective-transformed scene?

I'm using JOGL to access OpenGL-methods on an old OpenGL version, because of school. I have written a method which is called before any objects are drawn. This method shows which object is picked. ...
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How do I get mouse x / y of the world plane in Unity?

I am trying to make a tiled landscape. The terrain itself is not made from tiles but the world has a grid which I define. I would like to place boxes/rectangles which snap to this grid, at runtime, ...
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3D picking lwjgl

I have written some code to preform 3D picking that for some reason dosn't work entirely correct! (Im using LWJGL just so you know.) I posted this at stackoverflow at first but after researching some ...
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How to tell what part of a 3D cube was touched

I am writing a rather simple android game and I am implementing Open GL to draw a 3D cube that spins upon the X, Y and Z axis and I need to know where the user has clicked on the texture of the cube. ...
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OpenGL picking performance: ray casting vs. color picking

I am curious of how the performance of color picking compares to ray casting. I am looking at the scenario when the mouse is clicked which means only then the scene is rendered in a backbuffer for ...
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Manual GLU.gluUnproject

Before I used GLU.gluUnproject to calculate my picking ray in my OpenGL game. Recently I switched to my own calculated matrices, and now I can forget the gluUnproject. How can I calculate the picking ...
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OpenGL 3+ Range Picking

How do I perform range picking in the latest OpenGL version? By range picking I mean selecting all objects which are picked using a selection rectangle, like in an RTS game. For single object picking ...
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Triangle accuracy picking for animated models in XNA

I can do picking with triangle-accuracy for non-animated models, but I also have animated models in my game. How do I do picking on animated models? I use code based on this project for animation. ...
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libgdx collision/picking

I am trying to make something with java libgdx (2D). One thing that I can't figure it out is how to check mouse intersection with (fore example) isometric textures that are not rectangle shaped ...
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Assigning a different texture based on picking

I'm making a game using XNA. I have some simple objects like cube and sphere, and I would like to change the texture of one face of these objects based on picking. That is, when the cursor is over ...
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Unproject mouse position to tile — extremely jumpy position?

I'm trying to unproject the mouse position to get the position on the X-Z plane of a ray cast from the mouse. The camera is fully controllable by the user. Right now, the algorithm I'm using is... ...
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How should I store dynamic game entities for efficient area-based selection?

In my 2d block-based game I'm trying to implement a data structure that would store entities entities in a way that's capable of: Direct selection based on coordinate. Iteration Iteration limited ...
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Controlling 3D model with mouse XNA 4.0 C# [closed]

I am creating a 3D table tennis game and the racquet (created in Maya 2012) is controlled by the mouse. I have used picking method to control the racquet, however the cursor is not on the racquet. It ...
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Opengl-es picking object

I saw a lot of picking code opengl-es, but nothing worked. Can someone give me what am I missing? My code is (from tutorials/forums) Vec3 far = Camera.getPosition(); Vec3 near = ...
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OpenGL Picking: How to avoid entities?

I have a terrain and entities(npc, house...). I'm able to convert screen coordinates to world coordinates with the glReadPixels function: glReadPixels(mousePosition.x, mousePosition.y, 1, 1, ...
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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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Why is texturing interfering with my ID-based picking implementation?

Today I came across a tutorial about color picking and I implemented it on my machine. But there is a problem: when I disable the texture and draw the object I want to pick with its picking color, it ...
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Picking objects with mouse ray

I simply want to pick a few spheres in my scene using the mouse-ray. I have implemented(copied most of it but with little understanding) a ray-sphere collision code. Also I have implemented the code ...
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picking 3D objects rendered using instancing

i have a peice of code that renders a 3D image, say a cube. I require 3 cubes in in different locations, this is done using instancing and i am able to render the cube in 3 different locations. ...
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Heightmap terrain picking

I've implemented an OpenGL based terrain unsing a tesselation-shader for dividing each 'terrain-cell' into the desired tiles. The heightmap is uploaded to the GPU and applied on the shader. When it ...
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How to perform efficient 2D picking in HTML5?

I'm currently using an R-Tree for both picking and collision testing. Each entity on screen has a bounding box for collisions and a separate one for picking. Since entities may change position very ...
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Picking problem with rotated view matrix

I have picking code that works, if my view matrix has no rotation (only translation). Now If I rotate my camera, picking goes to hell. I cant find whats wrong My code: ...
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Why does my texture-based object picking detect the wrong object? [closed]

I am a LibGDX beginner implementing a RISK-like game. I want to let the player select territories by clicking on them, but for some reason, the wrong territory is sometimes detected. The clicked ...
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Understanding implementation of glu.PickMatrix() [closed]

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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How to create 3d picking ray with the cursor position

I'm new here and I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I am creating an application that is supposed to use the cursor's position in the window to perform 3d picking. The tutorials I have found ...
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2D isometric picking

I'm trying to implement picking in my isometric 2D game, however, I am failing. First of all, I've searched for a solution and came to several, different equations and even a solution using matrices. ...
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Picking 3D object with Mouse when using Camera Zooming in XNA 4.0

I've tried to figure out how to do picking with the mouse, and things work great when zoomed in all the way with the camera (Third Person Camera). And it works perfectly when using First Person ...
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Get fragment from mouse position

I have a painting app for texture artists that I am working on. I am able to paint to a flat canvas that updates the texture of a 3d object in an object viewer. Now I want to be able to paint directly ...
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Pixel Picking vs Raycasting

I was recently introduced to a way of picking in OpenGL known as pixel picking (or color picking). From my understanding, how this is done is that the scene is rendered to the back buffer with a ...
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Color Picking Troubles - LWJGL/OpenGL

I'm attempting to check which object the user is hovering over. While everything seems to be just how I'd think it should be, I'm not able to get the correct color due to the second time I draw ...
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OpenGL 2.0 - How to swap buffers for color picking

I'm trying to reproduce color picking on iOS, following the technique described here: http://www.lighthouse3d.com/opengl/picking/index.php3?openglway2, with OpenGL ES 2.0. When the user touches the ...
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How can I remove the view and projection matrix from ray position to get only the ray model?

I've got a little problem with my picking module and I need your help. I have a method to project a ray from the camera to a fixed point when I click somewhere. The computed ray looks good, it go to ...
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Java Slick2d - Mouse picking how to take into account camera

When I move it it obviously changes the viewport so my mouse picking is off. My camera is just a float x and y and I use g.translate(-cam.cameraX+400, -cam.cameraY+300); to translate the graphics. I ...