The algorithmic generation of content at runtime, as oppose to the manual placement of preset content and assets.

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What is the difference between the marching cubes algorithm and metaballs?

After doing some research, I found out about the marching cubes algorithm and "metaballs". How exactly do they differ?
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Can I programmatically generate textures in java?

Is it possible to programmatically generate textures in Java, textures that could then be used to cover in game objects?
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Animating a jellyfish hardcoding?

I have drew a hemi-sphere by myself, and would like to do basic jellyfish animation by animating the vertices of the hemi-sphere. I tried a lot of experiments but it seems I'm doing it wrong. I need ...
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Carve river beds into existing 3d procedural generated terrain

Ok, I've read many threads around about procedural terrain generation with rivers and roads but they suggest approaches from zero to result. I'd like to know if exists an algorithm to apply to an ...
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Help with concrete examples of Perlin Noise variables for terrain generation

I believe this question can help beginner game developers. I've looked through a dozen or so answers on perlin noise here and on Stackoverflow, and found only 1 concrete implementation of perlin noise ...
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How can I generate natural-looking tree leaves in a Minecraft-like world?

I'm moving from working on 3D block-world terrain to more specific features like tree leaves and ore veins (the ore veins will likely be done with my existing Perlin noise for the terrain). One thing ...
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Roguelike corridor creation; Connecting rooms

I have a simple Tile[,] that I populate with Rooms. Now I need to connect the rooms with a single tile wide corridor. At first I used A* to hook up the rooms but that, of course, get's the best path ...
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Create Random Platformer-Gameworld

Evening. I created a xna-game like the iOS Platformer game "Banana Kong". The level-layers are currently saved as XML files. Example: <level> <layer1> <tile type="0" ...
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Transmit map vs Transmit seed

Given a map created with procedural generation algorithms, should the server transmit the seed used to generate this map (so client must contain the same algorithm) or maybe send all the information?. ...
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“Marching cubes” voxel terrain - triplanar texturing with depth?

I am currently working on a voxel terrain that uses the marching cubes algorithm for polygonizing the scalar field of voxels. I am using a triplanar texturing shader for texturing. say I have a grass ...
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Large Blob of landmass in Minecraft Terrain Engine in XNA

I am creating a Minecraft Terrain engine in XNA, and want to create a large blob/cluster of blocks, in a random sort of blob thing, shaped somewhat like the stuff under the Volume Rendering heading on ...
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Which parts to draw in an infinite world?

I have an infinite world (from Perlin Noise). The world is generated in sectors that are that are big cubes (each with a random colour, in the image above; my sectors are 10x10x10). I'm currently ...
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Using a permutation table for simplex noise without storing it

Generating Simplex noise requires a permutation table for randomisation (e.g. see this question or this example). In some applications, we need to persist the state of the permutation table. This can ...
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Character movement on a 2D tile map

I'm working at making a HTML5 game. Top down, closest thing I can equate it to is the gameboy zeldas, but open world and no rooms. What I have so far is a procedurally generated map in a multi ...
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Moving camera along generated terrain?

I'm generating my terrain on the GPU, using diamond square subdivision (no height map involved). How can I anchor the camera's position to always be on top of the generated terrain? Thanks
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Random terrain generation with caves

I am currently working on a small game that will generate a world with caves and entrances to the caves, something like Terraria if you will. Today I reached some trouble on the world/cave generation ...
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Python procedural dungeon generator — too much empty space

I have some code that generates a dungeon: #!/usr/bin/env python import random import noise def get_area(area=None): area = area or int(random.random() * 4 * 100) if not (40 < area < ...
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Wrapping 3D noise functions like simplex and perlin in c# [duplicate]

I'm experimenting with loop-able worlds that have a height-map for terrain data. While I can easily create loop-able .BMP textures for this in Photoshop and just load the terrain from them, but that ...
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Using PhysX, how can I predict where I will need to generate procedural terrain collision shapes?

In this situation, I have terrain height values I generate procedurally. For rendering, I use the camera's position to generate an appropriate sized height map. For collision, however, I need to have ...
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bones programmatically in assimp

I am trying to animate a 3d hand object programmatically in Assimp, I have the 3d model being export to collada using Blender. But I have no idea how to go from one bone animate it and then go to the ...
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Obstacle generation on a grid

I have a 2D grid. I'd like to place items and obstacles randomly. I also have a starting point. My main goal is to place the obstacles in a way that all the items are still collectable. What is the ...
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Tile-Based Platformer Infinite Terrain Generation [duplicate]

I'm using the LÖVE game engine (which uses Lua). My terrain generation works good. But I'm planning to make the terrain generate as the player walks so that the terrain will be infinite size. I'm ...
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Procedural generation of game objects

right now in my game I generate all my objects at the start of the game off screen, then move them down the screen to give a "side scroller" effect, then once they hit the bottom of the screen move ...
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3D Vector “End Point” Calculation for procedural Vector Graphics

Alright, So I need some help with some Vector Math. I've developing some game Engines that have Procedural Fractal Generation for Some Graphics, such as using Lindenmayer Systems for generating Trees ...
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3D Procedural Planet Generation [closed]

I was looking for some inspration for my Voxel based game I am writting and came across this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8zDgTlXso. I would like to know how to go about (or preferably source ...
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Generating a grid of cubes in 3D space [closed]

I am trying to generate a grid of cubes in 3D space and It aint workin... All im doing is for looping YXZ (in that order) (nested for loops) then im doing cubes[x][y][z] = ... (new Location(x,y,z)) ...
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What causes the pre-1.8 Minecraft far lands to generate? [closed]

Before Minecraft Beta 1.8, when you reached about x:3000000 y:3000000, the terrain generator would freak out and begin generating broken scary land. What went on in the MC code to provoke this? Why ...
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Match-3 Shuffle Required?

How can I detect if there are no more potential matches possible and therefore a shuffle is required?
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How does Simplex Noise work? [closed]

Are there any good resources and step by step tutorials on Simplex Noise? I have been Googling on it for a while now but I really can't find any good ones. I kinda understand the theory behind it but ...
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3D Procedural Planet Generation - Resource [closed]

I don't know if the question fits on this site (if it doesn't I'll gladly accept any invitation to move it elsewhere), anyhow, I have found this Really great resource on 3D Procedural Planet ...
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Dungeon map generator not working in javascript

I am trying to convert this dungeon algorithm from java into javascript, however, my script works 70% of the time. When it works, the rooms are missing a wall on one side, and when it does not work, ...
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Representing heightmaps, on disk and when drawing

This is a conglomeration question when answering please specify which part you are addressing. I am looking at creating a maze type game that utilizes elevation. I have a few features I would like to ...