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Must I worry about quad-based rendering in real world scenarios?

Most of the time in the first chapters of a random book about rasterization and rendering techniques, I find some phrases about a triangle-based rendering system and a quad-based one. I have never ...
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How can I draw a perspective-correct quad?

I'm trying to draw a quad in 2D (in SharpDX, but that is basically XNA). But texture correction is not working, and I'm getting only an affine textured quad. I'm using BasicEffect to render it. ...
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Quads Vs Triangles

I'm curious to know which is better for games? Quads or Triangles? Wouldn't quads be better for rendering performances and smoothing out tessellation?
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Texturing a quad

Drawing a quad with a texture mapped to it with the fixed OpenGL pipeline is one of the easiest things to do in OpenGL. And for some madmaking, mysterious, dumb reason I can't get it to work. I ...
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The better performance in occlusion culling, plane or quad?

In the above picture, when the left camera shows two small parts of the quad, all of that is rendered (it can be a very large quad). But in the right one only two small parts of it is rendered. ...
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Tessellating/Subdividing a quad

I am creating a quad that starts as a single quad, then divides itself multiple times (from 1 -> 4 -> 16 -> 64 -> 256 etc) but I have encounted an issue. When I get to 64 sub divisions only 16 quads ...
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Details of what GPU actually do when clipping in 4D homogeneous space?

I am learning programmable rendering pipeline by implementing a tiny software renderer. I try to implement it in a 'hardware' style. However, I am not familiar with the GPU pipeline and got some ...
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Mesh with quads to triangle mesh

I want to use Blender for making models yet realize some of the polygons are not triangles but contain quads or more (example: cylinder top and bottom). I could export the the mesh as a basic mesh ...
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re-using objects

I'm working with openGL ES 2.0 on Android and I've created a custom 'Quad' class. This allows me to make a sprite object like so: Quad mySprite = new Quad(); mySprite.setSize(w,h); ...
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How to flip a quad (openGL es 2.0 Android / Java)

bHow would one go about 'flipping' a quad i.e., either horizontally or vertically? (Just a single quad, not everything in view). I know how to rotate a quad, this is my rotation method: public void ...
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OpenGL - How to draw a transition of two textures on one quad?

I know when drawing a rectangle, if we select red and draw two vertices, and then select yellow and draw the other two vertices, the entire rectangle will show a nice transition of color between those ...
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Quad Rendering Issue

I am fairly new to using Quads, so I'm not sure how I can properly describe this issue in all honesty or to even hazard a guess as to why it's happening, so I have a screenshot to illustrate. So ...
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LWJGL not streching texture to quad

I'm having problems with texturing in LWJGL. The texture is not being stretched to a quad. As you can see, the texture is not being sized to the quad, marked with pink border. The problem doesn't ...
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Drawing many quads XNA

I asked a similar question to this yesterday and gained some knowhow but I'm a little confused: If I have many quads that contain Vertices and Indices that are positioned to to form a bigger ...
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Rotating a Quad around it center

How can you rotate a quad around its center? This is what im trying to do but it aint working: GL11.glTranslatef(x-getWidth()/2, y-getHeight()/2, 0); GL11.glRotatef(30, 0.0f, 0.0f, ...
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What variables change the number of lightmaps

I need to know what changes the lightmap size. For example what changes the lightmap from being 2*1024*1024 to 4*1024*1024 - having larger textures or having larger quads (having more models) or ...
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Drawing cube map and texture array on NVidia cards doesn't work

I have small problem with shadow maps preview. After binding shadow framebuffer I bind proper texture to store depth in it and then render the whole scene. When I read that values in shader to ...
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Matrix.CreateBillboard centre rotation problem

I'm having an issue with Matrix.CreateBillboard and a textured Quad where the center axis seems to be positioned incorrectly to the quad object which is rotating around a center point: Using: ...
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Should a mesh consist of triangles or quads?

Currently I am a bit puzzled. I am writing my master thesis about procedural mesh and texture generation and for that I am writing a Blender Add-On to generate low poly planets with physical ...
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How to force a translation to go through an exact point?

I have a camera object with a script that will whether translate it with a set speed, or stop it. I also have 7 "checkpoints", where there are 7 different quads, who will stop the camera whenever the ...
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Re-using one texture for multiple OpenGL Quads

I've been looking over my code and I'm just wondering, when I set a texture for say, 20 quads that need to use the same texture, it seems as though I'm creating a new texture each time...... surely ...
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Rotating each quad in a batch separately?

Background In my app I use the following code to rotate my quad: Code //Rotate the quad Matrix.setIdentityM(mRotationMatrix, 0); Matrix.translateM(mRotationMatrix, 0, centreX, centreY, 0f); ...
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Game Modeling good practice regarding quads and ngons

I'm asking myself if using quads is really the better practice instead of using ngons (for flat surfaces!) when it comes to game modeling. I often read this and saw models that look like this (96 ...
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JAVA lwjgl 3D Quadmap engine help

I've been trying to make a custom generated level engine that creates a custom flat surface. With my current knowledge of vertices and indices i have successfully created a rectangular surface. My ...
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Render specific part of a texture in OpenGL (2D Sprite Sheet)

I've looked at this answer to find out how to render just a part of a texture: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6884285/c-opengl-render-part-of-an-image I tried that, but the problem is, this is how ...
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How do I merge quads to simplify a heightmap?

I'm trying to improve my frame rates. My map has an area of 200 * 200 vertices, where each vertex has a height. 200 * 200 = 40000 vertices per frame. I'd like to create a method to simplify the ...
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Opentk Textured Full Screen Quad

I want to display a texture on a full screen quad. What I get is a completely green quad and after a week of debugging I cannot understand why. I am currently using OpenTK 1.1.2225 and ...