2
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1answer
590 views

Drawing and scrolling very large zoomed tilemaps

I've been working on my game editor and doing some performance tests. In the meantime I realized that my editors performance goes significant down if I draw a large map and zoom it. 100% zoom = 112 ...
1
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1answer
69 views

Render error in xna DrawPrimitive for Assimp Mesh

I am trying to render the vertices of a scene with a cube I exported as an OBJ from Blender. The 8 vertices become 24 when imported into XNA but when I render it I dont see all faces. This is not an ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Rendering an Assimp Scene object in XNA without DirectX or OpenGL

Is there any site that explains how to render an imported Assimp Scene object in XNA/MonoGame using only the Frameworks available in those libraries? I realize that would be at the Vertex/Matrix level ...
6
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1answer
192 views

Optimize state changes within a render queue

I am refactoring some parts of the game engine I am working on. This engine is made in C# with XNA. The part I have trouble with is shader/material and the render queue. In the new version I will ...
1
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1answer
101 views

Better way to handle ordering and visibility of renderable objects?

I'm just wondering whether there is a more effective way to handle the ordering and visibility of renderable components that fits into the design of my already existing engine. How I do it now: In ...
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2answers
94 views

Is it possible to render controls inside controls in XNA?

I want to know if there is an easy way to render sprites in XNA inside other sprites or something similar (I don't know if sprite is the best or unique way to draw in XNA). For example, I want to draw ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Volume raycaster problems HLSL

Hi this is my first question here so if I fail to include some necessary piece of information please dont rip my head off. ^^ I can't seem to get my volume raycaster to workt properly. I've been ...
2
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1answer
115 views

Any possibility to render XNA scene via POV-Ray

We are creating special purpose application. Its not game but its 3d Application that functions like game. We require app to have different places and we want to allow user to roam inside such places ...
0
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1answer
76 views

XNA Rendering vertices that only appear within the cameras view

I'm making a game in XNA and I recall hearing that professionally made games use a technique to only render the polygons that appear within the cameras projection. I've been trying to find something ...
1
vote
2answers
660 views

Resize a texture using the full SpriteBatch.Draw in XNA

I'm using the full Spritebatch.Draw function to draw my explosion sprite since I also need rotation. I am using the Scale value to resize my texture, but I can't get it to be accurate. I want to be ...
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2answers
522 views

How to preload a vast amount of models?

This is more a theoretical question, during runtime, my game runs smooth without any hickups. But as standard game-objects, my game contains collectibles such as coins (which are rotating Models). ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

Issues upscaling pixel art with SampleState.PointClamp

I'm developing a 2D game, and I'm striving to create a nice blocky low-res appearance for the game, yet allow it to be played at variable resolutions. So, I've researched resolution independency and ...
2
votes
1answer
252 views

Sketchup model renders wrong in XNA

My XNA model renders wrong. It should render like that: But it renders like that: The background doesn't matter. It's just the model that renders wrong. Here is the drawing code: protected ...
1
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1answer
495 views

XNA 2D game fullscreen issue

Hello! I am creating a 2D farming game using XNA - just today I have tried applying full screen to it, and I realized I failed badly with something. It cuts off a bit of the lower part [item hotbat ...
1
vote
1answer
459 views

Collision detection against specific sprite shape using XNA with Farseer Physics?

I am making a 2D XNA Game, using Farseer Physics for collisions. I need collisions to be resolved against the actual shape of the sprite image, ignoring transparent pixels, rather than against the ...
0
votes
1answer
550 views

Custom VertexDeclaration for Color, Texture, Normal

What is the best way to create a VertexDeclaration, that makes it able to render a Shape consisting of vertices and also be able to store a color for the shape (in case the texture can't be rendered - ...
6
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3answers
1k views

What is the best way to render a 2d game map?

I know efficiency is key in game programming and I've had some experiences with rendering a "map" earlier but probably not in the best of ways. For a 2D TopDown game: (simply render the ...
12
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4answers
3k views

How can I acheive a smooth 2D lighting effect?

I'm making a 2D tile based game in XNA. Currently my lightning looks like this. How can I get it to look like this? Instead of each block having its own tint, it has a smooth overlay. I'm assuming ...
2
votes
2answers
190 views

Drawing multiple triangles at once isn't working

I'm trying to draw multiple triangles at once to make up a "shape". I have a class that has an array of VertexPositionColor, an array of Indexes (rendered by this Triangulation class): ...
8
votes
1answer
623 views

Drawing “Stenciled” Sprites and making them glow

Currently, in my game - I'm not using XNA's SpriteBatch to render anything(I am using Farseer Physic's Debug View), and I was wondering how I would render something like this: only using XNA. My ...
2
votes
1answer
291 views

2D scene graph not transforming relative to parent

I am currently in the process of coding my own 2D Scene graph, which is basically a port of flash's render engine. The problem I have right now is my rendering doesn't seem to be working properly. ...
5
votes
1answer
414 views

Vertex fog producing black artifacts

I am rendering a textured model using the XNA BasicEffect. When I enable fog, the model outline is still visible as many small black dots when it should be "in the fog". Why is this happening? ...
10
votes
1answer
965 views

Information about rendering, batches, the graphical card, performance etc. + XNA?

I know the title is a bit vague but it's hard to describe what I'm really looking for, but here goes. When it comes to CPU rendering, performance is mostly easy to estimate and straightforward, but ...
0
votes
1answer
450 views

Isometric drawing “Not Tile Stuff” on isometric map?

So I got my isometric renderer working, it can draw diamond or jagged maps...Then I want to move on...How do I draw characters/objects on it in a optimal way? What Im doing now, as one can imagine, ...
2
votes
2answers
208 views

Child parent rendering (flash) in XNA

i am currently in the process of implementing a render engine that works like flash's. Where a sprite is drawn inside another sprite and reflects all transformation (rotation, scale, etc) on the ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

My transparent objects overwrite opaque objects depth and always draw on top?

I have set up an 'Order Independent Transparency' method for drawing my transparent objects. The algorithm can be simplified as follows: DrawOpaqueObjects() DrawTransparentObjects() Drawing the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How many BasicEffects do you have in a Game? What is the best way to render multiple objects/shapes at once?

I'm trying to understand 3D rendering and it seems that everytime you render a new object (A 3D Cube or something) you need to have a new BasicEffect for each Box you render unless you want the exact ...
2
votes
2answers
433 views

How to manage drawing loop when changing render targets

I'm managing my game state by having a base GameScreen class with a Draw method. I then have (basically) a stack of GameScreens that I render. I render the bottom one first, as screens above might ...
1
vote
1answer
839 views

Why do 3d model drawn to a RenderTarget appear distorted compared to those drawn directly?

I've got a problem drawing a 3D model to a RenderTarget2D in XNA 4. When the model is drawn to a render target, and then the render target is later drawn to the screen it appears distorted. (See right ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Rendering a lot of Models at once with XNA

In an hexgrid based game, I render all terrain tiles as a separate model, reusing the same texture objects on all similar tiles. The tiles is a pretty simple model. When the terrain is set to be at ...
1
vote
1answer
529 views

Abstracting entity caching in XNA

I am in a situation where I am writing a framework in XNA and there will be quite a lot of static (ish) content which wont render that often. Now I am trying to take the same sort of approach I would ...
1
vote
1answer
288 views

How do I make light objects in XNA?

Here's my dilemma : I want to have light sources placeable by the player, in terms of lanterns. I know the best way to do this is to use pixel shaders, which I have done a lot of research and use ...
1
vote
1answer
815 views

Model not rendering correctly XNA

Basically i am trying to render a model yet it seems to draw polygons that should be behind something, in front of it. So i end up seeing some faces that should be behind something, totally covering ...
3
votes
1answer
708 views

“Clone” a RenderTarget2D?

I see that some XNA resources implement ICloneable (namely the Effect class) but textures don't. I have encountered a situation where I need to make a complete copy of a RenderTarget2D texture and use ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Rendering multiple RenderTargets to the screen

Let's say I have a background and a set of entities. I have managed to draw the background into a Texture2D using a RenderTarget I have also managed to draw all my entities into another RenderTarget ...
3
votes
1answer
474 views

Is there any equivalent to glPushMatrix in XNA?

I'm trying to implement a scene graph for my 2D game in XNA, and I was looking for a way to draw every object while saving only the local transformation of the object. This seems a bit like ...
3
votes
1answer
893 views

Drawing a depth map properly

I want to render a depth map by importing it from a file, then creating an array of vertices and indices, and then displaying it using a basic shader (just apply the view and projection matrices on it ...
2
votes
2answers
282 views

Are there any issues with not drawing to all render targets when using MRT?

Lets say I set 2 render targets: device.SetRenderTargets(color, depth); And then half my draw code only outputs color and not depth. This works fine on the PC and produces the expected results ...
10
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2answers
17k views

How Do I Do Alpha Transparency Properly In XNA 4.0?

Okay, I've read several articles, tutorials, and questions regarding this. Most point to the same technique which doesn't solve my problem. I need the ability to create semi-transparent sprites ...