The process of generating an image or series of images from a model by means of computer programming.

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Why do games ask for screen resolution instead of automatically fitting the window size?

It seems to me that it would be more logical, reusable and user-friendly to implement flexible, responsive UI layout over a 3d or 2d screen, which can then be run on any screen resolution. Some ...
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LWJGL SlickUtil Texture Binding

I am making a 3D game using LWJGL and I have a texture class with static variables so that I only need to load textures once, even if I need to use them more than once. I am using Slick Util for this. ...
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How can I render cloud patterns like in these examples?

I have a quick question. I see in many games, usually in the menu, some moving "clouds" in the background, apparently additive blended into each other, which does a really nice job immersing the ...
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Java: Camera Rendering

Which is the best way to detect whenever an object or tile is inside the Camera Range so I can draw it? With "best" I mean more efficient, and quicker. Thanks
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Two issues with testing LibGDX on Android

1) When I test my game on desktop it is 100% fine. When I test it on my Nexus 7 physical device, it is the same except the backgrounds have no color. For example my splash screen has a greenish ...
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What is the delta value passed to the Screen's render method?

The delta value given to the render method in the Screen class is a non-constant number. What is it? Where does it come from? Does it differ by screen size?
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Why is my Snake' tail rendering the wrong sprite? [closed]

I am making a snake game in Unity. The game is simple, using Texture2D to display the head, tail and body parts. I am stuck with this problem: I stored 4 textures (each one for one of the four ...
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Why would you use software rendering over hardware rendering, today?

As opposed to CPU or software rendering I assume? Wouldn't generally all current rendering be GPU based, seeing as you would be using OpenGL or Direct X? Could someone give me some info here, can't ...
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C++ SDL2 OpenGL Rendering Problems [closed]

I just started with SDL2 and OpenGL in C++ and I am having some trouble rendering a triangle. The triangle I want to draw renders on the screen, but it is black. I tried added some shaders, but they ...
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Is there any reasons to make sprites and bodies line up?

So in LibGDX the Sprite objects position is where it's 0,0 mark is in the word. In Box2D a a bodies position is in it's center. So to line these up when you update the sprites position with the ...
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OpenGL: How to improve the performance of rendering context [on hold]

I have written a benchmark program that compares the performance of OpenGL and DirectX libraries. The problem is that OpenGL gets much lower performance than Direct3D. At the end the program generates ...
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Direct3D: should I use MIXED_VERTEXPROCESSING?

Yesterday on Youtube I watched a video tutorial about creating Direct3D stuff. On that tutorial there was a part about VERTEXPROCESSING compatibility with older video cards. The guy said that the ...
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How do I render a rounded rectangle in libgdx?

I've been thinking of ways to render a rounded rectangle in libgdx. I haven't found a pre-built way in the documentation. I've looked at: ShapeRenderer, but that's apparently quite expensive ...
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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 ...
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Cocos2D - Fill a Sprite with a pattern

I have a CCSprite with a certain shape in Cocos2D and I would like to fill it with a pattern, as seen here: I've seen a lot of examples where they fill a rectangle with a pattern, or even a ...
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How to use a mask texture with Kobold2D

I am an iOS developer but I'm new to cocos2d. I'm working on new game, I use Kobold2D, have cocos2d installed too, and I want to make this effect: I know how is done with Flash, but can't make it ...
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How to use blender files in your own engine?

It is not trivial to use your own shader on blender, so I've created a good-looking webgl shader. Now, what do I need to use the things I made in blender on it? An obvious first idea would be to parse ...
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How can a game engines renderer be compatible with a 3d modeling software such a Maya

So you create some model in say Maya, you apply all kinds of effect to the model and then export the file. So then the game engine has to load the file and render it, so surely the game engines needs ...
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Rendering bug in java

I'm using a simple rendering method in java to render tiles. Everything looks fine, but I notice that some rows grow 1 pixel when I move, and dhen shrink back, but I have no idea why. Infos: I'm ...
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How can I determine the pixels covered by a transformed triangle (without drawing it)?

I have three points that form a triangle in a 3D scene. I want to apply an arbitrary rotation/translation transformation to this polygon and later check in which pixels of an image they would be ...
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Understanding and editing HDR light environments in Photoshop

I'm working with an in-development system that uses .hdr environments (equirectangular projection) to provide image-based lighting (IBL) to a 3D rendering. I'm trying to understand what range of ...
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using OGRE to render a scientific plot

How do I make a scientific plot tool using OGRE? Maybe a 'scatter plot' is a common name for it. My thought is to render the data as vertices with the RenderOperation::OperationType set to ...
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Who should handle animations when game logic is separated from rendering?

Suppose I have a tile-based game and I want the step to be 1 tile but also want the movement to be smooth while the player is getting there. If I understand correctly, the only way to achieve this ...
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Composite opaque and transparent images together

If a question like this has already been asked let me know, I am trying to make a game where you can only see what is in the players range of vision. to solve this I have a rectangle the size of the ...
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Texture atlasing in Unity

I'm researching new ways to optimize games for better performance. Currently I am working on texture atlasing, which is giving me a hard time. I made the atlas using Texture2D.PackTextures and saved ...
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Correct GL settings to mix 2D and 3D rendering

I'm programming a 3D game engine with 2D GUI. The GUI objects have partially transparent textures and the transparency works more or less. The sky color is rendered in transparent areas of the ...
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Self occluding object and alpha blending

Look at the object I've rendered with my app: It's the same screen twice, above the original and below I've drawn (by hand :P) the shape of the mesh of one of plant's leaves. You can clearly see ...
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Recommend a way to draw thousands of particles (liquid) per frame in Unity3d

I'm writing a plugin for this library for Unity3d. I have it working and now I am looking for an efficient way to draw the particles. My 1st test just uses sprites and runs fine on my laptop but I ...
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Microfacet model - BRDF obtain extreme values at grazing angles

I've been trying to replicate the result of this paper (linked directly to PDF paper, but you don't need to read it to give an answer) and encountered a problem with the BRDF according to the ...
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Rasterizing parametric solids in Minecraft voxel space

I'm trying to render giant procedurally generated trees in Minecraft. I have code that generates a tree model and represents it parametrically as a collection of cones and spheres using vectors and ...
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When entities don't draw themselves, who actually does?

There are countless questions here about whether entities should draw themselves or not. The answer is almost universally no, there should be a renderer. And I do see a point in having a single place ...
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LibGDX - Box2D: Realistic Light and Layers

I'm having some problems with my current game. Short description: It's a 2D game where you have to avoid the lights or you lose HP. My problem is the following one: Here is the rendering process: ...
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Terrain & Multi-Texturing

I'm using OpenGL (Version 4.4) (and C++ if that matters). I've created a terrain renderer, the terrain is stored as a 3D scalar field (isosurface/voxels). It uses a slightly modified version of ...
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Why is my gameloop logic not being restricted to 60 per second?

Here is my gameloop (taken from http://www.koonsolo.com/news/dewitters-gameloop/) which is supposed to limit the game (logic) updates to 60 per seconds and render as fast as the device allows: long ...
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How can I apply an outline effect in Unity?

I want to apply an outline effect for several objects on the scene. Nope, the standard outline shader from the toon-shader package don't met my criteria. I want to create an effect like this: To ...
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LibGDX render sprites in tiled-map format ( convert texture to sprite )

I am creating a game in which till now I have used textures to create A 2D tiled game. I have created a matrix which converts the touch co-ordinates into a array index number and according to that ...
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Load single texture atlas for multiple sprite

Recently, I am developing sudoku game. For this, I have created multiple grid 9x9,12x12 and 15x15. For this numbers are repeated so multiple sprite renderer are created and it load same number ...
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LOD in modern games [closed]

I'm currently working on my master's thesis about LOD and mesh simplification, and I've been reading many academic papers and articles about the subject. However, I can't find enough information about ...
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Libgdx TileMap size limitations

I have a tmx file of 800*18 size.. It is working but there is some problem like sometimes game is slow or the player jumps too much high or the collision from ground doesn't happen properly and player ...
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Rendering multiline text with SDL_TTF

Can you use any function to render more than a line of text in a surface? If you can't do this, what whould be the way to go? I am doing the following: Create a surface (not sure if should be a ...
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Why is my texture drawn in a different place when in fullscreen?

I'm trying to draw a texture (with a crescent moon) in the middle of the y-axis: public void draw(SpriteBatch batch) { batch.draw(lune, 0, Gdx.graphics.getHeight() / 2); } It renders this when ...
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How to create a vertex buffer that provides this pattern?

I have a series of vertices that I want to layout with the following configuration, but I haven't been able to find out how to do this with the square and X pattern. Most of the time I have generally ...
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With what projection matrix should I render a portal to a texture?

I'm using OpenGL. I have problem with my engine's portal implementation. To create the first portal I do: create a virtual camera with the position of the second portal and the correct orientation ...
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Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx ...
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How do I double-buffer renders to a JPanel?

I'm trying to make a little breakout game with Java and Swing. The only issue so far is that drawing on the JPanel causes lots of flickering! The relevant code: JFrame frame = new ...
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Sprite Rendering Cost Calculation

First of all asking before asking this question I have already read following post for the clearance of my mind. Sprite Renderer Texture 2D I want to change my background texture as per device ...
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Why does rendering a gradiented shape leave gaps?

Sometimes when I am drawing objects that aren't 'linear' (e.g. rounded edges, circles, ellipses, diagonal lines, etc) I this weird effect of some pixels at certain points not getting drawn. It's ...
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pre-rendering light on texture based on bump map

Using a gray-scale bump-map and N sources of colored light, what is the algorithm to render the light on the textured surface, assuming I have the angle(s) and distance of each light source? (I am ...
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What is the difference between “offline” and “real time” rendering?

I have a rough idea: real-time is approximated with little or no global illumination. But how would you otherwise explain why offline rending takes so much longer? You hear things like "number of ...
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How can I render from a buffer that exists and was created on on the GPU?

I'm looking for a unity API or function call to allow me to do the following ... I wrote some really complex functions that are compute shaders. These compute shaders manage a huge compute buffer ...