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

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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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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 do I prevent receiving data from the network from dropping rendering frames in a multiplayer game?

I'm building an HTML5 massively multiplayer online game. I've been working on this project for awhile, but am having some trouble sorting through a couple of performance issues. Since this is a ...
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How to draw a specific GameObject into RenderTexture in unity?

To apply my effect, I should draw only several specific objects into a RenderTexture, with their material, and then use the RenderTexture as a texture for an another object. I think ...
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How do I efficiently determine what objects are visible to a camera?

I want to call the rendering methods of only the game objects that are visible. How can I efficiently determine which objects or tiles are within the camera's rendered region?
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Correct multiplication order for a 2D Matrix

I'm currently trying to create a camera and entity/model matrix for my 2D game similar to that of Unity3D. I've already tried to find answers to this question on stackoverflow/gamedev but i couldn't ...
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Java - Slick - White Screen when loading a TileMap [closed]

I'm trying to load and display a tile map i created, sadly it keep showing up as a white screen.... What am i doing wrong? I'm not getting any errors in the console, so that's a start... The ...
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What is the mathematics behind real time rendering? [closed]

I know that movie rendering uses non-real time rendering techniques that requires a lot of time to render some seconds of video, because it uses the ray tracing technique that simulates the real world ...
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Isometric Camera - Base Positions

Okay I have a terrain with the structure: terrain[x][y][z], and I want to create an isometric camera system, using a grid approach. Each element is assumed to be a cube, and it's default value will ...
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Isometric View of “Voxel-Style” Terrain

Suppose you have an arrangement of data for a terrain set up like this: terrain[layer][cart-x][cart-y]. Each location (ex. terrain[0][0][0] for the top left corner of the lowest layer) in the array ...
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When using deferred rendering technique, what space should my normals be? Why?

I'm implementing a deferred shading technique and the following question arose: When storing the normals, should I transform to view space, or may I keep them in world space? Why? Will any of the ...
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Shader - Objects Depth or Thickness

I am using Unity and would like to render the thickness of an object.My first thought was to use the ZBuffer and the depth but it is always depend to the camera, it seems legit.But I would like to ...
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What is “ping pong” in the context of graphics rendering?

I have to render a scene, once per light, and blend the result of the various passes. I heard and read that one way to increase performances and render targets to use would be ping pong. I'm new to ...
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Transparent diffuse fails to render from all viewing angles

I'm rendering this chunk as a Unity mesh and I have just one material (with alpha) which is applied over all the mesh. Everything in the chunk is automatically generated at runtime, so it's not ...
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X, Y, Z rotation around camera

I'm making a 3d orthogonal-projected, game using painters' algorithm in java. I'm able to rotate the objects with incremental rotations (e.g. rotate all objects 10 degrees) using affine ...
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Can someone explain dual contouring?

I've been trying to understand voxel rendering and have been looking at dual contouring (DC). So far I understand this much: Run a density function for a set of grid points (i.e noise function) ...
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2D Lighting Glitch

I've been working on a game in Java, and recently I decided to try out my game on a netbook just to see how it would run. While I do get a constant and decent FPS, it appears that my lighting ...
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Swapping Framebuffers or swapping attachments?

I wanted to know what the better approach would be for post-processing: swapping between framebuffers or swapping between textures attached to one framebuffer?
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Rendering a mesh in image viewport

I have a mesh made of nearly half to a one million vertices. I also have some 6-DoF camera poses around this mesh. At these poses I'd like to find out which of the 3D points of this mesh get projected ...
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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Can I make a mirror with Unity Free?

If I understand correctly, render textures are a feature of Unity Pro, and that is the best way to create mirrors, TV screens, and so forth. If I am wrong, please tell me. What I would like to know is ...
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Why are my sprite outlines partially rendering in the wrong place?

I've been trying to draw an outline around a sprite using the code from this answer. Details My sprite is called Ship2Sprite. This is how I create the rectangle: rectangle = New ...
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GGX energy conservation

I´m trying to implement a microfacet BDRF with GGX density function in my renderer. I have read almost all the papers out there in the last week, and I have a bunch of equations that should work fine, ...
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Render on texture with alpha 0 for the background colour

Sorry if the question is stupid but I am very new to opengl. I render on a target a scene with a couple of object on a background that is nothing more than the clear colour (which is ...
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Is the rendering of distorted point clouds more complex?

I have two point clouds of n points: A dense ball-shape point cloud with many points inside A spherical point cloud with points on its surface. Is there (really) any difference between rendering ...
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2D Game with a big block-based Map - Create for each block one block-object? [duplicate]

I'm working on a 2D game in Java which will be similar to Terraria (Mincecraft 2D). I want to generae the world-map random. The world (the ground) consists of 32x32 blocks. How I should handle all ...
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Impact of object's statistics on the rendering

Consider two 3D objects with n points and n triangles. One of the objects has a smooth surface such as a ball or a box, and the other object is like a fuzzy onion-layered object with large ...
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Why does this no longer render the “test tri”? [closed]

So I got this code about rendering a shaded tri using sharpDX ... var vertexShaderByteCode = ShaderBytecode.CompileFromFile("MiniTri.fx", "VS", "vs_4_0", ShaderFlags.None, EffectFlags.None); var ...
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What problem does double or triple buffering solve in modern games?

I want to check if my understanding of the causes for using double (or triple) buffering is correct: A monitor with 60Hz refresh's the monitor-display 60 times per second. If the monitor refresh the ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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TileEntitySpecialRenderer only renders from certain angle

I'm developing a Minecraft mod with Forge. I've added a tileentity and a custom renderer for it. The problem is: The block is only visible from sertain angles. I've compaed my code to other peoples ...
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OpenGL - white edges on cubes

In a minecraft-like game I'm making, I get white edges on my cubes: It is much more noticeable in darker textures. The textures are being setup like this: glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, ...
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How do I switch between the game screen and score screen without redrawing everything?

I'm working on a multiplayer game in Libgdx and want to display the scores of say, the top 10 players on the map. The player should be able to checking the scores at any point during the game and ...
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Input handling between game loops

This may be obvious and trivial for you but as I am a newbie in programming I come with a specific question. I have three loops in my game engine which are input-loop, update-loop and render-loop. ...
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How do I get rid of this coloured border on my sprite?

I'm working on a 2D game in Unity. My triangle sprites display in-game with a line along one of the transparent sides: Larger view here. You might need to zoom somewhat. It's quite obvious on the ...
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LibGDX ShapeRenderer rotated

I'm having a weird problem with the LibGDX ShapeRenderer where it draws everything rotated. Here are some images to show you what i mean: This is what it looks like in Tiled(Map Editor): This is ...
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Rendering order for units behind objects?

Im developing a 2D game with some fake 3D effects (parallell projection). 2D-units are able to walk in front of buildings aswell as behind them, although themselves being just 2d-objects. This leads ...
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Setting up a camera to make the world look large

I am attempting to configure my camera to give the impression of a normal sized player in a giant room. Since units are arbitrary, I figured this should be possible (despite the fact that the room is ...
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terrain not properly rendering

I'm extending the terrain quad with resources from various tutorials and have the following code: public class WorldTerrain extends TerrainQuad { public static final String NAME = "terrain"; ...
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OpenGL strange rendering problem when buffers have different sizes

I have encountered a very odd error in my program, "odd" in the sense that everything the API says suggests that the error should not occur. I have a bunch of 2D un-indexed vertex data, and I want to ...
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Render with multiple lights (one pass per light)

I have already a system that at the moment handle multiple lights just passing an array of light struct and loop through it. I had been told to switch to a multipass rendering approach. How should I ...
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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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DX 11 Specular Highlights in Deferred Renderer

I am currently implementing a deferred renderer in DX11.1. Right now I am having a problem that I can't seem to crack with specular highlights when I have multiple light sources. I keep a vector of ...
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cost of texture change vs color change

How would I go about determining the difference in cost between changing the render color of an object every frame vice changing the texture (same sheet, just changing the source rectangle) every ...
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How do I structure my models for 3D animation?

I have a question about implementing a 3D animation system in my engine. The following is how I am attempting to model the render / animation systems. (Note: I am using Haskell for the pseudo-code ...
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When and how to apply affine translations to vertices of a mesh with LWJGL

So, I have a rigid body class, containing a list of vertices and a 4x4 transformation matrix. At the moment, I'm applying the transformation matrix to each vertex individually, and am unable to revert ...
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SDL render to a texture

I am trying to create a button for my game there are lots of similar buttons so using an image for each one is a bit inefficient. So I want to load an image then copy some text over it and render that ...
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Update and render in separate threads

I'm creating a simple 2D game engine and I want to update and render the sprites in different threads, to learn how it is done. I need to synchronise the update thread and the render one. ...
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OpenGL - using gluSphere

I have an OpenGL code that currently draws several spheres at different locations. I generate the vertex buffer data (and normal data) myself. However, to simplify the code and increase efficiency, I ...
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LibGDX Images not loading

Now my Image isn't loading to the screen. I tried to be decorative with the code but since it isn't working I made it just like the video I'm whatching. I don't get any exceptions, but the image ...