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

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OpenGL Framebuffer Object issue

I am struggling with implementing a proper Framebuffer Object . glCheckFramebufferStatus is returning me: GL_FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_ATTACHMENT (36054). What am i missing? GLuint fbo, rboColor, ...
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How can I derive hierarchical draw ordering for entities in an entity system?

How do you implement hierarchical render order in an entity system? For example: two player entities each carry a gun entity. If you set the player entities to zindex = 0 and the gun entities to ...
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xna - Render background and multiple sprites to a single texture

I currently creating a game and I am trying to render my background and a sprite to a texture. Currently I have the background being rendered to a texture. But I am needing to render both my ...
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Creating a separate renderer for entities in a 2D game

I'm making a 2D shooter game. As of now, every entity "draws itself", meaning every renderable entity has a draw function. I know it is better if rendering is handled separately, but how can I achieve ...
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android game development: why is my screen black?

so, im strarting an android game from scratch, and every time I try i stumble uppon the same problem, my screen is not displaying what i want it to. I've read various tutorials but they are either ...
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In a 2D Java Swing game, how would I rotate my camera or map? [on hold]

I am creating a 2D Java game from scratch and would like to know how I would rotate my camera or map. The way my game works is it uses a raster image in which the pixel array is edited by the screen ...
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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 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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What is the 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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Modern OpenGL, rendering multiple obj objects not working

I am currently working on a 3D Game Engine that loads a level from an OBJ file and renders it with OpenGL. My problem is related to understanding how to render each object individually when i have ...
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How to render a pseudo-3D view like in the game Biosys (1999)? [closed]

Biosys is a PC game released in 1999, where navigation through its environments is done by clicking an "exit" on a scene, taking the player to a new scene. The player can't move in a scene, and ...
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Kerning between glyphs using SDL2_ttf

I'm loading a number of characters (using SDL2_ttf) into a texture atlas to improve performance. The glyphs can be separately rendered correctly, however, how can you find the kerning distance ...
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texture2D wont render in webplayer Unity

I have an app that is pulling from a webcam and receiving from one on another computer. It takes the frames and does facial detection on them and draws a rectangle around it. This simple app works ...
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Efficiently rendering tiled map on OS X

I'm writing an original (top-down) SimCity clone in Swift and attempting to use SpriteKit as the basis for the game. However, I am running into performance issues when rendering and animating the tile ...
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Does PBR mean only one, right technique to view 3D scenes?

For example if I call Unity 5 render pipeline a PBR (Physically-Based Rendering) and Unreal Engine 4 render pipeline as well PBR, does it mean that the same model with the same PB textures will be ...
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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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How to render a vertex buffer in DirectX11 C++ (specifically with box2d's b2Draw)

I have all the DirectX11 devices etc setup and working with DirectXTK's SpriteBatch and currently attempting to implement a b2Draw class to draw my box2d physics worlds. I have little idea on how to ...
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Loading art assets from SolidWorks and NX cad tools? [on hold]

I've been handed a large db of models designed with SolidWorks and NX cad tools. Now I need to load them and render them or convert them to another format. Is there any way to accomplish this without ...
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Imported Blender modular mesh lighting/shadows issue - Unity

Hi I've very recently started using Unity and am creating a game level. I've created my environment in blender and am currently using a modular design as I'd like to include destructible environments. ...
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What's the difference between Rendering pipeline and compute shader?

What's the difference between rendering pipeline - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476882.aspx and compute shader - ...
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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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Why are my OpenGL textures warped?

I am writing a graphical program using OpenGL for rendering, Assimp for mesh loading and SDL for window etc, but also image loading. As can be seen in the image, the white outlines at the left of ...
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Tiled Rendering - Projection matrix

I'm trying to figure out how to perform tiled rendering of my 3d scene (OpenGL). The motivation is to cut the scene up into several textures, combining them into a single image for saving at a very ...
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What is the best text rendering technique?

I just need a high performance way to draw text on the screen, in 2D or 3D. Currently I generate a mesh consisting of a bunch of quads with uvs corresponding to a 16x16 font sheet. Then I draw the ...
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What's the difference between rendering and shaders?

What is rendering? What are shaders like vertex ,tessellation shaders etc? I am confused what's the difference between rendering and shaders? and how rendering is performed using shaders? Can we ...
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What are 'ambient' lighting/illumination/occlusion? [duplicate]

What's the difference between ambient lighting,ambient illumination and ambient occlusion ? What are they? What's the difference between them?
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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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FBO and VBO for performance

I discovered VBO's recently and changed my code to use them instead of immediate mode. Now I'm rendering 25000 squares and it's really slowing down my FPS. If I drew all the squares VBO's to an FBO, ...
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What are 'physically-based' lighting/rendering/materials?

What's the difference between physically based lighting, physically based rendering and physically based materials? How they are different from deferred and forward rendering? And physically based ...
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How to render specific FBO Texture attachment (assume attachment1) with 2 attached

Create FBO & its textures like normal. // FBO & Texture glGenFramebuffers(1, &mFbo); glBindFramebuffer(GL_FRAMEBUFFER, mFbo); glGenTextures(2, mTexture); for(int i=0; i<2; i++) { ...
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Rendering many similar objects [closed]

I am writing an city builder. The graphics should look pretty simple, there are no fancy models or textures. Something like Synekism. Thus I have only simple models for buildings and splines for ...
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How do I rotate a skybox?

I am trying to find the way to rotate my skyBox. I have a vehicle at a static position (0,0,0) and I can rotate that, but it seems that rotating the skybox is a different operation. First I load the ...
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How to project a foam trail on dynamically changing mesh

I am trying to create water, and right now I got it through dynamically generating waves on a mesh. But now I want to make my boat manipulate these waves, and cause a Kelvin Wake on top of this. ...
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What map projection is needed to transform a shapefile into a 3D earth?

I'm looking for a way to create a 3D earth in Flash, something like the wonderful SolarSystemScope, only in my map the countries should be clickable and whatnot. To get started I've got map data from ...
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Capping framerate independently of logic updates in single-threaded Android Gameloop

My game is currently using the below game loop (this is an OpenGL ES 2.0 game, therefore the loop-work takes place on the rendering thread in the provided onDrawFrame method). Currently my loop ...
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Problem with update/render in game loop (scrolling view, render interpolation)

I use SFML 2.2 and program a 2d prototype game (2d mario style where the camera follows the player). I am experiencing the buggy imagery during rendering, for example a chunk of vertex array blocks ...
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Voxel Engine in XNA - Block as Class Renders, Block as Struct Doesn't

Edit: I almost forgot to mention - when I place NEW blocks they render, but nothing triggers the originals to render (I have a button assigned to recalculate/redraw for every block surrounding (and ...
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How to make natural looking voxel

I'm developing a voxel game, but I think I use the wrong technique. I currently use flat tiles, to make blocks, and I think theres a better and more efficient way. I have seen a voxel game, which ...
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Sprites and Box2d

I'm starting to see how box2d works now, except I dont know how to scale the screen to diffrent screen sizes and how i can convert Sprite sizes to box2d units. I know box2d uses meters and such, but ...
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How to render grid properly, especially over distance?

I'm drawing a grid, pretty much like one can see in the Unity editor itself or any 3D-editor, many 3D-related applications and some games. But it doesn't look pretty in my case. I put a few random ...
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How is Ping-Ponging done in Stage3D & AGAL (Flash Player 11)

Does anyone know how to create a Texture feedback effect in Stage3D / AGAL? I've just found the term "ping-ponging" in some GPU wikipage, hopefully I'm using it in the right place! I'll share with ...
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How do I use tiles and sprites together in an isometric scene?

I'm trying to write a 2D isometric scene. Rendering order is complex, since both tilemaps and sprites are different concepts. Rendering one of the 2 before the other will draw the scene incorrectly. ...
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Drawing entities in an isometric engine

I am having some problems drawing my entities in an isometric map. Tiles are drawn using Painter's algorithm to do the z-sorting which works great for the tiles alone. Entities are parented to a ...
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Back to front drawing in an Unorginized array of tiles

I have an Array of tiles in no particular order. How would I do a isometric back to front rendering on it? Do I HAVE to order it?
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Shader - Realtime texture masking

The first thing that comes in mind is masking using RGBA values. With this you can obtain this kind of textures and this kind of results. But with this, you can only store up to 4 masks inside a ...
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Do I really need a render() method in the game loop if the view subscribes to the models?

For a game that I'm working on, we've followed the MVC paradigm. However, in classic MVC, the view subscribes to the model and when the model updates it informs the view. We've implemented this as an ...
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Rendering objects with either normal maps, either specular maps, or with both, or with neither?

My hobby engine has a deferred renderer that supports normal maps and specular maps. Now, some objects may have normal maps, and some may have specular maps. In some cases, an object has both maps, ...
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GameObject is only rendered when it has a negative z scale

I have an orthographic camera that looks like this: I create 2d polygonal meshes that have uniform z values in their vertices. I use Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to map these viewpoint vertices to ...