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

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Certain random content rendering differently

On the main menu of my game there is (obviously) several buttons. 2 of which, in different positions on different screens, render a different colour to the rest. As you can see below, "New game" ...
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How can I render extremely large models?

I'm trying to build a game in Unity similar to the game Kerbal Space Program where there are large celestial bodies that the player can orbit. I'm running into a few problems though. My first issue is ...
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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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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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What is ambient occlusion?

I've heard about ambient occlusion and it looks nice, but what exactly is it?
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Texturing Objects in OpenGL

Using OpenGL tutorials found here, I constructed an .obj file loader as well as a texture file loader using SOIL. I have an issue with drawing a textured object. (Shown here) Assuming I created the ...
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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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LibGDX - Rendering things in different classes

thanks for your time! I'm really new to LibGDX (and Java itself). Which approach should I use to render my different game parts? I want to show a background, the main character, a bunch of enemies ...
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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 ...
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What Shading/Rendering techniques are being used in this image?

My previous question wasn't clear enough. From a rendering point of view what kind of techniques are used in this image as I would like to apply a similar style (I'm using OpenGL if that matters): ...
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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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How to store each rendered frame as image in libgdx for debugging

I have a libgdx screen's render method where I am executing lots of for loops and drawing various shapes on screen in thoese loops. Also I am manupulating (x,y) of each shape at runtime to acheive 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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Does projection take place before clipping in the rendering pipeline?

At first I thought clipping happens before projection since new vertices may be added and the output of projection is in NDC which is 2D. However after a lot of googling, I found that some ...
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Problem with SSAO

I'm trying to implement SSAO based on this tutorial (and other). My setup: XNA 4.0 Deferred depth = z/w This is result: Lines across buildings are moving when I move camera. So I'm wondering ...
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Fastest way to render image data from buffer

Currently I am doing my rendering by using a 3D array window_width x window_height x rgb as a buffer, then looping through the buffer and plotting pixels on screen using SDL2 (SDL_RenderDrawPoint). I ...
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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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Discoordinated Chromatic Aberration Effect

The game Teleglitch heavily utilizes the CA effect with screen distortion. I am trying to achieve this effect. Issue 1. How to not apply the effect onto the floor? (solved) They render the screen ...
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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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Implementing a Render queue [closed]

I am currently in the process of re-writing my 3d engine, and I am looking at improving the renderer. I have read that organizing objects into a "render queue" and sorting is the best method. The ...
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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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Efficient method to export a lot of pre-rendered sprites from 3D models

I have a lot of 3D Characters and I wish to use them in a 2.5D game as Sprites; in doing this I have to render them from a fixed camera angle and since each should have its own atlas file containing ...
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In Pygame, I can only display text once I stop updating and drawing, why?

At this moment, I can only display text once I stop updating and drawing sprites. In the code below (which is actually the game loop), you can see how if GAMEOVER == True (gameloop stops drawing), the ...
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Best technique to create oldschool (fake 3D) racing game?

What would be a good approach to develop the render system for an oldschool type racing game that uses a pseudo 3D scenery, like for example Outrun or Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge? There's an endless ...
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Computing Normals for a displaced material

Disclosure: cross-posted on Unreal Answers, thought was sufficiently general for GameDev.SE I am currently rendering a displacement texture and, separately, a normal texture for my ocean. Is there a ...
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In Unity, how do I render a chromatic aberration effect?

I'd like to replicate the effect used in Teleglitch: In this scene, an object is rendered more than once at different position with different color. This game uses this shader effect to create ...
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Why horizontal scanlines work in 3D rendering with BSP [closed]

Horizontal scanlines are used to indicate which parts of the screen had been drawn over. The question is how BSP rendering solves the problem when several visible polygons are on the same interval ...
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Displaying sprites in a 2.5D raycasting engine

I'm developing a raycasting engine like the one used in DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D, etc. My engine is capable of correctly displaying walls and textures on walls, but I'm stuck at sprites rendering. Given ...
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Smooth Shapes in libgdx using ShapeRenderer

I am using ShapeRenderer in libgdx to draw my only character to get rid of texture in my game. But I am not getting quality results. Circle edges are distorted. I tried with high resolution and also ...
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In Unity3D, how can I improve image clarity?

The same images that appear clearly in Adobe Flash appear blurry in Unity. My game uses quads, cubes and sprites. I've tried the game on Android, iPhone, Mac and PC, but the image appears ...
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Handling Multiple Resolutions

Recently, I was going to implement and options menu into my game, but I haven't been able to figure out how changing resolution, conceptually, would work. Do I have multiple versions of the same ...
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Using full resolution of depth buffer for 2D rendering

I'm working on a front-to-back renderer for a 2D engine using an orthographic projection. I want to use the depth buffer to avoid overdraw. I have a 16-bit depth buffer, a camera at Z=100 looking at ...
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How to combine objects in a rendered scene with and without bloom effect?

I'm working on a game and engine as I go under OpenGL. I've had a bloom effect in place for a while that works as a post-procesing effect on the entire screen. It's been fine up until now. I have ...
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How to improve Batch Rendering to work with 3D skeletal animation data

I've implemented a batch rendering technique that is described in detail here: http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/opengl/opengl-batch-rendering-r3900 I'd like to extend it now to ...
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In Game Maker, how do I draw a surface?

I'm trying to draw a surface in black in Game Maker. This is the code: //Create event surf = surface_create(room_width, room_height); //Draw event surface_set_target(surf); draw_clear_alpha(c_black, ...
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Drawing fonts with LWJGL3 with OpenGL

I'm very sorry if this question has already been answered, but since I've been struggling with this for many days I thought I'd give it a shot here. My goal is to somehow render some text on the ...
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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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In OpenGL on Android, how do I give quads a border color?

I am new to game development and I'm working on a Rubiks cube game in Android using OpenGL. I want to create a cube with black borders, but I can only manage to set the fill color: GLColor[] colors ...
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Card Masking in Phaser

Good Day, I'm new to Phaser and still learning about it to. I am challenging my self to create a simple animation of a card flip somewhat realistic rather that making use of a scale. This is ...
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Should UI be part of the game-loop?

I can't really find a good answer to this anywhere, I have never worked on games in a proffessional environment and I am wondering; Do these games render their UI in the main game-loop? That is, do ...
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How to extract the texture from an image onto a mesh?

(preamble: I think this fits either here or SO with computer vision tag, I chose gamedev because I think you guys are probably really good with textures and meshes, but tell me if my decision was ...
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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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Very slow motion smooth rendering - cocos2d-x

I have a a white circle that I move on a black background very slowly. When I look very carefully, I see that the while moving the edge of the circle is jittering. In my opinion it is because the next ...
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How many LoD versions of a model should I have? [closed]

Many games facilitate better performance by increasing/decreasing the number of triangles/polygons that are drawn, depending on how close the camera is to said object. Mountains, viewed from far away, ...
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Switching renderer off/on for an object in unity using C#

I have a GameObject called 'Stone' that is rendered on Game Play. I have attached a C# script called RenderOff to to make 'Stone' invisible on Game Play. RenderOff.cs using UnityEngine; using ...
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Why should i set glClearColor and setProjectionMatrix in render method many time in LibGDX?

import com.badlogic.gdx.Game; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.OrthographicCamera; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.g2d.SpriteBatch; public class MyGame extends Game { public OrthographicCamera ...
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Is there a trivial way to force SDL2 to render on resolution change or regain of focus after CTRL+ALT+DEL?

I'm building a game with SDL2 and C++11. One of the modes of the game is a map which is divided up in tiles/entities existing on those tiles (some are animated) in the context of a viewport on the ...
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In Monogame, why is multiple tile drawing slow when rendering in “windowed fullscreen”?

I have this drawing function (recommended as a solution here). It draws tiles on the whole window with no problem but my game slows down to ~30fps after maximizing it to "windowed fullscreen", which ...