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

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Multitexturing depending on given variables?

Im having trouble with rendering multiple textures. Using XNA gamestudio: working with 3D meshes and texturing. Effect.fx HLSL I do have a map/level that loads from a heightmap. - This works I have ...
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OpenGL Render Queue Design

I am currently designing the rendering system for a 2D game built in C++ and OpenGL, and am unsure about how to go about implementing a sorting procedure to maximise efficiency and minimize OpenGL ...
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Problem with transparent textures in SFML

I have been told that this is kind of a common problem with transparent textures, but didn't get any further information on how to solve it. In my code, I'm trying to render this texture (a square ...
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How to map square texture to triangle?

I want to find the texture coordinates for point P. I have the vertices of the triangle and their corresponding uv coordinates. The numbers in the little squares in the texture represent color ...
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Disable buffer swapping in LibGDX

Is there a way to disable buffer swapping in LibGDX every time the "render" call of ApplicationListener returns? I mean - I'm looking on some way to be able to tell the framework if I want the buffers ...
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Painter algorithm vs. 3D rendering with Z-buffer when drawing 2D Sprites

I'm currently developing a tile base engine. I want it to look like your average old school tilebased RPG like Zelda - Link to the past (orthographic projection, squared tile texture, textures ...
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Java 2D Game Development - Best Performance With Rendering

I have seen two different rendering methods. One of them is rendering multiple bufferedImages like g.drawImage(image1 to imagexxx, x, y). Like in my game I have to render, on each tick, 880 buffered ...
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how to render to texture in single mip-level? [D3D9]

I'm trying to implement Hi-Z Screen-Space Cone-Traced Reflections using Direct3D9. I already know how to render to specific mip-level texture using Direct3D11, but not using Direct3D9. Has anyone ...
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GL.Scissor not working as expected

I have some code for rendering a button in an application and I want to clip the text if it's wider than the button itself. Here a bit of code to describe what I'm doing: ...
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SFML RectangleShape won't render

I have a sf::RectangleShape in my code which is defined like this : sf::RectangleShape shape_1; And it's values are set like this : shape_1.setFillColor(sf::Color::White); ...
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Unreal Engine Player Quality

I had to force Unreal to use my integrated graphics card because VR wasn't working with my NVidia card. When I did this, the framerate dropped terribly and it popped up a dialogue "Frame rate's bad, ...
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Is it possible to Change the vertex format of a Model from line list to Triangle strip using DirectX

So I have a DirectX game library and using DirectX models in a game I am developing. All the models I am using have a Triangle Strip topology and thats fine as ID3DXMesh uses triangle strips for ...
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My Game Renders Awful In Android Build

I'm working on a 3D Sniper game and have finished the project. When I test it on Windows (7). It's All Fine, not even a bug. But when I take the app into android (Bluestacks App Player), my buttons ...
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Java - LWJGL OBJ Loader with Materials not rendering

So I successfully loading my obj file but I obviously want to get materials on it. I added the vt(texture) to the OBJLoader and the Model.render but still rendering textureless. I have exported the ...
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How to determine what color will be written into single pixel framebuffer?

I thinking about rendering into single pixel (1x1) framebuffer. For example we have two triangles which covers whole NDC area, one is green second red. What color will be written to 1x1 framebuffer? ...
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Why not draw a custom font with lines and/or polygons?

Reasons/advantages I see: More flexible procedural animation. Completely custom font. Performance (no texturing or high-poly)? No assets (unless data-driven). Multi-resolution compared to sprite ...
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What is the fastest way of drawing simple, textured geomtries and keeping the depth test?

I'm looking for a fast way to draw simple 3D geometries - that will consist of up to 10 vertices. Each of them will have a texture (though varying between geometries). I also want to store the ...
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Rendering BOX2D shapes with LIBGDX

I have been creating a game on my own and I need a little help to begin with graphics. I haven' t found much in the internet about this topic, so I came here. Right now I've got a chainshape that i'm ...
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How can I reduce render time on scenes with lots of UI component?

I'm looking for a way to reduce rendering time for my Game Over scene. A quick look of the scene components is like this: All yellow objects are UIButton, texts are all UIText, white areas are all ...
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Problem with baked lights

I'm working on a 3D gallery experience and I'm having some difficulties regarding directional and point baked lights. When I build it for web with webgl, only global lights are rendered, but when my ...
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Libgdx change to other screen and dispose current one

I am trying to switch to a GameScreen when the LinearVelocity of a Box2D - Object is x = 0. If it is so, I am using the setScreen() - Method by calling the main class. This works perfekt, but when ...
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Finding intersection in CPU ray casting

I'm trying to implement a ray casting on CPU, for each pixel I have a ray. I'm reading the data which is stored in a rectilinear grid. I'm trying to find the intersection but I'm not sure how to do ...
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Transparency sorting in 3D world with different render types

I am rendering a world, object, and models from an older game format. The world is presented in a BSP tree so I can quickly iterate through. The opaque surfaces are rendered front to back. Then ...
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How would i go about implementing portals into my game?

I don't mean to ask a broad question, so let me explain. I'm creating a 2D top-down design game and I'd like to implement "portals" to be able to switch between worlds. Each world is a level class, ...
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What should my team and I learn first 2D or 3D? [closed]

Hello I am willing to start making a game about adventuring and saving the dream land of goats from nightmares. I have a small team of people that go to the same school as I do and we are all at a ...
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Layout is different?

I know that layouts can look different on different screen sizes, but I didn't take that into account when I made this layout. So, it is designed for normal screen size, by default, and my phone ...
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Unity: Apply an Image Effect on one layer only

Please consider this simple scene. It’s composed of 3 different game objects. 1 background image + 1 static character image + 1 small part (with the pet) that is changed at runtime to perform an ...
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Rendering istances of a cube with visible and hidden faces

I am trying to find a way to render instances of a cube with visible and hidden faces using lwjgl. Before doing the instancing, I was rendering the cubes one by one, that way I could decide which ...
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Techniques of graphics rendering with single CPU core? [closed]

I am interested in methods of 2d and 3d rendering using single thread on an average CPU (e.g. for programming games for old and low-end PCs). While I usually have no performance problems when using ...
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How Apple Metal API distinguishes uniforms from vertices buffers?

I am not sure how metal distinguishes uniforms from vertices buffers? As far as I know code for passing uniforms in buffers are the same like for vertices: [self.commandEncoder ...
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Partial mesh culling by checking against the AABB-tree of objects vertices instead of only the AABB of the whole objects

First thing: this is more of a conceptual question than an implementation oriented one, but still tips about implementation will be very much welcome if you happen to have any (athough I have some ...
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How to render transparent meshes without sorting? [duplicate]

Let's assume we have some arbitrary triangle manifold meshes which are transparent. How real guys effectively render it? Is it possible todo it without sorting faces back to front (e.g. via bsp) and ...
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How can I render all objects behind a plane with a specific transparency value?

I have a game where there a multiple floor levels between the player switches. The floor is not present everywhere, so you can look through it. When 'working' (playing, building stuff, etc.) on a ...
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Why not pre-render story parts in a game?

When playing games nowadays there are often story related cut-scenes, during which you cannot interact with the game, you can only listen to it or watch it while it plays. However in a lot of games ...
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How to render multiple displays in Unity

I have a scene (lest assume, large glass table I want to looking through) and I want to render with 4 displays (each 1920x1080). How can I set up camera for this, I want the "glass cube" to fill ...
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Custom 3D Renderer: Frustum clipping

I have recently been toying with the idea of creating a 3D-renderer from scratch and, after looking into it, doesn't seem like such a behemoth of a task as it sounds. Last night, I was tossing and ...
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Isometric rendering code is not rendering correctly

I'm trying to render some tiles in an isometric view, I'm using Java with the Slick2D library. float xoff, yoff; int half = 64; public void render(GameContainer gc, StateBasedGame sbg, Graphics g) ...
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OpenGL shaders messed up

So after a long attempt at DirectX I switched back to good old OpenGL. Now I'm running into this weird problem. My code involves shaders, of course, and drawing a basic cube. But I'm getting this ...
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Displaying smooth borders given a coarse grid-based map

I've been messing around with different algorithms trying to make a grid based map look smooth, I have tested with various shader based methods and wrote a few of my own but none of them look right. ...
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seamless stereographic projection

i have been struggling with this problem on and off for a few years now - making a seamless stereographic projection texture mapping on a sphere where the two halves of the sphere use the projection ...
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How do you get the best rendering performance in a 2D Java Game?

I have seen a lot of tutorials, and they develop games with 2 different ways: The first one is using a virtual image (BufferedImage) and filling it's pixels. And displaying virtual picture. private ...
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How to draw Shadow Volumes in one draw call?

I've got a simple app that draws 3D cubes using instance rendering and I'm implementing Shadow Volume. Each cube's vertex, uv, normal and index data are statically stored in 4 vertex array buffers. On ...
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Is index drawing faster than non-index drawing

I need to draw a lot of polygons consisting of 6 vertices's (two triangles). Without any texture coordinates, normals etc., both approaches result in 72 bytes. In the future I would definitely also ...
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Problems with rendering in 3ds Max

I am working on a project in 3ds Max, but when I render the project it looks very weird. See this picture for an example: How can I fix this?
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Efficient mobile rendering order, given transparent vs. non-transparent objects

I'm interested to know how others would do / have done this. Part 1. Constraints. My current renderer is being built to support OpenGL ES 2.0 primarily and so aims for performant mobile as well as ...
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How do I stop off-screen tiles of a 2D tilemap from being rendered?

I am seeing lag because I render all tiles in my map at once. How can I exclude off-screen tiles from being rendered? My tiles are 32×32 and my player is always in the centre of the screen. Here is ...
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Why am I getting these artifacts when rendering polygons with OpenGL and SDL from far distance?

I'm working in a toy BSP (quake3 version) renderer. I started creating the context and handling the input with GLFW but then I switched over SDL. The performance change was amazing with SDL leading ...
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Why do I see spaces between polygons in OpenGL, only on an Nvidia 720M?

I'm developing an OpenGL application that renders .obj 3D models. I use VBOs to render the polygons. Using the same code, the loaded models appear fine on all PCs, except on my Nvidia 720M. My ...
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In Game Maker, how do I make invisible platforms the player can walk on, and reveal with an item?

I'm using Game Maker and looking for help with these: I'd like to have invisible platforms and walkways for the player to move on. I want the platform to be slightly visible in this option so the ...
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How can I recover polygons and normal maps from compiled games through emulation of D3D or OpenGL?

I am trying to generate labeled training data for an artificial visual cortex to learn on. I'm looking for a tool that will, instead of rendering the scene at each pixel just give me the pre-rendered ...