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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Rendering a trail after an object as it moves [duplicate]

I'm struggling with implementing a "trail" effect after a vehicle - a rocket for example. I would like to have some control over it (erase a part of the path or possibly detect it's collision with the ...
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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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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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Decoupling assets, instances and the rendering module [closed]

I am trying to redesign a home-grown hobby engine. It became apparent that it was far too tightly coupled and so I'm trying to redesign it in a more modular way. Unfortunately, I'm baffled by the ...
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Drop in quality of rendering of texture [closed]

Platform: Android OpenGL ES 2.0 I'm drawing a texture on to a square using OpenGL ES2.0. The texture scrolls infinitely in vertical direction. The rendering quality drops very rapidly after a few ...
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Event handling for Pressing only 4 keys on desktop

I want to poll only 4 keys i.e. Keys.LEFT, Keys.RIGHT, Keys.Up and Keys.Down in libGDX strictly. That means, I want to call render method, only when above 4 keys are pressed. I followed below link ...
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Rotating and scaling textures built up of pixel arrays in java?

I'm making my first real game, in Java, and I'm currently working on the base system, for rendering images (sprites) and I wonder how I can rotate sprites. My sprite class looks like this: ...
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Boost per-pixel rendering

I'm writing my own renderer in pure java without any external libraries. I'm using per-pixel rendering. I'm rendering an image with this method: public void renderImage(int x, int y, RawImage image) ...
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Why is my DX9 render target restricted to 512×512?

When I use a render target higher in resolution than 512×512, I receive an image with black borders, depending on how big this texture was. Why is this? How can I fix it? Here's how I create the ...
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How is the Unreal rendering pipeline implimented? [closed]

I know this seems like a very broad question, but i am just interested in getting to know how the Unreal engine's rendering pipeline looks like, specially how it handles meterials, different types of ...
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Transparency on pixel level?

I'm using java and I do pixel-by-pixel rendering (a pixel array from an ARGB BufferedImage). So a color is 0xAARRGGBB. Now how can I render a transparent color? I guess that I should manipulate the ...
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View frustrum culling

I have a model structured like this: 1. Root model 1.1.Child model 1 1.2 Child model 2 1.3 Child model 3 1.4 ..... The model in question is the "sponza" model used in many ...
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Implementing a Graph-Based Material System?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how material systems like this, this are implemented. These powerful and user-friendly, graph-like systems seem to be relatively common as a method of allowing ...
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Normal Mapped Models Render with render target background color acting as transparency and lighting Problem [closed]

SOLVED. See my comment below. Originally I noticed some sort of transparency when rendering in Direct3D 11. I noticed it was worse once I changed my background color to something other than black. ...
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Flickering Textures

I have downloaded an FBX and its textures and imported them into my project. The problem I have is that the textures are flickering very much in my current scene whenever I move the mouse. 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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For Vertex Buffer Steaming, Multiple glBufferSubData VS Orphaning?

I was learning OpenGL recently. In games, we need to update the position of game objects frequently, and they will come in & out of screen constantly. So it means in rendering we need to update ...
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Jmonkey Translucent Render Bucket fails to model object last

So I have a weapon model that moves wherever the camera moves and the rotation of the weapon is the same as the rotation of the camera. Additionally I added the weapon to the Translucency Queue Bucket ...
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OpenGL not rendering full scene, it is a mystery [closed]

I am trying to draw a scene in the sort of style of mock vector graphics. I've helped on a 2D game before with GLSL, but I tried to keep a simple approach to this project since I'm working by myself, ...
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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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Rendering a Voxelized Mesh [closed]

I've been reading many papers about how to voxelize meshes using different GPU techniques, but I've ran into a problem that I'm not sure how to solve properly. I understand the process of how to ...
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What exactly IS a model?

I'm trying to actually learn OpenGL after having experimented with it for a while, and so I'm trying to build a rudimentary rendering engine (not a game engine) to lead me through it. I've come to a ...
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In OpenGL, what is “zero state” rendering?

Recently at a job interview, I mentioned that I taught myself modern OpenGL and rendering with vertex buffer objects because my university only taught the fixed function pipeline with immediate mode ...
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Layers with parallax in a game with zoom out by a transformation matrix

I'm trying to implement a parallax rendering to my multi layered backgrounds. It's a classic 2d fighting game like The King of Fighters and Street Fighter. It may have a stage composed by 5 layers. ...
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Voxel sparse octrees for indirect illumination

I don't understand the use of voxel sparse octrees for indirect illumination calculations. First of all, what exactly is happing? We're rendering the scene as usual with diffuse lighting. In the ...
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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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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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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 ...