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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Unity only rendering certian parts of 3d building model from certian angles

So I made a couple modular building sections in blender, modular in the sense that I can insert build a floor at a time. I transferred them into Unity and then I got a rendering error that I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is my screen black?

I'm developing an android game, and my screen is not displaying what I want it to. I've read various tutorials but they are either outdated or hard to follow. I have followed this tutorial and most of ...
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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 ...