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

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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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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 can I draw a specific GameObject into a texture in Unity?

I need to draw only a few specific objects into a texture (with their material) and then use that RenderTexture as a texture for an another object. I think Graphics.DrawMesh() and ...
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Transparency behaviour on PowerVR

I'm doing some graphics optimizing tests, especially on PowerVR transparency. Now I made a scene where there are two groups of simple objects. One group has the shape in geometry using diffuse shader ...
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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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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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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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Can I make a mirror with Unity Free?

If I understand correctly, render textures are a feature of Unity Pro, and that is the best way to create mirrors, TV screens, and so forth. If I am wrong, please tell me. What I would like to know is ...
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Optimal OpenGL 2D Sprite Batching (Best Practice)

I am working on simple 2D engine using OpenGL (3.3+) for rendering and was wondering what the optimal method of sprite batching would be. I plan to put all sprites into one (or fewer) texture atlases. ...
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Why should I separate objects from rendering?

Disclamer: I know what an entity system pattern is and I'm not using it. I've read a lot about separating object and rendering. About the fact that the game logic should be independent from the ...
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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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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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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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Should actors in a game be responsible for drawing themselves?

I am very new to game development, but not to programming. I am (again) playing around with a Pong type game using JavaScript's canvas element. I have created a Paddle object which has the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is “ping pong” in the context of graphics rendering?

I have to render a scene, once per light, and blend the result of the various passes. I heard and read that one way to increase performances and render targets to use would be ping pong. I'm new to ...
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X, Y, Z rotation around camera

I'm making a 3d orthogonal-projected, game using painters' algorithm in java. I'm able to rotate the objects with incremental rotations (e.g. rotate all objects 10 degrees) using affine ...
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Can someone explain dual contouring?

I've been trying to understand voxel rendering and have been looking at dual contouring (DC). So far I understand this much: Run a density function for a set of grid points (i.e noise function) ...
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2D Lighting Glitch

I've been working on a game in Java, and recently I decided to try out my game on a netbook just to see how it would run. While I do get a constant and decent FPS, it appears that my lighting ...
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Swapping Framebuffers or swapping attachments?

I wanted to know what the better approach would be for post-processing: swapping between framebuffers or swapping between textures attached to one framebuffer?
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Rendering a mesh in image viewport

I have a mesh made of nearly half to a one million vertices. I also have some 6-DoF camera poses around this mesh. At these poses I'd like to find out which of the 3D points of this mesh get projected ...
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Why are my sprite outlines partially rendering in the wrong place?

I've been trying to draw an outline around a sprite using the code from this answer. Details My sprite is called Ship2Sprite. This is how I create the rectangle: rectangle = New ...
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GGX energy conservation

I´m trying to implement a microfacet BDRF with GGX density function in my renderer. I have read almost all the papers out there in the last week, and I have a bunch of equations that should work fine, ...
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Impact of object's statistics on the rendering

Consider two 3D objects with n points and n triangles. One of the objects has a smooth surface such as a ball or a box, and the other object is like a fuzzy onion-layered object with large ...
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Why does this no longer render the “test tri”? [closed]

So I got this code about rendering a shaded tri using sharpDX ... var vertexShaderByteCode = ShaderBytecode.CompileFromFile("MiniTri.fx", "VS", "vs_4_0", ShaderFlags.None, EffectFlags.None); var ...
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What problem does double or triple buffering solve in modern games?

I want to check if my understanding of the causes for using double (or triple) buffering is correct: A monitor with 60Hz refresh's the monitor-display 60 times per second. If the monitor refresh the ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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TileEntitySpecialRenderer only renders from certain angle

I'm developing a Minecraft mod with Forge. I've added a tileentity and a custom renderer for it. The problem is: The block is only visible from sertain angles. I've compaed my code to other peoples ...
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OpenGL - white edges on cubes

In a minecraft-like game I'm making, I get white edges on my cubes: It is much more noticeable in darker textures. The textures are being setup like this: glTexParameteri(GL_TEXTURE_2D, ...
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How do I switch between the game screen and score screen without redrawing everything?

I'm working on a multiplayer game in Libgdx and want to display the scores of say, the top 10 players on the map. The player should be able to checking the scores at any point during the game and ...
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Input handling between game loops

This may be obvious and trivial for you but as I am a newbie in programming I come with a specific question. I have three loops in my game engine which are input-loop, update-loop and render-loop. ...
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LibGDX ShapeRenderer rotated

I'm having a weird problem with the LibGDX ShapeRenderer where it draws everything rotated. Here are some images to show you what i mean: This is what it looks like in Tiled(Map Editor): This is ...