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

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How to properly use large texture that is not power of 2?

I'm making a 2D game, rendered using WebGL (using ANGLE, which means that on Windows DirectX is actually used). This is desktop-only game, but would be great to be compatible with integrated graphics ...
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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 Z=...
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Could frame interpolation like used by SmoothVideo Project be an option to increase the framerate of games without as big a performance hit?

The SmoothVideo Project uses frame interpolation to increase the fps of video from 24 to 60. The results are pretty impressive. I was wondering if this could be applied to, and whether it would look ...
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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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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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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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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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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 articles/...
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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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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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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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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 poor-...
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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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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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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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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 System....
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I get rid of this coloured border on my sprite?

I'm working on a 2D game in Unity. My triangle sprites display in-game with a line along one of the transparent sides: Larger view here. You might need to zoom somewhat. It's quite obvious on the ...
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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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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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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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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 - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/...
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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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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Is the rendering of distorted point clouds more complex?

I have two point clouds of n points: A dense ball-shape point cloud with many points inside A spherical point cloud with points on its surface. Is there (really) any difference between rendering ...
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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, ...