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Reducing overdraw cost: does triangle ordering matter?

I'm working on a project with procedural geometry, and will potentially have lots of opaque faces overlapping within the same model. Imagine an onion's layers. My understanding is it is better to draw ...
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Multiple FBX Animation Files in Maya

I bought some animated models which came as FBX files from the unity asset store and I'm trying to export them to PNG sprite sheets in Maya (for an html5 web project). The file seems to be main fbx ...
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Drawing game objects that are bigger than tiles

Problem: I have 32x32 world tiles, and a 64x64 object. I am only drawing visible tiles around the player. The object has its x and y coordinates in the tile world. I am drawing the object after I've ...
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Texture atlasing in Unity

I'm researching new ways to optimize games for better performance. Currently I am working on texture atlasing, which is giving me a hard time. I made the atlas using Texture2D.PackTextures and saved ...
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How do I calculate the points of a brush from a Source engine VMF? [closed]

I'm trying to render the brushes from a Source engine .vmf file in C++, using OpenGL. The .vmf stores solid brushes as a series of planes which I would like to use to calculate the points for each ...
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Microfacet model - BRDF obtain extreme values at grazing angles

I've been trying to replicate the result of this paper (linked directly to PDF paper, but you don't need to read it to give an answer) and encountered a problem with the BRDF according to the ...
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what kind of technique is used in android game rendering like Pou

Hi I want to create a game which is graphicaly similar like Pou, I just do not know how is is rendered, if it is using opengl or just bitmaps at canvas? I want nothing serious, so i think opengl is to ...
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OS X OpenGL 3.2 Core (Black Screen)

I want to render a Quad via VAO, IBO and VBO but nothing is drawn. I'm using glDrawRangeElements in OS X OpenGL 3.2 Core context. The screen is completely black without any error. GLFW3 is used to ...
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Matcap and BRDF Shading

I just would like to know what's the difference between the Matcap shaders used in ZBrush for example and the Bidirectional Radiance Distribution Function shader. Are there two techniques the same ? ...
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Texturing a quad

Drawing a quad with a texture mapped to it with the fixed OpenGL pipeline is one of the easiest things to do in OpenGL. And for some madmaking, mysterious, dumb reason I can't get it to work. I ...
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Volume raycaster problems HLSL

Hi this is my first question here so if I fail to include some necessary piece of information please dont rip my head off. ^^ I can't seem to get my volume raycaster to workt properly. I've been ...
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Any possibility to render XNA scene via POV-Ray

We are creating special purpose application. Its not game but its 3d Application that functions like game. We require app to have different places and we want to allow user to roam inside such places ...
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Rendering large and high poly meshes

Consider an huge terrain that has a lot polygons, to render this terrain I thought of following techniques: Using height-map instead of raw meshes: Yes, but I want to create a lot of caves and stuff ...
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Using different shaders on the same model at runtime

I've already asked similar but a bit unclear question here but this time I will be very specific and to the point. Suppose I have an actor which grabs a power up. He starts to glow using bloom shader ...
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Why does clipping take place after illumination?

Can you explain why clipping takes place after the illumination process in the rendering pipeline? Would it be not cheaper to clip first and do then the illumination?
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Multiplayer Network Game - Interpolation and Frame Rate

Consider the following scenario: Let's say, for sake of example and simplicity, that you have an authoritative game server that sends state to its clients every 45ms. The clients are interpolating ...
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How to blend the sprite into background?

I try to blend the character into game but I still cannot remove the blue color in the sprite sheet and discover that the white area of sprite is semi-transparent. Before that, the color ...
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Why won't my vertex buffer render in GLFW3?

I have started to try to learn OpenGL, and I decided to use GLFW to assist in window creation. The problem is, since GLFW3 is so new, there are no tutorials on it or how to use it with modern OpenGL ...
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XNA Rendering vertices that only appear within the cameras view

I'm making a game in XNA and I recall hearing that professionally made games use a technique to only render the polygons that appear within the cameras projection. I've been trying to find something ...
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How to prevent “underwater sight” in games

In many games where the player can go underwater, it seems like when you look where the top half of the screen is in the air, and the bottom half the screen is in the water, it's almost like the water ...
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Keeping everything within one Activity

Overview My game is currently based on a single activity (rather than multiple activities) and I would like to keep it that way. At the moment, it goes straight into the game at level 1. I will ...
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Is there a way to prevent users from adjusting their gamma correction to 'cheat' their way out of a 'dark' area?

In almost every game I've come across that includes a dark situation designed to change the way a user interacts with the environment, there are always some players who turn up their monitor's gamma ...
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Input rendering

Suppose I have a simple game model (designed with MVC pattern): There is a World, there is a WorldRenderer and there is a GameController. Now, World is a model of the world, i.e. game state. ...
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How to render polygons of arbitrary shape? [duplicate]

I am trying to render a plane with nodes. FYI : Nodes know what other nodes it is being attached to. I can think of a way to render them as long as they are aligned in a circular pattern; have a ...
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Seamless tiling with TexturePacker and Marmalade/IwGX

I'm looking for a way to get seamless tiling working, where the tiles are sprites off a TexturePacker sprite sheet, and the rendering is done with Marmalade's IwGX's streams. I also need to render the ...
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How do games deal with Z-sorting partially transparent foliage textures?

I was busy implementing basic transparency in a prototype I'm working on when something occurred to me. In order for a given texture's transparency to work as expected, the (semi-)transparent texture ...
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rendering a dynamic sized rock

I am developing a 2d mobile game that has a large deformable terrain (a lot like worms). I am rendering the terrain using a gray scale bitmap (in a fragment shader) which serves as a texture position ...
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Anti-Aliasing in Java

In my game I want to have the different anti-aliasing option like: none, x2, x4, x8 and x16. I know that you can use anti-aliasing with Graphics2D in the way below bu is there any way that I can use ...
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Rendering structure [closed]

my question is "What is the best way to structure rendering code". Is it better to make a class with a render function that iterates through all game objects based on there name or type and have no ...
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Drawing the same scene with perspective then orthographic projections

I have a scene that I'm rendering first with a perspective matrix. I then want to rerender it in a different viewport using an orthographic matrix for a top-down 2D view of the scene. I think I may be ...
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Resize a texture using the full SpriteBatch.Draw in XNA

I'm using the full Spritebatch.Draw function to draw my explosion sprite since I also need rotation. I am using the Scale value to resize my texture, but I can't get it to be accurate. I want to be ...
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What is Volumetric Rendering?

I came across this term when searching for ways to visualize collection of voxels. What is volumetric rendering ? How is it different from normal surface rendering ? Are there any special advantages ...
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How to preload a vast amount of models?

This is more a theoretical question, during runtime, my game runs smooth without any hickups. But as standard game-objects, my game contains collectibles such as coins (which are rotating Models). ...
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Why does this LUA code not render any objects on the screen? [closed]

Did I mess up something somewhere? If i put a putsxy in the same box, it renders a string just fine, but for some reason this code hates objects. What this code is supposed to do is render a set of ...
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Weird rendering issue when applying lightmap through HLSL

I have a weird issue when trying to render the lightmaps in my game. Please see the following screenshots. Note how the scene looks up close with the lightmaps enabled. Note how that same part of ...
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Irrlicht rendering basic OBJ

I have been trying to render a "room" with some basic functions and I found some "bugs". So at first I have made a "room" out of 6 planes in blender and gave each of them a diffrent color. ...
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Issues upscaling pixel art with SampleState.PointClamp

I'm developing a 2D game, and I'm striving to create a nice blocky low-res appearance for the game, yet allow it to be played at variable resolutions. So, I've researched resolution independency and ...
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Where to run logic update in openGL ES?

Using Canvas with Surfaceview I had a run() method where I would essentially do the following: onDraw(); update(); Where onDraw method would do the rendering and update would update all my game ...
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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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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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Rendering a black and white image in OpenGL 1.1

Is there is any way that I can simple disable the color in OpenGL 1.1? Or can I "grey out" textures in LWJGL?
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What is the state of the art of ray tracing on the GPU?

I think ray trace rendering had to be done on the CPU for a long time. But since we have compute shaders in OpenGL 4.3 now, it might be possible to move the computations on the GPU and perform ...
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How to provide a fully programmable pipeline for rendering?

I am writing a game engine and I want people who use it allow to define the rendering pipeline. Just they can define the scene geometry, characters, items, light sources, and so on. So the term ...
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3ds max render to texture in PNG

Using 3ds Max 2012, I've been able to use the "render to texture" function to successfully bake my lighting. The only problem is that these image files are always output to TGA files. I need PNG ...
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How can I render the whole faces instead of only the vertices? [closed]

I'm doing my master thesis in comparing DX9 LoD with DX11 Tesselation LoD. Therefore I use a ShaderManager that calls either the shader for the DX9 implementation, where the model is exchanged by the ...
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Choosing the correct isometric character facing direction

I am currently building a 3D game presented from a 2D isometric viewpoint. The 3D coordinates start at the top left corner of the screen with x and y increasing towards the right and bottom edges ...
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GLES2 rendering performance for different iPad generations

I'm using C++/GLES2 for iPad only (no iPhone). The only device I own is an iPad2 and I do not plan to support iPad 1. Can anyone help me understand realistic goals/limits on iPad 2/3/4 in terms of ...
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How to render a tilemap efficiently? [duplicate]

I'm using this code to load a tiled map, composed of 1000x1000 32x32px tiles: map = new TmxMapLoader().load("levels/xyz.tmx"); camera = new OrthographicCamera(); camera.setToOrtho(false, ...
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One or multiple VertexBuffers

I'm currently working on a personal project where I'm trying to load the levels and all of the geometry from the game "Medal of Honor Allied Assault" into my own C# code-base based on SharpDX. I ...
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How do I improve terrain rendering batch counts using DirectX?

We have determined that our terrain rendering system needs some work to minimize the number of batches being transferred to the GPU in order to improve performance. I'm looking for suggestions on how ...