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

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LWJGL Text Rendering

Currently in my project I am using LWJGL and the Slick2D library to render text onto the screen. Here is a more specific example: Font f = new Font("Times New Roman",Font.BOLD,18); font = new ...
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How can I acheive a smooth 2D lighting effect?

I'm making a 2D tile based game in XNA. Currently my lightning looks like this. How can I get it to look like this? Instead of each block having its own tint, it has a smooth overlay. I'm assuming ...
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Color Picking Troubles - LWJGL/OpenGL

I'm attempting to check which object the user is hovering over. While everything seems to be just how I'd think it should be, I'm not able to get the correct color due to the second time I draw ...
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Is there any heuristic to polygonize a closed 2D raster shape with n triangles?

Let's say we have a 2D image black on white that shows a closed geometric shape. Is there any (not naive brute force) algorithm that approximates that shape as closely as possible with n triangles? ...
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Drawing multiple triangles at once isn't working

I'm trying to draw multiple triangles at once to make up a "shape". I have a class that has an array of VertexPositionColor, an array of Indexes (rendered by this Triangulation class): ...
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Rendering projectiles [closed]

I'm working on a simple game that has the user control a space ship that shoots small circular projectiles. However, I'm not sure how to render these. Right now I know how to make a LPDIREC3DSURFACE ...
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OpenGL Fast-Object Instancing Error

I have some code that loops through a set of objects and renders instances of those objects. The list of objects that needs to be rendered is stored as a std::map>, where an object of class ...
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Drawing “Stenciled” Sprites and making them glow

Currently, in my game - I'm not using XNA's SpriteBatch to render anything(I am using Farseer Physic's Debug View), and I was wondering how I would render something like this: only using XNA. My ...
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How to draw realtime 3D amoebas in OpenGL?

How would one draw 3D amoebas in real-time in OpenGL? The key components I'm looking for are: Curved closed surface that changes shape Generally transparent Something translucent inside showing the ...
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Entity System and rendering

Okey, what I know so far; The entity contains a component(data-storage) which holds information like; - Texture/sprite - Shader - etc And then I have a renderer system which draws all this. But ...
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Which isometric angles can be mirrored (and otherwise transformed) for optimization?

I am working on a basic isometric game, and am struggling to find the correct mirrors. Mirror can be any form of transform. I have managed to get SE out of SW, by scaling the sprite on X axis by -1. ...
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2D scene graph not transforming relative to parent

I am currently in the process of coding my own 2D Scene graph, which is basically a port of flash's render engine. The problem I have right now is my rendering doesn't seem to be working properly. ...
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Game window systems and internal frames

I don't know if this is a valid question, but: What kind of window manager do games use which have internal frames (Frames inside frames)? Does this differ between the programming languages (Are e.g. ...
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What's the standard location of a 3D clipping box?

The way I understand 3D rendering, polygons are transformed using several matrices, and they are then clipped if they are not inside a certain box, before projecting the box onto the screen. Before ...
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Working out of a vertex array for destrucible objects

I have diamond-shaped polygonal bullets. There are lots of them on the screen. I did not want to create a vertex array for each, so I packed them into a single vertex array and they're all drawn at ...
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Vertex fog producing black artifacts

I am rendering a textured model using the XNA BasicEffect. When I enable fog, the model outline is still visible as many small black dots when it should be "in the fog". Why is this happening? ...
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Two graphical entities, smooth blending between them (e.g. asphalt and grass)

Supposedly in a scenario there are, among other things, a tarmac strip and a meadow. The tarmac has an asphalt texture and its model is a triangle strip long that might bifurcate at some point into ...
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Information about rendering, batches, the graphical card, performance etc. + XNA?

I know the title is a bit vague but it's hard to describe what I'm really looking for, but here goes. When it comes to CPU rendering, performance is mostly easy to estimate and straightforward, but ...
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Rendering another screen on top of main game screen in fullscreen mode

my game runs in fullscreen mode and uses active rendering. The graphics are drawn on the fullscreen window in each game loop: public void render() { Window w = ...
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Drawing graphics in Java game

I am quite new to game development, so here is a question (maybe a stupid one): In my sidescroller i have a bunch of different graphics objects that i need to draw (player, background tiles, ...
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Lost transparency in SDL surfaces drawn manually

I want to create SDL_Surface objects for each layer of my 2d tile-based map so that I have to render only one surface per layer rather than too many tiles. With normal tiles which do not have ...
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How to use caching to increase render performance?

First of all I am going to cover the basic design of my 2d tile-based engine written with SDL in C++, then I will point out what I am up to and where I need some hints. Concept of my engine My ...
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Low-level game engine renderer design

I'm piecing together the beginnings of an extremely basic engine which will let me draw arbitrary objects (SceneObject). I've got to the point where I'm creating a few sensible sounding classes, but ...
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Distributed Rendering in the UDK and Unity

At the moment I'm looking at getting a game engine to run in a CAVE environment. So far, during my research I've seen a lot of people being able to get both Unity and the Unreal engine up and running ...
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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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Efficient way to render tile-based map in Java

Some time ago I posted here because I was having some memory issues with a game I'm working on. That has been pretty much solved thanks to some suggestions here, so I decided to come back with another ...
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How to draw Isometric game Back to front

What is the for loop or algorytm for a 2D array of tiles that I would render the tiles back to front like this:
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Rendering Unity across multiple monitors

At the moment I am trying to get unity to run across 2 monitors. I've done some research and know that this is, strictly, possible. There is a workaround where you basically have to fluff your window ...
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Triangle Strips of Tetraheron

I am confused about the triangle strip representation of closed mesh .The vertex buffer for triangle strip representation of the a figure is shown below: A(0,1) B(0,0) C(1,1) D(1,0)E(2,1) vertex ...
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Distrubuted Rendering in a CAVE system

I am currently working with CAVE systems and I'm looking into hooking up a pre-exisiting game engine in one. I know this is possible through Unity and the Unreal Engine as there is already research ...
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Only apply Advanced Graphics on high FPS Dynamically

I wonder why not prevent lags by only appying advanced optional graphics stuff when the FPS are high at time. So The game could use simpler or even no shaders and skip decorative models some time. It ...
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Synchronizing input, update and rendering threads

How do you synchronise the input-handling, state-updating and rendering threads? If a sprite position is modified due to input, the wrong position of the sprite might be drawn to the screen if the ...
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outline object effect

How can I achieve an outline effect similar to the ones found in League of Legends or Diablo III? Is it done using a shader? How? I would prefer answers that are not tied up to any particular ...
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Repeat texture in libgdx

How to fill region with repeated texture? Now I'm using next method: spriteBatch.begin(); final int tWidth = texture.getWidth(); final int tHeight = texture.getHeight(); for (int i = 0; i < ...
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Correct use of VAO's in OpenGL ES2 for iOS?

I'm migrating to OpenGL ES2 for one of my iOS projects, and I'm having trouble to get any geometry to render successfully. Here's where I'm setting up the VAO rendering: void bindVAO(int ...
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Isometric drawing “Not Tile Stuff” on isometric map?

So I got my isometric renderer working, it can draw diamond or jagged maps...Then I want to move on...How do I draw characters/objects on it in a optimal way? What Im doing now, as one can imagine, ...
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How can I simulate light using mask images on the iPad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I achieve a torchlight effect (lighter area around a light source) in a 2D game? I want to have a picture as a background, say this: Then I would like to apply a ...
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Invert colors Java rendering

I am making a 2d platformer in java using the slick2d engine. I only use 2 colors: black and white. I want to implement a feature were i invert the colors of certain entities. However i can't find a ...
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Child parent rendering (flash) in XNA

i am currently in the process of implementing a render engine that works like flash's. Where a sprite is drawn inside another sprite and reflects all transformation (rotation, scale, etc) on the ...
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Central renderer for a given scene

When creating a central rendering system for all game objects in a given scene I am trying to work out the best way to go about passing the scene to the render system to be rendered. If I have a ...
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Should the frame rate be consistent or is it normal for it to jump around?

As I commented on a post, I started wondering if it was correct or not (the comment, not the answer). And I'd like to straighten that out. Although not needed as info, here's the link to the ...
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How to reproduce the 3ds Max Gradient Ramp effect?

The material definition of a mesh is composed of these three components: Self-Illumunation, Refletcion and Refraction. Each of these components has a Gradient Ramp as a map and the mapping mode is set ...
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Logic / Render phases with a single thread

The question I have may generate different opinions from different developers, but I'd still like to have an answer on this. Its all about the updating and rendering steps of the game loop, and their ...
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What's the name of the rendering problem I describe here?

I don't remember how is it called that rendering problem that you have when you get fast movements (a sprite moves fast for example from right to left) and you have half of the image in a position and ...
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Rendering Loop Problem (Java)

I'm not new to programming, but I am relatively new to game programming. I am trying to create a version of Breakout, as a good basic game to get myself introduced to 2d game programming. I currently ...
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Intercepting DirectX calls and optimizing the overal performance of games

I would like to use a DirectX proxy dll to intercept (and possibly optimize) the graphics calls being made by normal PC games. I am going to "screen cast" a game with ffmpeg or something similar and ...
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Interpolate and collisions

Lets take the simple example of a ball bouncing off a wall. The physics is separated from the display. The physics is set to run at say 20 frames per second and the display is running faster than this ...
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What does multisampling skip or improve? (so it can be faster than supersampling)

I never really fully understood this, or found an article which explained all the steps in a friendly way. I'll start with what I do know already (which I hope do not contain misconceptions). I'm ...
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JavaScript rendering: Canvas or DIV?

I am planning on developing a multiplayer RPG (kinda like RuneScape, but don't worry, with a different gameplay) and i want to do this in the browser. Now before saying things like "A MMORPG is hard ...
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My transparent objects overwrite opaque objects depth and always draw on top?

I have set up an 'Order Independent Transparency' method for drawing my transparent objects. The algorithm can be simplified as follows: DrawOpaqueObjects() DrawTransparentObjects() Drawing the ...