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

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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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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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Problem rendering cube using DirectX 11

I'm toying with DirectX 11 and am trying to render a simple cube, but I can't seem to get anything to show (except the clear color, which is a good sign I suppose...) Everything seems to be working, ...
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Libgdx Animation Timing

I'm having a small issue with libgdx animation. I'm using getKeyFrame() to get the current frame of the animation and I'm updating the state time by adding on deltaTime in my update function for the ...
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GPU particle system using vertex texture fetch in Direct3D9

I've been reading up on particle systems amongst other stuff and one interesting approach uses rendertargets to store a particle's position, velocity, lifetime, etc. A pretty neat summary is given ...
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Sketchup model renders wrong in XNA

My XNA model renders wrong. It should render like that: But it renders like that: The background doesn't matter. It's just the model that renders wrong. Here is the drawing code: protected ...
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Applying an outline effect to primitives

I am trying to draw an outline on a collection of quads in Direct3D. I have three intersecting quads on the same plane in the following configuration: (The different colors here are just to ...
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Where should I put my mob rendering code?

I'm making a simple LWJGL game. However, I'm a bit confused about rendering. So I have a Mob class and a TriangleMob is a basic enemy. package daniel.entity.Mob; public class TriangleMob { ...
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Not repeating background in platformer [closed]

I need to make not repeating background for platformer. I can't find any description of implementation and I developed algorithm but I'm not sure that it's right. I can't load one big texture per ...
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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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Where can I find a BRDF reference implementation?

Does anyone have a link to a sample implementation of how to create/handle 4D BRDFs? I found a few interesting papers and websites, Szymon's (student, Princeton) BRDF survey, 1997 SIGGRAPH survey ...
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XNA 2D game fullscreen issue

Hello! I am creating a 2D farming game using XNA - just today I have tried applying full screen to it, and I realized I failed badly with something. It cuts off a bit of the lower part [item hotbat ...
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Using two FBOs results in the second FBO having nothing drawn to [closed]

I'm writing a deferred renderer, and I use two FBOs: the first one for G-buffer (color, normal, depth) and the second one for lighting (light output), so the first one has three textures bound and the ...
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Rendering an object more than once

Right now I'm facing the issue of rendering the same objects more than once in Directx 11, as the object has: A diffuse shader A directional lighting shader A texture shader Now the final color ...
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How to scale a texture in OpenGL/LWJGL?

How would I take a texture and render it to a specific size? The texture I'm rendering has a 1:1 ratio so I want to be able to render the whole image like if the window is wide then put black outlines ...
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Books that discuss practical rendering techniques? [closed]

I'm looking for some books that discuss practical rendering topics like say rendering a bsp level or md2/3 mode, making a little quake like game as the goal or something to that effect. Any ...
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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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Clever way to do the Sonic 2 Bonus Stage effect saving memory

What would be a good way to save memory to achieve an effect like this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89LkvL9JZ0 We're using pre-rendered 3D. I'm asking this because this naive approach of ...
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How do I calculate consistent frame timings at 60fps?

I'm writing an HTML canvas game that uses requestAnimationFrame and therefore runs at 60fps, although this is more of a question about failing arithmetic than about JavaScript. If I measure the time ...
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Tile-based game with DirectX - issues with transparency and StretchRect

In my current project I have a class which loads a map file and then it should load all associated tilesets (no transparent tiles - I used to work with magenta as a colorkey) and precreate a surface ...
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Calculating other objects based on the transform of another

What I want to do is create my graphics to be independent of the game framework. So basically the graphics won't know anything until it is told where things are. so the thought was that every ...
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Is it good to sort objects list before every rendering?

I need to render a "tile" game, which are like these: or or I don't know how to render them in correct order. I intend to perform a sorting operator before every rendering (depending on their ...
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Images not rendering in Slick

I have built a game that uses the Slick framework. The maps are tmx files and were built using TileD. The game iterates through a list of players and maps - once a game with a player and map is ...
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Does SFML render graphics outside the window?

While working on a tile-based map I figured it would be a good idea if I would only render what the player sees on the game window, but then it occurred to me that SFML could already be optimized ...
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haxe level scrolling

How would level scrolling be implemented with haxe and nme? I started plying with haxe and currently the only way to display things on screen is by using nme.display.Sprite. I don't think changing ...
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Collision detection against specific sprite shape using XNA with Farseer Physics?

I am making a 2D XNA Game, using Farseer Physics for collisions. I need collisions to be resolved against the actual shape of the sprite image, ignoring transparent pixels, rather than against the ...
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8-bit Game: To pre-scale images, or post scale my Cocos2d scene. Which is the better approach?

I'm wanting to develop a game with an 8-bit feel. Since this game is mostly for my personal enjoyment, I've set a requirement that I want my game to have an 8-Bit feel to it that is most similar the ...
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How to improve my maxscript random blood generation code?

The idea was simple. Draw basic blood drop meshes. Shuffle them with random generator to get final drop's. Export and render them in game as other meshes. The problem is that it's not looks like a ...
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How do I render a filled and stroked path using OpenGL?

I want to render a 2-dimensional geometric path consisting of Bézier curves and straight lines. Paths can be concave. What is the most efficient way to draw this using modern OpenGL? Can I do this ...
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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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Why are some games using some dithering pattern instead of traditional alpha for transparency?

Recently, I have seen some 3D games (eg: GTA IV) to use some kind of ordered dithering to simulate transparency / alpha. The polygons are not transparent as usual, but instead render a dithering ...
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Write depth buffer to texture

I need to read depth buffer from GPU and write it to texture. How this can be done? Here is how texture for depth buffer is created: depthBufferDesc.Width = screenWidth; depthBufferDesc.Height = ...
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Pygame performance issue for many images

I've made a script for generating a game world based off of image pixel data. Trying to make a python map editor My progress so far has resulted in a program which loads an image and draws sprites ...
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Mapped texture to a gluSphere not wrapping correctly

I have a 3D sphere rendered using JOGL by means of GLUquadric. I'm trying to add a texture but it is not rendering as correctly. Does anyone understand why the texture (upper-right of sphere) isnt ...
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Should the world transformation matrix be stored in a constant buffer when rendering?

Generally when rendering objects you would: Apply world transformation to go from object space to world space Apply view transformation to go from world space to camera space Apply perspective ...
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Component-based Rendering

I have component Renderer, that Draws Texture2D (or sprite) Then I have method OnUpdate, and there should be my rendering code, something like spriteBatch.Draw(Texture, Vector2.Zero, Color.White) ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 texture distortion on large geometry

OpenGL ES 2.0 has serious precision issues with texture sampling - I've seen topics with a similar problem, but I haven't seen a real solution to this "distorted OpenGL ES 2.0 texture" problem yet. ...
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Custom VertexDeclaration for Color, Texture, Normal

What is the best way to create a VertexDeclaration, that makes it able to render a Shape consisting of vertices and also be able to store a color for the shape (in case the texture can't be rendered - ...
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Event Based Render / Update Loop

I'm working on a few game dev tools which use OpenGL or DirectX to render 3D models (viewing). Consider your favorite 3D modeling software package (Softimage, Maya, 3DS Max, modo, etc.). Note that ...
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Blender Object Appearing Gray when all Lights are Off

I have an issue with Blender where, when I turn my only light off (a sun lamp) and render the image my object appears gray rather than black (and thus, not appear to the camera). I can't figure out ...
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What is an achievable way of setting content budgets (e.g. polygon count) for level content in a 3D title?

In answering this question for swquinn, the answer raised a more pertinent question that I'd like to hear answers to. I'll post our own strategy (promise I won't accept it as the answer), but I'd like ...
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What name (if any) applies to this particular 3D rendering technique?

Is there a name for this technique where when instead of rendering certain polygons, you just calculate a few key points and do the drawings in 2d? For instance, instead of rendering a sphere, you ...
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Where in a typical rendering pipeline does visibility and shading occur?

I am taking a computer graphics course. The book and the lecture notes are vague on the on the order of flow between the different steps in the rendering process. For example, if we have specified a ...
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How do I cap rendering of tiles in a 2D game with SDL?

I have some boilerplate code working, I basically have a tile based map composed of just 3 colors, and some walls and render with SDL. The tiles are in a bmp file, but each tile inside it corresponds ...
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Game Engines with real time lighting

I am studying computer graphics since 3 semesters and we just started with OpenGL. I really enjoy it and want to create my own little engine for learning purposes. I already read tons of different ...
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Square game map rendered as sphere

For a hobby project of mine I have created a finite voxel world (similar to Minecraft), but as I said, mine is finite. When you reach the edge of it, you are sent to the other side. That is all ...
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Render graphics using Doubles in Graphics2D

Currently, I have a JFrame for my game to render in, and I'm using Graphics2D for drawing (The games graphics are fairly simple 2D sprites). However, my delta variable is a double, and all of the ...