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

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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? [closed]

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 ...
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How can my “world” provide the information required to render itself?

I am writing a JavaScript game that provides a top down view of the player, to eventually create a ray caster that can render the view in faux 3D (the top down view will end up as the mini-map). A ...
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Help with Open GL terrain

I have a terrain class like so: class Terrian { public: Terrian(int width, int height); virtual ~Terrian(); GLuint get_vertexbuffer(); GLuint get_colorbuffer(); ...
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Way to render objects

Is it best to have a renderer class in which you have a seperate function for each object you wish to draw? Or is it best to give each object a render function? class Renderer { ... } ...
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Multi Screen Rendering in Unity

My experience with Unity in not that in depth. But I am wondering if it possible in unity to split what is being rendered across multiple screens. It's hard to explain, so here is an image: So ...
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Updating scene graph in multithreaded game

In a game with a render thread and a game logic thread the game logic thread needs to update the scene graph used by the render thread. I've read about ideas such as a queue of updates. Can someone ...
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How can I keep straight alpha during rendering particles?

Rencently,I was trying to save textures of 3D particles so that I can reuse the in 2D rendering.Now I had some problem with alpha channel.Some artist told me I that my textures should have ...
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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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Game thread, render thread, animation/inverse kinematics, and synchronization

In a multithreaded setup with a game logic thread and a render thread, with some kind of skin mesh animation with inverse kinematics plus etc how does animation work? Does the game logic thread just ...
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Resources for 2D rendering using OpenGL? [closed]

I noticed that there is quite some difference between 3D and 2D rendering using OpenGL, the techniques are different - pixel-perfect placing is a lot more desirable, among other things. Are there any ...
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Synchronization between game logic thread and rendering thread

How does one separate game logic and rendering? I know there seem to already be questions on here asking exactly that but the answers are not satisfactory to me. From what I understand so far the ...
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How many BasicEffects do you have in a Game? What is the best way to render multiple objects/shapes at once?

I'm trying to understand 3D rendering and it seems that everytime you render a new object (A 3D Cube or something) you need to have a new BasicEffect for each Box you render unless you want the exact ...
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Can frequent state changes decrease rendering performance?

Can frequent texture and shader binding decrease rendering performance? "Frequent" binding example: for object for material in object render part of object using that material "Low count" ...
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FreeType2 Crash on FT_Init_FreeType

I'm currently trying to learn how to use the FreeType2 library for drawing fonts with OpenGL. However, when I start the program it immediately crashes with the following error: "(Can't correctly start ...
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OpenGL: Drawing to a texture

Well im just a bit stuck wondering how to draw an item to a texture. Edit: Well unfortunately my graphics card doesn't support FrameBuffer Objects :/. So i've been trying to get the copy contents ...
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Complex shading using one single (small) texture

Recently I stumbled upon a demo reel in UDK about how one can attain beautiful results using just one (rather tiny) texture that's being sent to the shader pipeline. The famous link is this one. ...
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Effectively implementing a game view using java

I am writing a 2d game in java. The game mechanics are similar to the Pokémon game boy advance series e.g. fire red, ruby, diamond and so on. I need a way to draw a huge map maybe 5000 by 5000 pixels ...
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Database & Physics in hand. How do render through web?

I'm developing a football management game. It is to be browser based. For the moment a turn based strategy that in the future I'd like to develop with more javascript interactivity. I am competent ...
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Drawing an outline around an arbitrary group of hexagons

Is there an algorithm for drawing an outline around around an arbitrary group of hexagons? The polygon outline drawn may be concave. See the images below, the green line is what I am trying to ...
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Can't remove JPanel from JFrame while adding new class into it

Basically, I have my Frame class, which instantiates all the properties for the JFrame, and draws a JLabel with an image (my title screen). Then I made a separate JPanel with a start button on it, and ...
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Dynamically Deformable Terrain In Game Engine

I am looking for a game engine that is open to the public for free or at a payed price that allows for any reasonable way of doing deformable terrain over a network. The closest I have found to this ...
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Framerate control and physics engines?

I am reading this article on how to control the framerate and physics calculations. But in the game I am writing, I use a third party physics library and the only thing I do to update my physics is ...
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OpenGL : Suggestion on handling collision detection and vertex data?

I was thinking how to do collision detection in my OpenGL application and came to conclusion that I should keep two copies of my geometry data. 1)First copy : Only for OpenGL rendering purposes.This ...
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AlphaToCoverage + Alpha Blending = Artifacts

I'm experiencing a strange problem using OpenGL SampleAlphaToCoverage mode. There are rendering artifacts when using alpha-blending on pixels that have been rendered using alpha-to-coverage - and I ...
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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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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 to compute the 2D equations of 3D circular arcs?

I'd like to obtain these equations for the ellipses produced by the perspective projections of (3-dimensionally transformed) circles. This is useful for rendering in 2D contexts which provide curve ...
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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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Erasing part of lines in libgdx with ImmediateModeRenderer

Hi i'm using the ImmediateModeRenderer renderer = new ImmediateModeRenderer10(); to render a line with the next block renderer.begin(matrix, GL10.GL_LINES); renderer.color(color.r, color.g, ...
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Mobile 3D engine renders alpha as full-object transparency

I am running a iOS project using the isgl3d framework for showing pod files. I have a stylish car with 0.5 alpha windows, that I wish to render on a camera background, seeking some augmented reality ...
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How to manage drawing loop when changing render targets

I'm managing my game state by having a base GameScreen class with a Draw method. I then have (basically) a stack of GameScreens that I render. I render the bottom one first, as screens above might ...
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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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Realtime rendering using a ray tracing engine

I want to render an object that has a mesh with one million hexagonal elements(100 * 100 * 100). Lights, shadows and textures is not important and each element has a solid color. and finally, the ...
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3D Huge mesh rendering

I am writing a program, that as input, I have a huge (10^6 elements) 3d mesh (with hexagonal shaped elements), and I want to realtime render it, but not as real-time as a game. It just can show the ...
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OpenGL ES multiple objects not being rendered

I am doing the following to render multiple balls move around the screen but only 1 ball is seen to appear and function. I don't know why the rest (count-1) balls are not being drawn public void ...
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When updating a mesh, does glBufferSubdata belong in the update or render function?

When updating a mesh does the glBufferSubdata call belong in the update function or render function? I'm trying to organize my game appropriately and knowing this would help me. This is my first ...