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

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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 ...
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SDL and software/hardware rendering. How to go about it?

I know that SDL 1.2 does software rendering (CPU) and not hardware rendering (GPU). My question is, how do I use SDL but with hardware rendering? How do I not use its rendering API (software) and ...
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Drawing a circle in OpenGL ES Android, squiggly boundaries

I am new to OpenGL ES and facing a hard time drawing a circle on my GLSurfaceView. Here's what I have so far. The circle class public class MyGLBall { private int points=40; private float ...
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How to render realistic ice?

I am trying to write an ice shader in Unity that looks good and at least semi-realistic. If the following shot (found on Google) was CG, what would its shader include? (the foreground cave). I might ...
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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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Multiple passes in direct3d10

I begin to learning direct3d10 and stuck with multiple passes. As input I have a triangle(that stored in vb/ib) and effect file: //some vertex shader and globals goes there. skip them to preserve ...
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How to properly render a Frame Buffer to the BackBuffer in Stage3D / AGAL

After doing a render pass with RenderToTarget (RTT), how do you properly render that texture buffer to the screen while maintaining original scale / proportions so it doesn't stretch or lose quality? ...
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How can I organize render and transformation data in a scalable fashion?

I am writing for OpenGL 2.0 and in the future porting to OpenGL ES 2.0. I only use VBOs and shaders (no immediate mode, no vertex arrays). I already have working solutions, they just... feel wrong. ...
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How is Ping-Ponging done in Stage3D & AGAL (Flash Player 11)

Does anyone know how to create a Texture feedback effect in Stage3D / AGAL? I've just found the term "ping-ponging" in some GPU wikipage, hopefully I'm using it in the right place! I'll share with ...
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How to handle many sprites and update?

I am making a game, and I just started to think about how I am going to update and render all the sprites on the screen. Should I store all sprites in some type of list (vector or something?) and then ...
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Best way to separate display and game logic (threads)

What is the best way to separate render and game logic threads? I'd like to make logic-heavy game (ai, machine learning, and network) in which world updates 50-60 times per second. I want to ...
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Can I make a mirror with Unity Free?

If I understand correctly, render textures are a feature of Unity Pro, and that is the best way to create mirrors, TV screens, and so forth. If I am wrong, please tell me. What I would like to know is ...
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Why do 3d model drawn to a RenderTarget appear distorted compared to those drawn directly?

I've got a problem drawing a 3D model to a RenderTarget2D in XNA 4. When the model is drawn to a render target, and then the render target is later drawn to the screen it appears distorted. (See right ...
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Optimize a render call to draw out several semi-transparent sprites

I'm writing a 2D side-scrolling style game in C++ and openGL. In this game I have several cloud sprites which are rendered across the top of the screen. They rotate and scale and such so they're not ...
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rendering issue: depth buffering + blending: how do they work together?

This image describes the problem I'm having: http://i42.tinypic.com/282kzlf.jpg What you are seeing consists of two images: Image A(with the alien-concept art thingy), depth value .98, the white ...
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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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Multiple render targets and gamma correctness in Direct3D9

Let's say in a deferred renderer when building your G-Buffer you're going to render texture color, normals, depth and whatever else to your multiple render targets at once. Now if you want to have a ...
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SFML Segmentation Fault when using VBOs?

I'm trying to follow along with the gltut tutorials and for some reason when I call GLDrawArrays my program segmentation faults. I've been looking at the state of my application with the Mac OpenGL ...
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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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Why is antialiasing dependent on sampling?

I am thinking about the best ways to render two dimensional objects in the highest detail possible using modern graphics technology and it occurred to me that when I simplify a situation enough, I ...
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Rendering 3D out of layers - optimizing fillrate?

I'm rendering a city of several million cuboids that are all axis-aligned, touching each other and same-sized. They only differ in height. Rendering them as real geometry is vertex-bound and too ...
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How do I draw 2D textures with Direct3D 11.1?

I'm running into trouble trying to figure out the best way to draw textures to the screen using Directx 11.1 (for Metro apps). In XNA, I used SpriteBatch. Is there something partially comperable? In ...
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Can using different vertex-buffers for each vertex-attributes be good in certain scenarios?

Is there scenarios where this is actually good practice? Or does it slow down performance? Example: //Vertex format is: //X, Y, U, V var myXYs:Vector.<Number> = new <Number>[ -1, -1, ...
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Will using OpenGL for rendering with SDL make my 2D game run smoother?

I've been working on a 2D game using SDL. I've noticed the objects look blurry and glitchy when they're moving, so I was thinking about using OpenGL to render the graphics. Would this help? What ...