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

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Using full resolution of depth buffer for 2D rendering

I'm working on a front-to-back renderer for a 2D engine using an orthographic projection. I want to use the depth buffer to avoid overdraw. I have a 16-bit depth buffer, a camera at Z=100 looking at ...
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GameObject is only rendered when it has a negative z scale

I have an orthographic camera that looks like this: I create 2d polygonal meshes that have uniform z values in their vertices. I use Camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to map these viewpoint vertices to ...
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android game development: why is my screen black?

so, im strarting an android game from scratch, and every time I try i stumble uppon the same problem, my screen is not displaying what i want it to. I've read various tutorials but they are either ...
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How to use a mask texture with Kobold2D

I am an iOS developer but I'm new to cocos2d. I'm working on new game, I use Kobold2D, have cocos2d installed too, and I want to make this effect: I know how is done with Flash, but can't make it ...
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How to combine objects in a rendered scene with and without bloom effect?

I'm working on a game and engine as I go under OpenGL. I've had a bloom effect in place for a while that works as a post-procesing effect on the entire screen. It's been fine up until now. I have ...
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LWJGL SlickUtil Texture Binding

I am making a 3D game using LWJGL and I have a texture class with static variables so that I only need to load textures once, even if I need to use them more than once. I am using Slick Util for this. ...
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How do I efficiently determine what objects are visible to a camera?

I want to call the rendering methods of only the game objects that are visible. How can I efficiently determine which objects or tiles are within the camera's rendered region?
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How to improve Batch Rendering to work with 3D skeletal animation data

I've implemented a batch rendering technique that is described in detail here: http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/opengl/opengl-batch-rendering-r3900 I'd like to extend it now to ...
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What is the correct multiplication order for a 2D matrix?

I'm currently trying to create a camera and entity/model matrix for my 2D game similar to that of Unity3D. I've already tried to find answers to this question on stackoverflow/gamedev but i couldn't ...
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In Game Maker, how do I draw a surface?

I'm trying to draw a surface in black in Game Maker. This is the code: //Create event surf = surface_create(room_width, room_height); //Draw event surface_set_target(surf); draw_clear_alpha(c_black, ...
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Drawing fonts with LWJGL3 with OpenGL

I'm very sorry if this question has already been answered, but since I've been struggling with this for many days I thought I'd give it a shot here. My goal is to somehow render some text on the ...
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Why is my texture drawn in a different place when in fullscreen?

I'm trying to draw a texture (with a crescent moon) in the middle of the y-axis: public void draw(SpriteBatch batch) { batch.draw(lune, 0, Gdx.graphics.getHeight() / 2); } It renders this when ...
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In OpenGL on Android, how do I give quads a border color?

I am new to game development and I'm working on a Rubiks cube game in Android using OpenGL. I want to create a cube with black borders, but I can only manage to set the fill color: GLColor[] colors ...
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Render on texture with alpha 0 for the background colour

Sorry if the question is stupid but I am very new to opengl. I render on a target a scene with a couple of object on a background that is nothing more than the clear colour (which is ...
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Card Masking in Phaser

Good Day, I'm new to Phaser and still learning about it to. I am challenging my self to create a simple animation of a card flip somewhat realistic rather that making use of a scale. This is ...
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How to render a vertex buffer in DirectX11 C++ (specifically with box2d's b2Draw)

I have all the DirectX11 devices etc setup and working with DirectXTK's SpriteBatch and currently attempting to implement a b2Draw class to draw my box2d physics worlds. I have little idea on how to ...
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Should UI be part of the game-loop?

I can't really find a good answer to this anywhere, I have never worked on games in a proffessional environment and I am wondering; Do these games render their UI in the main game-loop? That is, do ...
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Tiled Rendering - Projection matrix

I'm trying to figure out how to perform tiled rendering of my 3d scene (OpenGL). The motivation is to cut the scene up into several textures, combining them into a single image for saving at a very ...
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How to extract the texture from an image onto a mesh?

(preamble: I think this fits either here or SO with computer vision tag, I chose gamedev because I think you guys are probably really good with textures and meshes, but tell me if my decision was ...
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How do I prevent receiving data from the network from dropping rendering frames in a multiplayer game?

I'm building an HTML5 massively multiplayer online game. I've been working on this project for awhile, but am having some trouble sorting through a couple of performance issues. Since this is a ...
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How can I render extremely large models?

I'm trying to build a game in Unity similar to the game Kerbal Space Program where there are large celestial bodies that the player can orbit. I'm running into a few problems though. My first issue is ...
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Creating a separate renderer for entities in a 2D game

I'm making a 2D shooter game. As of now, every entity "draws itself", meaning every renderable entity has a draw function. I know it is better if rendering is handled separately, but how can I achieve ...
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Very slow motion smooth rendering - cocos2d-x

I have a a white circle that I move on a black background very slowly. When I look very carefully, I see that the while moving the edge of the circle is jittering. In my opinion it is because the next ...
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How many LoD versions of a model should I have? [closed]

Many games facilitate better performance by increasing/decreasing the number of triangles/polygons that are drawn, depending on how close the camera is to said object. Mountains, viewed from far away, ...
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Switching renderer off/on for an object in unity using C#

I have a GameObject called 'Stone' that is rendered on Game Play. I have attached a C# script called RenderOff to to make 'Stone' invisible on Game Play. RenderOff.cs using UnityEngine; using ...
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Why should i set glClearColor and setProjectionMatrix in render method many time in LibGDX?

import com.badlogic.gdx.Game; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.OrthographicCamera; import com.badlogic.gdx.graphics.g2d.SpriteBatch; public class MyGame extends Game { public OrthographicCamera ...
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Is there a trivial way to force SDL2 to render on resolution change or regain of focus after CTRL+ALT+DEL?

I'm building a game with SDL2 and C++11. One of the modes of the game is a map which is divided up in tiles/entities existing on those tiles (some are animated) in the context of a viewport on the ...
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In Monogame, why is multiple tile drawing slow when rendering in “windowed fullscreen”?

I have this drawing function (recommended as a solution here). It draws tiles on the whole window with no problem but my game slows down to ~30fps after maximizing it to "windowed fullscreen", which ...
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Unity only rendering certian parts of 3d building model from certian angles

So I made a couple modular building sections in blender, modular in the sense that I can insert build a floor at a time. I transferred them into Unity and then I got a rendering error that I have ...
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Transparent diffuse fails to render from all viewing angles

I'm rendering this chunk as a Unity mesh and I have just one material (with alpha) which is applied over all the mesh. Everything in the chunk is automatically generated at runtime, so it's not ...
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How do I get rid of this coloured border on my sprite?

I'm working on a 2D game in Unity. My triangle sprites display in-game with a line along one of the transparent sides: Larger view here. You might need to zoom somewhat. It's quite obvious on the ...
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OpenGL Framebuffer Object issue

I am struggling with implementing a proper Framebuffer Object . glCheckFramebufferStatus is returning me: GL_FRAMEBUFFER_INCOMPLETE_ATTACHMENT (36054). What am i missing? GLuint fbo, rboColor, ...
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How can I derive hierarchical draw ordering for entities in an entity system?

How do you implement hierarchical render order in an entity system? For example: two player entities each carry a gun entity. If you set the player entities to zindex = 0 and the gun entities to ...
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xna - Render background and multiple sprites to a single texture

I currently creating a game and I am trying to render my background and a sprite to a texture. Currently I have the background being rendered to a texture. But I am needing to render both my ...
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Modern OpenGL, rendering multiple obj objects not working

I am currently working on a 3D Game Engine that loads a level from an OBJ file and renders it with OpenGL. My problem is related to understanding how to render each object individually when i have ...
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How to render a pseudo-3D view like in the game Biosys (1999)? [closed]

Biosys is a PC game released in 1999, where navigation through its environments is done by clicking an "exit" on a scene, taking the player to a new scene. The player can't move in a scene, and ...
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Kerning between glyphs using SDL2_ttf

I'm loading a number of characters (using SDL2_ttf) into a texture atlas to improve performance. The glyphs can be separately rendered correctly, however, how can you find the kerning distance ...
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texture2D wont render in webplayer Unity

I have an app that is pulling from a webcam and receiving from one on another computer. It takes the frames and does facial detection on them and draws a rectangle around it. This simple app works ...
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Efficiently rendering tiled map on OS X

I'm writing an original (top-down) SimCity clone in Swift and attempting to use SpriteKit as the basis for the game. However, I am running into performance issues when rendering and animating the tile ...
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Does PBR mean only one, right technique to view 3D scenes?

For example if I call Unity 5 render pipeline a PBR (Physically-Based Rendering) and Unreal Engine 4 render pipeline as well PBR, does it mean that the same model with the same PB textures will be ...
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Imported Blender modular mesh lighting/shadows issue - Unity

Hi I've very recently started using Unity and am creating a game level. I've created my environment in blender and am currently using a modular design as I'd like to include destructible environments. ...
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What's the difference between Rendering pipeline and compute shader?

What's the difference between rendering pipeline - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ff476882.aspx and compute shader - ...
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Why are gaming graphics not as beautiful as animated movies?

I remember watching the Tomb Raider pre-rendered trailer, and wished those graphics could be in the game itself. Why there is such a big difference between the trailer and the actual game? I ...
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Why are my OpenGL textures warped?

I am writing a graphical program using OpenGL for rendering, Assimp for mesh loading and SDL for window etc, but also image loading. As can be seen in the image, the white outlines at the left of ...
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What is the best text rendering technique?

I just need a high performance way to draw text on the screen, in 2D or 3D. Currently I generate a mesh consisting of a bunch of quads with uvs corresponding to a 16x16 font sheet. Then I draw the ...
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What's the difference between rendering and shaders?

What is rendering? What are shaders like vertex ,tessellation shaders etc? I am confused what's the difference between rendering and shaders? and how rendering is performed using shaders? Can we ...
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What are 'ambient' lighting/illumination/occlusion? [duplicate]

What's the difference between ambient lighting,ambient illumination and ambient occlusion ? What are they? What's the difference between them?
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Is the rendering of distorted point clouds more complex?

I have two point clouds of n points: A dense ball-shape point cloud with many points inside A spherical point cloud with points on its surface. Is there (really) any difference between rendering ...
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FBO and VBO for performance

I discovered VBO's recently and changed my code to use them instead of immediate mode. Now I'm rendering 25000 squares and it's really slowing down my FPS. If I drew all the squares VBO's to an FBO, ...
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What are 'physically-based' lighting/rendering/materials?

What's the difference between physically based lighting, physically based rendering and physically based materials? How they are different from deferred and forward rendering? And physically based ...