a data structure that arranges the elements of a scene into a logical representation

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Scene2d Stage Actor setup issues

I am creating a game using libgdx. In the same each level has a class. I have stage as a member variable of the class. To this stage, I add actors. Inside the levels class, I have attaced the input ...
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Everything is a Scene Node?

My perception of scene nodes is that they are just containers for Mesh objects with transformations. After viewing some open sources graphics APIs (e.g Irrlicht), I noticed they call many not-to-be-...
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Pros and Cons of making geometry not only leaf in scene heirarchy [closed]

I was wondering why most game and graphics engines prefer to make geometry/mesh class only as a leaf in the scene hierarchy; more precisely they are not allowed to have children. So what are the pros. ...
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Scene Graph: Does anybody have a real world example?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how scene graphs work, and how to apply that to my game, in the context of all my game objects, including assets, cameras, units, shaders, etc. All I can find are ...
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LibGDX Child node is not following animation

So I'm trying to place a golf club as a child node of the hand of our "golfer", so it follows the animation the golfer has when the animation is invoked. However, once I hit "Check Swing" (the button ...
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Cumulative transformation matrices for hierarchical object transformations

I'm having a small issue with my design for hierarchical 3D objects. I'll try to sum things up concisely. Every object has a vector3 for its position, scale, and rotation, as well as a std::vector of ...
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What should be contained in a game scene graph?

Would you help me to clarify, please, what what exactly should be contained within a game scene graph? See the following list, please: Game Actors? (obviously yes, all the objects changing state ...
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SceneGraph in Entity Component System, Transformations

I'm recently learning entity component systems, and started implementing it into my test engine, however I'm having an issue integrating this with scene-graph, which I'm trying for the first time. ...
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Should a transform class store a matrix or seperate position/rotation/scale values?

I'm creating a transform class to make storing the transform of individual objects in a scene easier, but I'm unsure on how to do it. I could create one like this: class Transform { public: //......
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Code vs. Configuration in Unity [closed]

I know a thing or two about Unity at this point, but I've still lots of subjective, best practice questions, Such as: How do you decide what values are obtained via Start/Awake initialization, and ...
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Scene node system [closed]

I read Real-Time Rendering and the author explains that scene graphs can be used to propagate "materials" and light sources down the hierarchy, that's cool but it really ends right there. There's no ...
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How to create a forest game scene in unity3d?

I am pretty new to game development. I have started using unity3d. I have created simple games for which I have used plane (3d gameObject). Now, I want to move a step forward I want to create a ...
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World scene graph questions [closed]

I am going through the process of rethinking my current game engine's design. And I'd like to ask about some information from other's experiences about scene graph. Before we begin, this graph is in ...
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How to cache resources in my homebrew rendering system

Background: I am designing a simple 3D render system for an entity component system type architecture using C++ and OpenGL. The system consists of a renderer and a scene graph. When I finish the ...
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How to design the scenarios in a platform game?

I am developing a 3D platform game like Metroid Fusion with XNA. I have many classes for different elements as models, game screens, post-processing and so on. Now I want to start designing the ...
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Planar scene graph

Suppose there are many line segments on a plane (2D scene) and I would like to redraw only small portion ("window") of the whole scene. The scene is dynamic, meaning one can add/remove/transform lines....
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Scene graphs vs in-game representation

This is a general question which aim is to allow me to start digging on the subject by myself. As I noticed the general opinion is that scene graphs are good for describing the scene in a level ...
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server/client architecture, how to combine physics data, scene graph and database over the network?

I'm writting a C++ server and a C++ client for a rpg game. The client is using OpenSceneGraph for rendering the 3D. RakNet is used for communication between the client and server. At this time, the ...
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SceneGraph understanding

So far i can understand that it is a tree data structure consisting of multiple nodes. If i draw an entity in world without any scenegraph, e.g. I have an object "Aircraft" which inherit from ...
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Organizing scene graph nodes that have multiple parents

I am trying to understand how, from an abstract sense, scene graphs should be organized. Say that in a game, there is a scene where the user is inside a house. The house has four walls, and on one ...
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Understanding Scene Graphs and Graph Edges

So I'm trying to getting to grips with using Scene graphs and nodes in my code (game coding in C++) and I think I understand the basics of them and how they are used (and I can definitely see the ...
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How should I organize my Unity scene graph?

In programming, we have coding conventions — self-enforced rules to help maintain order. Does such a convention or consensus exist on how to lay out scenes in Unity? I've seen two styles of ...
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View frustrum culling

I have a model structured like this: 1. Root model 1.1.Child model 1 1.2 Child model 2 1.3 Child model 3 1.4 ..... The model in question is the "sponza" model used in many ...
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Dealing with multiple scenes /levels

Overview I have a scene manager in my game and in each 'Scene' I have a render() and a update() method for drawing and updating my game's logic. Basically, when I want to switch to another scene, ...
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ConcurrentDictionary as a main container for game objects?

I wonder if it is wise to use ConcurrentDictionary as a main container in a game? That is it will be used to: update every object inside it in a parallel.Foreach loop; add (but not remove) objects ...
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Utility of submesh class in a 3d game engine?

I've read somewhere that we use sub mesh for being able to give different materials to one mesh. But why not simply do this with scenegraph ? I mean you have a car mesh, and instead of using ...
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State of the art Culling and Batching techniques in rendering [closed]

I'm currently working with upgrading and restructuring an OpenGL render engine. The engine is used for visualising large scenes of architectural data (buildings with interior), and the amount of ...
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Scene Graphs and Entity Component Systems

I am trying to determine how to move my current implementation of nodes in a scene graph to an entity component system and am struggling to wrap my head around how the two can work together, if at all....
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Bounding volume hierarchy for outdoor scenes

I started with a very simple graphics engine a few weeks ago and I have finished a simple scene-graph and I am now at a point where I need to create a bounding volume hierarchy. I never really ...
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How to make child transforms honor parent origin

I'm working on a 2D transform system that has the following requirements: Transforms can have children Transforms have anchor points/origins that offset them Children should honor the parent's ...
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Using different shaders on the same model at runtime

I've already asked similar but a bit unclear question here but this time I will be very specific and to the point. Suppose I have an actor which grabs a power up. He starts to glow using bloom shader ...
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Best practise for representing large spaces in a scene graph

I'm attempting to represent a procedurally generated world in a scene graph, specifically in the Jmonkey engine (Jme3). To make this managable I have broken up the world into smaller chunks. Each ...
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LibGDX Scene2D event handling and bounding box relative to the center of a TextureRegion

I'm experimenting with Scene2D to see if it fits fot the game I want to develop. Say I have an Actor with the origin in the center of its TextureRegion. My setup method contains this code: float ...
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Scene graphs and spatial partitioning structures: What do you really need?

I've been fiddling with 2D games for awhile and I'm trying to go into 3D game development. I thought I should get my basics right first. From what I read scene graphs hold your game objects/entities ...
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Engine Rendering pipeline : Making shaders generic

I am trying to make a 2D game engine using OpenGL ES 2.0 (iOS for now). I've written Application layer in Objective C and a separate self contained RendererGLES20 in C++. No GL specific call is made ...
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OpenSceneGraph, multiple instances of a model

Im working on my first project using OpenSceneGraph. The project is a model flight simulator for one of my university courses, I want to be able to load airplanes (consisting of multiple models) and ...
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OpenWorld SceneGraph management and optimization [closed]

I have a SceneGraph class which for now is just a simple list implementation, and the only optimization I've planned so far is a check is something like this: //GetDistance returns the distance ...
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Handling Origin/Anchor Points in a Scene Graph

I'm trying to implement a simple scene graph on iOS using GLKit but handling origin/anchor points is giving me fits. The requirements are pretty straightforward: There is a graph of nodes each with ...
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Rolling my own scene graph

Hello Game Development SE! I'm crawling my way through OpenGL with the hopes of creating a simple and very lightweight game engine. I view the project as a learning experience that might make a ...
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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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Scene graph in Unity3D

I was wondering if any scene graph-like mechanism is implemented into Unity3D? For example if I have a GameObject, can I add child cubes to it so when I rotate the parent GameObject, the siblings will ...
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Scene management for 3D editor

I need a scene graph/management method for a 3D editor (brute force rendering is not really a possibility), where lots of data (geometry) are constantly being modified, it also would need to work ...
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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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Scene Graph Theory

I have a scenegraph that represents the whole world. However, at the moment if there are multiple copies of the same scene graph (aka the same model) it will just create a new scenegraph linking. This ...
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How to avoid game objects accidentally deleting themselves in C++

Let's say my game has a monster that can kamikaze explode on the player. Let's pick a name for this monster at random: a Creeper. So, the Creeper class has a method that looks something like this: ...
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Is Frustum Culling by itself enough for Consoles and Mobiles?

Software occlusion culling is often expensive, especially for smaller and older devices. Is frustum culling alone adequate on systems that can optimally display 10k triangles at most? If not, are ...
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How can I traverse a scene graph and hit only nodes in the view frustum?

Scene Graph seems to be the most effective way of representing the game world. The game world usually tends to be as large as the memory and device can handle. In contrast, the screen of the device ...
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Culling Techniques for 3d OpenGL ES game

I'm developing a 3d flight simulator for Android and am using a relatively large (10k triangles) scene in 3ds format for the scenery. The scene is one polygon soup, not separated into separate objects....
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To scene graph or not to scene graph?

I've been struggling with a decision regarding whether or not to implement a scene graph in my game. I have some use cases that call for such a tool, but I haven't been able to get through some of the ...
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Problem with DirectX scene-graph

I'm trying to implement a basic scene graph in DirectX using C++. I am using a left child-right sibling binary tree to do this. I'm having trouble updating each node's world transformation relative to ...