Dark spaces cast by the presence of a solid object blocking the flow of light. Often helpful for telling where your character is going to land.

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How are dynamic blending shadows like this created?

I would like to know, how dynamic shadows, that 'blend' onto other objects, are created.
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Create shadow for SkinnedEffect model

I've followed a tutorial that uses the XNA 4 SkinnedEffect for my animation on that model . How can i also make a shadow for my SkinnedEffect model ? Thanks !
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Pre Computing shadows, advantages/disadvantages?

Today I was looking at a still frame of a game, and noticed that all of the shadows were dynamic (created per frame). As we know, shadows can be quite expensive. I was wondering why shadows could not ...
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What rendering techniques would I use to draw a drop shadow effect for cards in a card game?

What type of shading algorithm might be used to create shadows like these? the one I'm making is similar but it is all done with a 2D drawing API powered by OpenGL so there is no Z coordinate. In ...
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Math behind simulating a simple light source for rotated rectangle?

Say I have a 2D Rectangle. By offsetting its position by x y and rendering a shadow by an offset, it gives the illusion of a shadow. If I rotate the rectangle Z degrees and try it with the same ...
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Planar shadow matrix and plane b value

I implemented planar shadows with the function D3DXMatrixShadow. As you know, we need plane and light factor to calculate a shadow matrix. The problem is that when I set the plane as D3DXPLANE p(0, ...
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How does Trine's lighting look so spectacular?

Is there some kind of "special" lighting in this scene? I notice that the sun seems to "pop".
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shadowing billboards

I have a lot of billboarded 3D spheres (they have a heightmap so work properly with depth and penetration; although each is made of just a quad (with slight distortion), they look and feel and are ...
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Need help implementing shadows on platform with limited feature set

I am writing a game that very much relies on real-time shadowing and would like to implement shadow volumes. I was thinking of doing shadow mapping, but the platform I am using is Molehill/Stage3D and ...
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How many shadow casting lights are in modern games?

I'd like to know how many shadow casting lights are supported in modern games, such as Uncharted 2, Crysis 2, Modern Warfare 2, Halo: Reach, etc. Do they all limit themselves to just a couple of ...
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How do I create a blob shadow under a character?

I have a webgl based 2.5D platformer game, and I would like to add a simple blob shadow under the character to help the player with the platforming. How is this normally done? As you can see below, ...
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Casting a shadow over a whole scene with GLSL in 2D?

I'm making a (non-isometric) side scrolling 2D game and I want each fragment that I draw to cast a small drop shadow when it is near another object. What sort of algorithms are used in fragment ...
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Point Light Soft Shadows

How to implement soft shadows for omni directional (point) light. We use typical shadow mapping technique. Depth is rendered to texture cube and addresing is pretty simple then. Just using vector from ...
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Real time shadow casting in a 2D isometric game

I'm writing a small 2d isometric engine in C++ and I'm trying to implement real time shadow casting. I followed a simple approach described on this page and here is the result (light is located at the ...
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Shadow Mapping and Transparent Quads

Shadow mapping uses the depth buffer to calculate where shadows should be drawn. My problem is that I'd like some semi transparent textured quads to cast shadows - for example billboarded trees. As ...
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State of art shadowing technique for OpenGL on isometric terrain?

What's the most efficient way of creating shadows for object on a isometric terrain with OpenGL and JOGL? Note that this terrain is not flat and is not heightmap generated. Think it as another model. ...
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2D Real-Time shadows on level on a level made from a Dynamic Bitmap

The Bitmap has transparency, and only non-transparent pixels are solid and used for hit detection for the physics engine and gameplay. I have seen some versions done with convex hulls, but for ...