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Algorithms for positioning rectangles evenly spaced with unknown connecting lines

I'm new to game development, but I'm trying to figure out a good algorithm for positioning rectangles (of any width and height) in a given surface area, and connecting them with any variation of ...
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Why do we say things are rotated around the z-axis in a space graph?

I've embarked on a journey of game development. I need to learn lots of 3D terminology, since I want to make 3D games. I learned that X is to the right, Y is up, and Z is towards you. Then why when a ...
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Space between randomly generated objects

Im not sure there is a going to be a simple answer for this question but Ill ask anyway. I am programming an endless scrolling game where the player's character is constantly "falling." As they fall ...
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Why is clip space always referred to as “homogeneous clip space”?

I've noticed in almost everything I've read so far that the term "clip space" is prepended with the word "homogeneous". Now I understand that it roughly means "all the same", but I don't understand ...
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what is world space and eye space in game development?

I'm reading a book about 3D stuff and OpenGL. The book often talks about world space and eye space. What exactly is the "world space?" Does the "eye space" mean the projection?
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An approach for storing points in space

I am going to work on my next game project, however there are some issues I want to correct since my last one. Here is one of them: This is a problem I think I can already solve, but I'd like to hear ...
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Rendering artifacts at a large scale

I'm a new to OpenGL or graphics in general. Trying to write a game with realistic scale. I had a perfectly fine rendering of earth at a small scale, but when I try to scale it up to 1:1 I get this ...
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Why are normal maps in tangent space but not in normal space?

I want to implement normal mapping in my little game engine. When getting into normal mapping, I wonder why normal maps are typically in tangent space but not in normal space? That normal maps in ...
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World space and model space the dummies version [closed]

I'm by no means a 3d programmer but have recently taken it upon myself to build a Voxel based game and I'm having a little trouble understanding some of the concepts around matrices (what with my ...
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what space is this Matrix in?

In Blender 2.6 API, PoseBone is used for animating a bone. PoseBone.matrix is one way to do that. API says PoseBone.matrix is in "object space". ...
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global transform to local transform?

If an object is attached to another one and you need to set its position, rotation and scale in global space, what do you do to get the local versions of these values, knowing the same values for the ...
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Space & Sound? Defying Physics?

Why are there sound effects in space shooter games like asteroid and such? There is no medium in space for sound to travel by. Yet we get hear gun shots & explosion. I am not talking about the ...
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How to shoot a triangle out of an asteroid which floats all of the way up to the screen?

I currently have an asteroid texture loaded as my "test player" for the game I'm writing. What I'm trying to figure out how to do is get a triangle to shoot from the center of the asteroid, and keep ...
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Are there any disadvantages of using Distance Squared checks rather than Distance?

I use distance squared checks for basically all my distance (vector3 length) checking, due to the performance increase from not incurring a square root (like in plain length checks). From the looks ...
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COLLADA: Inverse bind pose in the wrong space?

(Crosspost from StackOverflow) I'm working on writing my own COLLADA importer. I've gotten pretty far, loading meshes and materials and such. But I've hit a snag on animation, specifically: joint ...