Used to describe the physical geography of a location. This can include elevation, slope and orientation of features.

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anisotropic fog of war

Here I am not talking about how to render fog of war, but how to model exploring of terrain in a more sophisticated way. In a straight-forward approach, terrain explored by a game unit is simply ...
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How can I more efficiently paint grass onto a large terrain object in Unity?

I'm trying to paint a grass onto a large terrain and I want it to cover the entire terrain. Since the brush size can't go past 100 it would seem that I'm stuck painting the entire thing with a small ...
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How can I deal with vertex precision errors between terrain chunks?

I am using OpenGL to render the following scene, using vertex data from one of the map files of a popular MMORPG. The data is chunked and the pictured scene is made up of 256 (16x16) chunks. However ...
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How can I implement large moving “colossus” characters that also act as environmental objects?

I'm curious how enormous characters that act both as entities and environments are implemented. I'm thinking of characters like in Shadow of the Colossus which move, but which the player can also ...
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Triangles go missing as Z changes

I'm rendering a height map using shader-based OpenGL (3.3 to be precise). The height map data is from a grayscale bitmap (2D array of bytes). The dimension of the bitmap is 256 x 256. With this data, ...
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Basic terrain shader without using external texture

I have this: (Right now I have the height map in a x*x size 2D array and a 1D vector too.) What I am trying to achieve is something like this: Without using any textures, only plain colors. So ...
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OpenGL generate hills looking vertices

I want to generate a terrain which looks like hills. Some sort of sine waves. Should be as simple as possible. But I can not figure out how. I get very scary results, which are nothing worth. I need ...
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libgdx building 3D terrain [closed]

I've been spending a lot of my time working with libgdx scene 2d & have become very familiar with it. I've decided I want to move over to 3D & take a couple of weeks to learn & better ...
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How to deform 2D tileable texture in XNA/MonoGame

I'm looking for a way to deform tillable texture in a 2D game I'm building using MonoGame but I'm not sure how this effect is called and searching the internet for "deforming textures" gives me mostly ...
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Unity3d wheelcollider falling through terrain

I have created simple project with 3D car and terrain. I have added 4 Wheel Colliders on model wheels. But when I run project wheels falling through terrain. Before run: After run: I am sure that ...
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How can I texture a large terrain mesh in OpenGL?

I want to apply a texture to a large terrain mesh in my game. I think that it is just not acceptable to have a gigantic UV map spanning over 4096 x 4096 pixels. What's a better way to apply a texture ...
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How to use ROAM algorithm to adapt terrain's mesh?

I have a hard time understanding the idea behind ROAM algorithm "Real-time, continuous level of detail rendering of height fields" Peter Lindstrom, David Koller, William Ribarsky, Larry F. Hodges, ...
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How do I serialise a mesh to a text file?

I'm building a game engine in OpenTK (OpenGL for C#). Is it ossible to take a terrain mesh (in any format) and convert it into a text file (or a really small character-filled file, no more than a few ...
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Traditional Chunk Loading vs. Chunk Swapping

I'm designing a voxel-based game (aren't we all?), and just yesterday implemented infinite terrain generation. I'd already had the terrain generation working off of simplex noise, so this wasn't a ...
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Quadtree vs multiple resolution grids for terrain rendering

I have been thinking about quad trees with regards to terrain rendering. From my understanding the basic functionality of quadtree terrain rendering is to frustum cull the terrain in such a manner: ...
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Unity - Imported meshes from Blender always corrupt

I want to import a terrain mesh I made in Blender into Unity, however Unity seems to fail to load it correctly. What could be the reason behind this and how can I fix it?
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2D Terrain generation with controlled variations

Well, I'm trying to create a simple endless runner and -this may sound repetitive- I'm searching for ways to generate the terrain. The game will only have 3 types of ground tiles, ascending, ...
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Unity3D: terrain object's textures flickering on long distances

I'm making RTS project on Unity3D. I created terrain with Unity's standard Terrain tool, and added textures of grass, mood etc. on it. Then, for creating "man-made" objects of terrain (roads, ...
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Algorithm for texture blending modification

Im currently writing a terrain editor for my game (for the record: no commercial intentions) and after having implemented the terrain morphing to my liking im now working on the texturing of said ...
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Using A*Pathfinding on terrain created by scripts?

I'm looking to use A* Path-finding as a method of navigating my game terrain. Trouble is, my terrain is built upon play using a script and A* grid does not detect this, therefore marking all nodes as ...
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terrain not properly rendering

I'm extending the terrain quad with resources from various tutorials and have the following code: public class WorldTerrain extends TerrainQuad { public static final String NAME = "terrain"; ...
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Planet terrain not connecting properly

I'm trying to generate some simple planets in OpenGL using libnoise (including noiseutils), but the terrain is not correctly connecting where the sphere "completes itself" and I was wondering if ...
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Top-Down Octree Generation of Procedural Terrain

I'm trying to implement a voxel-based terrain generation system in Unity3d (C#). I have successfully implemented a uniform 3d grid system, and have extracted the isosurface out using Marching Cubes ...
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2D terrain with midpoint displacement and collision

I followed this theory Here to implement a simple scrolling 2D terrain for my running game. I am used to dealing with collision via a tile system but am looking for a good theory on how to perform ...
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How to create a regular grid of triangles correctly?

I am trying to create an terrain using opentk/opengl. I have a problem with the VBO/IBO. I think a picture of the problem is the best way to show it: I dont understand why the last triangle of a ...
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How do I deform a procedurally generated terrain?

I was looking at this method of generating complex procedural terrains using the GPU: http://http.developer.nvidia.com/GPUGems3/gpugems3_ch01.html Has anyone had any luck actually using the ...
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What is the simplest algorithm or pattern to continues ground/Floor

Im beginner in 3d gaming , i have basic question not Language specific. Say i have ground model for example terrain i modeled what is the common way to load the terrain and use it again Or load ...
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Dynamic 2d terrain loading / stitching in Unity [closed]

I'm currently working on a top down 2d game (in Unity 2d) where I'd like to build a huge terrain for the player to explore. My question is - do you have any good practices or ideas on how to chunk the ...
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Optimal approach to build a quad-tree for elongated terrain?

I have got a polygonal terrain in 3D. For simplicity sake I have split it into multitude of unit squares (cells) alike tilemaps do. Now I need to pick a cell under a cursor. For that I'm casting a ray ...
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How do I simplify terrain with tunnels or overhangs?

I'm attempting to store vertex data in a quadtree with C++, such that far-away vertices can be combined to simplify the object and speed up rendering. This works well with a reasonably flat mesh, but ...
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How to efficiently render a large terrain mesh?

Recently I've been stuck on a problem thinking about the best way to generate a terrain into my game. In another projects I normally used heightmaps, so all the core-work was based on the engine used, ...
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How to store an array into a texture and sampler the texture in vertex shader correctly?

I'm a new learner about OpenGL and GLSL. I'm coding a program in which i wanna store a group of datas in a texture and get the data by sampling the texture in vertex shader. Then i want to set the ...
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How do I load real-world map terrain? [duplicate]

I'm new to game development and want know how to make or load a terrain from OpenStreetMap or Google Maps in your current city. (I'm using Unity3D.) My idea is just load or generate a map of the ...
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Tips for density terrain function (using Marching cube) [duplicate]

I've just implemented the marching cube algorithm and tried it out with some different functions for the density, and I think it's working! Ex) density = -v.y + sin(-v.x) + sin(-v.z) But I can't ...
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Infinite terrain techiniques [closed]

I am currently making a procedural (Noise based) terrain. So, i have tried multiples approches : 1: Generate one big plane, and update vertices when player move to the plane edges 2: A terrain ...
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Terrain & Multi-Texturing

I'm using OpenGL (Version 4.4) (and C++ if that matters). I've created a terrain renderer, the terrain is stored as a 3D scalar field (isosurface/voxels). It uses a slightly modified version of ...
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What's the state of the art in biome generation? [closed]

That is, given a terrain + seas, what are the most advanced approaches available, for game dev, for generating the climate and hence biomes for various areas of the terrain? Are there tools that, ...
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How can I generate random maps that feel like Age of Empires II random maps?

I like the way Age of Empires II generate random maps turned out (good variety, decent biome transitions, maps felt random without feeling chaotic), but am struggling to replicate the style. I've ...
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Rendering terrain only with GPU

This is not about generating plane geometry and then applying a shader on it. Instead, I want a big single flat plane, then apply a shader on it. The vertex shader has a uniform vec3 ...
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Square Grid Polygonal Terrain Query algorithm?

I have a square, fixed-grid terrain with one terrain type per grid unit in my game, and I want to do an arbitrary polygonal terrain query which returns all of the grid units enclosed/intersected by ...
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Unity seperation of prefabs with two dimensional terrain generation

I have the following function: public void Spawn () { GameObject g = ((GameObject)Instantiate (hills [Random.Range (0, hills.Length)], new Vector3 (0.0f, ...
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2D to 3D perlin noise, I'm not sure I get it

I've been using 2d perlin noise to generate height maps for a little isometric terrain experiment. The noise value is directly related to the z-layer a tile will appear in: Math.floor(noise * 10). ...
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What is the role of tessellation in terrain?

I'm relatively new to graphically programming and I've been looking into ways to render larger heightened terrain. I keep seeing comments directing me to disregard things such as geometry clipmaps, in ...
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How do I change the size and specific height values of Unity generated terrain?

I'm having problems with terrain scripting while trying to do a infinite-world with Unity's terrain generation. How do I change the terrain height at specific points? And how do I set the amount of ...
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Slope polygon collider 2D causing box collider 2D to 'bump' while sliding on it

I'm doing procedural terrain generation. So far I've created the mesh, and attached a 2D polygon collider to it. The terrain is made up of hills going up and down. After doing so, I put a 2D rigid ...
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How can I make caves with Unity's terrain creator?

With Unity's terrain creator, I can't simply make a "hole" on the mesh. I don't know how I would make cave-like structures other than using "rock" meshes for the roof (wich will indeed look weird) ...
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How to crop or mask a sprite to a specific shape in Unity (2D)?

I'm trying to do a procedural 2D terrain generation. I've managed to make the function to generate the points, and I've been testing/debugging by creating the terrain using a 2D polygon collider on an ...
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How to vectorize a raster image edges into SVG paths?

I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how to convert a 2D list of points into an SVG Path representing a political map border. I have completed all parts of a 2D terrain generator, including ...
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Wrapping 3D noise functions like simplex and perlin in c# [duplicate]

I'm experimenting with loop-able worlds that have a height-map for terrain data. While I can easily create loop-able .BMP textures for this in Photoshop and just load the terrain from them, but that ...
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Procedurally Generated Structures over large quantitys of chunks in 3D Terrain Generator

I am creating large scale worlds using 16*16*16 voxel chunks which are stacked up to 32*32*32 in dimensions and I have hit a bit of a Bump in the road so to speak. I want to create large structures ...