A bitmap (raster image) used in a texture mapping process.

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“Clone” a RenderTarget2D?

I see that some XNA resources implement ICloneable (namely the Effect class) but textures don't. I have encountered a situation where I need to make a complete copy of a RenderTarget2D texture and use ...
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Hashing 3D position into 2D position

I am doing volumetric raycasting and curently working on depth jitter. I have 3D position on ray and want to sample 2D noise texture to jitter the depth. Function for converting (or hashing) 3D ...
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Is it possible to import UV-maps in Unity3D without manually importing the associated texture?

When i import an object from Maya with a defined UV-map i have to manually import the texture (image) and assign it to the material. Is there a way to keep the materials texture reference from Maya ...
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Rasterization Rules and States

This thread directly concerns lightmap generation; however, indirectly, the rasterization of polygons by the GPU. I am currently generating lightmaps using a pixel shader. To the shader I send 3 ...
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How do I generate a mipmap for a texture loaded from a stream?

I am loading a Texture2d from a stream: public static Texture2D GetTexture(GraphicsDevice dev, System.Drawing.Bitmap bmp) { Texture2D texture; using (MemoryStream s = new MemoryStream()) ...
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Is there a way to start (not) caching textures *now*?

Procedural textures with substance seem to update very quickly if you turn off caching, modify one exposed variable at a time, modify it frequently, and even then only after you've attempted to modify ...
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Implement Displacement Mapping: Gaps along seams

I am implementing Displacement mapping using DirectX 11 with its new tessellation stages. Diffuse map and displacement map are generated by xNormal. The result after I applied displacement mapping is ...
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Scaling and rotating texture onto another texture by raw buffer data

I've been messing with C++ AMP and OGRE in attempt to make writing to/altering textures to my liking easier on my behalf. In this I've been trying to draw a texture onto my "dynamic" texture with ...
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XNA windows phone release black textures

i just made a 3d game in XNA for windows phone 7. I build it in release mode on visual studio 2010 and suddenly when I run game there is no textures on models - 2 models are black and one is ...
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Unity: how to apply programmatical changes to the Terrain SplatPrototype?

I have a script to which I add a Terrain object (I drag and drop the terrain in the public Terrain field). The Terrain is already setup in Unity to have 2 PaintTextures: 1 is a Square (set up with a ...
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Algorithm for approximating sihlouette image as polygon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any heuristic to polygonize a closed 2D raster shape with n triangles? I want to be able to analyze a texture in real time and approximate a polygon to ...
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Free texture sites – is it safe to use their content

There are multiple free texture sites, like: texturemate.com or plaintextures.com. I am wondering how safe it is to use their content? I imagine that the texture could be withdrawed from the site, ...
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Where can I find animated textures for free? [closed]

I'm looking for some animated textures, especially water textures that show movement. After a bit of searching, I could only find this list. Although those textures are certainly not bad, there are ...
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Best practices of texture size

I wanted to know how should I determine a good texture size ? Currently, I always create UV texture that are 1024x1024px but if I create for example, a big house with a 1024px texture size, it will ...
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Drawing a textured triangle with CPU instead of GPU

I understand the benefits of GPU rendering and such, but for a certain limited application I need to render textured triangles purely using CPU. I've built a 3D engine capable of object handling, ...
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Displaying 2 textures on the same surface?

I'm messing around with XNA in a very simple Minecraft-esque world I'm making and I'm wondering how I can do the "breaking the block" visuals in XNA. If you're unfamiliar with the game, you begin ...
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Xna: Splitting one large texture into an array of smaller textures

I would like to split a large texture into a one dimensional array of smaller textures. How should I do this?
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OpenGL - texelFetch vs texture

I know main difference between texelFetch and texture. But I have two question Is there some penalty with texelFetch ? Like not using cache etc. Is it the same, if I use texelFetch instead of ...
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Are global shader variables slower than texture look ups?

I want to send quite a bit of data to the GPU, the data will never change (or will change very rarely) after it has been created. Is there a performance impact to using global shader variables or ...
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Dynamic Terrain Texture

I've been looking at a 2D physics game called 'Hill Climb Racing' (Android and iOS) and was wondering how they went about texturing the terrain? I've had a think about it and I've come up with ...
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there is a BLOB standard to store images in memory?

I would like to abstract all the images in memory, to do so i would like to have just 1 format of reference without talking about the usual file formats for the filesystem like JPG, TGA, and so on. I ...
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Compressing textures and recompressing textures

Which tools are considered best-quality for compressing textures for use in OpenGL? Which can be used from the Linux commandline? And which lossless compressors give good ratio/speed on compressed ...
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What's efficient way to draw a lot of textured cubes in XNA4?

Title says it all. What's efficient way to draw a lot of textured cubes in XNA4?
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Is there a command line ATI texture compression tool?

Is there a command line tool that can convert PNG and JPG files to ATITC compressed textures? I have my own export pipeline that converts all textures to PVRTC, ATITC, and DXT, so I have no use for a ...
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Texture2D.GetData fails to return pixel colour data

Because I'm using sprite sheets instead of an individual texture per sprite, I need to pass in a Rectangle when calling Texture2D.GetData() in my collision detection for per-pixel tests. ...
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how disable texture after drawing an object?

i try to make a textured object then draw other without (only colored). i had tried to play with glEnable/Disable(GL10.GL_TEXTURE_2D) , ...
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Multiple texture coordinates per mesh?

So far I've used the same texture coordinate for both the normal and diffuse textures on a mesh, yet when reading the Assimp documentation ...
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XNA Textures with background color

I am fairly new to XNA and I have questions in regards to textures. Most of my of textures have a background color along with the overall image (white, black, or whatever). This is quite ugly as the ...
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OpenGL : sluggish performance in extracting texture from GPU

I'm currently working on an algorithm which creates a texture within a render buffer. The operations are pretty complex, but for the GPU this is a simple task, done very quickly. The problem is that, ...
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Updating texture memory via shader?

What the title says.Is it possible to update a texture via a glsl shader ? Something like : //Read vec4 Pixel = texture2D(TextureID,gl_TexCoord[TextureIndex].st); //Write to texture memory ? vec4 ...
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Graphic hardware texture formats shaders relational speed

I'm interested to know, is there a direct correlation to the speed that a shader will run based on the bit depth of a texture upon which it is running. For example: If I have a 2 bit stencil texture ...
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State of the art in image compression?

I'm looking for good algorithms for compressing textures offline (ie decompressing them at install or load time, I know about using DXT/3DC to save runtime video memory, but these create awful visual ...
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Why can't I add a float4 read from a Texture2D.Sample in the Vertex Shader

These lines work (compile fine): float4 offset = HeightMap.Sample(HeightSampler, input.Texcoord); input.Position.xyzw += float4(0, 1, 0, 0); These do not (any use of offset together with ...
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What are the texture coordinates for a tetrahedron

EDIT This is the WebGL code for initializing the tetrahedron points. You may want to skip to the second code block, because you may be able to answer without this. //Making a tetrahedron with ...
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OpenGL 4D textures with bilinear interpolation

I want to use and interpolated 4D texture in OpenGL, i.e. a texture that is accessed with a texture coordinate vector (s, t, p, q) and interpolated linearly in every texture coordinate. The extension ...
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How should I prepare for migration from D3D9 to D3D10 or D3D11?

I'm considering a Direct3D9 texture streaming solution, but my company will eventually be going to D3D11 in the future. I wanted to make my solution as forward compatible as possible, so I was hoping ...
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Replicating no. of sprites without letting the app to slow down and crash

Is it possible that if I'm making a a simple drag-n-drop game, does making a new sprite via constructor with texture as a parameter makes the game slower and depletes more memory until it crashes or ...
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“exception at 0x53C227FF (msvcr110d.dll)” with SOIL library

I'm creating a game in C++ using OpenGL, and decided to go with the SOIL library for image loading, as I have used it in the past to great effect. The problem is, in my newest game, trying to load an ...
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OpenGL - drawElements 2D imposible z-sorting (textured)

I am creating a 2D program in OpenGL 3.2 Now to render what I do is have a VBO for each texture and add the elements of the objects that use that texture to this vbo. Now as you know the order you ...
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Tutorial on OpenGL texture formats

Looking at the documentation glGetTexImage(), one can see that there are plenty of available texture formats. GL_TEXTURE_1D, GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_3D, GL_TEXTURE_1D_ARRAY, GL_TEXTURE_2D_ARRAY, ...
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Any significant performance cost to using BlendState.Premultiplied?

Normally I guess you'd use BlendState.AlphaBlend because normally when you load your textures through the pipeline they're already premultiplied. However, if you're loading textures at runtime from ...
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How do I load a texture in OpenGL where the origin of the texture(0, 0) isn't in the bottom left?

When loading a texture in OpenGL, how do I specify the origin of the data I am loading? For example, how would I load a Targa that has it's origin at the top left instead of the bottom left of the ...
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multiple textures into one texture

Can i fusion multiple .tga or .jpeg into only one, and texturise my model with it ? Here is an example to explain my self better : I have Mr Bowser as 3d model and i want to integrate it in a game. ...
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Problem draw SkyBox behind my sun - XNA

I try to create a small and simple 3D games on XNA. I recently started to add a skyBox after added a sun in my game with the sample by Microsoft here ...
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How do I apply a texture over a material in OpenGL ES?

How can I apply a texture over a material? I've set up an object with the following material: GLKBaseEffect *effect; effect.colorMaterialEnabled = false; effect.material.ambientColor = ...
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Resource management

I've come across a strange thing in DirectX 11: I'm trying to implement large scale volume visualization engine. My approach is like this: if the volume is HUGE (could not fit to GPU memory ...
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Generating mipmaps for volume texture

Does texconv from DirectxTex support generating mipmaps for volume textures? If not what are the other alternatives? I am asking because I have tried to create the mipmaps by using textconv.exe -m 3 ...
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How to tell what part of a 3D cube was touched

I am writing a rather simple android game and I am implementing Open GL to draw a 3D cube that spins upon the X, Y and Z axis and I need to know where the user has clicked on the texture of the cube. ...
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Why is it when I render a basic cube, my editor's grid changes too?

I have one HLSL file for DirectX11 that only has input layout for color and position. Then another HLSL file for the simple cube that has position, normal and textures. What I noticed is when I render ...
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Blender Texture Seam

I am trying to follow this tutorial to create a brushed metal "start" button. (I am very new to all of this) I want the button to look nice when rendered in a game engine. For some reason I can not ...