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

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Confused about DXT/DDS compression and color depth

I have done my research on DDS/DXT compression, and the information is kind of "everywhere." It is rather difficult to even find good, organized, sensible information on color depth. However, it is ...
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Should I be using spritesheets, because of or despite of my vast number of images?

I am developing a 2D game, and I have a lot of sprites. I used 3D animations and models to render into 2D, to give them that "Fallout" or "Diablo" look to them. It is also easier than drawing by hand, ...
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Texture Won't Load in OpenGL

I've started trying to make a 2D game in C++ using OpenGL, and I'm using SOIL as the imaging loading library. The problem is, I've been trying to get a simple 64x64 image of a red square to open and ...
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Slick - create new texture from part of existing texture

Say I have the following image: I want to resize this texture, so I can have resizable buttons with a texture. Now, as you can't repeat a certain area of an image in OpenGL, I have to create a new ...
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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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Sprite sheet textures picking up edges of adjacent texture

I have a custom sprite routine (openGL 2.0) which uses a simple sprite sheet (my textures are arranged horizontally next to each other). So, for example, here is a test sprite sheet with 2 simple ...
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Painting terrain with a selection circle

I don't mean putting a circle under a unit like done in an RTS, that's fairly simply done with a scenegraph(-like structure). What I'm referring to is selection circles for things like Area of Effects ...
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Is point texture filtering the same as nearest?

Is point texture filtering the same as nearest (different names for the same technique)?
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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 shoot lasers from Ship(XNA)?

I want a code which allows me to shoot multiple lasers from my Ship. Its a 2D game and the laser TEXTURE2D moves in a straight line. My Solution: I use List<> class of my Laser Class. ...
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Is there a need to set the parameters again when updating a texture?

Suppose that I'm developing the class COpenGLControl here in code guru to use it for showing a 2D texture in an MFC CPictureControl. and after applying some filters on the image, I will update the ...
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Why don't we use the whole color depth for normal maps?

All normal maps I've seen are pinkish or bluish. So it seems like only a short color range is used. Why do game developers give away so much precision? Update: The short answer is, that technically, ...
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Why is it possible to encounter a texture coordinate greater than 1 or less than 0

I'm studying a text about texture mapping and in the preparing to draw session, I read: Define the texture wrapping parameters. This will control what happens when a texture coordinate greater than ...
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Connecting smoothly N textures on terrain

I started to create my own terrain in a quite common way, just like this: http://www.rastertek.com/tertut18.html . It is infinite and automatically generated (by using coherent noise). The areas are ...
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XNA hlsl tex2D() only reads 3 channels from normal maps and specular maps

Our engine uses deferred rendering and at the main draw phase gathers plenty of data from the objects it draws. In order to save on tex2D calls, we packed our objects' specular maps with all sorts of ...
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Cryengine 3 textures display in yellow

I just started to work with Cryengine 3 . But I have a display problem. this is a picture of how I look like inside the game. Notice that the gun is displayed in yellow. This happens also if I put ...
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HLSL Textured Light: outputs only a specific part of the texture (new problem)

Problem 1 I am trying to create a spotlight that instead of giving the circle within the spotlight a simple color, applies a texture to it. However, where the texture is supposed to be is only a ...
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Converting data file of Sprite Atlas from JSON to Cocos 2D

I have an existing Sprite Atlas with its data file in JSON format. How do I convert it for use with Cocos 2D and other frameworks ? I tried poking around in Texture Packer which supports publishing ...
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Monogame/SharpDX Texture2D doesn't hold value

The problem I have discovered is most likely between classes, so I dont really have much option but to post the whole code here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/smyw9t1ap3by2vd/pBX-aJJ-Qx I have been ...
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OpenGL: How to map textures to geometry without using filter parameters

following my another question I have studied in the documentations that I should use this procedure : Define the texture filter parameters. This will control what happens when a texture is scaled ...
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How to categorize textures into atlases

I am going to use texture atlasing for the first time in my games, and at first it seemed like a great idea to split textures into atlases by categorizing them by terrain themes e.g ForestTextures, ...
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What happens when a texture is too large for a device

The question is two fold: What happens on a device when a texture is too large for it to handle? Will it crash or simply downsize it? In Unity if I use texture atlases of size 4k and then set ...
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Export object or scene with textures

Is there a way to export or publish some work to a folder so somebody else can open the .max file and does not have to reassign all the textures again? My problem is that i used lots of textures ...
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How to flip a quad (openGL es 2.0 Android / Java)

bHow would one go about 'flipping' a quad i.e., either horizontally or vertically? (Just a single quad, not everything in view). I know how to rotate a quad, this is my rotation method: public void ...
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Creating specular maps for textures

How does one usually go about this? Is this something that generally an artist has to do manually, or are there decent procedural methods (such as with normal mapping where one can look for gradients ...
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Trouble with textures in Unity and Android

I am trying to dynamically create textures of a single (random) color via script. In the Windows Editor it works, but in Android it fails and my Quad gets a magenta color (i.e. missing texture). I am ...
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XNA HLSL no model textures

I am using XNA and HLSL to render all the models in my game, so far there is only one, a flashlight. My flashlight model is a .fbx file type, and it loads the model in the game perfectly fine. ...
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Texture atlasing in Unity

I'm researching new ways to optimize games for better performance. Currently I am working on texture atlasing, which is giving me a hard time. I made the atlas using Texture2D.PackTextures and saved ...
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Why does calling GL.Color4 result in a blank screen?

I am learning OpenGL using OpenTK and VB.NET. I made a square with a texture: GL.Begin(BeginMode.Quads) GL.TexCoord2(0.0, 0.0) GL.Vertex3(-1.0, 1.0, 0.0) GL.TexCoord2(1.0, 0.0) ...
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Normal mapping for Android and iOS

I'm making a mobile game for Android and iOS on Unity. At the moment I am researching and designing the technical aspects of the game. Since it is not plausible to use highly detailed models for ...
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Textures occasionally rendering twice on a particular face [closed]

I am learning how to render 3D objects using webgl (no third-party libraries). I am currently facing a very confusing situation however, where my textures are rendering apparently twice over a ...
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How do I use more than 32 textures in my game?

I'm building a game in OpenGL, relying on shaders as much as possible because python. However, I think I've been working under a misunderstanding of OpenGL since I started. I've abstracted stuff into ...
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LWJGL - If I use VBOs what can I do about separate textures?

So basically this is my problem: I am creating a game that needs a texture for each object. Now I would use a sprite sheet but the textures are different sizes. I am using VBOs and I need to some how ...
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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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Visual artifacts on long distance on plane

I'm making a voxel game in XNA, and have filthy visual artifacts on long distances. I use 2048*2048 atlases. I'm already using mipmaps and 16x anisotropic filtering. I've read this blog post, but ...
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Storing texture ID's for fast global retrieval [closed]

Simple question: What is the fastest way to retrieve a texture ID, given an enum value? Say I have 100 textures, what would be the fastest way to get one texture ID? Make a texture manager with a ...
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OpenGL FBO, render off screen and texture

I need to do some offscreen render to use the rendered image in something different from OpenGL context (for instance I need to use the image in a QListWidgetItem inside a Qt application). After ...
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Texturing a quad

Drawing a quad with a texture mapped to it with the fixed OpenGL pipeline is one of the easiest things to do in OpenGL. And for some madmaking, mysterious, dumb reason I can't get it to work. I ...
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Directx Texturing problem [closed]

I've recently started exploring Directx 11. I'm almost done the introduction so I started making my own *.obj parser and it works beautifully. I accounted for the right-hand coordinate system of 3ds ...
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Stretching a texture over multiple faces

I have a grid of vertices that I'm using as the ground for my game in XNA. I have a effect file / shader which handles texturing and lighting. Right now I have it so the texture tiles across each face ...
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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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Heightmap and Textures

Im trying to find the "best way" to apply a texture to a heightmap with opengl 3.x. Its really hard to find something on google because tutorials are olds and they're all using different methods, im ...
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XNA 4.0 Multiple Textures on same Vertexbuffer

I have been messing around with XNA for a long while now, but have never really done much more than just copy/pasting tutorials and editing those. Since a bit I have been trying to really start to ...
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Procedural World Generation [duplicate]

How does Minecraft generate it's texture (ex. which block is grass and which one is stone)?
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Accessing and changing texture data in SlimDX

How can I access and change texture data in SlimDX? I have a Texture2D and a Texture3D and I need to be able to go in and change either a single or group of pixels.
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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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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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projected textures not appear on the “back” of the mesh as well?

I want to create blood wounds on my character's bodies by using projected textures. I've watched some commentaries on games like Left 4 Dead and they say they use projected textures for the blood. But ...
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Resolution independence - resize on the fly or ship all sizes?

My game relies heavily on textures of various sizes with some being full-screen. The game is targeted for multiple resolutions. I found that resizing textures (downsizing) works quite well for this ...
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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 ...