Any part of an object or graphic that light does not fully reflect off of, and thus can be seen through. Also applies to translucency effects.

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Why is my alpha transparency not working correctly in Unity?

In Unity I have never seen a bug quite as weird as this one. As usual, I import my texture with a transparent background and then check the alpha is transparency box and apply it, and everything ...
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Optimal batching for 2D objects with transparency

I have a collection of 2d objects with transparency. Each object has a depth value to determine draw order and a material. I'm trying to batch them in an optimal way to minimize draw calls. Assume ...
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Light only passes through static mesh when selected - Unreal Engine 4

I just started working with UE4 and this issue has been bothering me for a couple of nights now. There are two questions regarding this problem on Unreal AnswerHub, but none of them offers a solution. ...
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Depth Peeling implementation problem: How to render the next layer? (OpenGL)

I try to implement order-independet transparency sticking to the pseudo code in the linked paper (page 4). I can't figure out how they are able to do this in OpenGL. I am rendering the scene two ...
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OpenGL color overlay

I want to create a pause menu where everything in the background gets darker. I've looked up a bunch of possible solutions (even the second page on google) but it doesn't seem to work. I do already ...
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Problem with transparent textures in SFML

I have been told that this is kind of a common problem with transparent textures, but didn't get any further information on how to solve it. In my code, I'm trying to render this texture (a square ...
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How to detect collision only in non-transparent texture?

I am developing a game using libgdx. I am trying to detect the collision between bee and tube. I am using the following code to detect the collision. if(player.getBounds().overlaps(boundsBot)){ } ...
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Unusual black squares in transparency effect after wake from sleep

I've encountered unusual black squares in semi transparent textures for a while now, usually in processes that were resumed after the computer woke from sleep. For example I've seen the effect in the ...
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How to render transparent meshes without sorting? [duplicate]

Let's assume we have some arbitrary triangle manifold meshes which are transparent. How real guys effectively render it? Is it possible todo it without sorting faces back to front (e.g. via bsp) and ...
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How can I render all objects behind a plane with a specific transparency value?

I have a game where there a multiple floor levels between the player switches. The floor is not present everywhere, so you can look through it. When 'working' (playing, building stuff, etc.) on a ...
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Transparent Game Window (Windows 7 x64) [closed]

i want to develop mode to minecraft but if i start minecraft i've got this how can i repair this ?
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How to change alpha of a sprite through script in Unity

I have 4 buttons and they each flash when the button is pressed. However if you were to press a button, then while the button is darker (flashing) click another one, that button then stays dark. I ...
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How to change the transparency of an object in Unity c# scripting?

I have laser-object in my scene, which I want to be seen only when I press the 'E' button on the key board(just an example of a key). I have seen many ways to change the transparency , however, none ...
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Color key or transparent images?

Ive seen a lot of people make sprite sheets magenta instead of transparent and then they make the magenta transparent using code. What is best (Performance) to use transparent images or use a color (...
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How do I check for collision between transparent textures?

I am creating a 2D game using OpenGL. For sprites, I use textured quads (actually two triangles). The texures contain transparent pixels, since objects are not always perfectly rectangular. How do I ...
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Why is my partially transparent image blitted fully opaque?

I have a part in my program that should display the currently playing song's name for the first 4 seconds, then fade out. Even though Surface.get_alpha() returns expected results, the image still does ...
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How can I draw some of my XNA models semi-transparent? (C#, XNA 4.0)

I've recently made some basic Blender models without transparency for a new game I've been working on, but I'm having some problems rendering them semi-transparently. Namely, I haven't been able to ...
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Looking through transparent voxels doesn't show other blocks

In my voxel game, looking through the transparent water blocks can sometimes cause blocks in other chunks not to show. The water is in its own VBO, and the face facing the other chunk (in the ...
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Building Irregular terrain in tile-based approach

I'm starting to build a 2D game, metroidvania-like, tile-based and all. I've had some prior experience in it, and one of the major letdowns of those prior games was that worlds seemed too "blockish", ...
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Artefacts when drawing textures

I am working on a level-based android game. The level is constructed of many blocks, all drawn with the same texture. Until now I didn't have any problems with drawing the different textures next to ...
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Alpha blending, transparence and z-ordering

I'm making some tests with alpha blending in a projet and I don't understand something. In my tests I've done something like that and everything look good: Draw blue box first (depth test: true, ...
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How do I procedurally create a directional light cone with an HTML canvas?

To create a directional light effect, I want to draw this kind of transparency mask on an HTML canvas (using context2d): I also want to be able to generate such a mask dynamically. I've tried using ...
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How can glass breaking effect from Smash Hit be achieved? [duplicate]

I saw Smash Hit the other day and was amazed by the physics of the game, specially the shattered glass effect: I've read other posts about this subject but I still feel that they don't share enough ...
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What does the term “channel” mean when used in regards to computer graphics?

I was studying terminology for computer graphics, and this statement came up that confused me. The image can have alpha channels for transparency. I tried searching for the meaning of the term "...
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how to design transparent screen in libgdx

this question is for LibGdx geeks. I want to make transparent screen in my game. For example, when level completes I want a new transparent screen pop up and show player's high score, buttons to ...
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How to control which polygons get rendered first in a batch (e.g. to draw leaves)?

Sorting transparent objects is a well-known problem. If you send a bunch of transparent polygons (e. g. leaves and branches on a tree) into the GPU and render them with alpha blending enabled, the GPU ...
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Render scene twice in OpenGL, overlay second render with tranparency

Is it possible to render two scenes (same scene with different setups) without any alpha, and after that is done just overlay the result from the second render on top of the first layer with a static ...
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When should I use color keying vs PNG transparency?

SDL (and other toolkits) can use color keying to make a certain color in an image transparent. Alternatively, you could load a PNG image that supports transparency. When should I use which?
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Transparency in opengl - texture with alpha, color from background [duplicate]

I have to draw texture with transparent areas on square. But I don't want this transparencies to take color from this polygon, but from the background. Do you have any good tutorial to achieve it? --...
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1answer
696 views

Correct GL settings to mix 2D and 3D rendering

I'm programming a 3D game engine with 2D GUI. The GUI objects have partially transparent textures and the transparency works more or less. The sky color is rendered in transparent areas of the ...
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Alpha Blending: use the pixel with the smallest alpha

I'm writing a transparency shader where I need any intersecting textures to, wherever they overlap, take the texture pixel with the smallest alpha value and render only that, discarding the other ...
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How do I make parts of a texture transparent in Max?

I am applying an eye.psd eye-texture to my character model's face, but the results aren't what I'm expecting. Here's what it looks like (Observe the eye on the right. Ignore the other one.): The ...
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OpenGL - How to draw a transition of two textures on one quad?

I know when drawing a rectangle, if we select red and draw two vertices, and then select yellow and draw the other two vertices, the entire rectangle will show a nice transition of color between those ...
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OpenGL - How to use depth checking and alpha blending at the same time? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a semi-transparent object (let's call this "bubble"), a solid object (let's call this "wall"), and the bubble is closer to the camera compared to the wall behind it. If I draw the ...
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What image format supports transparency in Android?

I want to show an apple on screen but the image has a white background and it doesn't blend with the background of a tree. Is there any image format in which only the red apple is displayed?
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Depth write and depth test in Unity

Scenario: several objects (o1, o2,.., on) have to be rendered with the z test disable, but the z values must be written to the depth buffer. In another pass, some other objects (t1, t2,..., tm) need ...
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Order of render with transparency opengl

I tried to render using different render configurations (GL_BLEND_FUNC()) but I couldn't get the back object to render in certain angles. The first screenshot here shows one angle where the back ...
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How do I render a PNG with transparency in LibGDX?

I'm building a simple tic-tac-toe example with LibGDX. I have simple images: cross, circle and board, all pngs created with GIMP with a transparent background. How can I render them as a Texture with ...
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Rendering a image with some transparency has removed all black pixels and makes full texture transparent

I am writing a program where with Directx11 I am rendering a texture to a flat rectangle something along the line a of 2D engine. Now parts of this image need to be transparent, to this effect I ...
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Rendering order

In this thread Rendering a model with transparent or translucent uv map applied doesn't work , I asked about what was wrong with my model that the transparency wasn't working. I've got an answer ...
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Rendering a model with transparent or translucent uv map applied doesn't work

Before I try to make anything transparent, the model renders nicely. When I change the uv layout so that one piece of the model will be transparent, it renders horribly. This is the result with a ...
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Keyframing or programmatically changing attachment transparency in Spine

I've just recently been getting to grips with Spine and Unity 2D, porting some of my assets from different sources (SWFs, SVGs, GIFs, Canvas animations). Whilst I'm able to reproduce a lot of what I ...
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Clearing an SFML scene with a partially transparent color

Is there way to clear a scene with a transparency (alpha) value, in pure SFML? I'm trying to clear with rgba(0,0,0,128) so the previous frame still partially shows through, which would create a ...
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Unity3D object fill shader

I've been researching this for a while, and had no luck yet. I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone had any good ideas. Essentially what I want is a shader that can make only part of an object ...
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fast java2d translucency

I'm trying to draw a bunch of translucent circles on a Swing JComponent. This isn't exactly fast, and I was wondering if there is a way to speed it up. My custom JComponent has the following ...
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Drawing and rotating bitmaps (with transparency) efficiently in Android

I just started making a game for Android and I'm already having some issues regarding performance. You can imagine the game as being some kind of Tower Defense game with a top-view, and the enemies ...
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HTML5 Canvas Parsing image into tileset while preserving transparency

I'm trying to import a Tiled Map Editor JSON file into my HTML5 canvas game but I'm having trouble with separating out the tileset image into separate images while preserving the transparency. ...
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Drawing transparent and opaque 3D objects. How do I preventing z-fighting?

I am using a transparent weighted average algorithm to draw my transparent objects. The transparent object is drawn with the following notable render states (the rest are default XNA values): ...
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rendering transparent meshes in LibGDX

Building open this tutorial - https://code.google.com/p/libgdx/wiki/ProjectionViewportCamera I have constructed a class for generating polygon meshes. But i cannot figure out how to render semi ...