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When should a VBO be unbind or not?

Searching about VAOs and VBOs I read here and here that I can optionally unbind them to avoid accidental modification so I gave it a try. The problem is that unbinding the VBO causes an access ...
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How should I go about creating a generic Scene object for managing VBO data?

To simplify managing multiple types of data with different shaders and textures, I thought about creating a generic Scene object (is there a name for this?) which would allow me to pre-configure how I ...
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Performance of glDrawElements vs glDrawRangeElements vs glDrawArrays

I've looked around on the web trying to find a good answer to this, but am unable to find one. Different forums mention driver bugs and the likes, but these discussions are usually almost 10 years old,...
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Passing TexChoords to Shader via VAO/VBO isn't working

Simply put, I'm trying to move away from deprecated methods in my code. Currently I'm trying to get shaders to handle translating, rotating, and texturing my models. I'm only having problems with ...
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Is index drawing faster than non-index drawing

I need to draw a lot of polygons consisting of 6 vertices's (two triangles). Without any texture coordinates, normals etc., both approaches result in 72 bytes. In the future I would definitely also ...
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Help me understand this vbo/rotation, and how its done opengl c++

Im pretty new to opengl, and I just cant figure out how to rotate this vbo/vao in 2d space. This is how I bind my coordinates: float points[] = { 0.0f, 0.10f, 0.0f, -0.10f, -0.10f, 0.0f, ...
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GL_INVALID_OPERATION on glBindVertexArray Despite glGenVertexArrays()

so I've been trying to create a simpler way to draw polygons and and have come across the following issue: When I call glBindVertexArray(m_VAO); it throws a GL_INVALID_OPERATION even though I have ...
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What state is stored in an OpenGL Vertex Array Object (VAO) and how do I use the VAO correctly?

I was wondering what state is stored in an OpenGL VAO. I've understood that a VAO contains state related to the vertex specifications of buffered vertices (what attributes are in the buffers, and what ...
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Why does glBindVertexArray sometimes fail (but mostly not)?

Quick outline: Test program that loads and displays big (3k x 4k) 16bit gray scale images (ca. 32MB). Using modern OpenGL (eg. 3.3 or so) with shaders VBOs VAOs etc. Running on Windows with OpenTK (...
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OpenGL VBO and VAO Confusion

I would like to present here my Question about VBOs and VAOs. Basically from what i understand you can have different VAOs each of which can contain up to several VBOs , and by binding to the VAO's ID ...
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Confused with how I should organize my code in a 2D game using OpenGL [closed]

I've just now started learning OpenGL and I'm getting very overwhelmed and confused with some things. I don't want to permaturely optimize things, but I also don't make decisions about things I still ...
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2D games and modern OpenGL

Preconcepts Ok, so what I've gathered so far is this: don't use fixed pipeline (deprecated or going to be deprecated) vbos store "object models" (n vertex data, mostly) vaos describe how data is ...
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Can I mix the use of VAO and direct usage of glVertexAttribPointer?

Let's say I am not using VAOs. I have an array of vertex positions in memory that I want to send to the shader. I do the following (assume I have enabled the corresponding vertex attrib arrays): ...
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OpenGL - How to draw each nth triangle using glVertexAttribPointer

I have a vertex buffer. There are situations when I don't want to render the whole mesh, but let's say each nth triangle of the mesh. I am using VAOs and VBOs. My data in the buffer is like this: ...
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Should my GLSL Shader object/wrapper encapsulate loading/setting a VertexArrayObject?

I am working on a 2D game in C++, with a simple rendering layer over OpenGL. I have a wrapper for GLSL shaders and shader programs, these wrappers encapsulate shader objects into C++ classes and ...
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Strange behaviour using VAO (OpenGL 4.0)

I want to display a simple textured Monkey mesh using VAO. Here's the code in the render part first without VAO to see what is the result I'm looking for. Texture *pTexture = meshList[idx]->...
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Creating a voxel world with 3D arrays using threads

I am making a voxel game (a bit like Minecraft) in C++(11), and I've come across an issue with creating a world efficiently. In my program, I have a World class, which holds a 3D array of Region ...
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Manage VBO/VAO in a graphic engine

I'm trying to make a 2D Graphic engine for training me. I've actually made it with immediate draw and I've made the renderer outside (so I can switch between OpenGL and DirectX). How can I manage ...
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OpenGL: Is it possible to use VAO's without specifying a VBO

On all the tutorials I can find about VAO's (Vertex Array Objects), they show on how to use them by configuring vertex attributes and binding a VBO (Vertex Buffer Object). But I want to create a VAO ...