A Vertex Buffer Object (VBO) is an OpenGL feature that provides methods for uploading data to the video device for non-immediate-mode rendering.

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Build a vbo once every second

I have a VBO storing some data in my game. The thing is, the data can change at a rate of about a second. The data is not fixed size, meaning that some objects will sometimes be visible, sometimes ...
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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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What is the best way to interpolate vertex data in OpenGL?

I am working on a game which has a board of falling down blocks, similar to Tetris. Each block is represented with for vertices and two triangles, each vertex consisting out of its location and ...
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How should I structure VBOs for my 2d world data?

My game is played on a fixed-size hex based arena, where each hex can be of a different type, and possibly contain some creatures/items/anything on it. When I started out, I got the advice to have a ...
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Switched from immediate mode to VBOs, game runs slower

trying to improve draw performance on my c++, OpenGL, SDL game. Back in school we mostly learned immediate mode, so thats how my drawing was originally implemented. When I started reading up online ...
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How to manage VBO geometry for constantly changing data?

Before going into specifics, I'm mostly interested in making simple 2D games with some 3D elements, not fancy AAA. Based on what I've gathered, everyone seems to suggest to use OpenGL 3+ with ...
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Why does OpenGL >= 3 only allow VBOs?

I see that OpenGL versions 3 and up eliminate the use of client-side rendering. Immediate mode has been eliminated, and vertex arrays seem to be deprecated. Instead, if I understand correctly, VBOs ...
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Drawing multiple polygons with vertex buffer object

I tried to create program in which I would draw multiplepoygons here is fragment of what I have done: GLuint VertexArrayID; exampleof drawing triangle(I have more polygons, like circle, and so ...
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glOrtho and VBO

I'm trying to send triangles to OpenGL using screen coordinates. Using the deprecated glBegin and glEnd I could just set up an orthographic projection and use screen-space coordinates as the ...
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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 ...
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Using VBO in Opengl. powered with c# TAOFramwork

I'm doing a 3D display for a big object. I've managed to display it with opengl primitives, so it's (very) slow Now i want to use the VBO optimization. But when i lost the focus on the opengl window ...
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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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OpenGL One Color Per VBO

Recently I have been working with OpenGL and have decided to use colors instead of textures. However, since the project I am working on is going to have a low-poly look, I want each color to stand ...
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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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How to modify VBO data

I am learning LWJGL so i can start working on my game. In order to learn LWJGL I got the idea to implement the map builder so I can get comfortable with graphics programming. Now, for the map ...
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OpenGL: Making a Cube Class with Interleaved Color Data?

So, I am trying to make a basic "Drawable" class that handles a lot of the drawing for me in the background and I want to use modern OpenGL (no begin and end statements). I keep just getting a blank ...
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Can I “Pre-rotate” VBOs while loading them in LWJGL?

It is possible to flip VBOs horizontally and vertically by swapping around destination coordinates. Is it possible to rotate an image by any angle, such as 45 degrees, using different destination ...
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Opengl Best VAO model for voxel engine

I make a voxel engine on LWJGL 3 (OpenGL binding for JVM). I store all object data in world class. World is subdivided into 32*32*32 chunks. Chunks use octree storage. The main part of all my ...
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OpenGL what is VBO and when to use it?

So I am currently creating a game based on static voxels, there is no manipulation of voxels, which allows me to optimize it more. Now, my friend was kind enough to teach me modern OpenGL. Currently ...
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Multiple semi-dynamic objects in one VBO

I am working on a game that uses opengl 3. The huge geometry is spread over a grid of about 270,000 cells. The geometry in each cell, though not very frequently, can change independently from other ...
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OpenGL Core profile - Array of arrays in glBufferData for VBOs

I want to send each face as VBO, and I structured the data as this facevbo[0] = x x x x x x //x,y,z,r,g,b,s,t facevbo[1] = x x x x x facevbo[2] = x x x x x x x facevbo[3] = x x x x . . . ...
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Triangle data structure not working for LoD algorithm

I would like to implement a LoD algorithm to my 3D game in order to simplify meshes at certain distances from the player. My meshes are created / loaded using a VBO, so the vertex data is stored in a ...
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OpenGL How to render a voxel based world scene with many objects

I am working on a voxel game engine using OpenGL binding for JVM languages (scala is my case) - LWJGL 3 for OpenGL version 4.5 . Currently I'm stuck with chunk rendering (32*32*32 blocks). To render ...
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glColorPointer not working

I have this problem. The collection of triangle STL is rendered with some default color but the color that is stored in m_pDisplayedColors is not set. I would be thankful if someone points out the ...
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Interleaving Arrays in OpenGL

In my pursuit to write code that matches todays OpenGL standards I have found that I am completely clueless about interleaving arrays. I've tried and debugged just about everywhere I can think of but ...
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Bad performance using VBO with OpenGL ES in Android

I'm making an Android app and I need to draw some polygons using OpenGL ES. I'm able to render them but I'm disappointed with performance. I updated the code to use VBO but I didn't notice any ...
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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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FBO and VBO for performance

I discovered VBO's recently and changed my code to use them instead of immediate mode. Now I'm rendering 25000 squares and it's really slowing down my FPS. If I drew all the squares VBO's to an FBO, ...
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glBufferData consuming system memory

I am memory profiling my game in Visual Studio and about 60% of memory usage is happening from calls to glBufferData(). I may be missing something but should this consume GPU memory instead of system ...
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VBO -> How should it be done?

I'm very new to OpenGL/LWJGL. I'm reading a lot of VBOs. I'm sorry if I can't concretise my concern, but i'll try it: Why should I use VBOs? Whats the difference between using VBOs and glBegin() ...
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Edit VBO data or create a new one?

I have a question: if I have a VBO, and I have to change all the data inside it (because of resizing, ...), would it be more efficient to delete the old one and create a new one (and reallocate the ...
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VBO and gl*Pointer management practises?

I'm aware it's not a simple yes/no question and for the moment I can't tell if it can be simply answered, or is it a topic for a long discussion which is not suitable for our Q&A format. I want ...
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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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How does a general Renderer::drawRect(0, 0, 100, 100) handle VBO's?

Lots of game engines and GUI systems have a general Renderer class with functions like: renderer.drawRect(0, 0, 100, 100); renderer.drawText(204, 452, "Hello, world!"); I understand how this could ...
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For Vertex Buffer Steaming, Multiple glBufferSubData VS Orphaning?

I was learning OpenGL recently. In games, we need to update the position of game objects frequently, and they will come in & out of screen constantly. So it means in rendering we need to update ...
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Dynamic VBO update possibly corrupting data?

I want to draw a line between two vertices. On a mouseclick the vertex data will change and I want to update the line to use the new values. I am using a VBO for this and it looks like the update ...
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Easy way to set face colors with indexed VBOs?

I'm loading OBJs, which lend themselves well to setting up as indexed VBOs, since each vertex is only defined once and then a face definition will reference the same vertex more than once when they ...
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IBO interfering with VBO data?

I have a vertex and color VBO that render a plane (2 triangles) just fine. However, when I attempt to use an IBO to render the plane, the vertices are completely off. My nice square looks all crumpled ...
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Using IBO's with color

I am trying to familiarize myself with IBO's by drawing triangles etc but I'm finding no way to get the color to apply properly. Can I not use an IBO to index the color values as well? I am having ...
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Arbitrary number of VBO to Vertex Shader

I am currently using standard modern OpenGL way to render a mesh via VBO and attributes glEnableVertexAttribArray(aVertexPosition); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, VBO); ...
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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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Tons of textures using vbo

I recently learned how to create shaders and was looking to make a simple top down game, starting with a tilemap. The problem I encountered, Whilke I can store a vbo of all the blocks in a "chunk" of ...
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OpenGL - Drawing multiple meshes at once using VBOs and IBOs

I have been learning OpenGL 2.1 but using shaders, VBOs, IBOs, etc. I have gotten a rendering engine that can load and draw meshes, materials, forward lighting (no shadows yet), SceneNodes, and ...
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Is lighting different from Immediate mode rendering to VBOs?

I recently got a textured cube to render as a VBO, and I've noticed some strange things as I have been trying to incorporate lighting. Firstly, there is no difference if I comment out any lines ...
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Texture Stretching on VBO cube

I'm using JOGL and I'm trying to render a textured VBO cube with glDrawArrays. The cube renders, but the texture is stretched and stripy as seen in the picture above. It seams that changing my ...
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How to texture a VBO?

I'm not sure which way is the best way to do this for my purposes. My purposes being having a textured (with an image) cube. Also, I've been following a blend of tutorials, so I'm not sure which ...
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C++ OpenGL / SDL2 VBO — Depth problem / Transparency

I got a problem with my VBO. When having textures. The far blocks overlay the near ones. I tried editing the alpha, depth buffer, the VBO byte allocation. Nothing works for me... The FAR plane is ...
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Texturing a VBO cube (JOGL)

I've been having trouble texturing a cube using vertex buffer objects. EDIT: I updated/replaced my shaders to fit the right version. The program compiles and links, but it shuts down java in ...
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I don't understand why one of my vbo is overwritten by another

to create a vbo I use this function: public void loadVBO(){ vboID = GL15.glGenBuffers(); GL15.glBindBuffer(GL15.GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vboID); ...