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Efficient vertex buffer memory management?

I am building a voxel engine with a similar mechanism to minecraft(yes, I know...). It works by loading and unloading individual chunks of 16*64*16 cubes each in a square grid around the player. This ...
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How to draw Shadow Volumes in one draw call?

I've got a simple app that draws 3D cubes using instance rendering and I'm implementing Shadow Volume. Each cube's vertex, uv, normal and index data are statically stored in 4 vertex array buffers. On ...
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Reading mesh data back from OpenGL vs storing two copies

I'm wondering if whether it's a good idea or not to keep a copy of vertex data in the main memory or just read it back via glGetBufferSubData (or glMapBuffer/glMapBufferRange). The reason why I'd do ...
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ID3D11Buffer and std::array : buffer looks empty

I am having trouble at rendering vertices stored in a std::vector. // Create and initialize the vertex buffer. D3D11_BUFFER_DESC vertexBufferDesc; ZeroMemory(&vertexBufferDesc, ...
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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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Is it possible to have a SoA Vertex Buffer in DirectX 11?

Hi! I'm wondering if it is possible to structure a Vertex Buffer in a SoA approach like this { x1, x2, x3 . . . xn, y1, y2, y3 . . . yn, z1, z2, z3 . . . zn } instead of the traditional AoS ...
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How to handle mesh update in its vertex buffer

suppose i have a mesh, it can undergo any kind of changes - bend, stretch, even been torn. How should i update vertex buffer in DirectX for this mesh. For now i recreate it every time, and i don't see ...
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XNA maximum VertexBuffer size exception

I am trying to build content(a text file contains list of triangles vertices) for an XNA application through a custom pipeline importer. It works ok. But when number of triangles gets near 1m(in this ...
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How to retrieve vertex information from ID3DXMesh

I need to know the position of each vertex (and triangles) from a mesh (a pointer to ID3DXMesh, created by calling functions like D3DXCreateBox, D3DXCreateTeapot and D3DXCreateSphere) to perform some ...
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MonoGame: Draw thousands of quads without hardware instancing

In my game, every bit of geometry is a textured quad billboard in 3D. I have many thousands of these things on screen at once, sometimes with overdraw. As I understand it, there are a few ways I can ...
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Making multiple VertexPositionColor variables in the same class? - XNA

I have studying XNA on my spare time for about a year now and I could use some professional help on this issue. Any time given to my problem is appreciated. I have two VertexPositionColor variables ...
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Insufficient memory on creating vertex buffers

I'm building a voxel world generator with XNA where the voxels are rendered as polygonal cubes. The world is divided into 1024 chunks of 32x32x256 cubes each (as 32 chunks by 32 chunks), and each ...
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How to render a vertex buffer in DirectX11 C++ (specifically with box2d's b2Draw)

I have all the DirectX11 devices etc setup and working with DirectXTK's SpriteBatch and currently attempting to implement a b2Draw class to draw my box2d physics worlds. I have little idea on how to ...
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How to fix model matrices colliding in vertex shader?

I am new to OpenGL programming and I'm writing some basic code to display a few objects onto a screen. I have a pyramid shape that I'm displaying, as well as a box shape that I am displaying. The ...
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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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Vertex definitions and shaders [closed]

I noticed that from looking at other examples like say .. riemers tutorials he takes a buffer with a bunch of vector3's in it and ties it to a shader which expects a float4 ... why does this work in ...
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What data to store along a vertex

Is there any other recommended data I should store in the vertex buffers aside from a vertex' coordinates, normals and texture coordinates? For example data I'd need for a feature that almost every ...
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How do commercial games engines organise the index/vertex buffers?

Preface: This question is going to be coming from a Direct3D point-of-view, because that's what I'm familiar with. Obviously we incur a slight overhead every time we change the vertex or index ...
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Geometry design and buffers

I'm making some tests with rendering stuff and I'm wondering how to design my Geometry class. For the moment, here is how I do: Init: Stock array with positions, array with colors, array with ...
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Techniques for managing vertex buffer memory

I'm learning OpenGL and I haven't seen any advice on managing vertex buffers in all of the tutorials I've read. The basic problem is that I have some memory allocated as a buffer B in which I'm going ...
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Using same buffer for vertex and index data?

Is it possible to use the same buffer for both GL_ARRAY_BUFFER and GL_ELEMENT_ARRAY_BUFFER? I load both vertex data and index data into a big slab of memory, so it would be easier for me to just load ...
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Draw call optimization for multiple meshes in DirectX11

I have a large scene in a B3D model, which includes about 120 meshes as in the following pictures: Each mesh contain a vertex buffer and material information such as diffuse, specular, ambient... ...
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gl_VertexID values when calling glDrawElements

I am struggling a bit to understand the values that gl_VertexID primitive contains when the vertex shader is executed. I have the standard modern rendering pipeline, in which after setting up ...
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Providing texture coordinates and using indexed drawing at the same time

Please consider the following vertex structure struct vertex { vec3 posL, normalL; }; Using this vertex layout, we can provide the vertex data in an interleaved way, i.e. ...
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Loading Wavefront Data into VAO and Render It

I have successfully loaded a triangulated Wavefront (.obj) into 6 vectors, the first 3 vectors contain the locations for vertices, UV coords, and normals. The last three have the indices stored for ...
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How to use LWJGL Vertex Buffer Objects?

I have been learning how to make a game with LWJGL for a while now by following YouTube tutorials online but I've recently been having a problem understanding Vertex Buffer Objects. I've looked at ...
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How to draw non-triangulated mesh?

I am working with DirectX (C#/C++). I am wondering is it possible to do not triangulate meshes and what the difference between cases (in loading and rendering code)? If so, how to do this? I know ...
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How to create a vertex buffer that provides this pattern?

I have a series of vertices that I want to layout with the following configuration, but I haven't been able to find out how to do this with the square and X pattern. Most of the time I have generally ...
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Using Appendbuffers in unity for terrain generation

Like many others I figured I would try and make the most of the monster processing power of the GPU but I'm having trouble getting the basics in place. CPU code: using UnityEngine; using ...
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Reuse VertexBuffer or new VertexBuffer object?

I'm trying to render bitmap fonts in directX10 at the moment, and I want to do this as efficiently as possible. I'm having a hard time getting a start on my design because of this question though. So ...
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How can I render from a buffer that exists and was created on on the GPU?

I'm looking for a unity API or function call to allow me to do the following ... I wrote some really complex functions that are compute shaders. These compute shaders manage a huge compute buffer ...
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Vertex buffers - interleaved or separate? [closed]

Interleaved - all vertex data (position, normal, texcoord...) kept in 1 vertex buffer, separate - each vertex attribute is kept in a separate vertex buffer (1 for positions, 1 for normals...). I know ...
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Multiple ( V- / I- ) Buffers, is it sane?

Currently I am developing an RTS game using XNA ( / ANX.Framework ). There is one thing bothers me. I am not sure in what way or how to organise Buffers. Should I use a new Vertexbuffer for any object ...
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How do I use unpackHalf2x16?

I'm trying to use (un)packHalf2x16, without success so far. I'm drawing with: glVertexAttribIPointer(0, 2, GL_UNSIGNED_INT, 0, 0); glEnableVertexAttribArray(0); glBindBuffer(GL_ARRAY_BUFFER, vbo); ...
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Are buffers in OpenGL associated with GLSL programs?

I have two different shader programs in my OpenGL code. 1- renders simple font using freetype 2- simple shader which draw primitive shapes. I sent both of them some data using buffers, I understood ...
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Optimization with VBOs [closed]

I am currently working on a cube engine and am experiencing some issues with CPU optimization. I store all my quad VBO data inside a Block (at x,y,z of a chunk) class, which is stored inside an array ...
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Does interleaving in VBOs speed up performance when using VAOs

You usually get a speed up when you use interleaved VBOs instead of using multiple VBOs. Is this also valid when using VAOs? Because it's much more convenient to have a VBO for the positions, and one ...
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One index buffer with multiple vertex buffers?

I noticed that there's IASetVertexBuffers() to set multiple vertex buffers at once but there's only IASetIndexBuffer() to set one index buffer. So I assume that I can simultaneously only have one ...
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Can I change vertex buffer's size?

Maybe it's a stupid question but I actually don't know - is it possible to change vertex buffer's size after it's been already created (with CreateBuffer())? If so, how do I update its data (with both ...