An area (typically rectangular) expressed in rendering-device-specific coordinates, e.g. pixels for screen coordinates, in which the objects of interest are going to be rendered

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Why don't all games permit changing the field of view?

This is less of a question aimed at developing a game and more about the technology behind it. A number of gaming journalists and pro gamers (both on the tournament and the home entertainment sector) ...
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Camera vs Viewport

I'm don't have a clear understanding of what precisely is the difference between the camera coordinates and the viewport coordinates. Can anyone please clarify?
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How do I letterbox a C#/Monogame viewport within a resizeable window?

I am making a 2d game with xna/monogame. I want the main view area to always show 15x15 tiles, or 480x480px. I've got something that sort of works, following this guide. It expands the view range ...
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Is a game view “stack” really a Stack?

Given the academic definition of a Stack as "A data structure where items are added in a FILO manner and accessed in such a way that only the top item may be examined or removed to be modified." Game ...
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Keeping sprites nice and pixelated

How do I keep the sprites in my game nicely pixelated on screens of all sizes and resolutions? I use nearest-neighbor texture filtering when resizing pixels, but this works well only at really high ...
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Confusion over GLViewport

I'm hoping someone can help me understand the GLViewport and what happens when we resize it This will illustrate my confusion.... So, here I have a quad stuck in the middle of the screen. If I ...
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How far back should I move my camera to fit a given GameObject in frame?

In Unity with C#, I want to calculate the minimum distance that my perspective camera has to be from a given GameObject (a procedurally generated mesh), so that the object is fully framed by the ...
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Multiple viewpoints in Unity3D?

I'm working on a 3D game in Unity. The primary view is a top-down view, but I am also looking to do target profiles that are true animated versions that reflect the actions of the target. The ...
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Can you help me solve the paradox that has confused me about the glViewport and glOrtho functions?

suppose that I have an image that I want to apply as a texture on a geometry (at time we don't consider texture mapping but this image has a certain width and height here it is a 512x512 image) I want ...
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How do I ensure that perspective and orthographic projection matricies show objects at the same size on the screen?

I am working on a 3d scene editor and would like to show the scene in orthographic projection. My current problem is that I am not sure how to calculate the orthographic projection matrix such that ...
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How can I full-screen a Facebook canvas game?

Is there any way to allow the user to click a button on a Facebook canvas app and allow the app to go full-screen? If it's possible, is it permitted by Facebook?
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Render a 3D scene in multiple windows - extended panoramic view

Is there any resource location on how to view a 3D scene from an application or a game on multiple windows or monitors? Each window should continue drawing from where the neighbouring one left off (in ...
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How to change mobile device screen size in Unity for testing?

For an experiment I need to be able to dynamically adjust the screen size of my device. I'm using a Nexus 5 (5") and want to fake the screensize to 2", 3", 4",.. See images: Is this possible ...
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Formula for converting ratio of current device to target device

I am designing my (Android/OpenGL ES 2.0) app on one device and want it to run all all other devices while keeping the screen ratio of the development device (so the image doesn't stretch / squash), ...
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How do I use Libgdx viewport for UI?

I am using LibGDX to make a game for Android and I am using 2 Viewports. One for UI and one for the actual game content. My problem is I can't find a good way to scale my UI using a Viewport. This ...
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LibGDX Overlay Game with Stage

I have been working on a 2d game that is similar to billiards/pool. I've got the basic game down and now I'm working on some visual effects. One of the things I would like to do is have have numbers ...
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LibGDX viewport touch coordinates transformation

I've been trying to get LibGDX's viewport and camera unproject() to work and so far none of the tutorials/answers I've found have worked for me. I have a game window of 840x480 units with ...
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Viewport and Camera setting

For my first game in LibGDX and Android I got a Problem: I have a background picture which is 2560px * 720px. The screen is 1280 * 720. How do I have to set the viewport and camera in order to get ...
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Orthographic Zooming with 0,0 at top/left

I'm trying to implement zooming on my 2D game. Since it's using orthographic projection, I thought it would be easy to implement zooming. After looking around the internet, I found a bunch of ...
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How to obtain touch events from a GL Viewport, not the whole screen?

Background I'm implementing viewport resizing in order for my game to maintain the same display ratio on all devices. However, I've found an issue with getting touch events. Basically, if my ...
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XNA: How do I match Spritebatch View/Projection Matrices with BasicEffect Matrices?

I'm rendering a bunch of 2D content using SpriteBatches to a default XNA viewport. A simple 2D camera is used to move around the scene, which generates a transformation matrix passed to each ...
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Scalling down libgdx game to fit a smaller screen appears only the half of the stage?

Hello I have made a game in 1280x720, but I want it to fit devices with smaller size, so far no luck with the current code it only shows the left half of the screen, it also does not work with bigger ...
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2D sunrise in Unity

I see a lot of guides on how to create sunrise in 3D space, but I can't find much information on how to do it in 2D. In 3D, you rotate a lightsource around itself, but in 2D, I need to move the object ...
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Is using camera and viewport in Libgdx always necessary?

I understand that camera and viewport are important to keep virtual measurement units and handle different aspect ratios and resolutions when building games with worlds bigger than the screen (e.g. ...
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Why does Unity not detect my camera attached via the inspector?

I want to use camera.ViewportToWorldPoint() to show the bottom center bounds of my screen. So, I created a script and added that component to my object that needs it. using UnityEngine; using ...
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OrthographicCamera and viewport not giving expected effect

I recently asked a question about this area that I think was too broad, so I will try a new approach. I have the following code I am experimenting with: batch = new SpriteBatch(); ...
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How can I prevent the viewport from stretching/distorting?

Basically, I want to know how I can remove distortion or stretching of the rendered image when the viewport/window size changes. The following images exemplify the distortion/stretching I'm talking ...
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Keeping ratio the same across devices on fixed screen game

My game is an Android game using OpenGL ES 2.0 (But this question could apply to any platform). I have read many questions on here regarding ratio management, and also read many tutorials outside of ...
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How can I make an AI agent avoid screen edges?

I'm programming an AI agent and I want them to avoid the screen edges. I've been considering using either the obstacle avoidance or the fleeing behaviour. Do either of these make sense? How should I ...
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Can I use a translate function to implement a viewport?

I read this great question and its accompanying great answer about rendering a viewport in a top down 2D game: As for actually drawing the objects the camera can "see", you now draw all objects ...
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Centering GLViewport position within physical screen

I'm developing my app on one device and want it to display at the same ratio on all other devices. Currently what I have is 'image 1' in my image below - the game fits perfectly onto my development ...
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ScreenSize vs. WorldSize

While programming a game with LibGDX, I came across a problem. My OrthographicCamera wasn't centering in the right place. I was trying to center the camera by using the line of code: ...
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Error in projecting coordinates from FitViewport to screen in LibGDX

i'm using a FitViewport to render my "game world". Viewport virtual dimensions are fixed 400x240. I use viewport.unproject method to scale input touches from screen coordinates to world coordinates, ...
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Best practice for scrollable viewport rendering

I am working on a tile based game that renders the playing surface in a viewport. I am struggling with getting my head around the mechanics and best practices of rendering a viewport, specifically a ...
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Why value 1 in OrthographicCamera viewPort width?

So, I read that camera = new OrthographicCamera(1, h/w); creates a camera with an appropriate width and height for the field view.. However, I can't understand that value 1 for the viewport width, ...
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How can I calculate the orthographic projection needed to encompass an object with arbitrary rotation?

So I need to set up the dimensions of a orthographic projection that will encompass the entirety of a bounding box when viewed from any arbitrary position. That's an eye (programmer art); and the ...
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XNA graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth's new value doesn't immediately change window size

I set the width and height of the window in my game constructor, and then pass the graphics manager to a class to check the value. In the game's initialize function, it doesn't seem to recognize the ...
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Libgdx detect when player is outside of screen

Im trying to learn libGDX (coming from XNA/MonoDevelop), and I'm making a super simple test game to get to know it better. I was wondering how to detect if the player sprite is outside of the screen ...
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How do you account for zoom in a top down viewport?

I've been stumped on this for days so please forgive me if this question is in bad-form. I have a generic top-down RPG structure, and I want to create a zoomable Canvas viewport for it. I've read ...
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How do I render into a sub-region of a texture atlas with XNA / HLSL?

Is it possible to render into a texture atlas? I've been wondering how to reduce the number of textures required for shadow-mapping, and came across a blog post here about rendering up to sixteen ...
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Tiled map seen from an angle

I have working code to display a tiled map. It's composed of a OrthogonalTiledMapRenderer and an OrthoGraphicCamera : camera.setToOrtho(false, WORLD_WINDOW_SIZE.x, WORLD_WINDOW_SIZE.y); ...
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How can I use CCClippingNode to trim the top and bottom from a CCTableView?

I'm fairly new to Cocos2d and struggling with sizing a CCTableView. How can its height be controlled so that I have space at the top and the bottom? I'm trying to visually wrap the top and bottom of ...
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Create multiple viewports in minecraft?

Im new to minecraft modding, but Im curious about the possibility of creating a mod such that players could set up a 'security camera' with its own viewport so that the player could 'see what the ...
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How can I scroll an HTML table when the player drags near the screen edge? [closed]

I'm trying to make my Word Search game mobile friendly. I want to display a grid of letters on the user's phone. The letters must be big enough that the user can touch them individually. My problem ...
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How can I run a Unity game in a window larger than the desktop resolution?

I am exploring a research problem using Unity. I require a game resolution of at least 4096 x 786. There seems to be no option under build settings for setting a fixed screen size window. (The default ...
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Camera Calculation

For my game I don't able to decide what camera resolution I have to use ? Normally I use 1024x600 landscape resolution of camera for my game and create single graphics for my game. But I found that ...
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3d vertex translated onto 2d viewport

I have a spherical world defined by simple trigonometric functions to create triangles that are relatively similar in size and shape throughout. What I want to be able to do is use mouse input to ...
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OpenGL Viewport inside of a Viewport

I'm creating a labyrinth in opengl, and I'm trying to create a minimap. For that, I thought of creating a viewport inside of a viewport. I already tried following a tutorial from Lazy Foo, and I can ...
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transformation before the perspective divide but after projecting perspectively

My problem is that I would like to confine a scene render to a (possibly rotated) rectangle without using glViewport(). I don't want to use it to save, if possible, some cycles that would otherwise be ...
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Changing the maxDepth of viewport

Whenever I change the maxDepth of the viewport from 1.0 to say 300.0f (just for kicks), everything on my screen disappears. Why is that? Is there anywhere else I have to account for this change in ...