VOlumetric piXEL (volumetric picture element). An approach to world construction that uses small, uniform volumetric elements as opposed to the larger, non-uniform polyhedra most commonly found in contemporary games.

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Voxel (Marching Cubes) Terrain Creation / Terrain Editing

im working on a voxel based game in unity. the terrain(sphere-->planet) should be out of voxels and at first i built a minecraft like voxel plugin for unity. this means that i had a sphere out of ...
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Smooth mesh from voxel grid

Im trying to implement smooth voxel grid meshing using marching cubes algorithm but I dont quite understand how to do the interpolating (I understand that this would solve the problem) to achieve the ...
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Marching Cubes Chunks

i'm doing some voxel based game, where i want to have voxel planets. i decided to use the marching cubes algorithm, and i successfully created a planet (even with noise) with the following density ...
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How can I store point voxel terrain in octrees

I am writing a voxel engine in LWJGL3 - binding for OpenGL 4 for JVM. Recently I implemented an octree storage of cubic voxels. In my implementation each leaf node of an octree has one voxel, voxels ...
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Storing attributes in static geometry

I have a Minecraft like world where I statically create one instance of each tile type, and then place it around the world. However, I don't know how to actually change individual attributes for each ...
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How to create a minecraft style world that is based of a heightmap

for my game I am trying to create a minecraft style world that is based of a heightmap that I made In photoshop. I am trying to make the map like 7km and 1 cube is 1m. but i haven't found a way to do ...
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Building an Octree for terrain generation

I've previously implemented marching cubes/tetrahedra to render an IsoSurface. It worked (YouTube), but the performance was dire as I never got around to implementing LoD (or even removing distant ...
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How to smooth low-res sampling of noise for voxel terrain

I am attempting to create a new terrain generator as part of a minecraft mod, which works very well if it samples at the full terrain resolution (16x256x16 voxels per terrain chunk). This is extremely ...
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How can I stream only the visible layer of objects?

So I've ported a terrain generator to SA:MP (a GTA:SA mod that connects you to players around the world). The terrain is generated perfectly, after only a few hours of scripting. I was surprised how ...
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Chunk/Region Compression/Decompression

Reading this article here, the author writes about chunk saving and using a lookup table and then saving each chunk in a region file, each region file having 4096 chunks and each chunk having 4096 ...
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Rendering blocks in lwjgl, problems with VAO & VBO

//EDIT: Found the solution: had to use GL11.glDrawElements instead of DrawArrays. I'm working on a "voxel based world" engine. At the moment my approach follows these steps: Creation of a Mesh: ...
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How to set a specific face's texture color in Unity?

First off, let me describe my situation... So I'm building a voxel engine based on this tutorial. I'm using my own texture tilesheet. Most of the tiles have their own color except grass, leaves, and a ...
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Voxel tutorial NullReferenceException: Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

I'm working my way through this voxel tutorial in Unity. I'm on part 3, and it's showing me how to create a chunk within the world. I've copied the code, but I think I am missing something. The error ...
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Dynamic objects in voxel engine

I am writing my own voxel engine based on cubes of different sizes and properties. In order to store and efficiently use voxels I implemented Sparse Voxel Octree storage. But I plan to have many ...
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How do I implement a sparse voxel octree?

I've been working on a voxel engine and I want to implement sparse voxel storage. As I understand it, it works a bit differently from a regular octree and has some neat performance increasing "tricks"....
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How to convert an octree to a polygon mesh?

So if I have dynamic voxel terrain data stored in an octree representation what would be the best way to go about converting the octree to a polygon mesh which I can render with OpenGL? A lot of ...
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Actual use of sparse voxel octrees in a game engine

Looking for different ways to speed up my simple voxel system reducing the number of voxels and generated triangles, I stumbled upon these sparse voxel octrees. Now, I read a lot about it: how do they ...
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Creating a voxel chunk with a VBO - How to translate the coordinates of each block and add it to the VBO chunk?

I'm trying to make a voxel engine similar to minecraft as a little learning experience and a way to learn some opengl. I have created a chunk class and I want to put all of the vertices for the whole ...
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How calculate a new node after cutting a node into an octree

I'm working on a small XNA game, voxel-based like minecraft. I've recently faced a problem in how to delete a node (cube) from an octree and re-calculate the new octree afterward. I have already ...
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How should i go about rendering voxels?

What i would like to do is something like this: And iv'e considered just brute-forcing it with raytracing and octrees and such. However, is it fast enough? What would be the fastest method for ...
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How to determine which chunks to load/unload when moving through an infinite voxel terrain

I'm implementing a smooth voxel terrain engine in C++. The terrain is split into same-sized rectangular 'chunks'. After I moved chunk generation and loading into a background thread, I don't have to ...
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How To Mesh Models Together

I have been recently using my game engine created on LWJGL 3 to create a voxel game. Just a brief overview on how the voxels work, there are a list of block types that hold a model and bounding info, ...
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3D Voxel Chunks On Round Planets

So I have recently started a 3D voxel game in LWJGL that will focus on procedricly generated planets around a solar system. I currently have blocks and chunks where a chunk contains 32x32x32 blocks ...
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Problems with voxel physics

So I have a problem that is divided into performance and how to solve it in voxel physical, obs: I'm using Cubiquity. What am I doing: I test all the blocks. When a different block and air is greater ...
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Using the perlin noise of unity efficiently?

I have a little problem with my perlin noise values. It is generating a voxel mesh, that is flat. Here is a picture that demonstrates what I mean: As you can see, the terrain lacks any ...
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Dual Marching Cubes QEF Explanation

I've been stumped by trying to fully wrap my head around the formula presented for the QEF formula presented within the dual marching cubes paper. The formula that is presented is such: w = actual ...
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Currently up-to-date Minecraft NBT Java library

At the moment, I'm trying to create a Voxel-Renderer just for fun and I'm trying to import Minecraft worlds for testing purposes. Of course I want to minimize my effort because that's not the focus of ...
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2D Voxel Game Chunk Question

I'm currently working on a 2D Voxel game. I started with a big blocks array with all blocks inside it, but it is not very good for performance, so I'm currently switching over to chunks. My question ...
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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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Unity: Combine two UVs by alpha

I'm currently creating a voxel game like Minecraft. To display the damage of blocks, I want to combine the alpha channel of one part of my texture map with the actual texture (like Minecraft does), ...
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Voxel sparse octrees for indirect illumination

I don't understand the use of voxel sparse octrees for indirect illumination calculations. First of all, what exactly is happing? We're rendering the scene as usual with diffuse lighting. In the ...
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Alternatives to voxel-based terrain

Are there any alternatives to voxel based terrains? Such terrain should be fully destructable, allow for arches, overhangs, preserve sharp features where needed and keep consistent topology. ...
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Texturing Custom Meshes/Terrain?

Here's the scenario: I procedurally generate terrain on the fly, creating an isosurface which is an overlay on top of a scalar field of data points. These underlying data points are basically voxel ...