Questions tagged [3d-meshes]

Geometric representations of objects in 3 dimensions. 3D-meshes are made up of a collection of triangles or other polygons, forming volumes and surfaces. They are commonly used for visual representations on computer screens.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Removing seams between procedurally-generated spherical terrain tiles

I'm working on procedural planet generation project in Unity. To create a sphere, I use the following technique: Create six planes arranged as faces of a cube Normalize all vertices' positions to ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

How to quickly create meshes that have cutouts of other meshes?

I have a mesh and I would like to quickly create planes (or boxes) that have cutouts in the shape of the silhouette that mesh, but rotated at various angles. I would like to have a system to which I ...
3
votes
1answer
975 views

Work flow for modelling a city(open world)

This seems like a massive task, do each individual building/object have to be modeled individually. If so are the model imported into the world editor and places accordingly. Or are other techniques ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

Swapping limbs between meshes

I'm trying to achieve what was done in the game impossible creatures. I will have a skeleton to which I will apply different meshes to i.e. torso mesh, leg mesh, etc. I would also like these meshes to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Importing FBX with multiple meshes in UDK

I need to import into UDK a several amount of FBX models (representing buildings) which are composed by various submeshes (walls, windows, roof...). I need to keep the individual meshes (can't use the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to load a mesh from the .X-format in DirectX10 via SlimDX?

As of DirectX10, the usual functions to load a mesh in the .X-format are marked as deprecated and they are DX9 functions anyway. How can I load a mesh from the .X-format into an ...
3
votes
0answers
659 views

Keeping a mesh entirely at the GPU and changing its vertices there with a ComputeShader (Unity5)

In a Unity game I have an object whose mesh is made of around 10k vertices and I have to make changes to these vertices (position, color, etc) almost every frame. Considering that such object is ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Texturing different block types on an optimized voxel mesh

I have a cubic world (like Minecraft) where I'm generating chunks. In those chunks, only visible vertices and faces are generated. Currently, it means that if I have a 2x2x1 chunk, it will generate 8 ...
2
votes
1answer
995 views

Applying a face image to a mesh head

I'm playing around with 3D graphics programming and it's only a few weeks I'm into OpenGL and able to render meshes with textures with few basic transformations. I've a hobby project where I want to ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

ways to make a physics engine

Hey so i've been looking into real time physics engines, which led me to the crazyLaggoa multiphysics engine by thiaga costa, and brought up the question of: What are some possible ways, ideas that ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Given face normal and vertices of a triangle, how to find the acyclic order of vertices?

I'm in the process of constructing a custom 3D triangle mesh. I found the vertices of the triangle in the 3D space and it's face normal. How do I find the acyclic order of vertices? If I draw the ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Faster way to draw dynamic meshes in OpenGL ES

I'm writing a 3D game which is going to inlcude some dynamic meshes. For now, my code looks like this : ...
2
votes
2answers
193 views

MeshParts - Why do they exist?

For my current game I'm working on I've decided to implement a custom model class to store my models in. Reasons being is that I want to make adding new models as painless as possible for the rest of ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Are interleaved vertex data formats better than non-interleaved formats?

I have been reading up on data formatting for 3D objects so that I can render my meshes as fast as possible in OpenGL. I am quite new to OpenGL so bear with me. The format for interleaving your ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Software rendering 3d triangles in the proper order

I'm implementing a basic 3d rendering engine in software (for education purposes, please don't mention to use an API). When I project a triangle from 3d to 2d coordinates, I draw the triangle. However,...
2
votes
2answers
18k views

Blender: How to merge two faces?

Initial Situation Using Blender 2.6, I often come to the same problematic setting: There are two faces on one straight line. My Aim I want to keep just one of the two selected faces, which you can ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to calculate verticle normals of triangular mesh

I'm playing with some terrain generation. I have a triangular mesh that looks OK - that is if I hardcode verticles normals (on this image every single verticle has normal of (0,-1,0) The situation ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Multiple UV coordinates in Unreal Engine Procedural Mesh Component?

How can I have multiple UV coordinates per vertex in a Procedural Mesh Component? My goal is to create a UV editor. I know it is possible to generate multiple vertices per corner, as in ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to generate AABB, OBB & Sphere from polygon soup

How can I generate AABB, OOBB and Sphere from a polygon soup, where the bounding volumes are defined as follows: AABB should be specified by min(x,y,z) max(x,y,z) OOBB should be specified by min(x,y,...
2
votes
1answer
755 views

Does md2 support skeletal meshes?

I'm creating an FPS game. I'm writing my own game engine. So far all the backend stuff is going great. I'd like to support md2 as the native file format for 3D Objects, but I also want to use skeletal ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Playing Tetris on non-linear surfaces

I am considering designing a Tetris game where instead of a traditional flat game board, the game will transform the board into different kinds of surfaces. I think I lack the appropriate mathematical ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Finding the closest point on a concave mesh

One of my game systems requires that I find the closest point on a generalized mesh, which more often than not will be concave. This prevents me from just using Unity's built in ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

Point welding on generated terrain

I am converting two 2D images (A Voronoi graph and a Diamond Square noise map) into a 3D object. However when finding the corner points of the Voronoi I am left with gaps, so I thought to drop these ...
2
votes
2answers
857 views

Calculating vertex normals to be able to have both sharp edges and smooth gradients

I'm computing area-weighted vertex normals, but lighting looks bad on meshes containing sharp edges and corners (e.g. cubes look 'blobby' as the light leaks onto the dark sides). Is there a way of ...
2
votes
1answer
381 views

How to Detect Mesh Segmentation?

I have a mesh like this (it's all a single mesh): How I can figure out that the one floating piece is completely disconnected from the rest of the mesh?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Unity: how highlight effect should be applied to terrain mesh

I have my game generate random voxel terrain, and then generate a mesh on only the visible parts of that terrain. I want it to be able to select some part of the terrain with the mouse, but I'm not ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

3D position to UV coordinates in fragment shader

I am interested in converting an arbitrary 3D position computed at run time in the fragment shader to its corresponding UV coordinates. Notice that the 3D position I am interested in is NOT a 3D ...
2
votes
2answers
423 views

Materials and Mesh association

I'm trying to implement a Material system in a small engine for training and I've got questions about materials. Currently I've got that: Material: A Material with array of Technique Technique: ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Optimising meshes

The game MegaGlest uses a MD3-like mesh format, which is keyframe-based vertex animation. One of the challenges moving forward is to continue to support lower-end hardware. We know some users have ...
2
votes
2answers
284 views

.md5mesh normals are not smooth

I'm currently working on a project that requires me to load .md5mesh format and draw it. Following this link I've managed to load the mesh into the engine successfully, but a problem arises when ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

XNA 3d model mesh.draw() throws TextureCoordinate0 is missing error

I've downloaded a bunch of 3d models from turbosquid.com. The majority of the one's I've downloaded are simply .fbx files. When I load the model into my game and run it, the following error is thrown ...
2
votes
1answer
705 views

Perlin Noise for game terrain; math error (unexpected breaks in terrain (3D grid))

So, I'm learning how to generate terrain using Perlin Noise, and I came across this code: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4753055/perlin-noise-generation-for-terrain/4753123#4753123 PerlinNoise.h <...
2
votes
2answers
978 views

matrix to transform unit cube to space defined by 8 arbitrary points

I asked a question relating to similar to this already, but I think this is a clearer objective of what Im trying to achieve.. or whether its possible at all! Im trying to find a transformation (...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I create my mesh so that textures applied to it are NOT rotated 90 degrees in Unity 3D?

I'm trying a really simple test in Unity 3D. I want to render a texture on the simplest plane possible. So, I've created a two-triangle plane in Blender, then imported it into Unity. From there, I ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I implement real-time mesh deformation, with regards to environmental damage?

I would like to be able to add the following feature to my tech demo: at the moment bullets hit the walls, little pieces fly out of them, as well as decals appearing on the walls. Computing power is ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How can I select and scale an edge loop within Blender?

I'm a web developer looking into game development as a hobby for fun and the challenge. I have just started learning blender 2.6. I am currently doing a tutorial at http://cgcookie.com/blender/2010/12/...
2
votes
1answer
644 views

Triangle accuracy picking for animated models in XNA

I can do picking with triangle-accuracy for non-animated models, but I also have animated models in my game. How do I do picking on animated models? I use code based on this project for animation. ...
2
votes
1answer
526 views

On changing a voxel, don't recombine everything again, only modify the changed parts?

I'm working on a voxel based game, where destructible structures are made out of cubes. (Some of them has 3000 voxels) I solved the framerate issues by combining them, but after making it able to ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Working in large play-area maps, what are the performance and practical differences between Unreal Terrain and a subdivided OBJ mesh terrain?

I've managed to reliably use SRTM Geotiff Raster Data with some modifications to create decent terrains in unreal, but there is a small problem with how I go about city-building when I'm not using the ...
2
votes
1answer
368 views

Simplyfing/dissolving octree to simple boxes by adjacent octants with similar traits

I am looking forward to create a navigation volume to be utilized by AI actors. The approach I am trying to tackle here is to first generate an octree and associate with respectable flags/data (type, ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

Polygon edges visible when using per-fragment lighting (OpenGL)

I have created a mesh in Blender (just a sphere with a texture over it; it's supposed to look like mars) and I've exported it as OBJ. I've tried it both with exporting with normals in Blender's export ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Texture tearing with UV texture atlas mapping

The following code maps the texture from a texture atlas to a UV. The problem is I'm having texture tearing issues. Does anyone know how to overcome this problem and have any suggestions? Here is the ...
2
votes
1answer
440 views

How to make a textured tree model outside of unity that can be used in unity

So I am trying to make a 3d model of a tree that is textured that can be used in unity. So far I have tried two separate ways to do this and they both didn't work. The first time I used blender's tree ...
2
votes
1answer
538 views

Why isn't the bitangent calculated?

In teh tangent space vertex attributes why is the bitangent (aka binormal) provided as an attribute instead of calculated? If the three vectors of the tangent space must be perpendicular then the ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

Light is not spreading evenly

I am using SunBurn for lights and rendering, when i create sceneobject in code, effect is like this see in this light is in the middle so sceneobject in middle is well lit and as we go to corner ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I create a manual object with colors for each vertex?

How do I create a shaded manual object with colours for each vertex? Eg if ogreObj is the Ogre::ManualObject : ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

XNA 4.0: Blender .fbx File Won't Display 3D Model

So I followed the basic 3D model display tutorial found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb197293%28v=xnagamestudio.31%29.aspx And while I know this is for XNA 3.1, I can still get the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Lightmapping & runtime combine children

Is it possible to have lightmapping on runtime generated combine children in Unity? It is possible to bake combined meshes when they are done in the editor, but the .apk/.ipa size increases too much.
2
votes
2answers
756 views

Best way to traverse triangles in a mesh

I'm implementing non-projective decals. As described in many places (ie: lengyel in the gpg2) I first need to detect all triangles that lie within some sort of frustum. Besides obvious brute-force ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How would I use GLM for Bullet Physics?

Right now im working on my c++ game, and im having alot of trouble using GLM and Bullet Physics to create my world correctly. The main problem is that when i export my physics with Blenderv2.57, and ...

1 2
3
4 5
8