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3D refers to three dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X, Y and Z values.

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How to render metaballs?

How to render metaballs? I am a Python programmer familiar with the Panda3d and Blender3d APIs. My math kinda sucks, but I know enough to write game logic code and procedural model generation code, ...
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How does 3D games work so fluent provided that each mesh's size is so big?

I'm surprised to find that each mesh takes at least 5-6 MB, how can a 3D game be so fluent when there are hundreds of models? I'm expecting it will simply go out of memory or something else that ...
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Advanced Animation for 2d Isometric Game?

I need help with workflow suggestions for a flash game. (although the concepts would apply to other game engines, too). In a game like: Hero Academy There are several different character models each ...
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Translate along local axis

I have an object with a position matrix and a rotation matrix (derived from a quaternion, but I digress). I'm able to translate this object along world-relative vectors, but I'm trying to figure out ...
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How can large terrains be represented in multiplayer games?

To give you a bit of context, I often try and imagine how big games are working, especially networked and multiplayer games. This is how I came to this question: how do big 3D multiplayer games load ...
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Fast Updating of Large Amounts of OpenGL data

I'm seeking advice, suggestions, and ideas on how to handle the updating of large amounts of data in OpenGL and c++. My partner and I have gone through two methods. The first is vertex by vertex ...
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How to move my cube left or right using touch Inputs (C#) in unity

I am trying to create a 3d game in unity. I have a cube in unity and I want it to move left or right on swipe . It should move to a distance till where user swipe or take their finger off of a screen. ...
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How a 3D game map is stored and handled

I'm a programmer but have not yet developed any games. I have played various 3D games and always wondered how the Map of the field is stored and rendered. I know some acceleration card is a ...
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Perspective in early pseudo-3d games

Please take a look at the screenshot below, from the old classic Space Harrier. My question regards the curved perspective on the chequerboard 'ground'. It's got a strangely curved geometry (I ...
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How do I implement flat shading in GLSL?

I'm working with GLSL and trying to implement flat shading on a 3D model (rather than smooth shading). To illustrate what I mean, here are two screenshots of cubes in Blender. Here's one with flat ...
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3D game on a planet [closed]

Would it be much more work to create a 3D game on a planet rather than on a flat plane? What engines would support this and what techniques would I use? An example would be a small sphere the player ...
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masking with 3d object in unity

I have a 3d plane in my scene and some 3d objects behind that plane. So, i want to render only the part behind the 3d plane. So how should I do this, should I have to use custom shaders, plz help.
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How to generate portal zones?

I'm developing a portal-based scene manager. Basically all it does is to check the portals against the camera frustum, and render their associated portal zones accordingly. Is there any way my editor ...
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Is it possible to create an “impossible” rooms in games?

Forgive me my lack of knowlegde, but for quite a long time I asked myself whether it was possible to create a continous game space that some player could walk inside and so on, that would be ...
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The pros and cons - DX9 moving to DX11 render?

We are a "nano" game dev company working on REFUSION. DX9 renderer is almost done and question is: Should we move it to DX11 or not? Anyone have experience with this? Here are some videos from dev ...
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Physics timestep questions

I've got a projectile working perfectly using the code below: //initialised in loading screen 60 is the FPS - projectilEposition and velocity are Vector3 types ...
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How to orient a hexagonal tile on a geodesic sphere (Goldberg polyhedron)?

I've recently ported the hexasphere implementation by Rob Scanlon at https://github.com/arscan/hexasphere.js to objective-c for use in a project I'm exploring. As a port, it works very well, and I ...
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Render angles of a 3D model into 2D images?

Is there a tool out there that you can give a 3D model file, and it will output 2D renders of it from various angles? For example if you were making a 2D RPG but you want to make your character look ...
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Collision detection of convex shapes on voxel terrain

I have some standard convex shapes (cubes, capsules) on a voxel terrain. It is very easy to detect single vertex collisions. However, it becomes computationally expensive when many vertices are ...
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Repairing back-facing triangles without user input

My 3D application works with user-imported 3D models. Frequently, those models have a few vertices facing into the wrong direction. (For example, there is a 3D roof and a few triangles of that roof ...
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3D zooming technique to maintain the relative position of an object on screen

Is it possible to zoom to a certain point on screen by modifying the field of view and rotating the view of the camera as to keep that point/object in the same place on screen while zooming ? Changing ...
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Static Meshes vs 3D models

What is the difference between static meshes and regular 3D models. I am very new to game development, and I am using UDK (Unreal Development Kit).
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Implementing Geometry Instancing in DirectX

I have a project that I'm doing in Managed DirectX (DX9) where I want to render lots of grass. My current method (many draw calls) is slow, but I've heard Geometry Instancing can fix that. I know ...
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SharpDX/D3D: How to implement and draw fonts/text

I am playing with SharpDX (Direct3D for .NET) without using "Toolkit", already finished with basic rendering 3D models. But now i am wondering how to program/create fonts for game (2D), or how to ...
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Are there viable alternatives to polygons for creating 3D worlds?

Of course, I see the benefit in using polygons to create 3D worlds. But I sometimes wonder if other methods exist and have been used in published computer games; perhaps even hybrid methods of 3D ...
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Rotating an object in OpenGL about it's centre

Im writing a game for which, one of the models are loaded from an .obj file. It's a model of a plane, and I want to rotate the propeller. The object file is broken ...
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Can I use SpriteBatch when drawing sprites on a rotating 3D plane

I'd like to have my plane of sprites rotate similarly as in this game (YouTube Video). So basically, everything is drawn in 2D, but the 2D plane is then "rotated in 3D" (or camera is rotated). When ...
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How do I take 2D ballistic trajectory planning and apply it to 3D?

I am currently using this formula speed = sqrt((gravity.y*target.x^2)/(2*cos^2(angle)*(target.y - target.x*tan(angle))) provided by DMGregory as an answer for my ...
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Transform 3d viewport vector to 2d vector

I am playing around with 3d transformations and came along an issue. I have a 3d vector already within the viewport and need to transform it to a 2d vector. (let's say my screen is 10x10) Does that ...
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How to make minecraft like world round?

I'm interested is there a game or at least example which shows how minecraft-like world turn to sphere? Idea is that there is sphere which consists from cubes like in minecraft but they are on the ...
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3d world vertex translation to go to 2d screen coords

My technical english is a little rusty so to avoid misunderstands please be patient with me :) I will try to be brief and clear Situation: - I have a 2d sprite character on the screen - I've just ...
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How to modify normal vectors with a tranformation matrix

Transformation is quite simple when it comes to Position or Color of the vertex, for Position just multiply matrix * vector and for color just don't do anything, but my question now is: How to handle ...
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Visual Studio 2012 and Game Development [closed]

Alright, I think it's a simple question, but I got difficulties to find some answers around. I already read that XNA wouldn't be in Visual Studio 2012. I recently learned to use XNA, but since I ...
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Display Lists in OpenGL

I heard that there was a faster method of displaying vertices, rather than recreating the GL_TRIANGLES, each time the scene is drawn. I thought I read somewhere that this method was obselete. Why ...
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How to find the entity I'm looking at?

I am currently making a mod for Minecraft but I have come to a stop because I am lacking in some knowledge. I need to get data for the entity I am looking at, which I believe requires the use vectors, ...
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How to draw efficiently large number of objects with alpha blending?

In a 3D game i have large no. of trees with alpha value. What is the efficient way to draw all? What i tried is Taking every tree as a object and draw according to its z value and using billboarding. ...
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How to attach two XNA models together?

I go back on unsolved question I asked about attaching two models together, could you give me some help on this ? For example, If I want to attach together Model1 (= Main model) & Model2 ? I ...
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Is it more efficient to render full size with AA, or scaled down with no AA?

Which is more resource-efficient (given a typical modern 3D game scene): Rendering it at 100% scale with anti-aliasing, or Rendering it larger and scaling it down to fit the screen, but without AA? ...
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How to fix odd artifacts at the edges of textures in DirectX 11?

In my DirectX 11 project, when I have textures they have odd artifacts at the edges. I've seen it before and searched online, but I can't find any DirectX examples that I can get to work. You can ...
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Implementing a 3d tile engine

I have a pretty decent experience with tile based 2d games and I would like to try to create a mixed 3d-2d game. To 3d elements will be very simple (ground, walls and water), all other elements will ...
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Perspective projection with 90 degrees between X-Y axis?

I'm trying to create a game that mimics Tibia's projection style: (source: mmoginfo.com) , As you can see, a 3d point is mapped to 2d like this: So I've downloaded Three.JS and a lib to create a ...
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Scan-Line Z-Buffering Dilemma

I have a set of vertices in 3D space, and for each I retain the following information: Its 3D coordinates (x, y, z). A list of pointers to some of the other vertices with which it's connected by ...
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Unity 3D - Rotating an object in relation to its velocity

I am currently trying out Unity 3D and I've run into a problem. The problem is I have a car that moves along a road and then when it reaches a corner I would like it to turn the corner and have the ...
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How do I calculate an offset from an Object based on the Objects Rotation rather than the World Space

I have a Matrix of a player & I want to create a second location a set distance away from the first location but I want the second matrix to be set a set distance based on the rotation of the ...
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How to create 3d picking ray with the cursor position

I'm new here and I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I am creating an application that is supposed to use the cursor's position in the window to perform 3d picking. The tutorials I have found ...
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Combine 3D objects in XNA 4

Currently I am writing on my thesis for university, the theme I am working on is 3D Visualization of hierarchical structures using cone trees. I want to do is to draw a cone and arrange a number of ...
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How to linearly “blend” between multiple 3D points?

I have a set of 3D points that I need to "blend" between. Lets say I have points [A,B,C] and I have the amount I want to blend each as [0.5, 0.2, 0.8], how can I blend between these points with the ...
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Surface creation algorithm using points cloud

I am looking for a realtime algorithm to create a 2D mesh using points. But I am quite confused. It seems that Delaunay triangulation can help me create mesh using point clouds, but Meta-balls seems ...
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How do you make a customizable 3D character with animation in iOS?

I want to build a character system in my game that is like the on in Mod Nation Racers or Little Big Planet 2. You have a basic and simple Character (which is animated) and you can now put stuff (...
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How can I shoot an arrow if I know the shot power and target? [duplicate]

I am trying to shoot an arrow at a target with a 100% success rate. Given the initial force applied to the arrow, the gravity, the location of the archer, and the location of the target, how can I do ...