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

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Simulate 3D with 2D sprites

I was thinking about 2D games (like Starcraft), where the sprites are in two dimensions, but the objects that are "higher" in the screen are behind the other objects (I think this is obvious when you ...
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VBO and gl*Pointer management practises?

I'm aware it's not a simple yes/no question and for the moment I can't tell if it can be simply answered, or is it a topic for a long discussion which is not suitable for our Q&A format. I want ...
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Unity3D Get collision without having Rigidbody

I am trying to detect a collision between 2 objects, each one of them has a Collider component. In the script I have the method ...
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Implementing line-of-sight in 3D?

I've been searching for information on implementing line-of-sight in my game. I've found some great resources for 2D implementations that produce pixel-perfect results, but there's very little info on ...
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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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What advantages does multisampling have over supersampling?

I never really fully understood this, or found an article which explained all the steps in a friendly way. I'll start with what I do know already (which I hope do not contain misconceptions). I'm ...
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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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overlapping 3d particles not blending nicely when at the same z

I'm working on a 3d particle emitter. It's going pretty good but I'm still having a problem with triangle sorting. As you can see in the photos, there are some particles that are not blending ...
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Creating a highlight halo around a selected object

I'm looking to create a halo highlight around the selected objects in my game screen. The main platform is android, but I am writing an iOS version as well, updating it whenever I successfully add the ...
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3D terrain map with hexagon grids

I'm working on a hobby project (I'm a web/backend developer by day) and I want to create a 3D tile (terrain) engine. I'm using XNA, but I can use MonoGame, OpenGL, or straight DirectX, so the answer ...
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XNA: Rotating Bones

XNA 4.0 I am trying to learn how to rotate bones on a very simple tank model I made in Cinema 4D. It is rigged by 3 bones, Root -> Main -> Turret -> Barrel I have binded all of the objects to the ...
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How do I calculate the normal of a plane defined using homogeneous coordinates?

I can define a plane in 3D space using three 3D points (p0, p1, p2) that all lie in the ...
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Ray Intersecting Plane Formula in C++/DirectX

I'm developing a picking system that will use rays that intersect volumes and I'm having trouble with ray intersection versus a plane. I was able to figure out spheres fairly easily, but planes are ...
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Self colliding cloth physics

I've previously simulated cloth using Verlet integration but couldn't successfully get the cloth to collide with itself in an efficient way. The reason being is because I used a brute force algorithm ...
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3D isometric depth sorting

How is it possible to depth sort tiles and objects in an isometric environments without any limitations? I've been researching this for a while now and there seems to be no publicly available answers ...
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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 there any algorithm for creating 3D lightning?

Is there any algorithm for generating lightning? Lets say, you input the starting and ending coordinates (x,y,z) and out comes an array of coordinates to show where the lightning goes. It doesn't have ...
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How do I make a slot car game?

I new to game development with Unity and my first project is a slot car racer. For a realistic slot car-like-driving experience, I first build a track with a channel in the track and a pin on the car. ...
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I need advice on creating animal 3D walk cycles in XNA

I want to purchase a number of 3D models from TurboSquid and animate them in an XNA game. I wrote a lot of games from 1985-1999 and have recently become involved with XNA. Now I would like to port ...
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Importing a .x file to 3D Studio Max?

I've been googling this for a while and haven't been able to find anything (blenders importer does not work). How can I import a .x file to 3D Studio Max? There are heaps of resources in converting ...
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Is there any less expensive way to achieve this lighting effect?

I'm creating a game that is similar to Tibia on its projection: But I want it, under the hoods, to be 3D, and extremely dynamic - meshes generated on the fly, statues exploding and turning into smoke ...
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How to find the bottleneck in a typical OpenGL game?

I am working on a little game engine. All major features are implemented yet, despite game logic which I assume not to be such a computational effort. The framerate is at least around 40 FPS, most of ...
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How can I convert OBJ data into CSS3D transformations?

I want to convert the data in a 3D .obj file (vertices, normals, faces) to CSS3D (width, height, rotateX,Y,Z and/or similar transforms). I found a bunch of ...
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Arbitrary projection matrix from 6 arbitrary frustum planes

A projection matrix represent a tranformation from the camera view space to the rendering system clip space. In other words, it defines the transormation between a 6-sided frustum to the clip cube. ...
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Method of terrain in a 3d RPG

I am working on a RPG using the JMonkey engine. While I was conceptualizing the map, I realized I would have a problem with the terrain. My problem is this: I want to have a click to move interface, ...
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Handling movement on sloped surfaces - clamping character to sloped surface

I've noticed that a lot of people seem to have this issue but I've yet to find an actual working solution - when a rigidbody-based character controller (I'm not using Unity's character controller) ...
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Implementing proportional navigation in 3D

Good afternoon guys, a = N * λ' * V is the formula for the commanded acceleration required to hit the target, where N is the proportionality constant, λ' is the change in line of sight and V is ...
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How can I create a 3D model in Java without using modeling software? [closed]

I am a lightly experienced game developer and this is my first time trying 3D objects in Java for the first time. I have been recently creating and updating games using AWT, Swing, and Graphics, but I ...
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If I project a sphere in 3D will it be a circle?

Assuming I have infinite vertices to represent the sphere, if I project the sphere from any position/scale in 3D to 2D, will it be a circle? I know it will not be a circle on the screen, because of ...
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How do I create a 3D model based on 2D drawings?

I'm a programmer. I have a great draftsman, but I don't know how to take his drawings to 3D. My gut feeling is to have him draw different view angles, then work based on those, adding each dimension ...
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How do you organize your game files and classes? [closed]

Although it isn't necessary to exclude things like graphics and audio packages, I'm most interested in the organization of the folders for classes that deal with AI and game state. I'm thinking ...
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Replacing a custom 3D model format with something more standard

This is long, so the short question is: What's the best/right/standard set of technologies for creating 3D models and incorporating them into a game such that the complexity for the artist is kept to ...
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Why doesn't it seem to be any development in the field of 3D VR gear, especially with regard to gaming?

I remember that way back around 1995, there was this big craze with VR in the media, a whole bunch of (mostly mediocre) games labeled as "virtual-reality-interactive-movie (...)" were published. If I ...
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How to draw only visible models of the game?

Suppose I have an array of models, each having it’s own “position” in the world space (scale*translation matrix). And I have an orthogonal camera. How can I test if model is “visible”, i.e. is in the ...
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detecting the coordinates where a bullet hits a mesh

I have a lot of complex objects in a scene and I'm looking for an efficient way to find which object a fired bullet hits, and to find the hit coordinates. It would be best if there was a lightweight ...
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Choosing 3D modeling software Maya or 3D max? [closed]

I've am a developer whose has spent most of my programming life developing web and business applications. I want to try my hand at something more challenging (but stay in the comfort of Visual Studio) ...
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Is the “impossible object” possible in computer graphics?

This may be a silly question but I want to know the answer to it. I saw this thing called the "impossible object", while they're many different images of this online, it's suppost to be impossible ...
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How do I apply A* to a complex and dynamic 3D environment?

I've looked a bit at Breadth-First and Depth-First search algorithms and I think I've got a pretty good idea of how they work. Now I am here : http://www.policyalmanac.org/games/aStarTutorial.htm ...
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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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Why is there such a problem to create realistic eyes in games? [closed]

I mean, even the latest demo from ps4 possibilities or any demo, you can see that the person is not real if there are eyes involved. E.g. if you only see the skin, you may be mistaken, but not if you ...
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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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How check if an arbitrary given mesh is a single closed mesh?

I'm building a space game where it is allowed for the player to insert his own mesh to be his spaceship. The problem I'm facing is that a ship must be a Polygon Mesh. The player will then be able to ...
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Depth is disabled - How to turn on?

In XNA 3.1 is there any other way to disable depth in 3D Worlds using DirectX models other than GraphicsDevice.RenderState.DepthBufferEnable = false; ? The ...
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What's a pre-multiplied 4x4 matrix?

I'm using a 3d game engine, that uses a 4x4 matrix to modify the camera projection. The matrix is in the regular 4x4 format: ...
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How are 3D images drawn?

When A computer is to draw a 3d model, does it use maths similar to vector projection? Like when a 3d model is drawn and rotated, does it use vectors/and maybe some other math to know where to draw ...
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How can I render text above a mesh in DirectX 9?

I want to render some text over a mesh in my DirectX app. It will have a similar application to health bars for units in games, just as text rather than a bar. I'm looking for the simplest way to do ...
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What can I do to ensure that everyone can run my OpenGL game?

I am currently learning OpenGL from here. That website teaches OpenGl 3.3 with GLSL 3.3 and says that it is best to learn those because they are well supported and that older versions work in a less ...
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Why not use vectors to represent orientation?

From what I've read, people mostly use either quaternions or 3x3 matrices to represent 3D orientations, while plain vectors are used for angular velocity/momentum. Since we can use vectors to ...
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3D models on 2D tilemap perspective when scrolling

I am creating a small top-down game, where the player traverses a 2D tilemap, with an illusion of depth provided by 3D models for things like buildings or trees. Having gotten to the point where I ...
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List of 3D libraries based on WebGL [closed]

Is there a up-to-date list of WebGL libraries or articals with comparison? Until now I heard only three.js and GLGE.