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Unity Terrain Grass/Detail distance. Draw distance is set to maximum but grass seems to magically appear ingame, what did i do wrong?

Hello all I am trying to learn more about using the Terrain editor in Unity. I want to add grass billboard style. It looks quite good up close, but it seems you can only set the draw distance to 250 ...
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Laser Billboarding using atan2

Im trying to billboard a laser and keep it billboarding on the x axis as to say using Axial billboarding.Im trying to billboard on the x axis. here is my code that does not work ...
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Modern OpenGL, billboarding, alpha transparency

I'm having some transparency issues when rendering billboards in modern OpenGL. I've created two billboard sprites, each one with alpha transparency, just for testing. When I render two sprites ...
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How do I make 3d Sprites like Myth did 20 years ago?

The game that Bungie cut it's AAA chops on: Myth: The Fallen Lords. about 20 years old now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth:_The_Fallen_Lords For the time, it had a pretty revolutionary way of ...
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How to make proper billboarding trees ? (Unity3D & C#)

I make a 2.5D first person game like Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Daggerfall used to be. I'm new to Unity and game development in general, so I'm sorry if this seems obvious to some people. What I want ...
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Learning how to make imposters manually in Unity - how to render an object to a texture not what camera sees?

I am trying to learn the most performant way to make an imposter in Unity manually - not using pre-fabricated solutions. My first guess is that it should be achieved by using RenderTexture and a ...
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How does billboarding 3D sprites affect performance?

I was reading the Unity manual on trees and one of the claims made is as follows: Unity uses optimisations (eg, billboarding for distant trees) to maintain good rendering performance... I was ...
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How would I create a billboard that is fixed to my camera's farplane?

I'm trying to set a GameObject(plane) to be positioned at my camera's farplane. I plan on using this billboard as a sort of dynamic skybox. How would I create a billboard that is fixed to my camera's ...
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Rotate billboard towards camera

I'm trying to create a particle system in OpenGL, and as such I need to use billboards. I need these billboards to face the camera at all times. The tutorials I've been following only rotated the ...
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Proper way to draw 1000 billboards that always face the camera

I have up to 1000 visible GameObjects with trivial plane meshes, which are essentially sprites/billboards and which should always face in the relative direction <...
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Efficient billboarding sprites in Unity 5

What's the most efficient way to do billboarding sprites in Unity 5? I want to make a forest of sprite trees in 3d space. Those sprites need to face the camera at all times. I am working on VERY ...
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How can I get PagedGeometry grass to receive shadows?

I made the switch to Ogre3D (v1.7) and to using PagedGeometry. What I'm trying to do is make a simple scene with a terrain, some trees and grass. In a nutshell, I would like to achieve this kind of ...
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Compute billboard rotation

I'm trying to compute a matrix to have object always facing the camera. For the moment, my result look pretty good, the problem is that my original billboard scale isn't preserved (Every billboard ...
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How to create a sun billboard with Ogre3d

I've been working with a few different engines alongside trying to code my own project. Rather than rewrite an entire renderer, etc I am using Ogre3d. To begin with I am trying to implement a very ...
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Why are my geometry-shader-generated billboards not showing up given the following code?

My program is a rain particle system. After processing a list of positions of rain particles, I passed them to the geometry shader for generating a billboard for each position. If I use a simple ...
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Laser Beam End Points Problems

I am building a game in XNA that features colored laser beams in 3D space. The beams are defined as: Segment start position Segment end position Line width For rendering, I am using 3 quads: ...
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JMonkey - Create health bar?

How can I create a health bar in JMonkey? Is there some documentation that can help? I am working on a game, specifically “Battleship”, using the JMonkey Engine (JME3). I want to add health bars on ...
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What is billboarding, and can/should it be used in 3D games to create special effects for weapon blasting effects?

What is billboarding, and can or should it be used to create special effects for 3D games on weapon blasting effects?
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iOS OpenGL ES 2.0 How to Billboard on Sphere and Rotate with Sphere

I have a sphere (earth) in OpenGL ES 2.0 for iOS. I also have markers that I want to place at lat/lons on the earth - but I want the markers to always face the user ( billboards ) but also move with ...
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xna: Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game?

Methods for having sprite characters in 3d game? I am making a game much like Doom. The world is 3d but objects and characters are 2d sprites. I am not asking about billboarding objects. I am asking ...
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Programmatically creating billboards in unity

What is the most efficient way to render a billboard in Unity? In order to apply a texture to something must it be a GameObject with a ...
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Billboarding restricted to an axis (cylindrical)

I have succesfully created a GLSL shader for a billboarding effect. I want to tweak this to restrict the billboarding to an arbitrary axis, i.e. a billboarded quad only rotates itself about the y-axis....
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How do I implement camera axis aligned billboards?

I am trying to make an axis-aligned billboard with Pyglet. I have looked at several tutorials, but they only show me how to get the up, right, and look vectors. So far this is what I have: ...
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What are the fundamentals of a Quad Billboarding effect?

I'm taking my first venture in to writing a shader and what I really need to do is create a billboarding effect. A thorough Google search turns up a number of threads on the topic and they always end ...
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shadowing billboards

I have a lot of billboarded 3D spheres (they have a heightmap so work properly with depth and penetration; although each is made of just a quad (with slight distortion), they look and feel and are ...