Questions tagged [opengl-es2]

OpenGL ES 2.0 emphasizes a programmable 3D graphics pipeline (comparing to fixed-function pipeline of OpenGL ES 1.1).

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OpenGL ES 1.0 to OpenGL ES 2.0, I cant draw a square

I am learning open GL ES 2.0 and I just made 1 easy game for 1.0 I am following tutorials but I cant understand this thing In OpenGL ES 1.0 if I define a square that way: ...
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Does anyone know what technique was used in Minecraft to create shadows? [closed]

Specifically I want to know the technique used to render shadows under animals and players. I would like to create shadows like that for my own block game but I don't even know what to google. Any ...
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Should I update VAO when I update a VBO?

My VAO/VBO/IBO work fine on iPad and other devices on Android excepted two (A Samsung galaxy S4 and a Sony Xperia S). A problem is present when I start my application on this devices, every elements ...
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How can I render a simple lattice in LibGDX?

I have searched all over, but I can't find what I think will be a simple answer. I am using Opengl ES 2.0, and LibGDX. I simply want to use GL_LINES primitives to create a lattice structure. I have ...
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Texture loading: Everything at once OR un-/loading the needed assets? [duplicate]

Good evening. We've been developing quite a huge game for android on the basis of AndEngine. So we have a lot of assets to load, especially textures. At the moment everything (sound, textures etc) ...
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How do OpenGL ES 2 engines typically handle automatic geometry sorting and batching?

I'm trying to write a basic OpenGL ES 2 engine that can automatically sort and batch a fairly flexible set of input draw descriptions. When I say 'draw description' I mean the actual uniforms, state,...
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How to combine VAO and shader language?

I'm new and trying to draw a very simple quad with VAO and GLSL. My definitions: ...
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Android OpenGL: Use several Textures for one Animated Sprite

Good evening. I'm programming an Android Game. To reduce the amount of textures that need to be loaded (OpenGL ES 2.0) I've created several spritesheets of size 1024x1024. Some frames of the same ...
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Reasonable texture Formats for VertexTextureFetch in GL

Wich is a reasonable GL version that have support for vertex textures fetchs(VTF) in OpenGL ? (for example GL 3.0, 3.1, 3.3) What textures formats should I expect to be supported in average video ...
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Accurately measure time between calls to onDrawFrame (Android OpelGL ES 2.0)

I'm trying to sort out some timing issues within my gameloop and I've seen something that I don't understand. The Nexus 10 is supposed to have (as far as I'm aware) a VSync on 60Hz. So that would be ...
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Taking advantage of multithreading between game loop and openGL

Talking in context of a game based on openGL renderer : Let's assume there are two threads : Updates the game logic and physics etc. for the in game objects Makes openGL draw calls for each game ...
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Should unbind buffers?

I'm making some tests with OpenGL ES 2 and got some questions, my current program is like that: ...
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render with const depth value

This is a question that may have an answer that differs for vanilla desktop GL and GL ES 2.0 (and wishful thinking is that ES 3.0 would have the same answer as vanilla GL). What I'm doing is ...
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Drop in quality of rendering of texture [closed]

Platform: Android OpenGL ES 2.0 I'm drawing a texture on to a square using OpenGL ES2.0. The texture scrolls infinitely in vertical direction. The rendering quality drops very rapidly after a few ...
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OpenGL light appears to move with camera and changes with object rotation

I have a working open gl es 2.0 3d engine (my own) that I've used in several iOS apps. I recently noticed that on a mutli-symmetrical object the lighting didn't look the same at each rotation. For ...
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model view projection multiplication order

I'm debugging a lighting problem where the camera position is effecting the diffused lighting component on my 3d model. In researching my problem I went back and am reading over all the how to ...
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Libgdx implement 2d drop shadow for transparent sprites

I am a libgdx learner. For an learning application that I am developing using libgdx on android, I need to show drop shadow or glow effect when a sprite is touched. The sprites are created from a ...
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How do I get an Android device's screen size in exact pixels?

On every single android device {emulators} from ldpi to xxhdpi, both DisplayMetrics and native JNI EGL return width:320 and height:526. Even on actual HTC ONE mobile it returns something like 320x526. ...
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libgdx texture edge blending problem

I have two completely white bitmaps here: They're there, trust me. When I put one on top of the other and scale them down with TextureFilter.Linear I get this: ...
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Generate ETC2 compressed texture from Android Bitmap in OpenGL ES 2

My app currently uses a lot of textures most of which probably could be compressed quite a lot by using ETC2 (my app runs on 4.4 so i have a lot of devices supporting GLES30), i cannot use ETC1 since ...
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Is it possible to look up a texel from a texture in GLES2 GLSL framgent shader without using sampler?

Is there some way I can directly access texture memory from fragment shader in GLES2 GLSL? I don't need the sampler to be ...
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Is it possible to use unnormalized texture coordinates from a GLES2 GLSL fragment shader?

I want to look up a texel from my GLES2 GLSL fragment shader using un-normalized texture coordinates (0-w, 0-h instead of 0-1, 0-...
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Getting the correct texture from an Atlas

I'm writing an OpenGL ES (2.0) app and have a custom Quad class which draws a textured quad for my sprites. Currently, I put the textures of any sprites of the same size into a single file or atlas, ...
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Avoiding memory allocation in Android game development

For obvious reasons, allocating memory on the fly in Android game development is not recommended. For example: http://developer.android.com/training/articles/perf-tips.html: There are two basic ...
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OBJ Model not being rendered properly in OpenGL ES 2 android app

I have an Android OpenGL ES 2 app that loads an .OBJ model using Assimp and renders the same. The vertices data is stored in a object declared like this : ...
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Convert triangle mesh to group of line segments

I have a 3D .OBJ model file that is loaded in my OpenGL ES 2 Android application using ASSIMP library. All the faces are triangulated. I want to draw the wireframe ...
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How to specify colour in a single 32 bit value

I'm writing my first game using OpenGL 2 ES (for Android), and I've currently got a particle engine and some player sprites running successfully. I'm using 4 floats for the colour of each particle ...
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OpenGL (ES 2.0) Function Dependencies

In OpenGL (ES 2.0), there are many functions that can be called in any order, and still others that must be called after other functions had been called and not before. For example, attaching a shader ...
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Vertex Skinning Looks Messy on Real Android Device using Monodroid

I have no problem doing the "vertex skinning" for three-dimensional animation. All goes well when using the emulator (and genymotion). However, when run on a real device (such as Samsung and Lenovo) ...
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OpenGL ES draw pre-rendered background onto depth buffer

I want to create a scene with 2D pre-rendered background and 3D models for characters (like those classic Final fantasy games). For the background, I have 2 textures: one to be displayed, with ...
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Android OpenGLES, getting number of fragments passed depth test/Occlusion Query?

Afeter reading many blogs and searching on Internet, I did not get any sloution for getting number of fragments/pixels which are occludded or not occludded of the object on OpenGL ES3.0 Android ...
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Offset a camera/render without changing perspective

I need to offset a render so that the perspective / vanishing point doesn't change. Or another way to look at it is that I need to adjust the vanishing point in my view so that instead of being at 0,...
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Interpolating rotated objects

I've finally got interpolation working to 'smooth' out movement, however it doesn't seem to work for objects that are rotating (around their own center) - when I try to do this, the objects in ...
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geometry shader shim for opengl es 2.0

I just have a few months of OpenGL experience, just starting to get the hang of it. I find geometry/vertex/fragment shaders to be very powerful. You have a few parameters that translates into a ...
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Desaturate texture using mask in OpenGL 2

I have a very large texture i am using as background and i want to apply a filter to a small part of it, the "small part" is defined by the alpha layer of another texture i have (which is still ...
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How to avoid subpixel values in a resolution independent 2D game with orthographic projection?

I'm trying to do resolution independent rendering of moving sprites in a 2D game. My plan is work in a fixed coordinate system in my world (for example 960x540) and use orthographic projection to ...
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Opengl ES 2.0: Is there a way to use less resources to draw in-game background texture

1.Should my in-game background be drawn with my game loop renderer, or if 2.I don't want to draw my background image every frame in my main renderer since it could possibly be a heavy job while the ...
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Does scaling affect performance in OpenGL? [closed]

I've never been able to understand the best practice in this context. I usually want to ship my game with as minimum size as possible. So whereever possible, I try to use scaling of my graphics. Let's ...
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cocos2d-x "immediate mode"?

I have some c++ game code that draws the game state on each game-loop cycle in "immediate mode". By that I mean that the game code does not add the sprites to be drawn to any sort of "scene graph" or ...
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Batching and object's transformation

I'm trying to implement batching in my game (Sprite batching and 3D Mesh batching), I've read a lot of documentation about that but I don't understand something: When each object have is own ...
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Java Buffers and OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android)

I've been trying to come up with a good solution for preloading textures asynchronously, but in Android with OpenGL ES you cannot create a texture out of context. Would the proper solution be to load ...
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Replace each white spot of image to radial gradient

Recently, I read an article about a sun shader (XNA Sun Shader) and decided to implement it using OpenGL ES 2.0, but I encountered a problem with the shader: I have two textures, one of them is the ...
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How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: ...
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Reducing APK File Size by using JPG instead of PNG for game background images

I've just finished my (openGL ES 2.0 Android) game and it's almost ready for Alpha-testing. When I export the application to an APK File, the file is taking up 16MB and I would like to reduce this as ...
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Bad pixels on shader when loading cached binary programs

I have been trying to cache binary shader programs in my game and load them accordingly using "glGetProgramBinaryOES" and "glProgramBinaryOES" respectively. I was successfully able to cache and load ...
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XY Location scaling with varying density screens

I have a phone with resolution H=1280,W=720,Density=2 I have a tablet with resolution H=1216,W=800,Density=1.331 I drew a rectangle on my phone with corners Left,Top (-1.6,1.55), Right,Bottom (1.6,-1....
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Camera movement in Super Hexagon

I do realize there is no camera in OpenGL ES 2, but from my understanding you can simulate one using view and projection matrices. I'm using Android, by the way. Here's a video of the game, in case ...
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Re-using one texture for multiple OpenGL Quads

I've been looking over my code and I'm just wondering, when I set a texture for say, 20 quads that need to use the same texture, it seems as though I'm creating a new texture each time...... surely ...
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How to obtain the currently bound texture ID in an openGL ES 2.0 project

In my game, I have: GLES20.glBindTexture(GLES20.GL_TEXTURE_2D, texID); Where texID is an integer returned by my setTexture() method. Let's say, in this instance ...
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Scaling issues with Open GL viewport / scissor box (Trying to draw outside of viewport)

In my game I am currently scaling the viewport so it retains the ratio of my development device like so: ...

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