Questions tagged [pipeline]

Generally speaking; the order of different stages in a workflow. One example is the order in which certain methods and tools are used when graphical assets for games are produced and then imported into the game engine. Another example is the order in which graphical information is processed inside a graphics card.

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What kind of skills are required to work in a content pipeline department in a high level role

I'm looking more for high level role such as producer/manager of the group making the tools for a content pipeline. This would be for a large AAA studio. Also what kinds of tools are they creating?
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Spritesheets From Individual Images in Content Pipeline?

My main goal is avoid using an external program like SpriteSheetPacker. I would like to just use sequenced PNGs and have the sprite sheets be made, updated, and saved automatically when I build my ...
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What external 2d animation formats can I use in android?

For an artist who won't be dealing directly with the code, what formats for 2d animation could they use that would be portable into an android game? In my particular case there are no collision ...
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Precomputing Visibility

Having noticed that UDK (Unreal) and Unity 3 include similar pre-computed visibility solutions that unlike Quake are not dependent on level geometry, I've been trying to figure out how the calculation ...
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Should the content pipeline tools be embedded in the engine?

How minimal should a games engine be? How much of the content pipeline should be embedded in the engine? Some use cases where the super engine might be useful: When loading user content, the user ...
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Tool to create a bitmap font from a true type font [closed]

What tool do you use to convert ttf fonts to bitmap fonts? Following is a list of features I'm looking for. I'd be happy with any tool really, but one that had these features would be better. ...
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What continuous integration technology is used for games? [closed]

Which continuous integration technology & software would you recommend for use with games? Also are there any build technology libraries or specific languages you would recommend to use when a ...

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