Questions tagged [rendering]

The process of generating an image or series of images from a model by means of computer programming.

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How do i update opengl lightning equation in my fragment shader to make my texture less glossy and more like a fabric

I built a model in blender, and am currently trying to import it into my android app using assimp together with opengl, i dont have any issues with the importing but my goal is to make the object look ...
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How can I draw lines and curves on a canvas that's not rendered?

I need to draw lines and curves on a canvas that is not rendered on the screen but just updates the array of pixels that would otherwise be rendered. I need this to separate my game engine from my ...
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How to reproduce examples from ShaderToy on my computer?

I am a beginner with computer graphics. I have some experience with drawing polygons, shaded surfaces, the use of geometry shaders, etc. I am trying to create a volumetric cloud/volume render shader ...
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How to render top-down perspective in a tile-based RPG?

My question is specifically about the type of perspective that GBA Pokemon games like Fire Red/Leaf Green have: I'm not sure of the correct terms for what I'm trying to achieve. I am using SDL2 and ...
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Octahedral impostors, Octahedral mapping

I'm facing some issues understanding this article about octahedral impostors. More specifically I quite don't understand how one can map the hemi-octahedron (subdivided) vertices to texture ...
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Video feedback effect with recursive RenderTextures in Unity 2018.3

I have a project where I'm playing with a video feedback effect by rendering a camera to a RenderTexture and pointing the camera at a quad displaying that RenderTexture. This works great normally, ...
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Black screen when building apk Unity

Alright, I have a bit of a confession to make: I accidentally posted this question in the wrong place: Stack Overflow. Whoops. Anyway, here's my problem. Sorry if you've seen this before. Here's the ...
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The gist of tweening with WebGL / OpenGL

I am trying to wrap my head around how to take advantage of shaders for things like tweening. For example, there are these simple easing equations, which we can use like this: ...
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Binary space partitioning with floor as an object

I have a conceptual problem. The problems comes with the floor I'm rendering and the count of objects. The idea was to reduce rendering with BSP implementation, but the problem that I hit was that the ...
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How would I create a shadowy “Fog of War” effect in Game Maker Studio 2?

You know if you ever played "StarCraft," as you explore the map it's dark until you go to that area. I am trying to replicate this effect in Gamemaker studio 2. I want to create a shadowed area ...
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Randomizing material across meshes - UE4

I have multiple instances of the same mesh which is using the same material. While looking for randomizing textures, I came across texture bombing and so the material in 1 wall looks fairly random. ...
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How do I make sure everyone sees the same distance across different resolutions?

Hello game dev community. I have recently got into making games in a browser window, and me and a friend ran into a common problem. Let's say I have a game like diep.io, where users can control their ...
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Where to create the vertex buffers?

Please note that this is purely an architectural/design question. And sorry for the long post, there are a lot of "thinking out loud" here. I'm working on a simple graphics engine (as a universtiy ...
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How should rendering be structured using SDL?

This question is probably well documented but I can't find any resources. Basically I'm not sure how to structure rendering with SDL in my code. I made a render class which calls the api and the ...
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How to lower the cost of realtime lights?

Besides Deferred rendering, what can I do to make realtime lights cheaper to render? I don't really need them but I could make good use of them in my game. BTW I thought Deferred render would give me ...
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How much slower is it to draw on “half pixels”?

I've noticed that games like Diep.io are using floating decimal points for thin stroke lines on the grid. I have even tried this myself, by adding 0.5 to all of the ...
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How to write a PBR Unlit Shader in Unity?

I have a REALLY specific case here: I have an Texture (a webcam), that is used by a shader to pickup a few x,y colors at the cordinates, and renders to a ...
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SDL render surface from byte array efficiently

In my current project I need to fill a 256x224 screen with the pixel values from an array. The array is declared this way: uint8_t *vram = new uint8_t[7168]; So ...
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How do I render a cylindrical world space onto a flat, 2D view port in Unity?

The question is just a logical extension of this question. So, how should I render a cylindrical world space onto a flat, 2D view port in Unity? Thank you.
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How to access internal data from separated rendering-layer?

I am currently rewriting a project I have been working on last year and I’m utterly stuck trying to "correctly" separate the game-logic from its representation. I know why this is beneficial and I ...
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How to create soft gradient texture

I'm currently testing out Unity 3D and one of the things I can not figure out, is how to create textures that are what I would describe as "Soft Gradient". Here is an image of what I would describe ...
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Running OpenGL app on Windows XP x86 produces incorrect texture colors

I'm working with the Cen64 emulator and I compiled from source a x86 version that operates fine on Windows 10 x64. As soon as I run it on a Windows XP x86 machine the colors are then all incorrect. ...
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What do game developers do when they have to port their DirectX games to PS4/Switch?

I'm not a game developer (hope to be one day though!) and was wondering how devs handle porting their games that use DirectX to PS4/Switch? From what I know neither supports DirectX, only OpenGL, and ...
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Instances in the Unity Profiler Timeline

What do Instances mean when you click on an operation in the Timeline section of Unity Profiler? In this example: Total: 11.90 ms (10 Instances)
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Godot: error(10) expected '(' after Identifier

When trying to write up a new shader for a material, I've been trying to create a variable to use to alter speed and test animation. Now, the below outputs fine until I try to assign a value to number....
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“RENDER WARNING: there is no texture bound to the unit 0” When not Rendering Texture

I have a webgl program that sometimes renders textures, but mostly renders triangles or lines. When I am not rendering a texture, webgl gives the warning, "...
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Why does my FPS go down so much when rendering basic sprites?

I have a UWP DX11 application and I've recently removed the vsync and noticed that my fps goes down drastically when I'm only drawing very basic sprites on the screen and I'm trying to learn why this ...
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Line Rendere Default Pink Color still Visible

I am using the line Renderer for shooting in my game. Everything works well except for the fact that the default pink color is still visible. I have a Material set, so I do not think it is a problem ...
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Throwing away inner faces of cubes of a transparent voxel structure in Unity3D?

I want to create a "Building site is (not) obstructed." indicator for my building system. How can I throw away those faces which would be hidden if the material would be opaque?
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How do I draw a rectangle in Pygame?

I am getting the error "AttributeError: 'Rect' object has no attribute 'draw'" with this code: ...
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“DirectX will only draw polygons with an [X,Y] from [-1,-1] to [1,1] and with a Z from 0 to 1.”, What does this mean and how to work around it?

I've been following the D3D11 tutorials on Rastertek to expand my knowledge on rendering which I will need as I want to build my own engine, as a hobby. After finally getting a model to be rendered ...
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Rendering a selected part of the terrain with different shading

I'm trying to understand how to modify the shading of the section of the terrain based on some user selection. In a game like Civ5, when a user selects a city or unit, that area is lit up more than ...
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Set multiple render targets with OMSetRenderTargets using ComPtr<T>

I've recently decided to get rid of pretty much all of the raw pointers from my Direct3D code, and I ran into a problem with using ComPtr<T> template with ...
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Why do I get this weird shadow render error?

Using Unity 2018.2.14/15 I've recently been working on a small project and I encountered a very weird problem. It's hard to describe so here is a picture: Originally I assumed it may be an issue with ...
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Player object's model starts to shake after some time

I created a default scene in a new project and imported a model from Unity's asset store and then get this strange behavior of the model starting to shake for no reason after some time after starting ...
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What resolution should I render art for a 3D game for PC?

I hope this is not too stupid a question. I'm making my first game for PC and I'm wondering what resolution I should render the artwork at. It will be a fixed-perspective game, so I'm using a 2D ...
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Fixing T-Junction artifacts in a BSP Editor

I'm starting a little BSP engine, and have begun implementing Brush CSG. Currently I represent my brushes as the enclosed volume of surface planes (like old idTech 3 maps), with a cache for each face ...
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Rendering clouds similar to Sky: Light Awaits?

I'm interested in adding clouds to my game, with a style similar to those in Sky: Light Awaits You can see them in motion in these videos: (Starts at 26:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How to apply a visual filter to what I am drawing?

I'm looking to apply a sepia filter to what I'm rendering. Perhaps we could just apply the filter to the view or pass it to the draw method to draw everything with the filter (I'm using one draw ...
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Turning on Vertex Attribute Divisor With Instanced Rendering Renders Nothing

When I render with glDrawArraysInstanced with the vertex attribute divisor set to zero, the triangle appears as expected. But when the divisor is set to any value other than zero, the triangle ...
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How do I reduce overdraw in a forest scene with lots of foliage?

Unity comes with an overdraw view that looks something like this: We've probably all seen it, and have probably been advised to check for overdraw. How do you go about actually doing anything about ...
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Unity - Adding a sphere volume to this shader

I'm trying to create a spherical effect around my player that when they walk into range of hidden object, it gradually renders the object. I found a shader that would work pretty well for this. When ...
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Why loss of floating point precision makes rendered objects vibrate?

I'm working on an open-world game. I noticed glitches when I move far away from the origin. The objects seem to be shaking or wiggle. Especially the z-fighting seems to wiggle. And the objects that ...
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Depth sorting issue

I've been working on a custom tile-based map editor for a while now, and everything works as expected, or so I thought until I've tried rendering the actual map including the dynamic objects as well. ...
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What is the relationship between clipping and the fog of war concept?

I'm currently developing a 2D top down game and recently implemented clipping. I understand clipping in a 2D top down game as rectangle or any other geometrical form which defines a viewport for the ...
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How are semitransparent polygons rendered in the correct order?

It is my understanding that while opaque triangles can be rendered in any order thanks to the Z buffer (especially when rendering in hardware), semitransparent triangles cannot. Instead, they need to ...
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Migrating 2D game from immediate mode to VBOs

I am in the process of migrating away from legacy OpenGL calls in my 2D LWJGL game. Previously I would render each sprite using immediate mode, which was dead easy - bind the texture, add the vertices,...
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Render moveable entities into 3D isometric world?

I have a separate list of moveable entities, and then the regular 3D map, represented by a 2D array of stacks of tiles. My problem is that right now, I'm rendering my moveable entities after the map, ...
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Error code 1282 when calling glDrawElements

I am trying to render my terrain using an EBO, but the function glDrawElements returns an error (1282). I tried to find out what ...
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Display object at different position

Id' like to create impression of shaking holographic image of NPC in Unity 2018, but moving it with transform will cause unnecesary transform-rigidbody syncing, and using Rigodbody.position isn't an ...

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