Questions tagged [spritebatch]

A group of sprites that can all be drawn with the same settings

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Batching and Z-order with Alpha blending in a 3D world

I'm working on a game in a 3D world with 2D sprites only (like Don't Starve game). (OpenGL ES2 with C++) Currently, I'm ordering elements back to front before drawing them without batch (so 1 element ...
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Cancel a SpriteBatch I've started drawing

Background: I'm working on a control library for XNA to use in a couple game clients I've written. The way I've implemented Dialogs is to have them derive from the base ...
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Are SharpDX's ContextDirect2D methods different from XNA's SpriteBatch?

I'm migrating from XNA to SharpDX in Win8. I noticed this DrawBitmap call in one of the samples. Is this different in some shape, way or form from XNA's ...
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Love2D : How can I keep up with lots of small sprites' collision data?

So I'm using a SpriteBatch to keep up with lots of small pieces for a falling-piece puzzle game. I have an array of Quads (for ...
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Failing Screen Resize Method

So I want my game to draw to a specific "optimal" size and then be stretched to fit screens that are a different size. I'm using LibGDX and figured that I could just draw everything to a FrameBuffer ...
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LibGDX - SpriteBatch's .draw() method requiring float[]

Please excuse my lack of knowledge with LibGDX, as I have just started learning it. I am going through some simple tutorials, and in one of them, I draw a string onto the screen like so: ...
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SpriteBatch, trying to reduce draw calls

This my main draw call: ...
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libGDX SpriteBatch reuse

Using libGDX, sprites or simply texture regions must be inserted into the batch for drawing: ...
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XNA 4.0 - Strange Behavior when using RenderTarget2D

My Problem is similar to XNA 4.0 - Why does using a RenderTarget2d cause transparency on models?. I want to render my scene to a Texture2D and then draw the texture. If I set no RenderTarget at all (...
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What is the technical definition of “sprite batching?”

Platform and language agnostically, how is sprite batching defined? It seems as though there are many different techniques for lessening the amount of work when drawing, and that they are often lumped ...
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How do I right-align text?

I'm using SpriteBatch.DrawString, which seems to not have an overload for text alignment. How can I draw aligned text?
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Issue with calling Spritebatch in XNA 4.0 Game [closed]

So, I am creating a game in XNA 4.0, using the program Microsoft Visual C# Studio Express 2010. The issue I am having: I have the entire game done, and there is no reason why it should not be working....
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Using SpriteBatch with BasicEffects and layerDepth creates negative Z values?

Simply: Why don't all of these sprites draw? What do I need to do to make them draw? I'm trying to use SpriteBatch.Draw with the layerDepth parameter to help reduce overdrawn. However I can't get it ...
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Is multipass rendering possible with SpriteBatch?

I'm trying to implement a bloom effect. This requires three shader passes: a brightness threshold, a horizontal blur, and a vertical blur. It also requires resizes, but these are irrelevant to the ...
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Batching elements

I don't understand exactly how batching works. What I have understood: Batching is useful to regroup similar elements together and draw them in one draw call (performance++), currently drawing an ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0. Sprite Sheet Animation

I've found a bunch of tutorials on how to make this work on Open GL 1 & 1.1 but I can't find it for 2.0. I would work it out by loading the texture and use a matrix on the vertex shader to move ...
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How to optimize SpriteBatch usage?

From what I understand, SpriteBatch's purpose is to batch as many draw operations to send to the GPU. Each batch can handle one texture at a time, and changing SpriteBatch context/texture is expensive,...
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Monogame/SharpDX Texture2D doesn't hold value

The problem I have discovered is most likely between classes, so I dont really have much option but to post the whole code here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/smyw9t1ap3by2vd/pBX-aJJ-Qx I have been ...
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Batching and performances

I'm trying to understand batching and I'm not sure to understand how to do that, can I have more informations please? Here is what I found for the moment: Batching informations There is many types ...
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XNA Texture2D positioning problem

I'm currently stuck on something that just seems extremely odd. I'm creating a game with kinect, and when the player performs an action I want to place a texture onto the screen where their hand is. ...
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center point of a text?

i'm drawing a text using a spritefont and the draw.string function of the spritebatch object. in some point, i need to augment the size of the text, so i use a variable to scale it. all this is ...
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My Sprite Rectangle moves, but my sprite doesn't

Here's the issue, When I build, everything loads fine, everything works, but then, when you enter the game, the sprite is there. However, The sprite does not move, the sprite RECTANGLE does. Meaning ...
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XNA SpriteBatch.Draw with rotation, scaling and origin?

I use a 1x1 pixel 2d texture as source for SpriteBatch.Draw. The texture is scaled and rotated around an origin. The left image is only scaling. The right one ...
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Drawing more that one quad with only one glDrawArray call…?

Edit After initially thinking that my sprite batch test was faster than calling each sprite individually, it appears that is not the case!! :-( With a single set of GL calls for a each sprite, I can ...
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XNA rendertarget sprite batch problem [closed]

When using this code: ...
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How can SpriteBatch use a single texture/asset as multiple independent objects/instances

I'm using LibGDX to create a game, but I'm encountering a problem with SpriteBatch. Whenever two objects that use the same image for their sprite come onto the screen, the new object replaces the old ...
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SpriteBatch.Begin() making my model not render correctly

I was trying to output some debug information using DrawString when I noticed my model suddenly was being rendered like it was inside-out (like the culling had been disabled or something) and the ...
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SpriteBatch.Draw with scale or rotation trigger a new batch?

I recently read that any transformation changes will cause a new batch to be triggered. So, if I have 10 Sprites and each has a different rotation or scale will there be 10 batches sent up? Or is ...
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SpriteBatch.end() Issue because of a thread

While playing, I use a thread to Load() and Unload() Texture2D. I have multiple ...
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Repeat texture in a scrolling game

The bottom region of the screen is filled by a repeated texture: ...
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Textures loading too large on smaller monitors

I have an XNA game, and when i run the game the textures load all good on my computer and on my tv and they're all bring drawn in the right position. But on my laptop, which screen is smaller then ...
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Does my 2D OpenGL renderer need optimized?

I've started a game engine for learning purposes. I have successfully gotten an opengl renderer working and I can draw textures of varying sizes to the screen. The way I have done this is by creating ...
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OpenGL ES 1.1 - How to batch draw particles with different translations?

Assuming that I've combined all of my vertex data for many particles into a single array, how would I batch draw all of those particles in a manner that preserves their unique translations? Any code ...
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Depth sorting 2D textures in a batch with OpenGL ES 2.0

I have a combo of texture atlases and sprite batches in an OpenGLES 2.0 2D game I'm developing which is working well, but I have a problem with depth sorting. I'm using atlases to reduce the number ...
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Objects being drawn on wrong layers

I have the main game (Game1.cs) draw the sprites like so: ...
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Stacking Drawing Matrix for SpriteBatch in XNA

I'm trying to make a 2D engine for XNA with SpriteBatch. My object unit is Entity, which can include other ...
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XNA 4.0 - strange blueish alpha with Spritebatch over Skybox

I created a 3D scene and now I wanted to draw a 2D overlay with the SpriteBatch class. That is my rendering code: ...
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XNA Sprite Clipping Incorrectly During Rotation

I'm having a bit of trouble getting my sprites in XNA to draw when near the edge of the screen. Seemingly if you use SpriteBatch to draw then XNA will not draw it if for example (mPosition.X + ...
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Sprite batching seems slow

I have implemented a sprite batching system in OpenGL which will batch sprites based on their texture. However, when I'm rendering ~5000 sprites all using the same texture I'm getting roughly 30fps. ...
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Sprite batching in OpenGL

I've got a JAVA based game with an OpenGL rendering front that is drawing a large amount of sprites every frame (during testing it peaked at 700). Now this game is completely unoptimized. There is no ...
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How can I achieve a 3D-like effect with spritebatch's rotation and scale parameters

I'm working on a 2d game with a top-down perspective similar to Secret of Mana and the 2D Final Fantasy games, with one big difference being that it's an action rpg using a 3-dimensional physics ...
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Artifacts when using SamplerState.LinearClamp in SpriteBatch

I'm using XNA 4.0 and VS2010 Express for Windows Phone and Windows Phone SDK 7.1. This is a platform game and I have a map made up of 16x16 textures that is drawn dynamically, tile by tile. When ...
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How do I configure the clipping region when drawing with XNA's SpriteBatch?

I have a SpriteBatch that is set to draw to a RenderTarget2D that is 500 pixels larger in both height and width. Whenever I draw ...
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Edge flicker when moving Camera (2D)

I have a Orthographic camera. I have a fixed landscape texture and a texture for a moveable object. If the object moves to the right the camera will also move with the object. When I also draw an ...
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XNA 4.0 SpriteFont not displaying all Characters

Am looking for a little help and trying to use SpriteFont in my XNA 4.0 game but the problem is am displaying to string "This is a test" but all that's displayed on the screen is "This is st" so ...
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How to use batch rendering with an entity component system?

I have an entity component system and a 2D rendering engine. Because I have a lot of repeating sprites (the entities are non-animated, the background is tile based) I would really like to use batch ...
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How exactly does XNA's SpriteBatch work?

To be more precise, if I needed to recreate this functionality from scratch in another API (e.g. in OpenGL) what would it need to be capable of doing? I do have a general idea of some of the steps, ...
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XNA how to draw some sprites tiled/wrapped and others not?

I already have: mySpriteBatch.Begin(SpriteSortMode.Immediate, BlendState.AlphaBlend); and take care to draw all my sprites in order. I now want to draw some ...
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Smallest increment for a SpriteBatch depth between 0.0 and 1.0?

I experienced some problems with SpriteBatch in XNA when I tried to mix two different SpriteSort modes. (Begin with deferred, end, begin with BackToFront wasn't ...
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Sprite sorting issues

I apologize for the vague title, I'm not sure how else to phrase this problem. I am using tIDE to assist me in my game's world development. To give a dynamic effect to map layers within tIDE, it has ...