Questions tagged [spritebatch]

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

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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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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 ...
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Cropping a line (laser beam) in XNA

I have a laser sprite that I wish to crop. I want to crop it so when it collides with an item, I can calculate the distance between the starting point, and the ending point, and only draw that. This ...
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Nested Sprite Batch and background draw

my code looks something like this: ...
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2D sprites not drawing at correct depths?

I've been having some problems with getting my sprites to draw in the correct order. Right now there are 2 types of objects: nodes and paths. I always want the nodes to draw over the paths so I have ...
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Sprite Sheet for Musical Notes? [closed]

Does anybody know of a sprite sheet of musical notes (half note, minim)? I am trying to draw musical notes onto an android canvas.
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Make Sprite Jump Upon a Platform

I have been struggling to make a game like Doodle Jump where the sprite jumps on a platform. So how do you make a sprite jump upon platforms in XNA? Th platforms are represented by a list of positions ...
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XNA: Regarding SpriteBatch.Draw()

I was trying to develop a very simple ping pong game using XNA. In my Draw() I am drawing the player paddles first then the ball as follows: ...
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XNA GameServices vs. public static

I am just starting learning XNA for developing Windows Phone games. I am stumbling accross different sample codes featuring different approaches on handling things. A question for the experts... or ...
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Can I use SpriteBatch when drawing sprites on a rotating 3D plane

I'd like to have my plane of sprites rotate similarly as in this game (YouTube Video). So basically, everything is drawn in 2D, but the 2D plane is then "rotated in 3D" (or camera is rotated). When ...
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Why isn't my sprite being drawn in the correct position in XNA?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it here. I'm trying to make an asteroids clone in XNA. I took the Game State Management project and am making new classes for things like ...
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Why do 3d model drawn to a RenderTarget appear distorted compared to those drawn directly?

I've got a problem drawing a 3D model to a RenderTarget2D in XNA 4. When the model is drawn to a render target, and then the render target is later drawn to the ...
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Performance/architectural implications of calling SpriteBatch.Begin/End in many different places?

I notice some code samples only call SpriteBatch.Begin and SpriteBatch.End in the game's main draw method and then draw ...
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XNA 4.0 - Mixing 3D and 2D - SpriteBatch putting weird alpha texture over whole scene

I am working on a game in XNA 4.0 that has been entirely in 3D so far but now I want to incorporate a HUD. I have tried doing a simple test using spriteBatch as such: ...
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Effective SpriteBatching in XNA?

What is an example of efficient sprite batching in XNA? I don't know when (if ever) I would do something like this: ...
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SpriteBatch.Draw() rectangle is different from destinationRectangle passed in

When I ask SpriteBatch to draw a rectangle as within the following method : ...
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Should I go with SpriteBatch or just 3D with Z component always zero?

I'm designing a platformer and beginning to code the viewing engine of the game. Now, I have to make a key decision: Should I just use SpriteBatch to draw all the 2D stuff, as there is no 3D, or ...
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XNA C#: How can I prevent blurring when drawing from a RenderTarget2D?

I'm making a game and I want the end graphics to look chunky and pixellated, so I'm drawing from the spritebatch onto a RenderTarget2D which is 1/4th the size of the actual backbuffer, and then ...
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How can I rotate a Texture2D into / out of the screen?

I am drawing a Texture2D onto the screen and have the need to rotate the texture forward, in a 3D way. I'm using the SpriteBatch Draw() method and it only allows limited 2D rotation around the Z axis....
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Using raw vertex information for sprites rather than SpriteBatch in XNA

I have been wondering whether using SpriteBatch is the best option. Obviously for prototyping or small games it works well. However, I've been wanting to apply techniques such as shaders and lighting ...

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