Questions tagged [terminology]

Terminology is the vocabulary of technical terms in the game development field.

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What is the term for making an object transparent when it blocks the player's view?

In many games if your camera gets too close to certain objects, or the object starts to block your screen, the game turns it transparent so you can still see. What is the name for this effect? It is ...
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What's the term for this illustration style common in MMOs/RPGs?

Often I was asked for the "style", but I am not sure how to describe it. I just say "mix of anime and realism". But what is it actually called, a style like this example: It's ...
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Scene graph or just plain container?

I'm trying to understand if it makes sense to call what I have a scene graph or not. Im doing an asteroid-like game, where all objects in the game are described in world space coordinates (an ...
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How it the level of detail texture loading called

Borderlands 2 uses this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDKOndosFAg Some games use techniques to load textures progressively in some level of detail way. I can not find any material on ...