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OpenGL VAO buffer rebinding vs binding switching

I'm considering two different approaches to vertex buffer management in my OpenGL game engine. The first one seems to be pretty usual, but I haven't seen the second one being proposed or used anywhere....
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Unreal 4 - How to access and iterate through the polygons of a mesh?

I'm newbie with Unreal Engine 4. I need to create a function which calculates the volume of a mesh, based on the following example: https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/blog/?p=4415 To achieve that I created ...
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VAO and VBO connection and granularity with multiple objects

How general should vertex array objects be? I'd like to plan ahead and avoid a major revision down the road. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around a few (possibly conflicting) pieces of ...
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How the sharpdx set vertices by reading the vertex information files instead of coding the vertices?

During my developing, I always spend much time to fill up my vertex array by coding every vertex information when I have to create some complex models. It's quite inconvenient. It's will be very ...
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SFML 2.4's RectangleShape is running slow when rendered multiple times

I am creating a level for my game and currently, there is a Tile class where I have a black RectangleShape rendering without any weirdness, except when I look at the FPS, its 200. Now, I have a pretty ...
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Combining varying vertex variable and vertex variable in OpenGL. How to? [duplicate]

Let's say I have 2 triangles sharing an edge defined by 4 vertices. Though the normals for these 2 triangles are unique for each triangle and are defined per vertex. So say I have 4 vertices, 6 ...
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What to do with unused vertices?

Imagine yourself a vertex array in OpenGL representing blocks in a platform game. But some vertices may be not used. The environment is dynamic, so there always some vertex may suddenly become ...
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Difference in glDrawArrays and glDrawElements

While refreshing my mind on OpenGL ES, I came across glDrawArrays and glDrawElements. I understand how they are used and sort ...
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Streaming to VAO VertexBuffer using OpenGL Direct State Access for Instancing

How do i stream to a vertex buffer using Direct State Access? I want to update my vertex buffer of matrices every frame so i can use it in my Shader. This is how i specify my buffer. I do this once ...
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Heightmap vertex list to vertex + index list

Right now I'm trying to load a heightmap into my LWJGL application. I load it like that into a float[][] array and I can read the height value at a given x and z position in the map: ...
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In game engine, how to get the vertices buffers of different vertex formats for render from the mesh file properly?

I'm a fresher on engine programming. I have a question of how we can get the vertices buffers of vertex formats from the mesh file. For example, in OBJ file or FBX file, we save the positions, ...
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Avoiding GC when rebuilding Mesh.uv and Mesh.vertices

Since unity will not allow users to iterate over mesh.uv and mesh.vertices, I am stuck having to use GC intensive calls when applying an array of uvs and vertices to a mesh. I run into high GC ...
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GL_INVALID_OPERATION on glBindVertexArray Despite glGenVertexArrays()

so I've been trying to create a simpler way to draw polygons and and have come across the following issue: When I call glBindVertexArray(m_VAO); it throws a ...
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Texture to Painted Vertex Algorithm

I want to generate some game textures into coloured vertex arrays. Is there a known algorithm to transform texture/bitmap data into an optimised vertex array. Much like how the Homeworld skyboxes ...
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How to combine VAO and shader language?

I'm new and trying to draw a very simple quad with VAO and GLSL. My definitions: ...
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Do I have to use vertexArray in opengl

GLuint VertexArrayID; glGenVertexArrays(1, &VertexArrayID); glBindVertexArray(VertexArrayID); As you can see from the above code, some tutorials use this ...
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What data to store along a vertex

Is there any other recommended data I should store in the vertex buffers aside from a vertex' coordinates, normals and texture coordinates? For example data I'd need for a feature that almost every ...
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Getting access violation because of ID3D11Buffer [closed]

I try to create a simple class store my model variables vertex array and vertexbuffer. So I create an array of myclass to create and manage object dynamically. But when ...
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Loading Wavefront Data into VAO and Render It

I have successfully loaded a triangulated Wavefront (.obj) into 6 vectors, the first 3 vectors contain the locations for vertices, UV coords, and normals. The last three have the indices stored for ...
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In Unity, how do I dynamically manipulate parts of a mesh?

I'm trying to achieve mesh manipulation of any mesh based on user input (mostly sliders). Here's an example of what I want. I am not sure whether to call this "morphing", as I am trying to change one ...
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Does interleaving in VBOs speed up performance when using VAOs

You usually get a speed up when you use interleaved VBOs instead of using multiple VBOs. Is this also valid when using VAOs? Because it's much more convenient to have a VBO for the positions, and one ...
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SFML: Generate a background image

I want to generate a background, which is used in the game, on every instance of the game based on certain conditions. To do so, I'm using a sf::RenderTexture and a ...
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OpenGL Transform Feedback output size

I'm working on a particle system using transform feedback, and I would like to know if it is possible to render to anything other than floats, like halfs, using Transform Feedback (OpenGL 3.3)? It ...
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How can I efficiently store Vertex data in C#/XNA?

I am creating a terrain system using voxels in a somewhat minecraft-like style and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to increase the number of vertices I am able to store (and therefore ...
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XNA Game arhitecture, sharing vertices between objects

I'm practicing primitives rendering in XNA and I want to create something like pipe or tunnel. I have base class called PipeSegment from which I inherit classes like RotatingSegment and NormalSegment (...
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How to Bind Multiple Shapes/Models to One Vertex Buffer?

If I have two Vertex Arrays, one for Square, and one for Triangle; what is the best way to bind them to the VertexBuffer? What are the patterns used to write multiple vertices to the VertexBuffer? ...
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Per Instance Textures, and Vertex And Pixel Shaders?

How do you implement per instance textures, vertex shaders, and pixel shaders? Given: 1. Two different model templates in Vertex Buffer, Square & Triangle 2. Instance Buffer with [n] instances of ...
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DirectX / Instance Buffer - How To Use Instance Buffers To Enable Reuse of VertexBuffer Data?

I created a simple Model framework in C++ 11 so that the same model can be rendered in different parts of a scene. What I am trying to figure out is how to reference VertexBuffer data already "set" ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 - How to batch draw particles that have unique translations, rotations, scales, and alphas?

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 examples ...
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Vertex data split into separate buffers or one one structure?

Is it better to have all vertex data in one structure like this: class MyVertex { int x,y,z; int u,v; int normalx, normaly, normalz; } Or to have each ...
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Triangle Strips of Tetraheron

I am confused about the triangle strip representation of closed mesh .The vertex buffer for triangle strip representation of the a figure is shown below: A(0,1) B(0,0) C(1,1) D(1,0)E(2,1) vertex ...
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Lighting with VBO

INTRO I'm using a Java JOGL wrapper called processing.org and I have coded some environment on it and I'm quite proud of it even if it has some library stuff that I didn't know anything about it (==...
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Should I use a VBO if the vertex data changes from time to time?

If I have a very large number of vertices, but they're static for about 70% - 80% of their life time, should I use a VBO for them? If so, what usage should I specify? This doesn't sound like a case ...
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What is a better abstraction layer for D3D9 and OpenGL vertex data management?

My rendering code has always been OpenGL. I now need to support a platform that does not have OpenGL, so I have to add an abstraction layer that wraps OpenGL and Direct3D 9. I will support Direct3D 11 ...
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Refactoring an immediate drawing function into VBO, access violation error

I have a MD2 model loader, I am trying to substitute its immediate drawing function with a Vertex Buffer Object one.... I am getting a really annoying access violation reading error and I can't ...
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how can I specify interleaved vertex attributes and vertex indices

I'm writing a generic ShaderProgram class that compiles a set of Shader objects, passes args to the shader (like vertex position, vertex normal, tex coords etc), then links the shader components into ...
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vertex array with smoothness

I'm using vertex array to draw 2d geometry, but I can't achieve smoothness. This is the code I'm using: ...
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Using index arrays with OpenGL VBOs

I've recently started reading about VBOs. If, for example, I want to draw a cube using VBOs, can I use one VBO to hold the coordinates for the 8 vertices, and another one as an index array, to ...
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Generating geometry when using VBO

Currently I am working on a project in which I generate geometry based on the players movement. A glorified very long trail, composed of quads. I am doing this by storing a STD::Vector, and removing ...
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How to create per-vertex normals when reusing vertex data?

I am displaying a cube using a vertex buffer object (gl.ELEMENT_ARRAY_BUFFER). This allows me to specify vertex indicies, rather than having duplicate vertexes. In the case of displaying a simple cube,...
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Beginner question about vertex arrays in OpenGL

Is there a special order in which vertices are entered into a vertex array? Currently I'm drawing single textures like this: ...