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Member Since 13 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2013 02:06 PM

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Shadowing Techniques?

17 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

Is there any good shadowing techniques that work really well in XNA and are easy to implement. I have seen lots of tutorials on shadows, but many do not work on big worlds it seems like almost like the depth map can't see that far? I really just need help rendering shadow maps onto large worlds. If anyone has seen a good article or use a certain method please tell me. Thanks in advance!

My Building

29 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

Can someone give me some opinions real quick on this model? I am trying to sell it online and it has a good amount of views, but no sales sad.png


I put it up for $45, what do you guys think it should be?



Opinion on My Artwork?

26 August 2013 - 02:11 PM



Here is a recent model I made for my game. I also want to sell this model online. Can I get some opinions please?

Ambient Occlusion from Depth Map?

20 August 2013 - 06:20 PM

Hello, does anyone here have any suggestions on how to do Ambient Occlusion from a depth map? I have been trying for a very long time to figure out an equation, but have not been able to. Currently I am using:


Occlusion = 255 + ((LeftSample + RightSample + UpSample + DownSample) / 4) - CurrentPixel


It does this for every pixel on the screen being displayed. I am not currently looking for a language specific answer more of just some sort of equation I could use on every pixel of a depth map to get the ambient occlusion. Perhaps someone could just get me headed in the right direction?

Game Won't Compile when Using my Manager?

20 August 2013 - 04:41 PM

So I am having this issue with a line of code claiming that I am referencing a different effect that is not basiceffect?


foreach (ModelMesh Mesh in Model.Meshes)
                foreach (BasicEffect ES in Mesh.Effects)
                    Textures[i++] = ES.Texture;


Those are the lines of code that fail for me, I have a manager that spawns 5 buildings and calls that texture loading method right there 5 times. For some reason though I get the error: Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics.Effect' to type 'Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics.BasicEffect'.


Does anyone have a fix for this?