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    • By OConquestGame
      Hello there!
      I’m the creator and producer of an upcoming visual novel / video game. 
      My team and I are looking for artists (character and background), writers (experienced in writing relatable characters and witty dialogue), and programmers (familiar with unity and creating mini games). 
      Our team is a group of close friends looking to break the mold of the traditional visual novel and create something new and positive. This game will be highly promoted and be a great portfolio piece. Rates are negotiable!
      If you are interested please contact/message us today! OConQuestGame@gmail.com
    • By jonwil
      We have an engine based on Direct3D11 that uses ID3D11Device::CreateTexture2D to create its textures passing in whatever format we read from the dds file header.
      We also have a previous version of our engine that uses the DX9 fixed function bump map feature for bump maps. This feature takes bump map textures in U8V8 format as input but it also takes textures in DXT5 and A8R8G8B8 and converts them into U8V8 using D3DXCreateTextureFromFileInMemoryEx in d3dx9).
      Our current D3D11 engine handles the U8V8 textures just fine (I think it feeds it to CreateTexture2D as DXGI_FORMAT_R8G8_TYPELESS) and has some shader code that emulates the fixed function bump map feature without problems. But now we want to add support for the DXT5 and A8R8G8B8 bump maps.
      Does anyone know where I can find code for Direct3D11 (or just plain code with no dependence on specific graphics APIs) that can convert the DXT5 or A8R8G8B8 texture data into U8V8 data in the same way as D3DXCreateTextureFromFileInMemoryEx and the other D3DX9 functions would do? (Someone out there must have written some code to convert between different texture formats I am sure, I just can't find it)
    • By iGrfx
      I've learned that the triangle clipping in the rasterization process usually using Sutherland–Hodgman algorithm. I also found an algorithm called "Guard-band". I'm writing a software raster so I want to know what technical the GPU use, I want to implement it for study. Thanks!
      updated: what's the more proper triangulate algorithm?
    • By crySkif
      Hi.
      Can somebody give us a hint how to force disable nVidia Ambient Occlusion?
      Working on a adventure puzzle project where user can spawn smoke cloud - crucial for some gameplay parts. In our engine smoke does not write information to depth buffer, therefore users can enable nVidia AO in their Control Panel and see geometry silhouettes through the cloud, it breaks gameplay. Similar problem was (and still present!) in Counter Strike and some others shooters. In Counter Strike it was kind of fixed by reseting driver options when game starts. But it easily hacked
      What nVidia AO takes as input? Hardware depth buffer? Or it somehow finds ours intemediate textures used as G-Buffer?
      Tried to zero-out depth, it works in some cases, but not always. What can we do from engine side?
       
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      Thanks in advance!
    • By glararan
      Hello,
      I am university student. This year I am going to write bachelor thesis about Vulkan app using terrain to render real places based on e.g. google maps data.
      I played World of Warcraft for 10 years and I did some research about their terrain rendering. They render map as grid of tiles. Each tile had 4 available textures to paint (now 8 by expansion WoD) However I found issue about this implementation, that's gaps between tiles. Is there any technique which solves this problem? I read on stackoverflow that guys find only solution in using smooth tool and fixing it manually. Main question: is this terrain rendering technique obsolete? Is there any new technique that replaces this method to render large map as small tiles?
      Should I try to implement rendering terrain as grid of tiles or should I use some modern technique (can you tell me which is modern for you?). If I should implement terrain as one large map to prevent gaps between tiles how textures are applied for such large map?
       
      Thanks for any advice.
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