[REQ] LOD

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[REQ] LOD

Postby JQL » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:08 pm

Would it be reasonable to have LOD within Skatter?

For instance the user could define 3 patches of grass:
1 - one with 3 segment curves and only diffuse color+clip;
2 - the other with 6 segments, diffuse texture+clip+reflection+roughness;
3 - the final one with 12 segments, diffuse texture+clip+bump+reflection+roughness+translucency;

Then have Skatter and the renderer place them on the skatter vectors like this:
1 - The first one would be placed at a minimum set distance far away from camera;
2 - The second one would be placed between a minimum and maximum distance from the camera and the maximum distance is the same as the minimum distance from #1;
3 - The second one would be placed between camera and a maximum distance wich would be the same as the previous minimum distance;

Less memory use, faster render times... Could this be done in interactive mode?
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Re: [REQ] LOD

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:39 pm

Yes, this is already on my todo list. :-)
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Re: [REQ] LOD

Postby JQL » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:33 pm

I should have guessed... or take a look at the list again. Nice news! I'll be running this version of the plugin this weekend so I hope to be able to give you some additional feedback.
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