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Re: Simple modeller

On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, [ISO-8859-1] Gregor Mückl wrote:

>Steve Baker wrote:

>>   * It's annoying that when you are playing with colours and such,
>>     you have to keep hitting 'apply' buttons before anything happens.
>>     With a modern graphics card I shouldn't have to do that.
>For really complex scenes real time updates would still not be fast 
>enough. It is *really* annoying when you try to drag a slider to a 
>certain position and it jerks there slowly in 10 steps of 3 seconds 
>each. So realtime update is a big DON'T - at least in my oppinion.

We were talking game models here, not movie scenes. I think any developer
that develops 3D games has a gfx card with 3D acceleration (well, I don't
have one yet, but I'm not normal), and those cards are very well capable
of redrawing models on the fly when doing, say, color changes.

For my models with 100 polygons AC3D can do color (probably other material
stuff too) changes realtime on a p2-333 without 3D acceleration, and I
wouldn't want it any other way.


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