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A performance-enhancing technique that involves an object in the game world having a varying amount of detail depending on how relevant it is to the current scene.

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D3D11_SAMPLER_DESC::MipLODBias vs ID3D11DeviceContext::SetResourceMinLOD

When implementing a max-texture-detail functionality for a game, which approach is better to use, out of: Setting the D3D11_SAMPLER_DESC::MipLODBias value of a sampler state object, or, Setting the ...
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How to use ROAM algorithm to adapt terrain's mesh?

I have a hard time understanding the idea behind ROAM algorithm "Real-time, continuous level of detail rendering of height fields" Peter Lindstrom, David Koller, William Ribarsky, Larry F. Hodges, ...
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Speeding up Recursive Quad-Tree iteration

I've got a problem in regards of runtime speed in XNA. I've built up a Quad-Tree where each node stores the 3 positions of a triangle, which forms a Icosahedron and its subdivided triangles. My aim is ...
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How do I simplify terrain with tunnels or overhangs?

I'm attempting to store vertex data in a quadtree with C++, such that far-away vertices can be combined to simplify the object and speed up rendering. This works well with a reasonably flat mesh, but ...
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How best to apply Quad-tree based LOD to terrains loaded in a paged fashion?

I am working on a game that has a fairly large outdoor terrain. Since I need to load parts of the terrain into memory based on view distance, I have split the terrain into a grid where each cell is a ...
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What is the role of tessellation in terrain?

I'm relatively new to graphically programming and I've been looking into ways to render larger heightened terrain. I keep seeing comments directing me to disregard things such as geometry clipmaps, in ...
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Tessellation cracks

i'm trying to a mesh tessellate with dx11 with the tessellation factor calculated by the size of the triangle and the distance to the screen. I do the same operation on the 3 edges of the triangle, ...
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Can I Use SetLOD with D3D9Ex?

I need to limit the mipmap level loaded onto the device for certain textures, but I'm using a D3D9Ex-based engine, so I can only use D3DPOOL_DEFAULT, not D3DPOOL_MANAGED. Microsoft's documentation ...
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Marching cubes and LoD

I have and octree based world constructed (on the start) via marching cubes with certain density function to make a terrain (variations on noises). The terrain is rater smooth, it is not like ...
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Using tex2Dlod to determine the appropriate size of the texture

We have a top-down game with fixed camera position. We also use orthographic projection so every model in the game will always be viewed from the very same angle and from the very same distance. The ...
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Does HLSL implement Shader Model LOD instruction?

The DX Shader Model 5.0 has a lod instruction. It returns "the LOD (level of detail) that would be used for texture filtering". Does HLSL have a built-in intrinsic that can do the same? I know I ...
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What decrease of polycount should occur as a function of distance?

What decrease in polycount should occur as a function of distance. I make a terrain and I wounder what is the right formula to keep the "poly size"(the screen size) constant. Or is there some mental ...
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Gameplay-affecting LOD in a multiplayer UDK environment

There is an idea of developing a proof-of-concept multiplayer environmental exploration game that has varying levels of level of detail in terms of not just how objects are represented, but what ...
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Level of Detail/Load on Demand for crowds: replace groups of objects instead of individual ones?

I have been thinking of using level of detail to make rendering crowds easier. The idea is to replace a group of meshes with a single one representing a group. For example, you have 1 individual cube ...
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Which is the best LOD method for planet rendering?

I'm currently working on my thesis, it is an engine to render terrains of planetary size. I'm still finishing my research and I have encountered a lot of stuff about this subject, the problem is that ...
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Spatial data visualization level of detail

I have a 3D point cloud data set with different attributes that I visualize as points so far, and I want to have LOD based on distance from the set. I want to be able to have a generalized view from ...
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QuadTree Subdivision Issue [closed]

I have been working on a level-of-detail program. Right now I have the rough structure down (splitting of quads without condensing of quads). But the problem is that when you try to split certain ...
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Demystifying “chunked level of detail”

Just recently trying to make sense of implementing a chunked level of detail system in Unity. I'm going to be generating four mesh planes, each with a height map but I guess that isn't too important ...
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Infinite detail inside Perlin noise procedural mapping

I am very new to game development but I was able to scour the internet to figure out Perlin noise enough to implement a very simple 2D tile infinite procedural world. Here's the question and it's ...
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Level of detail algorithm not functioning correctly

I have been working on this problem for months; I have been creating Planet Generator of sorts, after more than 6 months of work I am no closer to finishing it then I was 4 months ago. My problem; The ...
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Only apply Advanced Graphics on high FPS Dynamically

I wonder why not prevent lags by only appying advanced optional graphics stuff when the FPS are high at time. So The game could use simpler or even no shaders and skip decorative models some time. It ...
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How change LOD in geometry?

Im looking for simple algorithm of LOD, for change geometry vertexes and decrease frame time. Im created octree, but now I want model or terrain vertex modify algorithm,not for increase(looking on ...
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What are the techniques used to save space with very large levels?

Some days ago I was thinking "how would I store the real world into a continuous game level ?". I guess it must have been some challenge for RockStar engineers (for GTA 4 or Red Dead Redemption) or ...
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Static “LoD” hack opinions

I've been playing with implementing dynamic level of detail for rendering a very large mesh in XNA. It occurred to me that (duh) the whole point of this is to generate small triangles close to the ...
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Chunking/caching large levels in a singleplayer game

Does it make sense to try to offload a large nonlinear level into file-based chunks, and load those on demand? We've implemented level chunking to improve rendering performance, but still all level ...
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Modelling photo-realistic grass in realtime

I see a number of tutorials on how to create good looking grasses when creating 3D renders but can't think how to model it for realtime/use in a game's scenery. Sure simple models with alpha cutouts ...
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LOD in modern games [closed]

I'm currently working on my master's thesis about LOD and mesh simplification, and I've been reading many academic papers and articles about the subject. However, I can't find enough information about ...
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What is “ROAM” related to terrain rendering?

I saw it mentioned on this question, but no one explained what it is.