# Quad tree Tesselation issue at edges

I am rendering an FFT ocean using a quadTree. The T-junction problems seem to be eliminated but i am getting some weird pattern beween the edges of tiles of the same size as per the attached image. The same colour means that the tile has the same (world) size: As you can see, the edges between tiles are quite noticeably distorted and will distort the textures on top.

I am using the following code to calculate the tesselation LOD (sphere LOD)

vec2 eyeToScreen(vec4 p)
{
vec4 r = pMatrix * p;   // to clip space
r.xy /= r.w;            // project
r.xy = r.xy*0.5 + 0.5;  // to NDC
r.xy *= Viewport;    // to pixels
return r.xy;
}

float dlodSphere(vec4 p0, vec4 p1, float sideLength)
{
vec4 center = 0.5 * (p0 + p1);
vec4 view0 = vMatrix * center;
vec4 view1 = view0;
view1.x += sideLength;//distance(p0, p1);

vec2 screen0 = eyeToScreen(view0);
vec2 screen1 = eyeToScreen(view1);

float d = distance(screen0, screen1);

// triSize is desired pixels per tri edge
float t = clamp(d / triSize, 2, 64);

// Clamp to the nearest larger power of two.  Any power of two works; larger means that we don't lose detail.
float logTess = ceil(log2(t));
return pow(2, logTess);
}


If i change the tesselation to a fixed 64 it all looks okay so it has to be a problem in the Tesselation level calculated above. Anything that looks off in those functions?

EDIT 1: I traced back the problem to a problem with the normals which get distorted at the edges. However it still doesn't explain why is undertesselating at some edges.

EDIT 2: False alarm, when i get closer to the distorted area, it tesselates more and then distortion goes away

• Where do you calculate the uv? – Bálint Mar 22 at 6:42
• The uvs are calculated in the vertex shader (using the origin and dimensions) and passed along the pipeline. I dont believe its the UVs because with the tesselation set to a fixed value it works fine. I can provide the code if needed but its pretty simple. The lines in the picture are also distorted at the edges and those dont use the uv's coordinates – André Ferreira Mar 22 at 12:18