[project1dev] Re: Animation LODing

  • From: Kent Petersen <kentkmp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 08:45:52 -0700

Yeah, mines not so bad now except that it runs way to hot. If the processor
get's over 50% usage my whole apartment heats up like 15 degrees. It runs at
75degrees Celsius.

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Matthew Morgan <MMorgan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Hahaha, probably would run faster than the computer I have. I will be
> getting a new one as soon as I move out of my apartment and have some
> cash=-D so if you guys can give me an idea of what's good… I'm not so
> computer saavy.
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> *From:* project1dev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> project1dev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Alan Wolfe
> *Sent:* Friday, May 08, 2009 8:31 AM
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> *To:* project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [project1dev] Re: Animation LODing
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> wtf are you serious?  what do you have a TI-85 hooked up to a CRT? :P
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> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 8:29 AM, Matthew Morgan <MMorgan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Way better than my computer. I suck.
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> *From:* project1dev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> project1dev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *figarus@xxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Friday, May 08, 2009 8:22 AM
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> *To:* project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [project1dev] Re: Animation LODing
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> His specs are significantly lower than my netbooks heheh
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> *From*: Alan Wolfe
> *Date*: Fri, 8 May 2009 08:19:41 -0700
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Animation LODing
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> yeah i hope so too.... we'll have to make sure and keep graphic settings in
> there so he can turn them down and have the game run ok lol
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> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 4:19 AM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Lol nick, I am guessing we will exceed those specs ;P
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> *From*: Nick Klotz
> *Date*: Fri, 8 May 2009 00:22:15 -0500
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> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Animation LODing
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> 1.2ghz celeron, 64kb l2 cache. 356mb SDRAM (133). Video card is an nvidia
> gforce something, 256mb
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>  On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Kent just got an upgrade but if not for that i'd say he had you beat every
> day of the week (and twice on sunday)
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> but lol, what's your specs?  You may be right we could use your machine as
> the min specs maybe...
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> and btw my comp is kinda old, i think like 2 years maybe more...  it's a P4
> 2.6GHZ w/ 1GB RAM so shrug.
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> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Nick Klotz <roracsenshi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> I'm pretty sure my computer will end up becoming the low standard. If it
> runs on this pos it'll run on dos.
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> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Hey thats an idea Matt...
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> if animation takes a lot of CPU time we could have an animation quality
> setting which would set the max instances of the animations higher or lower.
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> Neat idea (:
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> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:06 PM, <mattthefiend@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Sounds awesome to me! Its nice to be able to scale down graphics as well
> for slower machines.
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> *From*: Alan Wolfe
> *Date*: Thu, 7 May 2009 21:59:16 -0700
> *To*: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject*: [project1dev] Re: Animation LODing
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> Oh and we can do this in our game too if we need to as a preformance
> optomization later on (:
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> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Ok so for those of you that don't know what LOD is, it stands for "Level of
> detail" and in essence means that when things are farther away, or less
> noticeable in some way, that you use less detail cause nobody notices, and
> that saves you processing power and memory.
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> For example, objects that are farther away (models, mountains, etc) use
> less polygons when they are far away since you can't tell the difference at
> a great distance anyways.
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> It makes everything way nicer.
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> Anyhow...So animating models is expensive (takes a lot of CPU power).
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> Today i learned something really bad ass, an animation LODing technique.
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> So what the deal is, is you declare up front how many of a specific type of
> animation are allowed to run at once.
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> So like... if you have 10 people all walking around using the same
> animation, normally you'd have to pay the cost of processing that same
> animation 10 times.
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> The LOD technique is to say "only allow 3 maximum instances of that
> animation to happen at once".
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> So what that does is only process 3 animations but have multiple people use
> the same processed animation data.
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> If you set it to only 1 maximum instance, everyone would animate and walk
> in unison which is really crappy, and if you do too high a number maximum
> instances, too many people are animating and it eats up a lot of CPU.
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> So you basically find the balance and say "well its hard to tell that they
> are sharing animations if you do 3 max" and then you have your magic number,
> and the game runs faster.
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> It's kind of cool... just wanted to share it with everyone...
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