* Jon Stockill -- Sunday 29 May 2005 21:02:
> Melchior FRANZ wrote:
> > With these changes most of the 950 faces are invisible to the ground cache.
> > There's only a simple invisible pyramid instead for intersection tests.
> Is this something that people should consider for any high poly
> structures then?
For similar objects, yes. But you won't easily find something similar. The
cache doesn't consider a big area, only about the size of the aircraft AFAIK.
Nimitz, for example, has 2071 faces (Only a bit more than twice as much as the
beacon! :-) But if you fly over it, only a few hundred vertices end up in the
ground cache at the same time. Because of the small size of a beacon, all the
950 went into the cache in one go.
In less verbosity: this technique does only make sense for objects with high
*density*, not high face *number*.
I could be wrong, of course ...
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