Hi Tobias, If you are generating 90 views all within on frame then you have 90 cull traversals and 90 draw traversals, unless you scene is very simple I would expect performance to be poor and will be particularly CPU limited.
What CompositeViewer provides is not so much performance improvement across the board, but rather far better granularity of design. Thrashing one camera 90 times in one frame just isn't good and will preclude some attempts at optimization. On extra detail you added in your recent reply was the "multiperspective" images, this suggest to me that actually you don't necessarily want 90 logical views, and perhaps want you are after is one logical view with a single master camera, and the actual rendering composed of 90 slave cameras that provide the "multiperspectives". Is this right? Then osgViewer::Viewer is probably more appropriate. One advantage of osgViewer::Viewer is that at present its further ahead on the multi-threading curve than CompositeViewer in that it supports CullThreadPerCameraDrawThreadPerContext, in your case this would map to 90 threads for each camera cull, and one draw thread. It would be rather overkill, but the Viewer class could easily be adapted to also do the culls via a OperationQueue that is shared by a set of thread - such as as having 3 threads handling 90 camera culls, and one thread handling the draw. One further reflection perhaps the biggest bottleneck will be CPU cache... Anyway not mentioning 90 views is a big thing... what you are expecting gunning for is rather a tall order for a single CPU and GPU. Robert. On 8/24/07, Tobias Münch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello Robert, hello at all > > This is a topic posted a few weeks ago. I want to render several views (up > to 90 views) within one frame and combine the results in a single > RenderSurface or OSG window for instance. (the purpose is to generate > multiperspective images) > > Robert recommended me to use OSG 2.0 CompositeViewer instead of > osgProducer::Viewer because of better performance on dealing with multiple > views. After realizing prototypes for both viewers I cannot notice any > performance improvement with CompositeViewer. > > To set up my CompositeViewer I created a lot of independet osgViewer::Views. > The master camera of each view renders its content to the dedicated area in > the viewer window. An Example: Using 45 different views there are 45 master > cameras and 45 different areas in the viewer window. > > Is there a possibilty to get better performance with OSG 2.0 CompositeViewer > when using such a large quantity of views and cameras? > Maybe I do something wrong because I got no performance improvment with > CompositeViewer. > > Best regards, Tobias > > > On 8/2/07, Robert Osfield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi Tobias, > > > > One shouldn't attempt to using a single camera between multiple views > > within one frame. > > > > If you want an application with multiple views then the best place to > > look for an example and classes supporting it 2.0. There is a new > > osgViewer library that has a CompositeViewer class dedicated to role > > of managing multiple views, its performance is excellent - there is no > > additional performance hit with going with multiple views, and the > > class itself provide the ability to share scene between different > > views, or have different scenes in each view. There is also an > > osgcompositeviewer example that illustrates how one manage the > > different Views. > > > > Try to do multiple independent views 1.2/osgProducer/Producer is > > technically possible for certain constrained usage models, but its > > awkward and not well supported. > > > > Please go and try out 2.x and the osgcompositeviewer, it should just > > solve your multiple view problems and do so in clean and logical way. > > > > Robert. > > > > On 8/2/07, Tobias Münch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hello osg users > > > > > > I have a single camera that should render different views of a scene > within > > > ONE FRAME. As result every frame should contain all rendered views side > by > > > side. Therefor I set different projection rectangles and render views > > > (setViewByMatrix) to the camera while processing a frame. > > > > > > The problem is, that the function viewer.frame() or camera.frame() > always > > > render only for the last adjusted camera setting. > > > > > > Is there a solution to render the scene with one camera several times > > > within one frame? For instance by using the FrameBuffer...? > > > > > > > > > > > > I allready tried to solve the problem by using a couple of cameras to > > > render different views within one frame, but with very poor performance > and > > > framerate. > > > > > > Thanks to all... > > > Regards, Tobias > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > osg-users mailing list > > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > http://lists.openscenegraph.org/listinfo.cgi/osg-users-openscenegraph.org > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > osg-users mailing list > > email@example.com > > > http://lists.openscenegraph.org/listinfo.cgi/osg-users-openscenegraph.org > > > > > _______________________________________________ > osg-users mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openscenegraph.org/listinfo.cgi/osg-users-openscenegraph.org > > _______________________________________________ osg-users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openscenegraph.org/listinfo.cgi/osg-users-openscenegraph.org