• Welcome to World Machine Community. Please login or sign up.
September 19, 2019, 08:34:25 am


Read the Development Diary for an inside look at World Machine's progress!

Post reply

The message has the following error or errors that must be corrected before continuing:
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.
Note: this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator.
Other options
Please leave this box empty:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image

Type the letters shown in the picture:

Shortcuts: ALT+S save/post or ALT+P preview

Topic summary

Posted by Stephen
 - March 13, 2014, 11:21:35 am
I can't say anything about subD support, but I can say that the mesh optimizer will get much better sooner than anything else. Specifically, a new simplification mode that attempts to optimize for "quality" relative to the kTri target you specify, including a quality mask you can supply to show areas that need to retain higher detail.
Posted by Shigawire
 - March 07, 2014, 08:07:44 am
Yes, please consider adding the ability to export as a Pixar SubD surface, or some other form of loss-less 3D format such as NURBS. SubD is much better than a higher res version of the terrain, and requires potentially less from your GPU & CPU. If not these, then at least incorporate a smarter mesh optimizer, which reduces the polycount where there is little detail, and increases the polycount where there is need.

As it stands now, the Mesh Exporter has a lot of room for improvement. It doesn't optimize the mesh topology in any way before exporting. The current exporter uses a uniform distribution of quads & tris, regardless of topology or detail. A smart exporter would incorporate some form of optimization. The current optimization is too simplistic.
Posted by nikita
 - March 03, 2009, 05:53:04 am
Nice idea but.. wouldn't it make more sense to render the terrain in a higher resolution in the first place?
Posted by nih
 - March 03, 2009, 03:28:32 am
I'm a big fan of using subdivision on terrain in games for increasing their resolution and adding a certain feel to the terrain. Although it's more space-efficient to do it on load, for small terrains it'd be much easier for me if World Machine supported subdivision upon export. Please consider adding it!