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LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #1
LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
I'm bringing some cool features grin

Improved LOD Mesh Generation:
The algorithm was greatly improved to produce much higher quality LOD's with fewer number of triangles than before. The model on the right has 50% triangle reduction, with no visible quality loss.
   

Theater Mode:
Preview all assets at the same time.
   

Material Atlas creation:
Merge multiple materials together to improve rendering performance.
   
12-11-2014 02:23 PM
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aceio76 Offline
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Post: #2
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Awesome work Esenthel! And thanks for exposing the binpacking code (PackRects) grin It will come in very useful!

Question about Material atlases -- Once an atlas has been created, can the original mtrls be removed (or unpublished) ? Do the objects automatically point to the mtrl in the atlas when the atlas is created?
(This post was last modified: 12-11-2014 03:32 PM by aceio76.)
12-11-2014 03:24 PM
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aceio76 Offline
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RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Also, just a heads up to everyone, the editor settings/customizations will get reset when you update and run the editor the first time after updating. Save your settings.txt and you can manually replace the settings inside.
12-11-2014 04:26 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #4
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Thanks for your feedback smile
Yes you can delete/unpublish the old files. Currently the editor keeps them as a backup in case you want to recreate the Atlas again using different settings.

Yes the newly generated object meshes automatically have the Atlas material set.
12-11-2014 11:11 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #5
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Just added a helpful commit to automatically handle remove/publishing of original elements.
12-12-2014 03:18 AM
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aceio76 Offline
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Post: #6
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Very awesome, esenthel, this feature is really useful. no easy way to capture the performance gain, but this definitely does adhere to best practices in image management for assets smile
12-12-2014 06:21 AM
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Houge Offline
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Post: #7
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Nice update!
12-12-2014 07:02 AM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #8
RE: LOD, Theater and Atlas updates
Very nice update, there have been some nice performance based updates appearing recently which is great. Many thanks!
12-13-2014 09:39 PM
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