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FrantaToman

Member Since 01 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2011 06:02 AM

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GUI, data loading, rendering

12 April 2011 - 06:04 AM

Hi all,
I have some questions about GUI/HUD, data loading and rendering.


1. GUI/HUD
I would like to ask how to make user interface and 2D graphic in most effective way. Should I firstly render 3D scene, switch to projection scene, set ortho and then render 2D graphics? Is this lame/ineffective?
Second option is to render those 2D items as rectangles and then rotate/translate them depending on camera position.
Whitch of those two ways is more suitable? How do you render user interface?

2. Data loading.
I my project a want a nice "loading" screen. How do you implement dynamics of loading screen elements?
My first solution is to split rendering and data loading into two threads. Is it a good solution/what is your oppinion?

3. Rendering
Basically I am searching for optimal solution of concurrent rendering and data processing/event handling.

Thanks for all your advices, solutions, replies.


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