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Member Since 11 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2012 04:31 AM

#5005131 Order of which to do things

Posted by on 28 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

You definitely should go to some college or university. It is hard to learn everything by yourself.

#5005098 Trying to solve mathematical problem using programing skills

Posted by on 28 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

I think you can solve it in constant time on paper (or with one expression in your programming language), no need for loops :)

#4948346 Realtime raytraced browser game

Posted by on 11 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

Hi guys,

I am sorry, I don't have any real problem, I just wanted to show you what I have done during the last weekend and didn't find any good category for it Posted Image and also I want to ask few questions.

I have written a simple GLSL raytracer, which is rendered in browser using WebGL.


Few interesting things about it:
  • in Windows browsers it is 2x slower than in Linux or Mac OS, because all Windows browsers translate GLSL to HLSL and render it with Direct3D.
  • It started to be 2x slower when I started to use a texture for environment. I really didn't expected that texture access is so "expensive".
I also have 2 questions:

When I map the image as environment and I want to get a texture coordinate from ray direction, I use "atan" function to get an angle
float iPI = 1.0/3.14159265357;
float cx, cy;
cx = 0.5 - 0.5 * atan(dir.x, dir.z) *iPI;
cy = 0.5 - asin(dir.y)*iPI;
but there is a black vertical line appearing on the left side. Do you know how can I avoid that? It will be probably because of division by zero or something.

So what do you think about it? Do you have an idea for any other "cheap" effects or objects, which will be nice looking, but keep my demo at 60 FPS?