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Draw many independent objects

21 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hi everyone,


I tried simulating tank track, and it seems the hardest work is drawing many objects (meshes) on screen. The physics is not the problem, e.g just cast several rays. There is other solutions to draw track, but I like drawing detailed track, and making it the main selling point (feature).


For example, each tank like US Abrams has about 80 pads, and exactly the same links between track. So each track has about 160 independent objects, and each tank has about 320 objects (detailed meshes), not considering other parts of the tank. For a game with about 16 players, I need 16 x 320 = 5120 objects


I used Unity engine, which is limited in many ways. So if I use another engine or write one my own, what is the best method to draw many independent objects like above mentioned? If I need to choose engine, which feature do I need?


I imagine something like using GPGPU could solve that, but for old computer, it is not available, and I am don't know for sure will it work or not.


Any advice?



Advertisement in game

03 April 2014 - 10:01 AM

Hi everyone,


The Flappy bird's success brings it's author 50K$ a day, while the game is free, from 50M download. AFAIK, all the money is from advertisement, I don't have any idea how it works, so I want to ask:


1/ What is the model bringing him that money? I.e advertisement money is payed per download or per click,.. etc...


2/ How is advertisement displayed? E.g does advertisement pops up in the middle of the game or what else?


3/ How advertisement money is calculated? E.g a cent for a download or a cent if banner is clicked,.. etc


4/ How does mobile advertisement compare to other platform like web game (e.g flash game)?


5/ Isn't it people are willing to pay more for mobile advertisement than other platform, e.g web platform?



How to set last active in profile to private?

02 August 2013 - 12:56 AM

I saw some members has status that said OFFLINE, last active private, so I tried to change my profile like that but failed. How can I set my last active to private?



Web game: flash or unity?

29 July 2013 - 11:38 PM

For web browser game, flash or unity, which is better?


AFAIK, unity has its own development tool, free and easy to use, but flash is more common in browser


Also, unity engine is written in C++ while flash use actionscript, so, performance-wise, is unity faster?






Tool for creating FPS map?

08 July 2013 - 03:20 AM



Is there any tool for creating first person shooter map? There are some tools for world creation, but FPS map often involved urban assets like detailed houses, streets,.. is there any software specialized for this purpose?