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Difference between renderer and 3d engine.

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What is the difference between a renderer and a 3d engine?What should I read to build a simple renderer?How complex are the math for the task and does OGL or DX plays any part?

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A renderer renders stuff, a 3D engine uses techniques to improve the rendering part of the engine, such as: Octrees. DirectX doesn't need math, it has the D3DX lib.


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[edited by - Pipo DeClown on May 3, 2003 11:54:48 AM]

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What do you mean by "renderer"? Do you mean a ray-tracer? Something that renders a single image, or are you refering to the frame-by-frame rendering in a game? If you actually mean a ray-tracer then there is a ton of information on the web to get you started, and in my opinion is a great was to start with graphics.

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