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[SOLVED] basic question - load every resource once?

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Hi, i have a very simple question (at least i think so) but i couldnt figure it out with google. As i code a game i need to use the same objects (meshes) for different "instances" in the world. i only need to load every mesh texture once right ? add a reference counter (if i want to delete objects at runtime) and asign a wrapper class that saves the positioning matrix and other specifics ... is that assumption correct ? mfg flery [Edited by - flery on September 7, 2006 9:42:42 PM]

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Yes, it's called instancing. The "mesh" is just data that describes how to draw something. You can reference that data to draw that something as many times as you like. Just store a pointer to the mesh data with every object you want to draw, and draw it in the correct position and orientation.

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