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Hello,
So I've recently been writing my scene graph and one question came in my mind...
All books I have ever read use directly LPDIRECT3D.....BUFFER objects in the node. But what will happen if there are 2 node with the same mesh?
So is direct3d checking if there are more then one buffers with same content and is there memory which is being waste?
Shoud I create my own mesh manager? (I have already got resource cache which can load zip files and manage used memory for assets)

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So is direct3d checking if there are more then one buffers with same content and is there memory which is being waste?


No. If you make the 2 vertex buffers with the same contents, you'll waste memory. It's up to you to somehow share the mesh data among the different objects in your scene. Having the objects reference a mesh and using a resource manager to make sure each mesh only gets loaded once is a pretty common way of solving this sort of problem.

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[quote name='Nickie' timestamp='1343663114' post='4964521']
So is direct3d checking if there are more then one buffers with same content and is there memory which is being waste?


No. If you make the 2 vertex buffers with the same contents, you'll waste memory. It's up to you to somehow share the mesh data among the different objects in your scene. Having the objects reference a mesh and using a resource manager to make sure each mesh only gets loaded once is a pretty common way of solving this sort of problem.
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Thats what I needed. Thanks.
Now I just need to make a std::list of all meshes and link them with a string(the name of the file). My resource cache is optimized for getting resources from name so I can easily locate the original data and build when needed or just access. Thanks, again!

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