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  1. Yo everyone, I've recently stumbled upon libax skeletal library, and i'd be appreciative if anyone could link me an barebones example of it's usage with the OpenGL shader pipeline, very barebones, so I can understand it's usage TY
  2. No, I'd like it to return a Null of something like that if said position is not filled, and I'm almost not going to change the final data, compact because I'll be loading it with a lot of data, I mean like a lot ... Efficient because I'm going to access it literally millions or even billions of time each second
  3. Hello there Gamedev,   So I've been looking for a datastructure that would respond to my conditions for quite some time with not much luck, knowing that much experiences dwells here, here I am ...   The purpose is to store positions (floats) linearly with as less overhead as possible, kinda like an arr[i], where i is a float, or something near that, like a function that would return a value when fed with a float (get(1.25) = x), that value stored at that key (float) before (store(x, 1.25))   The datastructure must be: ~ Memory-Efficient ~ As Fast as possible   That's it, if you know anything like this then feel free to post here Your help is appreciated and thanks for reading    Whiteclaws.