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  1. there's something called keeperfx. it works quite well.
  2. maybe Daubechies D4 wavelet would do the trick? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daubechies_wavelet#The_scaling_sequences_of_lowest_approximation_order
  3. unless you are doing perfect portal clipping you can just use rectangular frustrum on every level. just calculate AABB of the resulting portal and go on with that.
  4. maybe you should try metropolis sampling.?
  5. few tips on implementing portals. 1) don't use 2d approach, doing it in 3d is easier and less messy 2) you will always get problems when camera is very close to portal, treat this case separately, for example give each portal bounding box that adds some space around portal, and when camera is inside box, render both cells on both sides of portal using original frustum 3) don't use near and far clipping planes for portal processing 4) do portal processing as follows: 1. check bounding box of portal, if invisible - done 2. check if camera is inside box , if it is, render cells on both sides of portal using original frustum 3. clip portal to 4 frustum planes 4. for each vertex of clipped portal find distances to frustum planes calculatr 't' for each vertex and pick minimum and maximum value of 't' for example if distances to horizontal clip planes are d1 and d2 t=d1/(d1+d2) - this tells you position left - right of vertex 5. shrink frustum using calculated t-min and t-max again if horizontal frustum planes are P1 and P2 P1' = P1*(1-tmin) - P2*tmin P2' = P2*(tmax-1)+P2*tmax 6. render stuff behind portal using new frustum' that way you will get new set of 4 clipping planes that project to rectangle on the screen and without all that 2d crap i hope it helps
  6. did you check the file i posted?
  7. try this http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4U7W8VDK
  8. hmm could page rank algorithm used by google count as 'unusual use of linear algebra' ?
  9. here is how i do it. 1. test box with triangles bounding box. if no intersection return 'false' 2. test box agains triangle plane. if no intersection return 'false' 3. perform 3 2d overlap tests in xy, yz, zx planes if no overlap of triangle projection with box projection is found in any plane return 'false' 4. return 'true' this thing is equivalent to minkowski sum method but can be coded a bit easier.
  10. Quote:Original post by JoeCooper Sounds like the IQTest.com thing that gave me and my friends 170+ scores before offering to sell us a certificate. actually megatest was quite interesting, trully difficult problems to solve and normed using quite large group of people, also as far as i remember they allowed only single attempt (that's why he used fake names)
  11. a little info. the IQ test on which langan claims to have scored so high is Mega Test. it's not professional test used by psychologists. also he took it multiple times using fake IDs until he got score he wanted. My silly conspiracy theory is that american creationists needed poster boy so they created one, and now they can say 'hey look smartest man in the world believes in our stuff, now bend over!' i mean, that guy isn't dumb, he is above average, but score he boasts about in media is pulled out of ass, if i were looking for a smartest man in the world i would start here http://www.math.ucla.edu/~tao/, maybe here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Perleman and probably here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wiles
  12. *SIGH* if you are above average intelligent, you find it hard to fit in at school, often get bullied a lot. you grow up and find out that there are groups of people with similar problems. you join one of those groups only to learn that you are now arrogant, elitist asshole. i guess some people are just destined to be miserable :(
  13. 1. calculate average of all input points (that's the point your plane will pass through) 2. calculate covariance matrix for points minus average 3. find 2 largest eigenvectors of that matrix 4. calculate cross product of those vectors and you get normal of your plane
  14. does it have electrolytes?
  15. few years ago i've invented a little trick that seems to nicely combine portals with hardware occlusion query, basically i subdivide scene using kd-tree that also keeps information about portals between cells faces then every frame i locate camera and render traditionally like i would classic portals, except instead of using explicit recursion i use queue that also keeps occlusion queries. that way every time i pop portal to visit from queue it usually has occlusion query completed and can be decided if i should drop it or visit destination cell, render its contents and add its portals to queue initialising queries