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Copy and Paste

Friday, May 16th, 2008 | Author:

Don’t feel like retyping all the shader settings, trying to describe them, or make screen shots?

Then you can simply copy and paste. We know from word processing programs: you select a phrase, hit copy and then keep it on the clipboard. Now this text can be inserted anywhere (as long as the data on the clipboard is not replaced by other data).

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Category: Tricks | 2 Comments

Ideal restriction of populations

Friday, March 07th, 2008 | Author:

A substantial problem with populations is their resource requirement. Having several populations in a scene often requires hundreds of megabytes or even gigabytes of memory.

Before Vista was released in 2007, the typical PC had been equipped with relatively little memory. But you don’t get very far with 512MB. Furthermore, the population process can take quite some time.
So, what do populations have to be like if you want them to be generated fast and economically? more…

Category: Advanced, How to.., Ideas, Meta, Pro, Tricks | 12 Comments