[Proland-info] Proland usage on AMD graphics card
ebruneton at free.fr
Dim 6 Sep 15:55:36 CEST 2015
01/09/2015 23:24, Jones, Steve wrote:
> I ran across your library recently. I knew about that other one,
> Outerra, but they don’t have an API yet. We use Vega Prime for some
> in-house flight simulators but it is licensed. It gets worse when we
> want to use world-wide data as they charge even more for their terrain
> server. I want a free solution to render the world, even if low
> resolution. Our IR&D budget is not large for something like this. I
> have been looking at as many solutions as I can. osgEarth from
> OpenSceneGraph and even FlightGear, which some people already use.
> One of your web pages states it may not work with graphics cards other
> than NVidia. I can confirm I get shader errors when trying to start a
> demo on my PC that uses an AMD Radeon HD 7000. Most of our ground
> stations use NVidia, though. But the cards are Quadro 2000 and K2200.
> We have some systems sporting K4200 but not many.
> So I am guessing there still isn’t a solution for non-NVidia graphics
> cards, right?
Right, compatibility across graphics cards is problematic despite the
OpenGL specification. We tried to address some of the compatibility
issues but since this is a research project, we didn't and still don't
have time to fully solve this problem.
> I have another question. With some work can the modules be used by
> themselves, such as the ocean and/or atmosphere? I imagine I need to
> provide rendering.
You can start from the standalone atmosphere and ocean demos here:
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