visibility on tesselation could be low range and blurry /blend into normal textures maybe?
I'm hoping for "constraints" and attachment stuff such as ropes or even garry's mod style "welds", simply for the sake of doing even more ridiculous things along the lines of what's been done with attachto.
both DirectCompute and OpenCL parts of DirectX and SDL/OpenMAX API's allow to code its more seamlessly.
while PhysX can't. can't scale. up 2 that level.
I think I'd be pretty disappointed if tessellation was not utilized at all. It would be great for terrain and, depending on how optimized the implementation is, the performance hit shouldn't be bad at all if you have a decent enough card to play the game with in the first place.
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Tessellation is probably the most wanted feature in any-game, alongside cheap anti aliasing.
It adds level of detail that you can't possibly imagine at a much lower cost of performance compared to just adding high detail textures, plus it gives you the option of fine-tuning the details for optimum performance. Who wouldn't love that?
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Though I was thinking something like the Just Cause grappling hook, so you could grapple your friends onto a speeding jeep. Now see.... that's fun.
Why not just have higher polygon wheels in the first LOD? Solving this problem with tessellation is going quite a bit overboard... now, if you said that the treads on the tyres needed to be there or else you were going to throw a fit or something, that would make more sense for tessellation, but less sense for... you know... everything else.
Tessellation doesn't allow you to take a really low poly mesh and make it super high poly. It takes one that's already fairly descent and adds lots and lots of detail. Given the number of objects, entities, and polygons already on screen at the same time in ArmA, I think that an extremely sparing use of it to bring some life out some something that's both mostly lacking and also extremely important in ArmA... not car tyres.
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