[MUD-Dev] 3D engines for MUDs

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Fri Mar 20 18:47:45 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


[Niklas Elmqvist:]

:As mentioned earlier, polygon height field rendering is ideally suited for
:visualizing large, outdoor areas. This is perfect for those MUDs where
:most of the action takes place outdoors. In addition, the height field
:nature lends itself easily to fractal terrain generation -- maybe it would
:be possible for the server to merely send a seed to the clients and have
:them generate the fractal terrain client-side. Has there been any
:discussion about anything like this earlier?

That's what I want to do. You also have to send over information about
any exceptions to the fractally computed heights (where builders have
customized things), and of course any visible non-terrain stuff in the
scene.

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Chris Gray   cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA




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