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Re: T-Junctions re-visited
avatarMarch 18, 2013 11:05PM
That's really a tough call. However, LDView's existing curve smoothing takes up a significant fraction of the load time for any given model. I just did tests with a 10179 Millennium Falcon model, and when I turned curve smoothing off, the model loaded in around 4.5 seconds. When I turned curve smoothing on, it took around 15 seconds. In both cases I was starting from a freshly launched LDView, so the application itself didn't have any caches. However, I had already loaded the model prior to the tests, so the disk cache almost certainly had all the parts in it.

My current curve smoothing code is based purely on detection of conditional lines between surfaces that are intended to be smooth, which is not something you are doing, and not something any other app is likely to do (since detection of edge lines to indicate creases, along with an angle threshold, is almost certainly a better solution).

My curve smoothing takes even longer if primitive substitution is disabled in LDView, because LDView then has to do curve detection and smoothing on curved primitives. With primitive substitution enabled, curve smoothing is completely skipped for primitives, since they already have accurate surface normals.

If an app chooses to cache calculated things (like surface normals) to disk in an intelligent fashion, then that puts a much looser constraint on the required performance of the surface normal calculation algorithm. Having said that, intelligent caching isn't exactly a trivial feature to implement.

So, I'm not really sure what a good answer to your question is. However, 45 seconds seems like an awfully long time to load a single part (although that's mitigated by the fact that the vast majority of parts should take dramatically less time).
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