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Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions
avatarNovember 02, 2012 09:51AM
I agree that having the vector sources (when available) be published along with the PNG would be very useful. I might go so far as to allow an obvious vector-based PNG with no Vector source artwork to qualify for hold, but I'm not sure about that.

I'm certainly open to suggestions, but I feel that the following restrictions should be in place:

  1. Image dimensions are a power of 2 (e.g. 256, 512, etc.). Note: image doesn't have to be square, but both dimensions must be a power of 2.
  2. Maximum image dimension is 2048.

Given 1 and 2 as requirements, 1 should probably just list all powers of 2 from 1 through 2048, since there are only 12.

The reasons for both restrictions are technical. Not having them adds significant extra work for programs to properly support TEXMAP, and while they make the job slightly harder for authors, I don't feel they make it all that much harder. (Note: properly in the previous sentence is important. The main difficulty for number 1 is that non-power-of-two textures are an extension, and having a working fallback is difficult. For number 1, as far as I know, 2048 is the maximum textur dimension supported by a lot of graphics cards, and turning a bigger texture into tiles take a lot of work to do properly.)
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted
LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Allen Smith762November 02, 2012 09:21AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Travis Cobbs307November 02, 2012 09:51AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Roland Melkert265November 03, 2012 11:14AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Allen Smith186February 08, 2013 09:24AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Roland Melkert473February 08, 2013 10:23AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Orion Pobursky304November 02, 2012 05:56PM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Allen Smith295November 03, 2012 03:42PM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Travis Cobbs314November 05, 2012 09:50AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Roland Melkert279November 05, 2012 10:39AM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Roland Melkert356November 05, 2012 12:15PM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Travis Cobbs346November 05, 2012 06:33PM
Re: LSC: Define TEXMAP resolution and naming conventions Travis Cobbs330November 05, 2012 10:00AM



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