BioWare Licenses Umbra Occlusion Culling

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  1. thambos

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    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=25902

    there's also some speculation of it being used for their upcoming Star Wars The Old Republic MMORPG, as it was used in the Age of Conan MMORPG.
     
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    What is so special about Umbra tech? Occlusion culling technology have been used before in most of the games?
     
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    It's simply a hierarchical bounding volume based occlusion culling engine without pre-processed visible sets or portals ... in that it isn't special, it has been the most reasonable way of doing occlusion culling for years. A lot of developers have still been doing it unreasonably for years though, so I guess in being reasonable it's special.
     
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    Yeah I though culling was a normal part of the 3D graphics pipeline these days?
     
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    Occlusion culling, yes, but not always necessarily based on occlusion queries.
     
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    Sounds like what Cell is doing for the RSX in a lot of games these days, or?
     
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