3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes by Patrick Cozzi

By Patrick Cozzi

Supported with code examples and the authors’ real-world adventure, this booklet bargains the 1st advisor to engine layout and rendering algorithms for digital globe functions like Google Earth and NASA international Wind. The content material can be important for common snap shots and video games, specifically planet and massive-world engines. With pragmatic suggestion all through, it's crucial analyzing for practitioners, researchers, and hobbyists in those components, and will be used as a textual content for a distinct issues path in special effects.

Topics lined include:

  • Rendering globes, planet-sized terrain, and vector data
  • Multithread source management
  • Out-of-core algorithms
  • Shader-based renderer design

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Additional functionality. A renderer layer is the ideal place to add functionality that isn’t in the underlying API. For example, Sec4 If ARB debug output is supported, calls to glGetError can be replaced with a callback function [93].

There are 60 arc minutes in a degree and 60 arc seconds in an arc minute. In OpenGlobe, geographic coordinates are represented using Geodetic 2D and Geodetic3D, the difference being the former does not include height, implying the position is on the surface. A static class, Trig, provides ToRadians and ToDegrees conversion functions. 1. Geodetic3D p = T r i g . T o R a d i a n s ( new Geodetic3D ( 1 8 0 . 0 , 0 . 0) ) ; C o n s o l e . W r i t e L i n e ( p . L o n g i t u d e ) ; // 3 . 1 4 1 5 9 .

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