[PD-dev] [GEM] cvs checkins

bbogart bbogart at ryerson.ca
Mon Apr 7 18:13:26 CEST 2003

Sounds like some good changes.

I like very much the possibility of having more control over the render 
buffers (as I do a lot of single buffering)

In terms of gemwin clearing, there is a bang method already there that 


On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 07:17 PM, Daniel Heckenberg wrote:

> I've made a couple of changes to GEM CVS:
> (all) added "render" message to [gemwin]  to force a single frame 
> rendering
> right away
> (all) allowed "frame 0" to [gemwin] to set the automatic frame rate to 
> 0
> (win only) added "topmost" message to make gem window stay on top
> (win only) added VC++7 workspace and project
> (win only) fixed pix_film initial frame crash and changed pix_film to 
> be
> more robust
> ToDo:
> incorporate pix_filmNT changes into the pix_filmNEW object (filmAVI).
> Things to discuss:
> -It would be very handy to be able to share uploaded textures across 
> gem
> lists in a similar way to the pix sharing mechanism.  This should be 
> easy to
> implement.
> - I'm going to implement some control over window clearing into gemwin.
> This can be used to do multipass rendering and various other things.  
> I'm
> proposing a couple of changes:
> - "clearmode f" message to [gemwin] to set which buffers are cleared
> automatically in each render cycle
> - [clear] object to be inserted into the rendering chain to force a 
> clear at
> that time.
> It could be argued that a "clearnow" message to the [gemwin] would be 
> more
> appropriate since the clearmessage forces a global change.  What do you
> think?
> Daniel
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