[PD] Gem crash in Trigger Gang Bang patch

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Sep 7 18:41:13 CEST 2004

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Frank Barknecht hat gesagt: // Frank Barknecht wrote:
>>Ah, I now built the official sources and indeed it works now, although
>>the part with the fonts is REAAAALLLLYYYY slow on my machine (Matrox
>>G450, Athlon 900MHz). 
> I really wonder, why font renderin is so slow. Is it, that Gem has to
> generate a whole lot of polygons for this? 

actually FTGL uses display-lists for each glyph. (which should be quite 
fast unless a) it is done in software ;-) and/or b) the glyph-parsing of 
the text-string is slow...)
i don't know right know, how it is done with GLTT.

with which font-renderer is your version of Gem compiled with ? (it 
should give you a message when the first text-related object is created)


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