[osg-users] HeightField Performance

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 01:01:12 PST 2009

HI Teodor,

You need to use osgTerrain to do height field rendering.  With larger
datasets you need to start looking at creating a paged database, and
the tool to use for this is VirtualPlanetBuilder to read your source
data and generate paged databases for you.  Using VPB to generated
paged databases you can render terrabyte databases at a solid 60Hz on
standard consumer hardware.


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Teodor Hanchevici
<calin.hanchevici at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to use a HeightField to render DEM from a TIFF file. Things work fine up to 1024x1024 grid, however the performance is not so great for 2048x2048 or higher grids.  Ideally I would like to be able to load 4096x4096 fast (1-2 seconds) and render them smoothly (15fps or higher). Currently it takes about 6 seconds to create and render the geode (IO time excluded).
> Two questions:
> 1. Is this class the appropriate one for what I want to do?
> 2. Are there other alternatives to it that would yield better performance
> Thank you!
> Cheers,
> Teodor
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