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    Vertex Buffer Objects vs. Display Lists

    I have 400x400 sized heightfield terrain that I am rendering in triangle strips countless times during a single rendering pass. the values are unchanging. Anyone have any thoughts as to which of these options will give me a faster end result?

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    Re: Vertex Buffer Objects vs. Display Lists

    I only ask the question because I at one time (years ago) found that display lists seemed to work the fastest for what I was doing. But it would seem that VBO's might be a faster solution on modern hardware and drivers. seeing as how vertices are being reused several times in a heigtfield terrain map.

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    Re: Vertex Buffer Objects vs. Display Lists

    There will probably not be much difference.

    VBO is the modern way, use it.

    Display list can be easier to setup but it is not meant to last very long

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    Re: Vertex Buffer Objects vs. Display Lists

    Thanks

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    Re: Vertex Buffer Objects vs. Display Lists

    I've always been a big fan of selection and feedback, but I fear their days are numbered too

    Boy do I feel old

    NB: I think some form of DL (geometry only) is still on the table for Longs Peak or Mount Evans, not sure which.

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