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#1 Implementation of OpenCL

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nobody
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2010-07-06
2010-07-06
Gnoxter
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Would be nice if you implement OpenCL or similar to speed up the rendering.

Discussion

  • Fenixin
    Fenixin
    2010-09-18

    maybe it's possible to implement both: OpenGL and OpenCL. OpenGL for post effects and OpenCL for rendering

     
  • I also want to implement some GPU support. But now I don't have any knowledge about using OpenGL or OpenCL.

     
  • Fenixin
    Fenixin
    2010-11-04

    I'm not a programmer so I can't help with that... but I've found this:

    http://fractron9000.sourceforge.net/

    Well, maybe isn't a good example because it uses .NET, but when a saw it a remembered this feature request, and It uses OpenGL and OpenCL, and is about fractals.

    Maybe it's useful!

     
  • RetroX
    RetroX
    2011-05-24

    The way that I see it:
    - OpenCL generates polygons on the fractal to send to OpenGL
    - OpenGL renders them along with any post-effects which can be done via vertex shaders

    I mean, really, I don't see any problem with requiring GL 3 and CL-compliant hardware.

    This would speed rendering up by a lot, and post-effects could be changed without having to raytrace again.