[Solved] Disappearing statics?

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Re: [Solved] Disappearing statics?

Post by Chris » 17 May 2018, 00:25

psi29a wrote:
16 May 2018, 10:01
Chris wrote:
16 May 2018, 09:56
No, because applying LOD to collision is just asking for trouble. If LOD meshes contain a collision mesh, it would be ignored. Either the full collision mesh would be used because things can collide with it, or there is no collision because it's out of the play area.
So in theory, we could have actors/npcs/monsters running through trees, houses, castles, etc..
If it's possible for an actor to exist somewhere, it should be considered close enough for the other object's collision model to exist. Though this would need some fixes to not be strictly cell-based (or to search more cells to see if any have objects that cross into a loaded cell, and ensure their collision is loaded).
I was worried about if gravity is applied, is it the collision mesh that keeps it from falling through the terrain? (Yes,I know.. they aren't statics.)
The collision shape prevent actors from falling through the terrain, which don't use collision meshes (they use capsules or cylinders, which do point tests with scales and offsets, instead of a mesh). Statics and activators don't have gravity applied, so wouldn't fall. In the future, with things like rigid bodies using custom collision meshes, the full collision LOD would be used regardless of the visual LOD.

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Re: [Solved] Disappearing statics?

Post by TheOneWhoWatches » 19 May 2018, 16:33

Thanks for information everybody! =)

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