TinyGL: FBO, Shaders and futur improvements
  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
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    amigadave wrote:
    I haven't booted up any MorphOS system in probably almost 2 years, and I'm on a very limited retirement budget, but I'll gladly donate to this proposed TinyGL bounty, specially if it will make it easier for X5000 and SAM owners to dual boot AmigaOS4 and MorphOS on the same video card, because I think that allows more users to use MorphOS more often, and encourages more development for MorphOS software and games. With all the problems surrounding Hyperion Entertainment and further development of AmigaOS4, making it easier for existing AmigaOS4 users to try out MorphOS should result in SOME new users, and maybe one or two new developers, or porters of software/games.


    I definitely appreciate the support! But as has already been stated in another reply, this wouldn't really overlap with graphics hardware typically used by AmigaOS 4 users.

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    I don't understand all the technical differences between the latest Nova graphics for AmigaOS4, and TinyGL for MorphOS, so this might be a stupid question, but could collaboration with the author of the Nova graphics that is funded by A-Eon, and/or AmigaKit help improve video drivers for MorphOS, and cross platform development for both MorphOS and AmigaOS4? Seems to me that both Big Foot, and Hans of Nova, are really talented video driver developers, and it is a shame if they can't help each other to make development on both platforms better and easier, and porting between systems much easier.


    When it comes to graphics and graphics drivers in particular, the two systems are to the best of my knowledge completely different. There isn't really any reasonable way for something like that to work, unfortunately.
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    Posts: 60 from 2020/12/24
    Very interesting to read that a kind of mini shader functionality already exists on R300 drivers.

    If somewhat old Radeons can have some support from R300 shader code allowing the missing functions to be implemented, I would bet for it: Besides non-duplicated work, probably it would increase performance leaving normal CPU for other tasks (not sure about that).


    Dhewm3 by default uses GL_ARB_vertex_program and GL_ARB_fragment_program extensions.

    The rest of needed functionalities are located in RenderSystem_init.cpp and draw_arb2.cpp sources.

    It was not my intention to push developers to a humongous work but my "potato port" might have some use after all.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
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    Kronos wrote:

    The question here is really how big will that bounty be?

    For the whole thing were are talking 4 figures for sure (5 or 6 once we convert it into ZAR ;) ), but what about each step on its own?


    Yeah, that is a very good question. At least there seems to be enough interest to continue with this, and the majority seems to want to be able to donate towards individual targets, so I'll figure out price targets for each individual task and then set up something for handling payments.

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    And which of the steps even make sense without the others?


    Only really the R600 driver more or less depends on having the fixed-function pipeline implemented as shaders. It can be done without it, but it just means a quite big amount of duplicate work.

    Everything else can be done individually really.

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    I will chip in something but it might be a good idea to get the bounty started before people really feel the recession.


    Well, fingers crossed for no recession, but good point nonetheless :)
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  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
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    Cowcat wrote:
    Very interesting to read that a kind of mini shader functionality already exists on R300 drivers.


    There was indeed already some work done towards shaders for R300 (and R400, which is almost identical in that regard), but it never really left the experimental state. There's definitely lots of work still to be done to have it usable in general.

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    If somewhat old Radeons can have some support from R300 shader code allowing the missing functions to be implemented, I would bet for it: Besides non-duplicated work, probably it would increase performance leaving normal CPU for other tasks (not sure about that).


    Everything that would be handled by implementing the fixed-function pipeline as shaders is already handled on the GPU today, so it wouldn't change anything from a performance point of view.

    What could increase performance, and I want to make it clear that I'm speculating here, but for example in Doom 3, I imagine that it is doing interpolation between model frames currently. Without shaders, it has to do this with the CPU for every frame. With shaders it could do this interpolation on the GPU itself, which would not just save CPU power, but also allow for the models to be uploaded to the graphics card just once, instead of once every frame.

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    Dhewm3 by default uses GL_ARB_vertex_program and GL_ARB_fragment_program extensions.

    The rest of needed functionalities are located in RenderSystem_init.cpp and draw_arb2.cpp sources.


    Thank you :)

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    It was not my intention to push developers to a humongous work but my "potato port" might have some use after all.


    Sometimes a push is required :) And I'm fairly sure plenty of people are enjoying your work too, so it's definitely useful!
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    emeck
    Posts: 148 from 2014/7/15
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    cyfm wrote:
    I recently had a chance to try the updated Aquaria port from

    Aquaria_1.002 @ MorphOS Storage

    Does anyone know why the in-game bubbles are "square" and not sort of round there ? :)



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    tolkien
    Posts: 439 from 2013/5/29
    I will contribute as much as I can on a regular basis.

    In Spain we have been in crisis since 2008 so a new recession is not going to be noticed! ;)
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  • MorphOS Developer
    cyfm
    Posts: 483 from 2003/4/11
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    emeck wrote:
    @cyfm
    Quote:

    cyfm wrote:
    I recently had a chance to try the updated Aquaria port from

    Aquaria_1.002 @ MorphOS Storage

    Does anyone know why the in-game bubbles are "square" and not sort of round there ? :)



    Look round here, at least as far as I have played, which is not much yet.


    Ok, maybe it is some problem with corrupted images or broken files with the data set I tested, I guess I need to check that ...
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  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
    Thank you for the interest, everyone. I appreciate it!

    I've set up a quick website to keep track of contributions and with details about the different projects. Please note that this is still very much work in progress, and it will be updated and extended in the near future.

    https://tinygl.molsen.co.za/

    There are instructions for contributing via bank transfer and via Paypal in CAD, EUR, GBP and USD. If you'd like to contribute directly in a different currency, please let me know which currency you'd like to pay in, and I'll see what I can do. If you're contributing with a currency not listed above, and don't mind a conversion/international transfer fee, then please choose to pay in EUR.

    Also keep in mind that I will amend the project descriptions in the near future to add some more firm requirements for completion of each project, so everyone is 100% sure what they're paying for. This will mainly be a list of things that must work for each project to be considered complete.
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    Kronos
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    50€ seemed like a good start....
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    +50€ here
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  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
    Thank you, everyone, for the contributions that have already come in! I'll try to keep the website updated once a day at least.

    By default I won't display anyone's names on the website, so don't forget to let me know if you want your name on there (and which name to put on there if so)!
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    Posts: 265 from 2019/5/9
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    +50€ for any of possibilities.
    Of course, I want support Southern Island+ and is not options ;-) ;-)


    [ Edited by sailor 02.06.2022 - 20:33 ]
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    Posts: 128 from 2009/11/7
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    This is great news. Should be a News item!
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Posts: 1237 from 2012/11/10
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    I've added my #1st donation to the funding, probably will add some more to this worthwhile project to see it get implemented as soon as can be achieved. 8-D
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    MoerBoer
    Posts: 161 from 2019/10/15
    Great community!

    More than 10% of goal already reached, let's keep it up!
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  • Cocoon
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    Fogg_80
    Posts: 45 from 2007/11/12
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    Bigfoot is the best! Thanks
    I make donation
    Tinygl
    R600 driver
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    IKE
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    35% to the goal so far...wow...keep it up!
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    tolkien
    Posts: 439 from 2013/5/29
    Done a little donation. Hope to repeat in a few days.
    Lets do it!

    A question...
    How is the general fund managed?
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    koszer
    Posts: 1169 from 2004/2/8
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    tolkien wrote:
    A question...
    How is the general fund managed?


    I guess when the total amount gets to 8000 EUR the general fund gets redistributed between the "unfinished" projects.
    Still - wouldn't it be better to get at least one of the projects to 100% so that Bigfoot could start working on something already?
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 460 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
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    koszer schrieb:
    Still - wouldn't it be better to get at least one of the projects to 100% so that Bigfoot could start working on something already?

    So far it looks like Targets 1 + 2 got most attention. From that point of view it would make sense to use the general funds for these two targets to get them started.

    Though bigfoot has not stated at which point he starts to work on a target. ;-) His statement reads that there will be demo and release versions in the process and he will finish a Target 3 month after it reached 100 %.
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    IKE
    Posts: 128 from 2009/11/7
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    With the General Fund applied to 1 and 2 the bounty is only about 300 Euro short of getting those started, but I don't know how it is intended to be applied. I assume it is set up for someone to contribute who doesn't really care about all the gory details but still wants to contribute.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    tolkien
    Posts: 439 from 2013/5/29
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    ernsteiswuerfel escribió:

    Though bigfoot has not stated at which point he starts to work on a target. ;-) His statement reads that there will be demo and release versions in the process and he will finish a Target 3 month after it reached 100 %.


    From the website:
    "The project that reaches its funding goal first will be worked on and completed first."

    I think that general fund + project 1 would be nice to start. Will see what bigfoot says.
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  • »09.06.22 - 05:42
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  • MorphOS Developer
    bigfoot
    Posts: 381 from 2003/4/11
    Thanks once again, everyone! The support is overwhelming, and I'm looking forward to dedicating a lot of time to working on TinyGL.

    Quote:

    tolkien wrote:
    A question...
    How is the general fund managed?


    I've amended the website with the following text:
    Quote:

    The general fund is for contributions where the contributor has either not specified a specific project to fund, or where the contributor has explicitly left it up to me to decide which project to allocate it to. The general fund will be used to make up for gaps in contributions assigned to a specific project.


    Which ties in with...

    Quote:

    koszer wrote:
    I guess when the total amount gets to 8000 EUR the general fund gets redistributed between the "unfinished" projects.
    Still - wouldn't it be better to get at least one of the projects to 100% so that Bigfoot could start working on something already?


    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel:
    So far it looks like Targets 1 + 2 got most attention. From that point of view it would make sense to use the general funds for these two targets to get them started.

    Though bigfoot has not stated at which point he starts to work on a target. ;-) His statement reads that there will be demo and release versions in the process and he will finish a Target 3 month after it reached 100 %.


    A project doesn't need to reach 100% funding to start, and in fact I've already started working on TinyGL and the drivers. It seems clear that project 1 and 2 are the most popular so far, so those are the ones I'll give attention to right now.

    Since a project doesn't need to reach 100% funding for me to start working on it, there's also no need to directly assign the money from the general fund to specific projects.
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 460 from 2015/6/18
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    @bigfoot Excellent! Thanks for the good news!
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    @Bigfoot. Thanks for the clarification!
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