env_fog_controller - Far Z Clip Plane

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Beetle, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Beetle

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    So I just have one question. If the purpose of fog is to hide parts of the map and increase performance, then what is the difference between fog doing that and the Far Z Clip Plane just outright not rendering things after a certain measurement?
     
  2. lana

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    Because it still renders. The Far Z Clip Plane is what says that it's not allowed to render after a certain point.
     
  3. Beetle

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    So without the far z clip plane set to a certain distance everything beyond where the player can see because of fog will still be rendered?
     
  4. lana

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    From what I've heard, yes.
     
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