Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 21:28 UTC
Windows A very detailed post at the Building Windows 8 blog about the graphics subsystem in Windows 8 - very interesting. One part stood out to me, though: "The Metro style design language is typographically rich and a number of Metro style experiences are focused on providing an excellent reading experience. DirectWrite enables great typographic quality, super-fast processing of font data for rendering, and provides industry-leading global text support. We've continued to improve text performance in Windows 8 by optimizing our default text rendering in Metro style apps to deliver better performance and efficiency, while maintaining typographic quality and global text support." All this still doesn't explain why text rendering on Metro (so not the classic desktop) had to be made as horrible as it is. Please, for the love of god, give us the option of turning ClearType's subpixel RGB optimisation back on for Metro applications. Fonts look horrible without it, which is kind of ironic given how font-heavy Metro is.
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Any Windows savy one care to explain?
by dsmogor on Tue 24th Jul 2012 06:13 UTC
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Does partial rendering (showed by example of scrolling) mean they are now capable of doing partial screen updates in scene graph based 2d rendering?
The average shape HW feature sound like moving tessellation to hw side but wasn't that a case for geometry sharers already?
The tail based rendering sound like optimization tailored towards some particular GPU architectures though.

Edited 2012-07-24 06:13 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Does partial rendering (showed by example of scrolling) mean they are now capable of doing partial screen updates in scene graph based 2d rendering?


I always thought that was the entire point of rendering using a scene graph?

Edited 2012-07-24 08:12 UTC

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I think scene graph only partially updated internal representation rendering everything every frame (aside from clipped regions).

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