[compiz] Which effects are 3D and which are 2D?
smspillaz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 23:09:07 PDT 2009
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:19 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> AMD is dropping support for the R300-R500 cards in their official drivers:
>>> As the current open source drivers do not support 3D, [...]
>> Of course they do, for anything before R600 (and 3D support for those
>> doesn't seem too far away either).
> I am just going by what the Phoronix article states.
> Specifically, I use wobbly windows, enhanced desktop zoom, negative,
> add helper, animations, fading windows, and the ring switcher. I
> suppose that at least some of those are 3D.
Some effects such as negative, addhelper and fading windows are certainly
possible by using XRender and the 2D engine of the card, however ezoom,
wobbly, some animations and ring, while technically feasable, are too complex
to implement using XRender and will be very slow.
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