Pauvres_honteux wrote: ↑Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:39 am
The question that comes to my mind: is COIN really not possible to trick into doing this type of visualisation?
You can take a look at the Fosdem talk by Realthunder and OficineRobotica to get a little overview of the new renderer https://youtu.be/-K1EVcYAmRM?t=1493
I'm not a developer or anything like that, so take everything I say with a grain of salt
Essentially, this is what I can understand about the new renderer.
Coin 3d is quite outdated and its rendering part is now kind of obsolete, so instead of going with a completely new scene graph library, the plan is to upgrade only the rendering with Diligent Graphics. It sure isn't a small task, but it's a better option.
The new renderer would allow the implementation of new functionalities as well as a performance upgrade, which would allow FreeCAD to better handle large/complex models, see this thread https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12134
Also, people who have modern hardware would benefit from the new rendering engine, as Diligent Graphics focuses on taking full advantage of the modern graphics APIs (Vulkan and Direct3D12) while supporting older hardware through Direct3D11 and OpenGL.
Once again, don't take what I say too seriously. I mean, just look at my user name
Hopefully it was helpful in some way.