Friday, December 18, 2009

PNG versus SGI

I have a new version of AC3D, which means I can now start using PNG textures, which compress to a smaller size than the SGI textures do. One thing that seems a bit disconcerting is that it takes forever for GIMP to compress the images, which leads one to wonder is the de-compression just as slow? Has anyone noticed a significant difference in load-time for models using PNG textures?

1 comment:

  1. Hi, David! To load is almost the same time, cause RGB use compression too - but not effective. If you want to do a system.time() test, i can send a SGI and PNG 707 version to test. Best regard,