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Z-fighting occurs when the distance calculations of two or more different objects, overlap or come so close to overlapping that the renderer cannot tell the difference. As the viewpoint moves, the two or more objects fight for dominance, resulting in a rapid flicker. Increasing the depth buffer precision, or using a more complex algorithm such as w-buffer (which uses floating point inversion rather than integer values) can help prevent this.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Z-fighting:

Depth Map

Depth Pass

Irregular Z-buffer




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Complete Website: The Escapist
An excellent site, fighting to protect and promote RPGing of all types. Since most (decent) virtual worldlets fall under the RPG umbrella, this site is most definitely worth a look.

Dressed up as real stories from the fighting fronts of recent wars, and varying between a novelistic format, and a textbook one, this book is definitely an easy read, despite the sheer amount of information it presents.

The Uncanny Valley was introduced by Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970, as a term referring to the hypothetical valley in which human-like fascimiles suddenly go from 'cute' to 'vile' with almost no warning.

A periodical journal, extending back over three decades; advocating the use of holistic approach to VR, general simulations, and gaming, in cross-industry cooperation, and the furtherance of all. Sharing more than a few core principles with VWN, this print journal is much older than ourselves, and, though it is fighting the same fight, is often constrained by academic limitations. Nonetheless, their influence is significant.


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