[sldev] [VWR] VWR-489 Multiple Attachments per Attachment Point.

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Thu Aug 13 08:11:44 PDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 02:40:38PM +0200, Marine Kelley wrote:
> Actually many people need more objects on more attach points, so a  
> limit of 30 objects would be a bit low. And as the viewers are able to  
> throttle the polygon count when the rendering gets heavy, a limit  
> would not make much sense. Or let the user set it instead of imposing  
> it, in case of visual griefing. I'm all against arbitrary limits anyway.

This is indeed a perfect example of a BAD way to limit things.
The number of attachments has nothing whatsoever to do with
how much performance is affected.

Instead of limitting the number of attachments (or points),
the limit should be set on the total number of prims attached,
and that limit should be set *high*, so that under no circumstances
users will run into it until they try to abuse it for griefing.

Separately from that, each individual might be given the
choice to make this performance number (the number of total
attached prims) a function of their FPS.

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