2 thoughts on “Final update to real time raytracer

  1. Based on your last source code post you can take advantage of SSE on intel when compiling with GCC.
    On linux (Ubuntu) install SDL with:
    sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
    Then in the source change:
    – remove #include
    wherever you construct temporaries with your vec3’s, you need to give the constructor/function definitions const for those temp params or create actual temporaries for them. eg: sSphere(vec3 &center, float r ) needs to become sSphere( const vec3 &center, float r )
    or GCC will complain a lot. There are a few instancies of this.. I am sure you can find them.
    This is because gcc doesn’t like constructing sSphere like sSphere(vec3(stuff)blah..)
    – _InterlockedIncrement( &threads ); should be replaced with __sync_fetch_and_add(&threads, 1);
    – _InterlockedDecrement( &threads ); should be replaced with __sync_fetch_and_sub(&threads, 1);

    Then build it with:
    g++ -O3 -msse4 -I/usr/include/SDL/ main.cpp -o out -L/usr/lib -lSDL
    run with ./out

    Test it by chaging the vidSize to 1080 ish.
    Seem to get decient fps by turning on sse4 at that resolution, -O3 on the compiler helps a lot too becasue it removes all the redundant load calls between sse instructions I think.

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