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Offline karoshi

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JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« on: March 19, 2014, 07:31:41 am »
Dear,
I 've used an other thread to load model 3d into JPCT-AE world. However, Rendering is still blocked at render time 1st(we can see 1st frame) until finishing loading.
The way I do:
1. Start loading data thread at onSurfaceCreate
//Create world
new Thread(new Runable(){
//Load 3ds model which has not been used at starting time yet.
}).start();
2. DrawFrame: Normal update world(example move Camera). It should be not blocked by data loading, it means other data should be updated normally.

I don't understand why, please help

Thank you.
 


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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 10:52:29 am »
Can you give more details on where exactly the render thread blocks? It might happen because the actual loading code in Loader is synchronized and it is used to load the shader files, so doing this in parallel to the file loading might block the thread.

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 09:59:01 am »
I got 1st frame rendered, then no update until loading finished.
What do you mean "shader files"?
I saw only  connection between 2 thread(loading and render) is world:
 + In Loading Thread: Add new object to world if any ready loaded
+ In Render Thread: Render world

Do you think world is blocked during Loading thread running?

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 10:50:13 pm »
The shader files are loaded using the same loader that loads the objects and it might block, because the loader internally only processes one request at a time because of shared resources. However, i don't see how this should apply here. Can you provide me with a test case?

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 08:12:47 pm »
I got 1st frame rendered, then no update until loading finished.

In my experience, this "no update" problem has nothing to do with multi-threading.

When some new models are *dynamically* added into a world, there are always a lot of compiling(?) work happens on the first render of this model, which can "freeze" the current frame for some time, depending on how complex the model(s) are.

I doubt your situation might be the same to mine.

I don't know if this can be avoided. Maybe Egon has some better understanding/solution on this?

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 09:01:01 pm »
I don't know if this can be avoided. Maybe Egon has some better understanding/solution on this?
You can't fully avoid it, because a new model has to be uploaded to the gpu. You can prepone the actual compilation process by adding them before they are being used and then using World.compileAllObjects().

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 09:55:05 pm »
You can't fully avoid it, because a new model has to be uploaded to the gpu. You can prepone the actual compilation process by adding them before they are being used and then using World.compileAllObjects().

Thanks Egon, you are very right. I wasn't aware that World.compileAllObjects() can be repeatedly used each time after the world is dynamically changed. I just made some quick tests and it worked well.

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 07:50:58 am »
Maybe, rainfalls said right, although I use other thread to add new object to World, World is still blocked during compiling time -> multithread not effective.
Thank you all.

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Re: JPCT-AE MultiThreading
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 10:43:15 am »
I could try to handle this case somehow, but i need some test case that shows the problem...