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Tuesday, October 18 • 12:10pm - 12:40pm
The Journey to 64 km: Scaling Terrain Performance by 4000x - Mike Balfour, AWS

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It can be challenging to create performant and scalable systems in Open 3D Engine that also remain flexible, dynamic, and modular. In this session, we dive deep into the technical approaches we took when optimizing and refining the terrain system so that it could scale from 1 km x 1 km to 64 km x 64 km and beyond. We examine the simulation changes to improve CPU usage, the rendering changes to improve GPU usage, and the overall design choices that enable scalability. Finally, we demonstrate the results of the improvements.

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Mike Balfour

Sr. Software Engineer, AWS
Mike Balfour is a Sr. Software Engineer at Amazon with a singular focus on providing the ability to author worlds of arbitrary size and complexity in O3DE. He first discovered his passion for the game industry by writing video games on a TRS-80 Model 1 at the age of five. Much later... Read More →

Tuesday October 18, 2022 12:10pm - 12:40pm CDT
Park View B - 7th Floor