Decorator - some questions

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Happy Sammy(Posted 2006) [#1]
Hi all,

What is the difference between F9 and F12?
Both of them are for saving and F12 is emphasized
for completed level.

Thanks in advance

jfk EO-11110(Posted 2006) [#2]
as far as I know Decorator is unwelding a model after the import. So every triangle has its own 3 vertices.
F9 saves them in this unwelded state.

F12 will then weld it, this means it will try to find identic vertices and make the Trialngles share them, instead of saving the same vertices multiple times.

A vertex is a point in 3d. 3 Points may define a triangle. The file stores all vertex coordinates in a list, plus a 2nd list of all triangles, containing only the info about what vertices are used by what triangles.

Happy Sammy(Posted 2006) [#3]
Hi jfk,

Thank you.

That's why the author say only use F12 in completed level.
In that case, the completed level will take less time
for loading.