What is the state of 3D on the X1000 with the HD4650?

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What is the state of 3D on the X1000 with the HD4650?

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How functional are the drivers for the 4650? I cannot run Blender as I get a MinGL error. I am told I need to run Wazp3D which AFIK is a software CPU implementation of the 3D elements that would normally be provided by the hardware of the Radeon. Is this correct?

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Sam wrote:How functional are the drivers for the 4650? I cannot run Blender as I get a MinGL error. I am told I need to run Wazp3D which AFIK is a software CPU implementation of the 3D elements that would normally be provided by the hardware of the Radeon. Is this correct?
The 2D drivers work well, as you should already have noticed. 3D drivers for Radeon HD cards are not available yet. Wazp3D will indeed allow you to run MiniGL and Warp3D apps, but it is a software renderer, so don't expect great performance.

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Sam wrote: I cannot run Blender as I get a MinGL error.
Have a look in the author's readme. You need to use a 1024x768 screenmode for blender to run.

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Hans wrote:
The 2D drivers work well, as you should already have noticed. 3D drivers for Radeon HD cards are not available yet. Wazp3D will indeed allow you to run MiniGL and Warp3D apps, but it is a software renderer, so don't expect great performance.

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Thanks Hans. Yes- the 2D drivers work very well even with the 3D acceleration button checked to allow all of the fade effects - I take it this is a software rendering?

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trevordick wrote: Have a look in the author's readme. You need to use a 1024x768 screenmode for blender to run.

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Sam wrote:Thanks Hans. Yes- the 2D drivers work very well even with the 3D acceleration button checked to allow all of the fade effects - I take it this is a software rendering?
No. It's hardware rendering. I wish that they hadn't used "3D" on that button in the GUI, as all compositing is done by the 2D drivers. It's causing a lot of confusion. Rest assured that the Radeon HD 2D drivers fully support compositing.

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Sam wrote:Thanks Hans. Yes- the 2D drivers work very well even with the 3D acceleration button checked to allow all of the fade effects - I take it this is a software rendering?
No. It's hardware rendering. I wish that they hadn't used "3D" on that button in the GUI, as all compositing is done by the 2D drivers. It's causing a lot of confusion. Rest assured that the Radeon HD 2D drivers fully support compositing.
Please file a quick bug report against GUI prefs with your preferred wording and we can take care of that mislabeling.
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ssolie wrote: Please file a quick bug report against GUI prefs with your preferred wording and we can take care of that mislabeling.
Done.

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Hans wrote:
No. It's hardware rendering. I wish that they hadn't used "3D" on that button in the GUI, as all compositing is done by the 2D drivers. It's causing a lot of confusion. Rest assured that the Radeon HD 2D drivers fully support compositing.

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I saw your press release on the A-Eon mailing list this morning which makes more sense now. The new drivers that you mention (0.32) - do we have them already or are they only on the 4.1.5 CD?

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Sam wrote:
Hans wrote:
No. It's hardware rendering. I wish that they hadn't used "3D" on that button in the GUI, as all compositing is done by the 2D drivers. It's causing a lot of confusion. Rest assured that the Radeon HD 2D drivers fully support compositing.

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I saw your press release on the A-Eon mailing list this morning which makes more sense now. The new drivers that you mention (0.32) - do we have them already or are they only on the 4.1.5 CD?
You have version 0.32 on your machine. AmigaKit installs AmigaOS 4.1 update 5 on all A1-X1000s before shipping.

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