Feature #7518

Softer/smoother LOD transitions for vegetation (no shape morphing nor coloring changes).

Added by bensdale about 7 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:12/29/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:1.63 BETA
Affected ArmA II version:Please select... First affected ArmA II version:
Reproduced by another DH user:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using some Mods:No BIForumURL:
I am using: NGUrl:
Reproducible for you:No WIKIurl:
Related to content of DLC:


The LOD changes looks very hard. You get "flicker" up if you zoom in or to towards on it.
The current LOD problems an absolute ambiance killer.

ArmA 2 looks rather amazing, very nice color scheme, topography and architecture.
Only the LOD switch doesn't fits to the final picture.

lod_vehicle_2.jpg (804.8 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

lod_house_1.jpg (588.2 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

lod_house_2.jpg (802.8 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

lod_trees_1.jpg (512.7 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

lod_trees_2.jpg (528.6 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

lod_vehicle_1.jpg (542.6 kB) kju, 12/30/2009 08:18

Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #11456: Less performance near Bushes and Trees with latest betas Closed 06/25/2010 10/01/2011


Updated by kju about 7 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Updated by kju about 7 years ago

  • Subject changed from softer/smoother LOD to Softer/smoother LOD transitions for vegetation (no shape morphing nor coloring changes).
  • Status changed from New to Assigned

I have changed this to a vegetation only ticket.
Feel free to create a separate one for objects or vehicles.

Some screenshots to illustrate the issues would be good.
Not for BI, yet for other people to vote.

Updated by mr.g-c about 7 years ago

I have a video made for Grass where you can see it , however actually YT Video compression made it hard to spot even on HD :-( -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEFz73f8Hus&fmt=18

Updated by kju about 7 years ago

Good videos bensdale.

High or very high texture details (and video memory)
reduce ugly textures on mid distance at least.

Due to the multiple Res LODs, grass is growing
in front of you as you move. Very distracting.

PS: Vimeo has far better quality, if needed.

Updated by bensdale about 7 years ago

  • File LOD_Screenshots.rar added

yes the grass looks strange, an i notice that the growing- radius into a forest much shorter is than on open field.
I have try a few screenshots to make, but they looks not so clearly like in the videos. i hope those can help yet still...

Updated by kju about 7 years ago

  • File deleted (LOD_Screenshots.rar)

Updated by kju about 7 years ago

Updated by kju over 6 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.05.62017 to Please select...
  • Size of OS swap file set to Please specify!

Updated by ArthurA almost 6 years ago

GDT plant mod reduces the grass LOD switching;
Shame that it can't be used in MP.
BI should implement it. It is so ugly when the grass flickers in front of you while moving.

Updated by Dwarden about 5 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.61 BETA

this might be problem to solve until nextGen but lets set target sooner

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.61 BETA to 1.63 BETA

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