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Posted byfinaldave
Posted on07/29/04 06:46 PM

> > Something similar happens in a lot other hardware as well, and you can solve
> it
> > by using a z-buffer for just the sprites (optimise it so it only kicks in when
> > needed and it will usually not impact performance much at all).
> But it's not just a case of sprites obstructing other sprites or causing them
> not to get drawn. They actually appear over sprites that have a higher
> scroll-plane priority.

I think you are referring to the same effect.

I think it happens on both Genesis (in Sonic 2's intro like I said) and on CPS2 (e.g. in the SFA3 and Capcom Sports Club intros, and X-Men COTA in a special invisibilty move)

What happens is that if a low priority sprite obscures another high priority sprite, only the uncovered pixels appear high.
This makes it appear as if the sprite's silhouette has cut a hole in the high sprite.

From what I recall about Sonic 2, though it was a while ago that I looked at it, there is a low priority sprite in the shape of the arc of the SONIC banner. You don't see it because it's behind the background, it's sole purpose is so that it cuts a hole in Sonic and Tails, so they appear to be behind the logo.

Am I right?

I think MameDev call this sprite/scroll priority othogonality... or some combination of those words anyway ;-)

> It seems like z-buffering would need to take into account
> the plane tiles as well.
> I really should investigate the Genesis again to see what actually happens. I
> think Charles has some documentation on his site.

You learn something old everyday...

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*Tile Renderers  finaldave07/26/04 10:21 AM
.*Re: Tile Renderers  erikduijs07/28/04 09:46 AM
..*Re: Tile Renderers  finaldave07/28/04 05:24 PM
...*Re: Tile Renderers  Bart T.07/28/04 09:10 PM
....*Re: Tile Renderers  finaldave07/29/04 07:43 AM
.....*Re: Tile Renderers  Bart T.07/29/04 10:39 AM
......*Re: Tile Renderers  Jan_Klaassen07/29/04 11:32 AM
.......*Re: Tile Renderers  Bart T.07/29/04 02:54 PM
.........Re: Tile Renderers  finaldave07/29/04 06:46 PM
........*Re: Tile Renderers  Jan_Klaassen07/29/04 06:11 PM
.*Re: Tile Renderers  Hyde07/27/04 04:04 PM
..*Re: Tile Renderers  finaldave07/27/04 04:27 PM
.*Re: Tile Renderers  Jan_Klaassen07/27/04 09:58 AM
..*Re: Tile Renderers  finaldave07/27/04 04:22 PM
...*Re: Tile Renderers  Jan_Klaassen07/28/04 11:00 AM
.*Re: Tile Renderers  Bart T.07/27/04 00:38 AM
..*Re: Tile Renderers  Stainless01/12/06 11:58 AM