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50 Flags of the United States

by GaTechGrad - Warmup Entry

All 50 state flags of the United States displayed on a map. If you think you have a hoss system, try turning on wind for a real test of your graphics card!

Resources:
Wikipedia United States flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_state_flags

Wikipedia United States map
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state

Unity example shader code
http://unity3d.com/unity/download/archive

Downloads and Links


Comments

guennor says ...
Dec 10, 2013 @ 5:50am

How many tris per flag? I turned wind on and it almost crashed my alienware. Judging by the smoothness of the flags, I think they have A LOT of tris each. But nice warmup entry anyway, I always get confused on where each state is located in the USA :P

GaTechGrad says ...
Dec 10, 2013 @ 11:29pm

Each flag is the basic Unity plane, which is a 10x10 grid of squares, so that would be 200 total triangles. Turning on the wind makes it run slowly on my desktop PC as well, which has a nVidia PNY GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card (1024MB, GDDR5) and 12 GB of RAM. However, it runs smoothly on my MacBook Pro laptop, which I thought was a technically inferior system. Maybe there are some optimizations with the Unity engine on the Macs.

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