Eric Grange
Re: GLScene and Firemonkey

Re: GLScene and Firemonkey

Thanks for the reply Eric.

I think I will now look at other alternatives.
On 20/04/2012 7:42 p.m., Eric Grange wrote:
>> Can I use GLScene with Firemonkey? The website says I can, but I have
>> not found any demo yet.
> IIRC it's in the SVN, but since FireMonkey isn't a very "cooperative"
> UI, it's done by rendering to a back-buffer, and blitting the content in
> a FMX image, so it's not very efficient.
> AFAIK it was mostly a prototype/experiment.
> You might have better luck with the other approaches that allow mixing
> FMX with other stuff (Hydra, MonkeyMixer), though I've never tried them,
> and I don't know if they would work for an iPad app.
> Given that FMX uses OpenGL on iOS&  OSX, it should be possible to hack
> the FMX rendering context to have GLScene render there, but that would
> involve hacking (that might be broken by each FMX update), as FMX isn't
> facilitating that.
> Eric
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