Apache Helicopters and Voxels

in 2013 I was inspired by the old MS-DOS game Comanche to try my hand at a 3d Voxel renderer. The system uses a heightmap and raycasting to efficiently render a detailed 3d landscape.

Firstly I wrote a software renderer for x86 using C++11 and SSE instructions. Realizing the algorithm was embarrassingly parallelizable, I quickly followed this up with an OpenCL based renderer to take advantage of massively parallel GPUs.

voxels

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