View Full Version : Maximum number of vertices in a display list?

09-17-2003, 02:36 AM

Is there a maximum number of vertices that can be stored in a display list?

For example, would storing 45K vertices in a single display list be a very bad idea?


09-17-2003, 02:56 AM
No, there is no limit, you can even store millions of vertices in a display list.
And it's still the fastest way to draw your meshes (although a static VBO will match it in terms of speed).

09-17-2003, 02:59 AM
But it can be a bad idea.. since you cannot cull bits of a display list you shouldnt put 45k vertices in there if they could be culled in a nice fashion before sending them to the render pipeline.. but that depends of the usage and application, so i think you have control over that.