October 27th, 2020 Patch Notes
Q&A: Can you make it so we can use closed Conveyor Belts to help with Rendering?
This question was possibly duplicated with a more recent answer: February 16th, 2021 Livestream Q&A: Does obscuring belts actually help with performance? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDJ5hvAkrWw
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okay can you make it so we can use uh can you make it so we can use closed conveyor belts to help with rendering performance it may be a small preview um so we have tried that um we've we've tested it like our our uh technical artist um he's he's tried try that out and see like how much of a difference it makes i keep forgetting to check with him what the difference was like was it worth it like it might would it maybe be good for the game um i think um if anything we would add that as like a maybe as a kind of cosmetic to to pipeline or to conveyor belts for the people that really need it because it is tricky like it's not as easy to use and get like you don't see what's on belts and stuff like that um and yeah for rendering specifically but we also have a bunch of ideas on how to fix rendering issues in general uh so like there's still a lot of stuff to fix before we get to the point where like do we get a lot of gain if we don't render items on belts and stuff like that um so we'll see what happens um but i know we have tried it so it's it's not something that we've you know it's not an idea that we've ignored or anything like that it's something that we've pursued