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Texture Anisotropic settings?

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gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
What exactley do they do? I turned it to 2x and I noticed a significant framerate drop.

Whats the difference between it and antialiasing?
 

takiwa

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Dec 15, 2001
Anisotropic filtering filters textures to make the depth blur look cleaner and clearer from any angle. Antialiasing smooths out the edges of polygons, resulting in a cleaner appearance of the shape. They do entirely different things...
 

takiwa

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Dec 15, 2001
I don't generally because when I'm playing a game that's the last thing I could care about...with a few exceptions, one being Morrowind. I turn it on when I play that because your outside for most of the game, and the depth blur of the textures is greatly improved. It's just personal preference, really. I hardly ever play with AA on...too much of a performance hit on my machine for me, and I could care less about jaggies...
 
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gingo

gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
I turned on AA 2x and I still notice jaggies..... I may just turn it off to get more fps back.