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Thanks but that doesn't seem to work. I'm building the scene in code, NOT loading it from file (sorry, if I didn't make that clear).


I'd like something like the pseudo code below:

makeFloor();makeSnowman();render.scene();for(i = 0; i < 100; i++) {  makeChrismasTree();  render.scene();}
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Hi Carl, welcome to the forum, and may I say, what a nice scene!  I'm Wingnut, hi, and I like to get involved where I don't belong... like getting into other people's business, and yapping when I'm not qualified to do so.  This is no exception.  :)


I used poor coding to cause the ground, lights, camera, and SOME of the snowman... to render right away.  Then a bit later, using more bad code in the scene.executeWhenReady function, the new buildLandscape() function executes. 

This solution is far from perfect, and I screwed-up all your indenting, but now we have SOMETHING for the user to look-at while your cool pine trees render.

I had to remove your big particles texture and use something smaller, because the playground refused to save the demo scene.  It thought maybe it was too large.  Once I did the change, it saved fine.

Anyway, this is a solution, but not a very good one.  Maybe some smarter people than I... will play with the scene, and get some better results.  I hope I didn't interrupt the flow of your thread.  I am not a very good coder, so there is likely better ways to do this.  :)

Do you realize that you look like American music legend Steve Miller?  :)  Again, welcome, and good luck.  Experts, help us out with this.  Carl wants the scene to assemble right in front of the viewer's eyes, I suspect.

Update:  I now notice that the playground demo doesn't progressively-render... THE FIRST TIME, but only when hitting the RUN button again, and again.  Shoot.  Maybe this is no solve at all.  Darn.

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Hi Wingnut,

thanks for the input, I considered your approach, but was checking to see whether there was a quick fix.


I'll probably progressively add items to the scene from within the render loop, when I get a chance.


Wow! That picture of me does look a lot like Steve Miller. Although he's slightly older than me. ;)

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I changed the code to add a tree once each time through the render loop. It works but is is a bit unresponsive until all the trees are added.


Next, I'm thinking of trying web workers, cloning or instancing.


Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them when I get chance... sadly my family demand my attention over Christmas... how inconsiderate ;) .

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How hard would it be to copy a loaded model from one canvas to another... say through an iframe?


What if you used an iframe to basically load the model in the background without disturbing your current game loop? Once it's ready to render on the iframe, you just push all the models details back to parent since the iframe already downloaded the model to your index etc.

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