Whether rendering channels can be merged after mesh subdivision?

Hello babylon, I am trying to optimize our program recently. In order to optimize the picking performance of the grid with a very large number of vertices, I subdivide the grid according to the number of fixed points and open octree, which greatly improves the performance of ray picking. However, a new problem appears again, too many fine molecular nodes will increase the rendering times and lead to a decrease in frame rate. Can multiple subdivisions of a grid merge render channels?

If you have a repro in the Playground, it would help understanding better the problem.

If you have a lot of meshes, maybe using instances or even thin instances can help on the perf side?

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I have reused geometry from the same mesh and converted the mesh with the same geometry and materials into instance objects to optimize rendering performance. However, for a single grid with very many faces (100000+ faces), the ray-picking performance was extremely poor, so I used mesh.subdivide to subdivide the grid and create an octree to optimize ray-picking performance.

               const SUB_COUNT_FACE = 2000
               let subCount = 1;
               let indice = mesh.geometry.getTotalIndices()
               if (indice) {
                   subCount = Math.ceil(indice / 3 / SUB_COUNT_FACE)
               } else {
                   subCount = Math.ceil(item.geometry.getTotalVertices() / 3 / SUB_COUNT_FACE)

               let octree = item.createOrUpdateSubmeshesOctree()

               function updateOctree(mesh) {
                   let octree = mesh.createOrUpdateSubmeshesOctree()
                   setTimeout(() => {
                   }, 1)

Yes, by doing so you raise the number of draw calls because there is a draw call per sub-mesh… You should try to subdivide less, or maybe try using another picking method, like GPU picking:

(there are a lot of other threads about GPU picking in the forum)


This picking scheme is very good, combining fewer fine molecular nodes with octree, can improve more picking performance!