GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Code-in 2012 KDE

Improve performance by caching the atmosphere

completed by: Illya Kovalevskyy

mentors: Torsten Rahn, René Küttner, Dennis Nienhüser

Currently the atmosphere recalculates the gradient that represents the atmosphere for every single frame.This is time consuming and decreases performance. 

Instead the atmosphere should get cached on a QPixmap and only get recreated whenever the planet or zoom level changes.