I have an iOS unity app that calls a plugin to update a texture in unity. This runs reasonably fast with the texture upload taking about 3-4ms. This has been working fine for a few months.
When I am not drawing any 3d models it still runs at this speed, but as soon as I draw a model it takes 60ms plus!
This is my C++ texture upload code:
It is solely the glTexImage2D part that becomes 15x slower when a model is drawn. Everything else in the calling path runs at the same speed.
Any clues as to why this is happening? The only real change has been upgrading from Unity 3.5 beta to 3.5 and it was working fine in 3.5.
Well, I think I found the answer.
I needed to double buffer my texture. So while one is being used on screen, I update another one, and then swap over. Also using an unpack alignment of 4 was slightly beneficial as I am dealing with images that are divisible by 4. So my updated code looks something like this:
and in Unity in
where videoTextures is an array of 2 Texture2Ds.