I have a radical suggestion to make concerning the lowest lod levels. This takes the form of a standardised 14 poly mesh which we can all use for objects viewed at extreme distances and which should keep the guys at Auran more than happy with resources used.
I hear two objections:
1. It doesn't look anything like my asset.
2. Why 14 polys?
Well this is the clever bit, the mesh uses 10 polys to make a box, the other 4 are used to hide it from view. They contain