Mesh Distance Field quality varies greatly depending on GPU.

Per UDN Licensee:

On the GTX 670 machines we can see a very blocky, low-res result that behaves in weird ways when moving around the level in-editor. This doesn't happen on the GTX 1080 workstations.

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Open Kite Demo on UE 4.18.3
  2. Open level Forest_and_Lake
  3. Create material consisting of "Distance Field Gradient" normalized and plugged into the Emissive output
  4. Apply material to SM_WaterPlain
  5. Move camera around lake

Result: GTX 670 produces very blocky, striped artifacts on the SM_WaterPlain mesh. On GTX 970, the artifacts are present but much smoother. See attached screenshots.

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Won't Fix
ComponentUE - Graphics Features
Affects Versions4.18.3
CreatedMar 14, 2018
ResolvedAug 18, 2021
UpdatedAug 18, 2021
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