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Offline twinch

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Change Polygon Normal averages
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:05:57 am »
Hey all,

This is my first post.  I am a visualization specialist in 3D Studio Max using VRay and Cebas Final Render.  I love Keyshot especially for quick clean renderings, with minimal setups...however...I am wondering if there is a way to average out the polygon normal angles to smooth out facets without needing to add more physical geometry faces to smooth out the curve?

In 3D Studio Max it is called Polygon Normal Smoothing where you dictate the threshold for smoothing in degrees of angle.

Thanks
Travis

Offline bdesign

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Re: Change Polygon Normal averages
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 09:20:51 am »
Hey Travis-

Check out the Geometry Editor. Right-click your object and choose Edit Geometry, then Edit Normals from the option list. Here you can set a minimum edge angle and calculate vertex normals.

Eric


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Re: Change Polygon Normal averages
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 10:04:47 am »
Thanks Eric.  I'll check that out now.

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Re: Change Polygon Normal averages
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 11:58:52 am »
Thanks again.  It worked.

Offline bdesign

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Re: Change Polygon Normal averages
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 12:07:17 pm »
You're very welcome. Glad it was helpful.

Eric