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Old 27-04-2006, 02:53 AM   #1
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Under what circumstances might some of the normals on a poly model become reversed?

I've read discussions about fixing normals that get reversed and I don't understand. It seams that for some people, a few normals here and there are becoming reversed. Not the whole model, only some of the normals. I've never had this happen and I don't understand how it could happen. I understand about reversing ALL normals to face either in or out but the idea of random normals flipping puzzles me. Can anyone explain some reason's why this might happen?
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this problem is actually common when trying to work with poser exports. sometimes the file doesnt create enough data for the normals to translate it. I always found the best fix is to export the model only in another format like .dxf and reimport it. or try manually assigning normal directions.
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