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Old 26-09-2004, 05:24 AM   #1
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I do low polygon models for games. I want to render them flatshaded (so that they are not automatically smoothed), but I'm not quite sure how to do it. For an example of the effect I want to achieve, see picture. That was done in Milkshape 3d I believe, but it's the effect I'm going for, where you can see the individual faces very well. I played around with vector render for literally 5 minutes but all I got was a gray box. I think I messed up a setting or two
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that just has a basic texture applied to the model....something like a lambert with nothing changed, and then rendered with GI or Final Gather or some similar setup.
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Old 27-09-2004, 03:44 AM   #3
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I think you mean the normals. Goto edit polygons>Normals> SoftenHarden, Highlight all your edges and hit all hard, then hit apply. That shoudl be what your looking for.
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Yep, adjust the soften/harden edges like you want. Should work for you.
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