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# 1 21-07-2005 , 05:36 PM
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3 sided polygon

Why is some models created with 3 sided polys and some 4 sided?

# 2 22-07-2005 , 05:53 PM
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It depends on how the models will be used.

Many games require 3-sided polygons in the meshes, like UT2004. Other uses aren't as picky. In general, it's easier to work on a mesh that can have polygons with more than 3 sides.

# 3 22-07-2005 , 07:40 PM
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When modelling for video games the mesh needs to converted to tris. I believe you can judel model as you usually would, then get Maya to convert to tris.

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