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Old 22-01-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Invisible geometry

for some reason every once in a while part of my geometry disappears. It still has the wire frame, but I can't see it. How do I fix this?
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Old 22-01-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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check if back face culling is on.
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Old 23-01-2004, 11:46 PM   #3
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also, make sure your normals are conformed so theyare all facing the same direction.
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Also reaply a shader to it.
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Can someone explain abit about the normals
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in a nutshell, a surface normal is the direction the surface is facing.
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