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TAMcCullough
11-29-2005, 07:09 PM
I a new user curious about Blender's capabilities.

Is there a daylight system in Blender similar to MAX or atleast a directional light?

Can it render to texture?

Does it support normal mapping?

Is the polygon modelling powerful?

Thank you.

LetterRip
11-29-2005, 08:37 PM
>Is there a daylight system in Blender similar to MAX or atleast a directional light?
Daylight no - directional light - like area lights? Or something else?

>Can it render to texture?
There is a script that does so but may not be a 'good enough' solution.

>Does it support normal mapping?
yes but not tangent space normal mapping which is probably what you are 'really' interested in. Also its normal mapping editing tools aren't too strong.

>Is the polygon modelling powerful?
It lacks ngons and the beveling tools need to be improved (edit - it also lacks robust snapping), it doesn't have 'history editing' (but does have a limited modifiers system) other than that its polygon and SubD tools are quite good. (probably the fastest subd available).

LetterRip

TAMcCullough
11-30-2005, 04:29 PM
Thanks for your reply Tom.

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