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Old 01-28-2002, 04:50 AM   #1
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3 or 4 sided polygons?


I have a question that I have been wondering about for some time. When I render my scene with Radiosity, is it better to have my object 4 sided polygons instead of 3. Is there a quality loss if I use 3?

Old 01-28-2002, 05:46 AM   #2
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it dosen't matter if the polygons are 3 or 4 sided when you're rendering. the hardware ALWAYS render polygons as triangles.
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Old 01-28-2002, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks man!

Thank you fellah for the info!

Appreciate it!
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