Triangles vs polygons?

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Post by TheOneNamedViper » Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:14 pm

Originally posted by maxdamage:
Actually it's 9946 triangles and not polys!
Where Homeworld is concerned, it's the same thing. Every poly in HW is a triangle...

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Post by Meurig » Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:08 pm

Originally posted by TheOneNamedViper:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by maxdamage:
Actually it's 9946 triangles and not polys!
Where Homeworld is concerned, it's the same thing. Every poly in HW is a triangle... </font>[/QUOTE]Where EVERYTHING is concerned.

Triangles ARE polys, theres no more to it.

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Post by Manticore » Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:34 pm

Not true. In many high-end applications, a polygon can be made of multiple triangles and can also have some funky 3d shapes... [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Post by Meurig » Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:21 pm

Youre wrong.
A triangle is a polygon.
A quad is a polygon.
Some apps allow polygons with more than 4 sides, some dont.
There is no difference, they are ALL polygons.


I USE several high-end 3d apps, and in all of them triangles are viable polygons.

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Post by maxdamage » Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:40 am

Sorry about that.Its just that I sort odf sucked with geometry in high school and therfore a bit clueless when it comes to triangles and polygons.

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