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ABOUT THIS VIDEO

In this tutorial we look at two examples of Smooth Shading. The first example we see how we can use an angle threshold to smooth the edges of the letter B. In the second example the printer part requires specific attention, we choose which edges will be hard (creased) or soft (smooth). Although this example is demonstrated in the 3d software Maya, most 3d programs have almost identical functionality.

Running Time: 3 mins 09 sec

REQUIRED CONCEPTS

Knowledge of these concepts is required: Smooth Shading , The Polygon , Multisided Polygons

PRESENTER
Andrew Silke is an award winning filmaker and has worked on projects such as Scooby Doo, Happy Feet and Avatar

CONCEPT IN A SOFTWARE PROGRAM
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XSI (coming)
Maya (coming)
GLOSSARY

Smooth Shading: shading that gets rid of creases in between polygons. Can be also called
- Gouraud shading (actually pronounced french "goo-roh")
- Smooth Groups (3ds Max, Blender)
- Phong Shading

Smooth Edge: And edge that's been smoothed so it isn't creased.
Other names
- Soft Edge
- Gouraud shaded

Creased Edge: An edge that doesn't have smooth shading. Can also be called
- Hard Edge
- Faceted Edge
- Flat Shaded
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SuperTamal - Nice :O | 189.154.10.xxx | 2009-04-10 19
Very Nice..!!! Great Examples..!!
Rosver | 119.95.89.xxx | 2009-02-28 10
Great presentation. Good, very helpful examples. Ideas and information are well
presented.

Thanks for the info. It sure would help many people a lot.
Kai Friis - Nice! | 144.164.11.xxx | 2008-11-07 13
Nice presentation: Very good use of illustrations/animations. Much better than
screencaptures.
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