Mesh Ridge Sharpness

23 January 2014 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In the Mesh tool we have 3 options under the Model Tab.
Model

If we start of with All Ridges Sharp, we can see that the mesh becomes very triangulated.

sharp
This is the simplest form for the computer to generate, but is not much good for rendering

The Second Option is User Defined Sharp,  This means that the contour lines we use will produce a sharp definition, however the ground between the contours will be smoothed out.
user deifned
This gives a better rendered finish

The third option is All Ridges Smooth.  This will smooth out the contours of the the land and give you the most realistic looking ground line effect.
smooth
This gives the best rendering finish.

 

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