what is poly?

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what is poly?

Postby Jaco » 25 Mar 2004, 00:47

:? This is me again dumb as usaul .just downloading some carseveryone is referring to poly what is it? is it bad? what can be done to control it?

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Postby UrQuattro » 25 Mar 2004, 00:51

amount of polygons in 3D model surface, I think.. The more of them, the more detailed the car is, and the fewer 'edges' it appears to have. If you get too much of them, some PC's will bog down... Get too low - and car looks like crap.
But that's coming from someone who is still to finish his first model, so let's hear it from one of the best outhere - MR. viper_gts.
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Postby viper_gts » 25 Mar 2004, 02:09

lol......thx for the intro mate :)

a poly is other wise know as a face, 3d models are made up of faces which can be triangles or squares depending on the program you use.
i have attached some pics below.

pic 1. shows a 3d model
pic 2. shows the 3d model with the wireframe
pic 3. shows just the wireframe

the wireframe is made up of polies (faces).

and as UrQuattro already said..........if you're making the model for a game, then there's limits. if it's for nfs4.......i don't recommend any higher that 10,000 polies for the whole model and if it's for HP2.......no more than 20,000. also the less polies you use, the easier it is to keep the model clean.

the model in the pictures is in fact made up of over 150,000 polies, but it not for any game :wink:
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Postby GT3x24x7 » 25 Mar 2004, 14:29

Hmm, I kinda knew this, but it's great to see it actually spelt out. Thx viper!! :)
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Postby Jaco » 26 Mar 2004, 00:16

thanx guys this is a lot of help.
Great 2 see that help is only a posting away.
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Postby jacoja06 » 16 Oct 2004, 13:03

Wicked ! That looks exacly like the skyline from gran turismo 'prolouge'
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Postby Drewb99 » 16 Oct 2004, 17:39

Poly editing's better than Mesh editing in terms of the control you get for the shape of the model, basically.
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Postby ViperJay » 16 Oct 2004, 21:17

well, I discovered that poly modelling is quite easy too if you just want a good model and not a perfect real-like one (for that you gotta have a lot of experience with 3d modelling I think)
btw, great car Viper!!!! :wink:
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