Untitled Document
Not a member yet? Register for full benefits!

Virtual Dictionary


A facet is a single planar surface of an object. Facets have only two dimensions, so once a surface begins to curve, it is not the same facet. For ease and speed of rendering, curves are typically broken up into a series of facets on polynomial models.

In general, a facet is a triangle, as a triangle is always a flat plain. Facets may be other shapes, but triangles are most common.

Frequently, when triangular facets are used, other shapes are sub-divided into their triangular facets, as it speeds rendering if all facets are the same shape, although not necessarily the same size.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.

Related Dictionary Entries for Facet:

Bounding Box

Bounding Swept Sphere



Global Illumination

Persuasive Games

Polygonal Modeller


Translucency Map

Vertex shader


Resources in our database matching the Term Facet:

Results by page [1]   

First published in 1994, The Virtual Community was a revolutionary book, which inspired so much of the VR and social networking growth of the 90s. Within these pages, now revised and updated for the modern situation, Howard explores every facet of online communities ranging from the WELL, that think-tank of innovation and invention, to the sphere of MUDs and MOOs.

In the 50 years since the inception of Artificial Intelligence, computer scientists have made remarkable achievements that can be seen in computer games, childrens toys, your home PC and nearly every facet of human life. In this popular approach to understanding AI, David Levy captures the essence, excitement and potential of Artificial Intelligence.


Industry News containing the Term Facet:

Results by page [1]   [2]   

A collaborative team of applied scientists from Harvard University and the University of Leeds have demonstrated a new terahertz (THz) semiconductor laser that emits beams with a much smaller divergence than conventional THz laser sources. ...

Swiss researchers have developed software that turns groups of ordinary camera phones into a smart surveillance network.

The software employs Bluetooth, a short-range wireless technology included in many modern phones, to au...

We are at the dawn of the neurogaming age, on the cusp of making the impossible possible. What will happen at NeuroGaming 2014 in San Francisco on May 78 at City View at the Metreon will be on the very cutting edge, and you are invited to ...

It breaks the metaphor. The avatar is not acting like a real body. It reminds all T...

Neuroscientists feel they are much closer to an accepted unified theory about how the brain processes speech and language, according to a scientist at Georgetown University Medical Center who first laid the concepts a decade ago and who has...