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Isotropic Shading

Isotropic shading is the most common method of shading 3D objects. A flat shading is applied to each face of a polygon, either in a fill colour or a gradient. Such shading is computationally cheap and produces realistic shading on all flat or smooth surfaces. Since these make up the majority of surfaces encountered in most environments, this is considered good enough when combined with texture maps, for most applications.

When additional detail is required, another method known as anisotropic shading can be utilised instead. This treats the grain of the texture of each face as a light-reflective terrain, but is correspondingly much more computationally expensive.

See Also: Anisotropic Shading, Eye Guiding, Depth Cues, Render Pass, Continuous Shading, Face shading, Phong shading

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Related Dictionary Entries for Isotropic Shading:

Anisotropic Shading

Attached Shadow

Cast Shadow

Continuous Shading

Depth Cues

Direct Light

Eye Guiding

Face shading

Indirect Light

Isotropic Shading

Phong shading

Surface Rendering


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