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Phong shading

Phong shading is a 3D shading method, which calculates the brightness of any given surface by by linearly interpolating points on a polygon and using the cosine of the viewing angle. The result is computationally expensive, but produces realistic, believable shading.

See Also: Isotropic Shading

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