Lines

Lines

Lines add fine detail to a 3D model and enhance edges... but not all 3D graphics systems are capable of drawing lines.

Lines enhance edges

Not all 3D graphics systems are capable of drawing lines. For example, the original PlayStation console could only draw triangles or triangle pairs ("Quads"). It could not draw lines or triangle strips so lines had to be simulated by drawing very skinny Quads instead.

3D Kit Builder

To show only lines in our example 3D Kit Builder model use the following Display options which are available when you finish building your 3D model kit:

Display EffectSetting

Transparency

OFF

Points

OFF

Triangles

OFF

Lines

ON

Lines used in our Monster Truck

Further Reading



Line
(Geometry)


Lines, Line Segments
and Rays

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