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Strange triangulation shadows on meshes
show user profile  Jedo
Hi all, I have been using Max to create various meshes for the past year or so and have been having this problem continuously. There are strange shadows going along certain edges. Please see the picture below.

On the left it shows the triangulation and on the right the problem. I read before that this may have to do with the angles of the triangles being too narrow or with smoothing groups, but look at the triangle edges on the very left. They also have a similar narrow angle and yet there is no weird shadow there (or very little). Help?

Picture

What I have tried so far to fix this:
- Unify normals
- Changed the direction of some edges (this helped to fix some of the shadows).
- Tried auto smoothing

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5/3/2013 4:03:17 PM (last edit: 5/3/2013 4:05:28 PM)
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