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Really low quality of spheres

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by El_Guig, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. El_Guig

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    Hello,

    I'm currently working on a space game, in which I can see the Earth. Despite setting all graphics to maximum, the Earth doesn't look like a sphere at all, but rather a set of faces:



    Is there a way to increase the number of these faces up to the point where it looks like a sphere or is it a Graphics problem?
     
  2. Eric5h5

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    Make a sphere model with more faces.

    --Eric
     
  3. El_Guig

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    Ok, thanks for the confirmation, that's what I thought as well. Is there a way to fix that in Unity? I've just done it in Maya but if there's a way to do that in Unity as well I'd be glad to know!
     
  4. EvilArev

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    There's nothing to "fix". It's a simple, premade sphere mesh. Not an "infinite quality sphere" utility. Making higher resolution mesh yourself is the best way to go.
     
  5. Eric5h5

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    If you really wanted, you could make an editor tool which creates spheres with different polygon resolutions, but it's simple enough to make them in a 3D app.

    --Eric
     
  6. TheShane

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    The built-in shapes are mostly for prototyping, and you would rarely use them for a game. They may work if you need simple geometry for particles, power-ups, or interface elements, etc.

    If your game is about orbiting earth, you probably want to get a really good planet mesh. The regular UV mapping is not great for texturing on the default sphere (there is bad pinching at the poles) so you might want to get a high-poly quad sphere to get uniform texture quality over the whole sphere.

    In general, it is your job to design meshes that will fit with the game you are making.
     
  7. El_Guig

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    Thanks for the information! I didn't know I would have to remake the objects myself for actual quality, I thought Unity built-in shapes would do the trick. Glad I know now, Maya will be my best friend from now on!
     
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