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What exactly is a view normal?

Discussion in 'Shaders' started by shermenz, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. shermenz

    shermenz

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    Hey everyone.
    I'm new to shaders, and while learning I came across: COMPUTE_VIEW_NORMAL

    What exactly is a view normal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bgolus

    bgolus

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    It’s the surface orientation relative to the view space. View space being essentially the orientation of camera.
     
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