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10-13-2008, 05:14 PM
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Hi i want to create a cylinder with triangles on the top how to do it??can someone help me please.I also want to know how to define normals for a cylinder made of quads.

10-14-2008, 07:56 AM
To make a cap at the top of the cylinder, use triangle fan. Create a vertex on the axis of your cylinder and make a triangle fan with your topmost vertices. For normals, view a cylinder as a stack of circles. So the normals point outside the circle and have the same orientation as a vector that start from it center to a vertex on the circonference. The type of primitives (triangle strip or quad trip) should not have influence.