CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
In 3D graphics, the polygons that make up the images need to be shaded; otherwise, you'd see a chicken-wire framework instead of a realistically rendered graphic. Gouraud shading is a complex process using algorithms to create a color gradient. This shading is acceptable for gaming worlds and is a solid criterion in benchmark quotes. Other shading techniques are flat shading and Phong shading.
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