chapter  7
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Feature Edges: Silhouettes, Boundaries, and Creases

For uniformity throughout this book, we assume a standard definition of a polygon normal, such that polygon normals point outward from surfaces. This assumption yields the following:

if TV • V < 0 then the polygon is front-facing;

if TV • V > 0 then the polygon is back-facing;

if TV • V = 0 then the polygon is perpendicular to the view direction.