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MeshNormalMaterial

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MeshNormalMaterial MeshNormalMaterial MeshNormalMaterial

Description

In this lecture we experiment with the Three.js MeshNormalMaterial

Lesson Script

./src/client/client.ts

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import * as THREE from 'three'
import { OrbitControls } from 'three/examples/jsm/controls/OrbitControls'
import Stats from 'three/examples/jsm/libs/stats.module'
import { GUI } from 'three/examples/jsm/libs/dat.gui.module'

const scene = new THREE.Scene()
scene.add(new THREE.AxesHelper(5))

const camera = new THREE.PerspectiveCamera(
    75,
    window.innerWidth / window.innerHeight,
    0.1,
    1000
)
camera.position.z = 3

const renderer = new THREE.WebGLRenderer()
renderer.setSize(window.innerWidth, window.innerHeight)
document.body.appendChild(renderer.domElement)

new OrbitControls(camera, renderer.domElement)

const boxGeometry = new THREE.BoxGeometry()
const sphereGeometry = new THREE.SphereGeometry()
const icosahedronGeometry = new THREE.IcosahedronGeometry(1, 0)
const planeGeometry = new THREE.PlaneGeometry()
const torusKnotGeometry = new THREE.TorusKnotGeometry()

const material = new THREE.MeshNormalMaterial()

const cube = new THREE.Mesh(boxGeometry, material)
cube.position.x = 5
scene.add(cube)

const sphere = new THREE.Mesh(sphereGeometry, material)
sphere.position.x = 3
scene.add(sphere)

const icosahedron = new THREE.Mesh(icosahedronGeometry, material)
icosahedron.position.x = 0
scene.add(icosahedron)

const plane = new THREE.Mesh(planeGeometry, material)
plane.position.x = -2
scene.add(plane)

const torusKnot = new THREE.Mesh(torusKnotGeometry, material)
torusKnot.position.x = -5
scene.add(torusKnot)

window.addEventListener('resize', onWindowResize, false)
function onWindowResize() {
    camera.aspect = window.innerWidth / window.innerHeight
    camera.updateProjectionMatrix()
    renderer.setSize(window.innerWidth, window.innerHeight)
    render()
}

const stats = Stats()
document.body.appendChild(stats.dom)

const options = {
    side: {
        FrontSide: THREE.FrontSide,
        BackSide: THREE.BackSide,
        DoubleSide: THREE.DoubleSide,
    },
}

const gui = new GUI()
const materialFolder = gui.addFolder('THREE.Material')
materialFolder.add(material, 'transparent')
materialFolder.add(material, 'opacity', 0, 1, 0.01)
materialFolder.add(material, 'depthTest')
materialFolder.add(material, 'depthWrite')
materialFolder
    .add(material, 'alphaTest', 0, 1, 0.01)
    .onChange(() => updateMaterial())
materialFolder.add(material, 'visible')
materialFolder
    .add(material, 'side', options.side)
    .onChange(() => updateMaterial())
materialFolder.open()

const meshNormalMaterialFolder = gui.addFolder('THREE.MeshNormalMaterial')

meshNormalMaterialFolder.add(material, 'wireframe')
meshNormalMaterialFolder
    .add(material, 'flatShading')
    .onChange(() => updateMaterial())
meshNormalMaterialFolder.open()

function updateMaterial() {
    material.side = Number(material.side)
    material.needsUpdate = true
}

function animate() {
    requestAnimationFrame(animate)

    render()

    stats.update()
}

function render() {
    renderer.render(scene, camera)
}

animate()

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_(geometry)

MeshNormalMaterial