MeshNormalMaterial

Video Lecture

MeshNormalMaterial MeshNormalMaterial MeshNormalMaterial

Description

In this lecture we experiment with the Three.js MeshNormalMaterial

Start Code

./src/client/client.ts

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

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

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

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

const controls = new OrbitControls(camera, renderer.domElement)
//controls.addEventListener('change', render)

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

const material: THREE.MeshNormalMaterial = new THREE.MeshNormalMaterial()

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

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

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

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

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

camera.position.z = 3

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)

var 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()

var 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
}

var animate = function () {
    requestAnimationFrame(animate)

    render()

    stats.update()
};

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

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