Chapter 5. Shapes, Properties, and Binding

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Chapter Objectives. After reading this chapter, you'll be able to do the following:

For convenience, shapes are divided into two categories: simple shapes and complex shapes. Simple shapes are self-contained nodes that hold their own geometrical parameters. Complex shapes, in contrast, may refer to other nodes for their coordinates and normals. This chapter also discusses important property nodes, including material, draw-style, and lighting- style nodes. Other chapter examples illustrate key concepts pertaining to geometric transformations and to binding nodes for materials and normals.