Understanding How Wire-Frame Models Work

When you are in a discussion with your computer graphics engineer or are discussing your project’s animation, you are bound to hear the phrase “wireframe model”. This is nothing buy the same 3D model that is created using polygons, without the face of the polygons. This is essentially just the outlines of the polygons remaining.

A wireframe is also called a wire mesh. These wireframes are very useful in 3D animations. When you have ideas in your mind, they can be executed in 2D even by freehand drawing. But to get the exact output using 3D animation may pose some challenges. In such a case, switching to a wireframe can help you pinpoint where the problem is and help you correct that vertex precisely.

Also, when you are matching your final 3D model to the reference image, you will need to make some final minute adjustments, which can be made easily only on the wireframe of the animation. This is because in a wireframe you can move the vertex points individually and make the minute changes without disturbing the rest of the image.

Usage Of Wireframe Models

So how do these wireframe models work? These models help you see your images in a different angle that can make a real difference to your render. When you have too many polygons or if your diagram is too complicated, thus taking time for the image to be rendered, the wireframe model is the best option to use. This model will help you identify where there are too many polygons used in your diagram and you can reduce it in those places, also making the diagram simpler.

These models also help in conducting demonstrations without consuming much time. These models help you create a basic animation based on the ideas and images at hand. Once it is certain that this is what you are aiming for, you can go ahead and convert this into an image and focus on the detailing. This is how The 3D Architect in Brisbane changed my business. They used to give me wireframe models to depict my ideas and once we are convinced, they would produce the final 3D image.