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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — displaying aliasing

The best way to understand aliasing is to see it:

  1. Create a new file in Blender.
  2. Press F12.
  3. Press Ctrl+MMB and use the mouse to zoom into the rendered image so you can see only the corner of the cube closest to you. It should look like the following image on the left.
  4. In the Anti-Aliasing subpanel of the Properties window, uncheck the Anti-Aliasing checkbox.
  5. Press F12.
  6. Now what you see looks like the right half of the image, with a jagged line where different surfaces meet.
    Time for action — displaying aliasing

What just happened?

When you unchecked the Anti-Aliasing checkbox and rendered the cube, the three sides of the cube you could see were different ...

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