MeshGeometry3D.Normals Property

Gets or sets a collection of normal vectors for the MeshGeometry3D.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media.Media3D
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:

property Vector3DCollection^ Normals {
	Vector3DCollection^ get ();
	void set (Vector3DCollection^ value);
/** @property */
public Vector3DCollection get_Normals ()

/** @property */
public void set_Normals (Vector3DCollection value)

public function get Normals () : Vector3DCollection

public function set Normals (value : Vector3DCollection)

    <Vector3DCollection .../>
<object Normals="Vector3DCollection" .../>

Property Value

Vector3DCollection that contains the normal vectors for the MeshGeometry3D.

Normal vectors are vectors perpendicular to the face of each triangle that defines a mesh. Normals determine whether a given triangle face is lit.

MeshGeometry3D allows the developer to specify position, normal, and texture coordinate information.

Normals are assumed to be associated with the front faces of a mesh primitive. The winding order (the order in which the Positions that make up each triangle of the mesh are specified) determines whether a given face is front-facing or back-facing.

If normals are not specified, their generation depends on whether the developer has specified triangle indices for the mesh. If triangle indices are specified, normals will be generated that take into account adjacent faces. If triangle indices are not specified, only one normal will be generated for the specified triangle. This might cause a faceted appearance in the mesh.

              Positions="-1 -1 0  1 -1 0  -1 1 0  1 1 0"
              Normals="0 0 1  0 0 1  0 0 1  0 0 1"
              TextureCoordinates="0 1  1 1  0 0  1 0   "
              TriangleIndices="0 1 2  1 3 2" />
                  <SolidColorBrush Color="Cyan" Opacity="0.3"/>
  <!-- Translate the plane. -->
            OffsetX="2" OffsetY="0" OffsetZ="-1"   >

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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