What is Low-Poly Modeling?
Low-poly modeling is a technique used in 3D computer graphics to create models with a low number of polygons. This approach is typically used for real-time rendering applications such as video games, where the goal is to achieve a high frame rate.
While low-poly models can be created by hand, they are often produced using 3D modeling techniques. There are a variety of ways to create low-poly models, but the most common approach is to start with a high-poly model and then use a polygon reduction algorithm to reduce the number of polygons.
Once the low-poly model has been created, it can be textured and lit to produce the desired results. Low-poly models are often used in conjunction with normal maps to give the appearance of detail.