Ok. i know this one is pretty far fetched but since the texture mappers got texscale GL option for better quality textures. Can the same be done with models to smooth them out?
absolutely not. no algorithm can grow fingers out of a model's club hands.
so something like this is impossible?
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/ori … -ChsSw.png
well its the best example i could find. i meant more poly means better looking 3d models.
But if that not possible then i understand. i figured it wouldn't be lol. someone else suggested that to me on youtube.
Well, you could "smooth" out models. Just buff off the corners, and youll be left with things that look like little turds. You won't like the results. That's the opposite of texture upscaling, which invents details which are either assuming an awful lot about the spritey nature of the input, or functioning as little more than edge enhancement--and some people just like senselessly enhanced edges (televisions have a slider for edge enhancement and they don't default to disabled). I know it seems odd that adding polygons is equivalent to removing detail, but imagine blur-upscaling a texture--it's more rounded, isn't it?
You could invent polygons in a method analogous to inventing texels for texture upscaling, but that's going to be someone's PHD thesis. It isn't easy. Four texels are all the same size and can meet only at one kind of corner, but several polys can be an infinite number of sizes and meet in an infinite variety of corners. How about if you can find anyone who's figured out how to invent fake 3d details, then you can post it here, and someone who isn't any of us can implement it so you can say 'man, that looks like dicks'