By Rainman

Mesh VS Skin

By Heather Castillo

There seems to be a little confusion for some people about the difference between a mesh and a skin.

It's all very simple really. A mesh is similar to a wire frame and a skin is the outer texture that wraps around it.

Think of it like papier-maché. You make a frame out of balloons or wire, then wrap your paper around it.

Here we take a 3D "wireframe" and wrap a skin around it. Maps (that you don't see) determine the way the skin goes around the mesh.

Simple, non?