Polygon graphics is not much of a new concept in the designing world. But a lot many people are quite unaware of the magic polygon graphics can create. In addition to this, budding and amateur designers aren’t aware of what exactly Polygon Graphics are. So today we are going to talk all about the same.
So let’s get started!
First, the question turns up, what are Polygon Graphics? But first, you should be well-equipped with the know-how of the term polygon. According to Wikipedia, ‘In elementary geometry, a polygon is a plane figure that is bounded by a finite chain of straight line segments closing in a loop to form a closed polygonal chain’.
Now we know what a polygon is, let us drive further to understanding Polygon Graphics.
History of Polygon Graphics
If we go back to the history of the polygon graphics; it was at the beginning of the 20th century. It was the time of multiple expressionist movements’ emersion. The advent of photography influenced this art tendency very much. As photographs could capture an exact image the need for accuracy in art seized its topicality. Expressionists could focus on conveying feelings and sensations rather than precise representations. Today abstraction and expressionism are flourishing both in real and digital arts.
Polygon graphics were used for creating 3D models and scenes in video games because of their render speed, which was achieved due to low polygonal resolution. There is no such rule to create a polygon graphic, the object’s surface is modeled and vertices are selected and the object is rendered in a wireframe. Some graphic designers have also learned to design seamless polygon graphics.
Present Day of Polygon Graphics
Low poly designs are rather popular today. The term “low poly” is used in technical and visual facets and refers to the number of polygonal elements in the creation of a certain object. The lower number of geometric shapes creates a vivid, sharply textured 3D model.
As for the use of colors, polygon website design often implements a monochrome palette that plays with different tones of one color. Not just monochrome, multi-colored polygons are also widely used for creating various pictures or objects.
Another way of adding color to polygonal shapes is the use of gradients. This trendy technique makes polygons look fresh and vibrant. As polygons give a new and fresh look to any design, there are some websites that incorporate the usage of polygon graphics.
Let us have a look at five websites that take use of Polygon Graphics.
Previously we had talked about the monochrome scheme, this website is an apt example of the same. This website has a monochrome element of gray with slight effect of movement. There are four green triangles on the website which work as navigation keys, adding extra to the theme also.
The website of Christian Macmillan features his image in a ‘Poly-Mesh’. These draw attention has it has only two colors incorporated into the facet of the website. The navigation buttons are also made of a polygon.
It is a fun website that uses polygon graphics to create that fun and magic. An extraterrestrial environ is created using polygons; a creature is set amongst the rocks and space. The creature has an elevator that sends him to a room and back in the space. The entire image, as well as navigation, is made of polygon graphics.
Polygon graphics are best suited for styles like techno, as they contain geometric shapes that enhance the features of tech-oriented websites that involve technology development, industrial companies, and various innovations. The Volkswagen Electrique is one such website that makes use of a poly-mesh graphic with clouds as a design element.
Visit Ecuador. Galapagos Islands
This website is a perfect example of a blend of real image and a polygon graphic. This website combines a real image of an ocean with an image of Galapagos Islands made of polygons. They have used colorful polygons and the site looks quite visually appealing!
These were some of the sites that are based on polygon graphics; let us have a look on some of the images that have used polygons to create commendable graphics.
This picture of a stag is an example of precision with polygons.
A goldfish detailed in polygons is a design worth a stare.
Portraits are a tough job when it comes to polygons. Fine detailing is a must and this portrait is a sheer example of an adroit designers work. Look how transparency is used in the smoke circle made of polygons.
The below given is an another fine portrait which makes use of pastel colors; see how the colors are chosen wisely as the transition flows from one hue to the other.
Hope you liked the article about Polygon Graphics. Who knows maybe one day you will make a better design than the experts whose works are featured here.