If you’ve been following me through the conceptual design of the air hockey paddle, you might have noticed that the mesh box we created in the last posting didn’t display all the tessellation divisions we defined previously (Length=1, Width=1, Height=3). At first glance, the mesh box appears to have only a single tessellation division for height as well as the length and width. In reality, the height does have 3 tessellation divisions. You just can’t see them with the current Conceptual visual style. If you select the mesh box, you’ll see the tessellation divisions.
By default, the Conceptual visual style doesn’t display the tessellation divisions. The 3D wireframe visual style does, but it’s tough to always work in a wireframe style. To get the best of both styles when working with mesh objects, you can use the Conceptual visual style with isolines turned on. If the Conceptual visual style is not already set, you can select it from the View panel of the Home tab.
Then, on the Render tab, select Isolines from the Edge Effects settings panel.
Apply the Isolines edge effect to display tessellation divisions in mesh objects.