Polygons are not just what we learn in geometry. It is something architects base their designs on. Polygons are increasingly used in rendering 3D diagrams using computer graphics. This is called polygonal modeling.
Since approximating the surfaces of a drawing using polygons helps in scanline rendering, this is the method mostly used in computer graphics to produce architectural drawings. Since architectural drawings use vertex and just connect the dots to create the design, polygons are easier to use as they can be formed out of a number of triangles. There is no limitation to the degrees or the measurements like in plain triangles.
So how is it exactly used in 3D architectural diagrams?
These 3D drawings creating software use a concept called mesh. A mesh is where many polygons are used. The basic of this geometric figure is that no two vertices can intersect each other in the mesh. Some of the commonly used polygonal mesh operations are:
Today’s software allows us to do a number of things that were never even thought of. The fantastic quality 3d architectural animation is possible now with the touch of a button. Architectural drawings need to be precise and perfect to ensure the building comes out well and as visualized and this is exactly what this software facilitates.