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Can anyone help me understand the difference in shading on these 2 models and how I can get the rough one smooth like the smooth one? It's not just shading flat or smooth.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1v-b0n7Qkr_4s5f15MP2WX5M1nn1l0x-V?usp=sharing

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The left bush (the smooth one) has Custom Split Normal Data. You can delete it in Object Data Properties > Geometry Data. There is a button to remove it. Then the bush looks like the bush on the right side.

If you want to have the right bush look like the left one then add a Normal Edit modifier. Use type Radial (default) with Mix Mode set to Copy (default) and a Mix > Mix Factor of 0.950. In Object Data Properties > Normals the Auto Smooth checkbox must be enabled.

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  • $\begingroup$ That was it, thank you! $\endgroup$ Jun 18 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ 3 mins too late for me :( $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jun 18 at 6:25

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