I have a mesh. A perfectly normal mesh, without any artefacts at all.

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However, when I import it into Unity, there are holes in it.

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After going through my UV mapping and normals, they are all mapped, have no faces with the normals going the wrong way (facing inwards) and have non-transparent textures over each mapped UV face.

Oddly enough, this mesh hasn't been split, despite its poly count and is one whole object, but yet - It has missing polygons. Is there any way to get Unity to recognise these faces?

Also, it is worth noting that these holes happen to be all the tris faces on this model, and are all (mostly) along the UV seames.


How do I make the invisible faces show? What's going on?

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    \$\begingroup\$ How high is the polygon count? Did you conver the polygons to triangles? \$\endgroup\$
    – Bálint
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Bálint Makes no difference. Besides, Unity automatically does it for you (like with most engines). As for how high? About 27k after converting quads to tris. \$\endgroup\$
    – aytimothy
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think @Bálint is on the right path here. Unity only allows 2^16 indices, or 65536 in a mesh. 3 indices per triangle gives you 21845 triangles. All other triangles are just left out. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JamesLambert that should give a warning / error when importing (at least it did when I tried it). Also, you can get 3 triangles with 4 points, so calculating like that doesn't really work. Anyway, try going inside the shape and looking outwards, see if you can see those triangles that way (if the triangles are setup the wrong way around, they will be visible from the inside and not the outside). \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why do you need 27k triangles for a single torso/thing? \$\endgroup\$
    – Bálint
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 20:11

2 Answers 2


Could you post the import settings of the .fbx in unity?

You could try changing the Normals option or the Optimize Mesh and see if it helps.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This answer seems more like an attempt to ask for clarification, and should probably be left as a comment. \$\endgroup\$
    – Gnemlock
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 23:11

In edit mode in Blender, select all faces and press Shift + N or Ctrl + N. I don't remember. Maybe this will be helpful.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hmm. What is the intent here? What are those shortcut keys supposed to do? What is the issue with the OP's model? \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 16:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have I tried normalising the faces (use the "Make Normals Consistent (CTRL+N)" command)? Yes. Otherwise, why would I have asked. \$\endgroup\$
    – aytimothy
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 16:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ He probably just missed where you said you checked the normals; it's kinda buried, so I missed that too. \$\endgroup\$
    – jhocking
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:39

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