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I have two cubes in my scene. One is just a BoxMesh, the other I generated with SurfaceTool. I added the vertices and indices, and generated normals. Both meshes have the same StandardMaterial3D, but for some reason, the mesh I generated with surface tool (the top one) does not shade the way I want:

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Does anyone have any suggestions as to why it shades like that, and not like the cube below it?
The top cube is generated according to the cube tutorial I found here, updated for Godot 4:
(see "Making A Cube" section.)

Godot version 4.0.1
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For anyone who sees this in the future:


Solved my problem. From the docs:

Note: generatenormals takes smooth groups into account. To generate smooth normals, set the smooth group to a value greater than or equal to 0 using setsmoothgroup or leave the smooth group at the default of 0. To generate flat normals, set the smooth group to -1 using setsmooth_group prior to adding vertices.

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