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rcallicotte
05-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Please see the attached image from a very good tutorial from someone creating a character from Blender. How do I create extrusions like this from the edges in Lightwave? Extrude doesn't do it, I see.

Titus
05-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Extender?

hrgiger
05-24-2011, 01:20 PM
Either Extender or Extender plus.

Sensei
05-24-2011, 01:26 PM
Please see the attached image from a very good tutorial from someone creating a character from Blender. How do I create extrusions like this from the edges in Lightwave? Extrude doesn't do it, I see.

Check out TrueArt's EasyMesh
http://easymesh.trueart.pl

http://www.trueart.pl/Products/Plug-Ins/EasyMesh/Graphics/Movies/EasyMesh_7.gif

You can use that tool for everything, because it's detecting what was clicked and which buttons were pressed and automatically adopting (without having to select). Therefor you're saving a lot of time, normally spend on selecting, enabling tool, moving, then dropping tool and selecting other element.

It's also available in package
http://modelingpack.trueart.eu

rcallicotte
05-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks guys. I haven't found Extender or Extender Plus to work like this tool does in Blender - keeping the normals uniform. And neither Extender or Extender Plus appear to be as straightforward as the extrusion tool in Blender - it just creates the mesh and I can move on to think about the model rather than vomit in the tools.

As for the EasyMesh, I've seen it and will look at it again. EasyMesh really looks like it might be a more complicated tool than I need, which is just extrusion.

This orange loop selected is what the next row of geometry comes from. And once the tool has finished, the next extrusion can be made without nary an effort. Seems so basic, but so simply wonderful.

Dexter2999
05-24-2011, 02:15 PM
Nothing so complicated about it.
<e> for extend.
In your example, then hit <H> for scale, because you are moving in all directions.
If you were moving all edges in the same direction it would be <e> for extend, <t> to move.
When you want to make the next row... repeat process <e><H>.

a sandwhich
05-24-2011, 02:30 PM
I second dexter, one of my most used tools. I am constantly hitting e, t, drag, and shift+h.

rcallicotte
05-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Hey! You guys are the best!! It was my ignorance. Thank you.