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Tony3d
08-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Hi All, I got around to making the speaker separate sub-patched parts, and put the duct port in by patching in a shape of the port I made.

JoePoe
08-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Tony, your subDs are looking much more organized and efficient. :thumbsup:

I only have three comments... (and the first two don't really impact this model at all. Just some things to remember for the future and get in the habit of.)

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1) It's always nice (when the subject matter allows) to have a good centerline to the model. Makes for easy mirroring and re-symmetrizing.
So rearrange these quads to be the same as the woofer(?) hole.

2) six stars. On this model, on a flat section, you're not going to have a problem, but it's best to get in the habit of avoiding them (whenever possible).
I added a poly loop by grabbing that edge all the way around and hitting Edge bevel. 123559

3) this is the only thing that really should change. That 5 star (or as I am learning... also referred to as a weak spot) is right on a turning edge. Very easy to get pinching on something like that. Best to move that to the flat face. I added a couple of cuts first.... but try your multishift starting with the geometry between the pink edges I drew on your model (see my example).
This, of course, meant putting in a couple extra edges to keep the ends of the sub-woofer(?) perfectly hemispheric
..... which took me to twelve sides on the two main round elements instead of eight. 123561

Edit: And a slightly different arrangement. 123564

Tony3d
08-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Thanks Joe. Still very afraid to start trying this in my day to day work. Afraid if I get a model half done, then get stuck, I'll have to start all over using my old method. Guess it's sonething I'll have to get over.