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kevinh
09-25-2015, 06:14 PM
I'm sure this is a dumb question, but how do you bevel a group of polygons as though they were one piece and not a group. Or is there some other tool you are suppose to use. In other modeling programs, the bevel tool has different options for whether you want each polygon to bevel separately or to bevel as though they were one polygon. I'm sure Lightwave must have a tool too, but I can't figure out which one it is.

Thanks.

lertola2
09-25-2015, 06:33 PM
In Lightwave bevel is only per polygon. The Smooth Shift command will bevel a group of polygons but it can't do the inset. Multishift will bevel a group of polygons and give you the inset with several different options so this tool is the most like what you are asking for. But it is painfully slow on large groups of polygons. You can also use the Thicken tool.

prometheus
09-25-2015, 06:45 PM
yeah multishift.
there is also a free plugin that does group bevels, the plugin seems a bit slow though, and you can not adjust in viewports only within the popup plugin command window.
https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/jettobevel/

kevinh
09-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Thanks.

Sensei
09-26-2015, 01:10 AM
Also take a look at Wrinkle http://wrinkle.trueart.eu
If you select bunch of polygons (or points), they will be extended in point normal vector direction by wanted by you offset (either direction, to inside of mesh too).
But there will be also optionally created smooth transition between old mesh, and extended.
It has presets that you can save on disk for further use, and couple built-in transitions.

Dodgy
09-27-2015, 05:43 AM
http://www.tdate.org/

Bevel++ is amazing, interactive and so many features including anti-overlapping function. A bargain.

spherical
09-27-2015, 11:06 PM
http://www.tdate.org/

Bevel++ is amazing, interactive and so many features including anti-overlapping function. A bargain.

The answer is always "42". :D

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http://www.tdate.org/

Bevel++ is amazing, interactive and so many features including anti-overlapping function. A bargain.

The answer is always "42". :D

spherical
09-27-2015, 11:17 PM
http://www.tdate.org/

Bevel++ is amazing, interactive and so many features including anti-overlapping function. A bargain.

The answer is always "42". :D

Dodgy
09-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Best $42 I've spent :)