View Full Version : The Mirror Tool causes corruption

02-19-2004, 04:56 AM
Has anyone else experienced corruption of their model after using the Mirror tool?

I've just been modeling a car. I did the right side first. After mirroring it, there was corruption on the new left side.

Points were not always in the correct position. On numerous places around the model there were little bits out of place.

An example below. The model is subpatched.

(LW7.5c, OS X 10.2.7, G5)

02-19-2004, 09:13 AM
I have had this happen when I use bandsaw at very small distances like 99.5% or .5% the poimts get merged.
Try turning off merge points when you mirror, and merge the center manually, or when you bandsaw use 5% or 95% to get the edges you want.

02-19-2004, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by hunter
Try turning off merge points when you mirror Of course, that's it! Great tip. Thanks very much, hunter.

02-20-2004, 10:04 AM
what i do is mirror it WAY over on the side and then select the polys, move them over in the right spot, and merge the points