View Full Version : URGENT - mirroring and merging of points LW8

10-01-2004, 01:57 PM
I'm having a horrible time right now. I'm creating an object (1/2 only) and when I mirror it LW 8 merges ALL points that are on top of each other. Not just the one's running down the middle of the model, but on the mirrored half. The side that I modeled is fine with no merged points. Only the duplicate side is having the issue.

I need help and this is URGENT.

10-01-2004, 02:27 PM
You could turn off the merge points options in the mirror numerics panel then merge the center points manually afterwards.

10-01-2004, 02:30 PM
YES!!!! This has been driving me absolutely buggy. This object is being carved out by a machine so I have to export a 3DS file format.

Thanks again!

10-01-2004, 08:49 PM
Is part of your object going over the center axis before you use the mirror tool?

10-01-2004, 08:55 PM
No. I smooth-shifted some areas and some points were overlapping and causing problems when mirroring. Do overlapped points cause problems in 3D Studio?

10-01-2004, 09:12 PM
Yes, how do we fix this? You dont know how many times I had to redo work on a model because when I mirrored it, half the model completely tore itself to pieces.