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Kanephan
03-26-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm making a model of a head, and I was messing around with the eyelid trying to get it to conform to the eye's shape more naturally. I did a little moving and welding but now I have an ugly seam.

http://i137.exs.cx/img137/3263/delete3hm.jpg

I can't seem to find the cause of it, and I don't know what to do. Any tips?

evenflcw
03-26-2005, 01:17 PM
Just looks like two point polygons (aka polylines). Use statistics panel to select them for deletion.

Kanephan
03-26-2005, 01:29 PM
Excellent. Thank you.

I never used Statistics before. Now I realize how useful it is. :D

Kanephan
03-26-2005, 01:31 PM
It also says I have 1041 non-planar polygons. Is that a problem? Because the model seems fine...

evenflcw
03-26-2005, 02:35 PM
Non-planars have the potential of not displaying correctly in renders and in openGL if they go to the extreme. But unless you're seeing any issues, then don't bother fixing them. Ideally polygons should remain flat, but it's next to impossible unless you only model with primitives or model with triangles only (which can't go non-planar for obvious reasons). As such they are very common, especially in organic meshes. Subpatches can't go non-planar for the simple fact that they are made up of tiny triangles.