View Full Version : Problems with Solid Drill & Smoothing

08-09-2005, 01:04 PM
I am currently using the Solid Drill Tool (Tunnel or Stencil) to Drill through a Rounded object. The problem is that when I apply Smoothing (in the surface editor) to the surface the polygons distorts that surface. Right now I am forced to leave smoothing unchecked which gives it that polygon look instead of a smooth rounded surface.

I am using Lightwave 7.5. Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing?

08-09-2005, 01:09 PM
Have you tried turning down the smoothing angle? You cold also try to add more geometry around the hole.

08-10-2005, 07:52 AM
Thank you. Lower the smoothing threshold work!

Appreciate the help.

08-10-2005, 08:30 AM
Another solution is to drill, then drill, tidy up, then provide a small bevel to "break-up" the flow, but yeah, I normally drop smoothing down to around 65.5 degrees. There's not really many situations where you want a smoothing angle of 89.5

08-12-2005, 07:28 AM
I had to actually drop the smoothing threshold down to 15.9.