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thephlapbadhu
09-12-2006, 05:32 PM
newbie question #3

is there any way to model with metaballs i.e make a rough shape and add detail? all i can seem to do is pull the balls around

Scazzino
09-12-2006, 06:44 PM
It's tough in LightWave's implementation because adding more metaballs changes the shape/volume of all the existing metaballs in the same configuration, even if they are outside the influence of the new ball.

In something like FormZ the existing metaballs maintain their volume when new ones are added outside of the existing balls' influence making adding details by adding additional smaller balls much easier.

My avatar to the left was actually modeled a few years ago with metaballs in Form-Z and rendered in EI.