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Jokerd007
06-29-2003, 04:27 PM
any tips to fix this ugly mesh? it is the rear end of an Audi TT. cant figure out why the un-subpatched mesh is more smooth than the subpatch mesh. any suggestions as to why this is happening?

riki
06-29-2003, 06:39 PM
How come are you working with Tris? It's really difficult to see what's going on in that screenshot. The mesh seems overly dense and you've got huge variations in the resoultion of the mesh which would be a nightmare to join up. Are you following a tut?

Jokerd007
06-29-2003, 06:41 PM
no tutorial. what is tris?

riki
06-29-2003, 06:51 PM
Triangles

Jokerd007
06-29-2003, 06:53 PM
is there a way not to use triangles? when i patch, it just does it.

riki
06-29-2003, 07:06 PM
I've got some tips here which might help you out http://www.suture.net/tutorials/modeling/page10.shtml

Also Splinegod has a free tut at the bottom of this page which is really helpful

http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/

korn_kid
06-29-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Jokerd007
is there a way not to use triangles? when i patch, it just does it.

Make sure u have Quadrangles selected in ur General Options settings.

Hit the o (lower case) key.

Jokerd007
06-29-2003, 09:46 PM
is there a way to convert tri to quads after i have already done it?

riki
06-29-2003, 10:21 PM
'Reduce Polygons' might help. Otherwise try a search of flay.com's plugins.

toby
06-29-2003, 10:21 PM
good thing you've still got the spline cages, right?

don't fret, doing things over is usually faster / easier and ends up better looking.

And this car tutorial is amazing, I'm doing it right now
http://www.lwg3d.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4936&perpage=25&pagenumber=1

Jokerd007
06-29-2003, 10:25 PM
yeah, i have the final spline cage. but i just done something easier. i went to flay.com and downloaded "merge trigon x" and it did it for me automatically. you should check it out. real handy tool. and it did fix some of the smoothing