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freedik
07-10-2003, 05:38 AM
In Max, one can select edges and then ctrl+drag them to create new polys. I was amazed when I saw how easy and fun it was. I really like that style of modelling and I'm trying to do it in LW now. I saw something like that in hand modelling tut at Newtek but its hard to tell by video how its done.

It seems like he selects edge points, drags them, copys, then Undo- to move them back to original location. Next he pastes copied points, this creates new set of points. Now the tough part... If he creates new polys by selecting each 4 points and presses P, then that looks like a huge amount of work.
I'm probably getting it all wrong... But then how?

The basic idea is to model by adding polys to extend surface.
Majority of good tutorials are about box modeling, but I dont like it that much.

Heres a little image to illustrate what I'm talking about.

Mylenium
07-10-2003, 05:45 AM
What you are looking for is called Extender. It will take selected points and create all necessary polys. Also look at http://www.flay.com for some alternatives to the extender that comes with LW.

Mylenium

freedik
07-10-2003, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by Mylenium
What you are looking for is called Extender. It will take selected points and create all necessary polys. Also look at http://www.flay.com for some alternatives to the extender that comes with LW.

Mylenium

I forgot to mention that I tried David Ikedas extender for a while, a great tool and does exactly what I need. Unfortunately it doesnt work well on my computer, maybe buggy. Now it suddenly doesnt work at all :S

I tried builtin extender now a little but havent figured out how it works yet. Thanks for the tip.

*edited*
It works on perfect cilynder as shown above, bot not on my human model. Now matter how I try it just creates a mess. Manual doesnt comment this tool much either. This tool just doesnt seem to be too smart.
I hope Ikeda keeps improving his tools so that it wouldnt crash on my machine.

TerryFord
07-10-2003, 05:58 AM
I use Fi's Open Edge Extender, it's much better the the standard LW tool;

http://www.infoseek.livedoor.com/~f_ichikawa/index2.html

Remember that you need to move the points after you run these extenders to see their effect...

Regards,
Terry

freedik
07-10-2003, 06:13 AM
Yay! This is exactly what I wanted! It works just as good as Ikedas except that it doesnt crash :)
TerryFord is my hero :D

Wow, not to mention other cool plugins on that page. I suggest everyone to go there who hasn't done so yet

riki
07-10-2003, 07:46 AM
Poz Extender still works on 7.5c but not quite the same as it use to. Now when I use it, it looks like nothing has happened but if you drag the selected points you will see the new geometry.