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Otterman
11-03-2008, 09:59 AM
Please excuse my newbieness but I rarely use subpatching but am just beginning to see how fab they can be. One question....how do i avoid this clamb shell effect! It bugging the hell outa me

:confused:

Surrealist.
11-03-2008, 10:35 AM
merge those triangles on the top one pair at a time into quads.

for best results on a disc shape use 8 sides, bevel in the top and then connect the poly in the middle to make quads. (also added bandsaw loops to tighten the corners)

http://www.lightwiki.com/images/c/c8/Disc2.gif

http://www.lightwiki.com/images/d/d8/Disc3.gif

http://www.lightwiki.com/images/5/58/Disc4.gif

Nangleator
11-03-2008, 11:03 AM
Enjoy the wonderful world of subpatches! And follow Richard's tutorial.

I feel so old-fashioned, and not in a good way, when I resort to making something that isn't subpatched. But I'm doing that less and less now.

JeffrySG
11-03-2008, 11:40 AM
I also see people do subd cylinders with many many sides. Unless you are adding more detail into it somewhere, 8 sides will work perfectly and it will be easier to work with and easier to cap off like Richard is showing.

Otterman
11-03-2008, 11:41 AM
Hey thanks guys...i knocked that up as an extreme example-ive got a couple of objects where this effect is occuring...so i understand why a few bandsay loops would tighten up the smoothness...but im just having problems with getting to grips with good model practice and polygon flow.

Richard-i gonna suk up your tut...hopefully it mite stick!

Ta

Edit...nice one jeff...im taking notes!

JeffrySG
11-03-2008, 11:50 AM
Hey thanks guys...i knocked that up as an extreme example-ive got a couple of objects where this effect is occuring...so i understand why a few bandsay loops would tighten up the smoothness...but im just having problems with getting to grips with good model practice and polygon flow.

Richard-i gonna suk up your tut...hopefully it mite stick!

Ta

Edit...nice one jeff...im taking notes!

I have a bunch of free subd video tutorials that might be helpful as well. Link in my sig. :)

Otterman
11-03-2008, 11:53 AM
free :)

O goodie....Il av them :thumbsup:

Ta

Surrealist.
11-03-2008, 03:08 PM
Richard-i gonna suk up your tut...hopefully it mite stick!



lol!

Yeah man, you have to go over and over it. But eventually it does stick. I still struggle with polyfow from time to time. I mean I know where I want to wind up but sometimes man, I find myself floundering. It does get better with time. You just have to model a lot. And that is where Jeffs tutorials are great. Sometimes yo have to just see it done.