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    Need help with Rounder

    Please help with rounder tool error. When I apply the rounder tool to the selected points (attachment). I get the error saying that 'the selected point is not inside the selected polygons'. To get the selected points. I used extender plus, size and extrude.

    I have LW 2018.

    Many thanks in advance
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    most likely cause, deselect all points then use "merge points" its likely points are not welded,
    also it could be flipped, open edged polys ,2 point polys, and double polys can cause it, likely something happened when you bevelled, (e.g. accidently hitting the left mouse can cause 2 point polys to be created in a ring)
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    Thank you very much rustythe1, A 'merge points' indeed fixes the error. It's time to press on

    Thanks again

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    Forget about Rounder.
    Professionalists work in Sub-Patches.

    Get Swift Edge Loop

    This took me just a few seconds (it took more time making this reply):

    I recreated your original object.


    I clicked RMB on edges to split them, then repeated, then repeated again, until there is enough edge loops.


    I clicked RMB+CTRL on edge loops which we don't need. They were just temporary made.


    Sub-patched version with smooth rounding...

    It took just a few seconds to make, and it is low poly object (in comparison to what is needed with Rounder and normal polygons).
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    A couple RMB+CTRL and couple RMB more..
    Removed sharp edge loops.


    and it is even more visibly smoother:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Forget about Rounder.
    Professionalists work in Sub-Patches...
    Indeed. You can achieve better results with far fewer polygons.

    https://docs.lightwave3d.com/lw2020/...patch-modeling
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    That is a brilliant tutorial from Richard Culver. It's old but it's still as pertinent as ever.

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    PS. Forgot to mention we now have useful tools for working with subpatched geometry like https://docs.lightwave3d.com/lw2020/...ges/edit-edges. Watch that first animgif to see how a box can be rounded nicely...

    PPS In 2020, you also have the Local action center to help when working with more complex objects...
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    Thank you all for a wealth of info.

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    It's amazing, almost like someone spent hours collating info and putting it all in one place

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