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james120479

Hi,

 

A bit of an odd query and I think I probably know the answer but wanted to just check whether there was a better way to do this. I have this shape

 

Edit poly.jpg

 

Which smooths like this

 

Poly smooth.jpg

 

I want sharp edges and I know I need to add extra edge loops to achieve this such as

 

Poly edges.jpg

 

But I don't really want the full edge loop to carry along the rest of the shape as this causes sharp creases along these edges. Is there any way round this? The only thing I can think is to create triangles at each corner rather than quads

 

poly tri.jpg

 

But I thought that was a bit of a no-no? I want to try and keep my model clean and correct, is there a better way to achieve this?

 

Cheers

James

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Cad64

You just need more geometry in order to create something like this. The attached file was created in Max 2011. You didn't mention what version of Studio Max you are using and it's not listed in your user profile, so you may or may not be able to open my file, but check it out if you can. Otherwise, here are some screenshots, with and without Turbosmooth applied.

Cylinder.jpg

Cylinder.max

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james120479

Ok this kind of makes sense, so I just need to add more edge loops in the areas I want to tighten? I will give this a go... thanks!

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Cad64
so I just need to add more edge loops in the areas I want to tighten?

 

Yes, you just need more geometry around those corner areas. No need to add edge loops in areas where it's not needed.

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