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mok
09-11-2002, 09:56 PM
Hi,

I am starting lightwave 3D 7 since last week. I bought a book called "Inside Lightwave 7" and it wasn't that bad. I am sorta stuck with the exercise and explaination on the SUBPATCH feature. I tried doing an exercise with subpatch to make my object smoother, but it wasn't as smooth as what I was expecting. I tried adding weight to the subpatch, but I don't see a difference in change after rendering. Can someone please simply explain how SUBPATCH can be used and improved to smoothen an object more?

Thanks in advance :D
:beer:

proton
09-11-2002, 09:58 PM
what view style are you viewing in....and are you using "Smoothing" on your surface....

mok
09-11-2002, 10:03 PM
I am viewing it in perspective view.
I am not sure if I am using smoothing on my surface, but after I press the "TAB" button it rounds up the object that I create, and that's the subpatch right?

proton
09-11-2002, 10:04 PM
yes....I'd first suggest you have a look in the manual at chapter 31.....sounds like you might not have smoothing on

mok
09-11-2002, 10:07 PM
aight, let me check that out~

Thanks a lot :D

mok
09-11-2002, 10:11 PM
Actually let me show you what I was dealing with.
Here's a picture of what I created following Niklas tutorial on the internet.

As you can see the image has cripple edges on it. Will smoothing improve that?

proton
09-11-2002, 10:13 PM
nope...that would be ur anti_alias setting...you need to turn it on....

mok
09-12-2002, 02:09 AM
Hey, proton

I checked out the manual in lightwave already and I tried opening up the smoothing along with the virus that I was working on. I am still getting cripple edges like the first image I posted. I even turned on anti-aliasing on surface, but for some reason the cripple edge is not going away. Do you know if there's a way to solve it?

Thanks in advance :D

Cman
09-12-2002, 02:36 AM
I suggest it is the anti-aliasing of the camera properties. Set it to Medium.

Valkyrien
09-12-2002, 03:15 AM
I'd also recommend moving your light...there's some weird lighting going on there, I can see the edge of what looks like a spotlight cone on your microbe:)

mok
09-12-2002, 05:32 PM
Great!

I really appreciate the help that you guys adviced me!
Well, I am gotta move onto the lighting section later in my book I hope. I can't really do anything with the lighting and camera with a limited knowledge about it, but I sure will try messing it around lighting system later~

Thanks again :D

leigh
09-12-2002, 05:58 PM
Hehehe, yeah you need to use camera anti-aliasing, not texture anti-aliasing :D
Nice germ thang, by the way :cool:

mok
09-13-2002, 04:22 AM
Thanks leigh
I'll be improving that image while I am reading my book, learning lightwave :D

Valkyrien
09-13-2002, 05:45 AM
Niklas included proper lighting position for that particular tutorial;)

mok
09-13-2002, 05:48 AM
I can't really find lighting tuts on niklas site tho...
well i'll have to move on with my book and learn from there i guess ehhe :P

dies-irae
09-13-2002, 08:53 AM
select your camera ("shift+c")
bring up the camera panel ("p")
in the middle of the panel, there's an ANTIALIASING menu. set it to low.
this will already improve your image...

as for the rest, read the book, it's a really good one!

mok
09-14-2002, 12:44 AM
Hey thanks a lot for your help here hehe :P
I appreciate it!
I just played around with it and it actually got my image better :P
I love the book i have right now it's great!
ehhehe :P

Thanks again :D

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