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frontjibi
08-13-2005, 07:43 PM
http://groups.msn.com/CaribbeanComicAssociationWalagraph/lordknows.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=544


As you can see, i deleted the center poloygons to make it look smooth. However, when i sub-patch it. I get this message saying " only three or four vertics can be converted to sub-patches". I tryed adding poloygons in the blank area but still it doesn't work.

How can i fix this problem?

telamon
08-13-2005, 08:10 PM
LW 8 does is not able to subpatch Ngons. Since, what you can do is simple. Follow the animated GIF which shows you two working techniques.


http://img288.imageshack.us/img288/8889/box1to.gif

frontjibi
08-13-2005, 08:31 PM
It's little too fast for me to follow. Is there anyway to slow it down?

telamon
08-14-2005, 01:13 AM
If you own any Gif Editor you can open it there and visualise each pic separately ;)

gruvsyco
08-14-2005, 02:12 AM
I would:

- select the poly
- use the spikey tool (multiply > extend > more > spikey tool)
- fix poles (detail > polygon > more > fix poles)
- select agacent trigons and merge poly (shift z or detail > polygon > merge polys).

gruvsyco
08-14-2005, 02:49 AM
and here's my lame attempt at a gif to show what I was talking about.

http://www.whogivesfx.com/images/poles.gif

frontjibi
08-14-2005, 01:56 PM
Excellent! I can't believe it was that easy. Thanks guys.

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