View Full Version : Atatching a low poly mesh to a high one
02-09-2006, 06:38 PM
Are there any tutorials showing how to atatch a low poly mesh onto a high one...so I can animate in the low poly mesh switch to the high poly mesh and it will follow the low mesh so I can render in detail..
02-09-2006, 06:47 PM
I'd recommend skinning the low-res character to the skeleton and then using a polygon smooth command to derive the high-res model at render time. You can add the smooth node and then flip the divisions attribute to 0 when animating and 2 or 3 when rendering.
02-09-2006, 07:41 PM
agreed with John.
or ...even duplicate your smoothed mesh, cut it into sections and parent them to each bone .. even faster !! ... but a bit of extra time to setup
02-09-2006, 09:58 PM
yeah..this is something that i wanted to know also...
but let say that i smooth bind the joints to a high res mesh...and i work all the paint weights, corrective shapes, blendshapes, etc..and then i duplicate that one an i turn subdivisions back to 0 on the duplicated mesh...
Am i still goin to have the smooth bind, blendshapes, etc...in the low poly version?..
02-10-2006, 12:24 AM
I think that you can find a nice tutorial in the book THE ART OF RIGGING VOLUME 2.
02-10-2006, 07:26 AM
agree with JohnPark.
but u could also do what Winner says... u skin ur high res directly to ur bones. then u make a duplicate of ur high-res and delete history on it, cut it into pieces using separate option n u can parent each of this guy to the respective joint.
u can use this script as a shelf button: select bone and then the low-geo obj and hit the button.....
// PARENTs the low_geo to the bone and rename them
// USAGE: select bone and then the low-geo obj
string $boneNmesh=`ls -sl`;
for ($e=1; $e<size($boneNmesh);$e++)
parent $boneNmesh[$e] $boneNmesh;
and organise ur low-res objects into a layer and all high res mesh into another. so animator can easily switch between high - low res ..... so if u used the above code, u can select all the low-geo meshs quickly using : select "*_LowGeo";
02-10-2006, 07:26 AM
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