View Full Version : Help me out here peeps ....
03-10-2002, 12:44 AM
If u read my previous post on who i am etc... ull know i am doing these tutorials. Well, I am trying to model a car based from a certain Lotus Elise Tutorials and basically cant get the wireframe i create to fill in so to speak. For example i create a mesh using the line tool but how do i fill it in i know once filled in i can add the Mesh Smooth but everything i try makes the wire frame mesh i have drawn with the line tool dissapear.
Any Ideas would be kewl, as i have spent 5 hours so far and no joy :P
03-10-2002, 02:19 AM
im not sure what you mean.... but it sounds to me like you need to use the surface modifier........ colapse all your line model then go to the the modifier panel select PATCH/SPLINE EDITING - Surface!!!If no surface appears check the help files for the SURFACE MODIFIER...hope this helps
03-10-2002, 04:52 AM
Just a note to add..make sure your vertices are snapped together where they overlap on the different splines :)
03-10-2002, 07:21 AM
Jonathan, you are a very ambitious guy, going right for car modeling! If you hit the f1 key on your keyboard, and read the help info on the surface modifier(if that's the problem) that will help you to make some progress. Take some small steps first, get familiar with the functions you are trying to implement before undertaking a more complex task like building a car. Good luck!:D
03-10-2002, 01:43 PM
Ok last question cause I am nearly there :rolleyes: basically when creating the frame, the lines should be created in chunks or surfaces so to speak to fill out the car??
Do you just line em up then just asking coz i expect it to take me ages but its quite fidely to line up all the vertices.
I am running 3dsm R3 but I am purchasing 3dsm 4.3 in May from discreet and a nice £816.63 :cool:
Thanks for your help
I aint giving up i am close, getting better everytime I do it :)
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