View Full Version : bevelling a single polygon

07 July 2002, 09:58 AM
I must be being totally thick... but (the immortal but)....

I cant seem to bevel from a single polygon (creating using pen)

Why? Ive reloaded the program incase im doing something wrong (LW 7.5)

Any thoughts or rants to tell me why im stupid appreciated


07 July 2002, 10:50 AM
Well, I hate to ask this, but did you use the bevel tool?

Or maybe I don't understand what you mean by bevel?

07 July 2002, 11:02 AM
certainly did... im stupid... but not quite that stupid 8)

07 July 2002, 11:02 AM
If your poly have more then 4 points, try to convert to tris (Shift+t) and use Smuth Shift for beveling.

07 July 2002, 11:51 AM
:hmm: but it doesn't matter if it has more than 4 points....does it?:shrug: you mean that you press b and dragg to the viewport and nothing happens.....that sounds like a nightmare to me!!!

07 July 2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Funkyjuice
certainly did... im stupid... but not quite that stupid 8)

Well then I certainly can't imagine what it could be. Does your mouse change into the bevel tool?

Post a few pics. :)

07 July 2002, 12:24 PM
Cgkoko- u are right, its dosen't metter for bevel tool how meny points in polygone, but some times (if u have lot of points) the polygone appear OK in wire and distorted in GL, in cases like this convert to tris will halp...

Funkyjuice - maybe try numeric tub of bevel... Also poste some pic of this.

Steve Warner
07 July 2002, 02:54 PM
Be sure to try Eugeny's comment on Smooth Shifting. Select your poly, press Shift-F, then right click making sure you don't move your mouse in the process. Press 't' and move the poly out. Then press 'H' to scale the new poly down. If Smooth Shift doesn't work, you've got a bigger problem than just the bevel tool.


07 July 2002, 10:48 AM
It sounds as if it is not a closed poly, select all the points individually and if one of them is actually 2 then weld (w) them. It could also be a curve not a poly in which case convert to a poly by using p.


07 July 2002, 05:44 PM
Sorry for the delay in response... but my connection has been down 3 days.... the problem i found out was for some unknown reason the software had said i had selected a single polygon (the one i wanted) but wasnt registering it for a bevel...

I cold started my machine and software and it finally worked..,.

Thanks for all the help tho...!

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