View Full Version : Pen Tool Or Add Points

09 September 2002, 05:34 AM
Lets say you were going to make a larg type creature and to make the initial geometry the lathe tool would be used to form the body around the y axis

Would you use the pen or add points to make the initial points that would form the geometry

Any different between these tool in this case

09 September 2002, 11:04 AM
you need a curve to use the lathe tool, and to make a curve you need points. To place points manually is better because you can control the inter point spacing. If you draw a curve with the pen tool you get points in random places, which you will have to go and fix later because it will affect the final mesh.

09 September 2002, 01:02 PM
or you could use the bezier tool...if you are more handy with illustrator or Freehand way of working with splines

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