View Full Version : Pen Tool Or Add Points

09-17-2002, 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

09-17-2002, 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.

09-17-2002, 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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