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03 March 2002, 04:06 PM
Hi, im bussy on a model in lightwave 7 and its almost finished....i only need the Lips to model..... this is all box modeling but in lightwave with the bandsaw tool he saws the whole can i model the lips so it wont affect the rest of the head.....only the polys highligted in the pic....

If you dont have the time or dont want to awnser please post tutorial or information links about only trying to learn aint we all ????

Kind regards,

03 March 2002, 05:05 PM
select the mouth polygons that you wanna model, then go to "Display->Visibility->Hide Unsel" or press the "=".
thats pretty much it, the bandsaw will now only affect the visible polygons.
if you wan't to unhide the polygons, just press the unhide button.

03 March 2002, 05:31 PM
Thanks m8, but if i do and i press tab it mess up my do you connect 2 points with each other ?

i tried to select them both and make it a poly but that wont work well cause it seems they are not a part of the actual mesh then.

and if i press make curve it wont work can i do this ?


03 March 2002, 05:32 PM
Or you can use the Knide tool, Maj+ K
and for the use you said, a plugin which is very useful is named edgetool :)

03 March 2002, 06:09 PM

where can i find the edge tool ?
is it for LW 7+ ?

03 March 2002, 06:13 PM
got them :-)

thanks m8

03 March 2002, 09:30 PM
you can select your polygon mouth and do a smoothShift. just clic ONE TIME ! nothing change.... I know :) and now select the size tool, active the ActionCenter> Selection, and resize.
Only quad ! :) no bad 3 points polygons.

now you can easily use bandsaw.

if you want use bandsaw only on few polygon with all your object visible, just select your polygon, hit "f" (flip) , use bandsaw et "f" again.

03 March 2002, 12:17 AM
There's also this:

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