|04 April 2006|
artist (painting, graphics), teacher
Problems with polygon append, extrude edge etc
although I have already made up my mindpurchasing SILO there are a few minor problems I have not yet found a solution to (still using the Learning Edition). I would be grateful if any of you could tell me whether there is a workaround for those:
1. Whenever I use the Append Polygon Tool on an already drawn poly one point always jumps to a position somewhere else. It is quite tiresome to move this point to the proper position being required. This happens regardless of the order of points or the chosen view.
2. Whenever I extrude edges from a primitive they look fine. As soon as I subdivide them via [C] they look totally distorted. THis does not happen when I extrude edges from a poly.
To a certain extent this phenomenon happens in C4D as well although not in such an extreme manner. IN XSI 5.0 they just look OK after subdividing them.
a) I usually love to keep my selections when undoing actions: Is there a way of configuring SILO so that it always recognizes selections as actions meaning that I can get back to past selections without an extra key?
b) Talking about keeping selections: Imagine I would like to model the thorns on a bush or on the back of a reptile. OK, I select the proper points, bevel them in order to extrude afterwards. Now guess what? All the selections are gone. So before extruding them I would have to select all the different faces beforehand. Quite a hassle.
Still I love the flexibilty of SILO concerning configuring mouse and keys. Selecting edgeloops by means of a double click is awesome.
Sorry for asking so many questions. I hope that some of the SILO aficionados might be able to give me some advice.
Thanks in advance