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Old 09-04-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Wavy UV's when smoothing with the crease tool.

Hi,

I've been looking for a solution to this all day and haven't had much luck. Hopefully someone here has encountered this.

Essentially I am trying to use the crease tool in Maya. I'm familiar with adding in supporting edges for sub-d modelling but I'm quite interested in trying our a new workflow. Everything has been working fine up to this point, but when I try to smooth I am getting issues with the UV's. I've linked to a picture below. All of the edges that I have set to 'crease' when smoothed appear wavy.

Anyone have a solution? For my test to work I need to let the UV's smooth, so turning off smooth isn't an option. Also, although I can fix a single piece manually, to incorporate this into a pipeline I need it to work on all of my geometry.

If you have an ideas I am all ears!

 
Old 09-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Yo dude, I have just tested this on a new piece of geo and on some clothing on one of the models here at work with varying levels of crease with the crease tool and I am getting no weird problems like you when smoothing. We are using maya 2011.5 here at work.
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As a work around you could possibly duplicate the geo, smooth both, do the crease on one then transfer nice smoothed UVs onto the creased version. This could be scripted to save time
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Jorel!

I'm using Maya 2012, I have a rough work around of doing the smoothing in Mudbox instead, if you set the environment variables you can get the border edges smoothing like it does in 2010.

No joy in Maya though, what kind of objects are you smoothing, straight lines or curves? I can get it working if I transfer etc.. but even scripted I don't think it will be as straightforward as I need it to be. I'll try 2011 instead and let you know.
 
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Jorel, when you tried it out have you checked the UV's in smooth preview?
 
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yo, I am doing it on curves and straights, tried it on a bit of everything. I have Smooth UVs ticked in Smooth Options and I am doing it by 1 and 2 lvls in exponential smooth. Not getting the kind of results you are getting.
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