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Barrel smoothing groups
show user profile  TheShrike
Hi all, I am having a problem on this gun I modeled in max,It seems that zbrush destroys smoothing groups , and I keep trying to take it into Zbrush to smooth out that area I have circled, and to soften the rim of the gun a bit. In 3ds Max they are just smoothing groups hitting eachother, but even when I use to Import and Crease tool from Zbrush 3.1 It keeps destroying my edges. How can I smooth this edge of the Barrel without destroying the flat parts of it.

That import and crease tool seems like garbage.. When I press undo it adds creases to every line, its just messed up or something.


This is what Zbrush does to my edges when i reimport. it totally destroys the edge work my smoothing groups were doing. But the problem is that the smoothing groups on the seam where I circled are what are causing the problem..


Does this make sense to anyone? Thanks for helping if so.

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3/5/2010 9:29:24 PM (last edit: 3/5/2010 9:34:25 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Post the lowres wireframe mesh.
Its obviously an issue with your mesh topology.

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3/5/2010 9:32:52 PM (last edit: 3/5/2010 9:32:52 PM)
show user profile  TheShrike

Its pretty clear to me its smoothing groups causing the seam, there are literally 2 smoothing groups meeting there because I want that edge, just not on the part circled.
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3/5/2010 9:37:05 PM (last edit: 3/5/2010 9:37:05 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
In ZBrush, smoothing groups doesn't really matter.
To get the sharp edges you either have to sculpt it sharp or have a topology that will allow for the edge to be sharp even after smoothing.

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3/5/2010 9:40:41 PM (last edit: 3/5/2010 9:40:41 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
also i don't think the crease on import plugin works for 3.5
if you're using 3.5 that is
worked fine in 3.1

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3/5/2010 10:08:09 PM (last edit: 3/5/2010 10:08:09 PM)
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