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Basic Modelling Q
show user profile  Tibsy

I'm having a bit of a problem...

What is the best way of rounding off edges on models? I suppose I could word that by saying I'd like to put a radius on an edge?

I want to do this to make the pieces of furniture I'm making more realistic - as nothing these days has a solid 90 degree angle on it.

I tried Mesh Smooth to try and smoothen everything up, but that that didn't really work that well.

Thanks in advance,
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4/4/2008 9:21:52 AM (last edit: 4/4/2008 9:21:52 AM)
show user profile  mak
this is what smoothing(sub-division) is meant to do.. Recent incarnations of mental ray provide a shader that will round off edges but Mesh Smooth will do what you want once you know how to model.
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4/4/2008 9:25:03 AM (last edit: 4/4/2008 9:25:03 AM)
show user profile  Dylock
could you post some images including a wireframe of what your trying to round off, It'll make it alot easier to help you .

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4/4/2008 9:25:53 AM (last edit: 4/4/2008 9:25:53 AM)
show user profile  Tibsy
Thanks for the replies...

Its not any particular model in general - its for all.

Imagine a standard Box - then trying to round off each of the edges..Chamfer does'nt really make them smooth..

Does that make sense, or do you still want me to post a random wireframe?
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4/4/2008 9:32:51 AM (last edit: 4/4/2008 9:32:51 AM)
show user profile  Dylock
no its fine =)
try chamfering the edges first then apply turbo smooth or meshsmooth

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4/4/2008 9:35:34 AM (last edit: 4/4/2008 9:37:26 AM)
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