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show user profile  martynball
Okay, I need to model some holes into a cylinder for my M4 Carbine, but because the holes are close to the edges of the plane the triangles are close together which makes the smoothing like crap.

Basicly does anyone know a way to model holes into a round object like this:

Please could you show me with a wireframe, it would be much appreitiated. (Spelt that wrong Lol)
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3/13/2009 4:50:36 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 4:50:36 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne

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3/13/2009 5:00:35 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 5:00:35 PM)
show user profile  martynball
Awesome, thanks. But I dont want to turbosmooth or meshsmooth it.
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3/13/2009 5:08:22 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 5:08:22 PM)
show user profile  Jollabollathan
If you're not going to turbosmooth it then what's the problem with the smoothing being "like crap"? =P

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3/13/2009 7:19:42 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 7:19:42 PM)
show user profile  martynball
Because I try to avoide using turbosmooth because my topolagy sucks.
And I really doubt turbsmoothed objects are going to run well in game engines.
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3/13/2009 7:31:07 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 7:31:07 PM)
show user profile  horizon
There's a fault in your logic

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3/13/2009 8:23:55 PM (last edit: 3/13/2009 8:23:55 PM)
show user profile  _3dioot
"holes are close to the edges of the plane the triangles are close together which makes the smoothing like cra"

I think what he means is that he gets normal problems. When you have really low poly geometry gourad shading can start to look really bad. Especially with small long triangles.

If i understand you right the only solution is to try and spread the polycount a little. Add an extra ring of edges or an extra edge. Also try to keep surfaces that are not supoosed to be curved as planar as possible. As a last tip make certain your smoothing groups are assigned properly.

HEre is a working example:

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3/14/2009 6:08:26 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 6:20:35 AM)
show user profile  martynball
That example will probably work fine. Thanks.
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3/14/2009 7:35:58 AM (last edit: 3/14/2009 7:35:58 AM)
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