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More chamfer issues
show user profile  Neomace
This is a bench seat, I'm trying to chamfer the edge of the seat itself.

Any idea why it's doing this? Or a solution.

Kind regards
Feedback and Comments always appreciated.

Kind regards

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9/30/2014 12:14:46 PM (last edit: 9/30/2014 12:14:46 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Unwelded vert?

Use connect rather than chamfer.

P.S. Your sig is still too hypercolour. Got a migrane looking at it again.
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9/30/2014 1:25:18 PM (last edit: 9/30/2014 1:27:26 PM)
show user profile  3joez
Take a look at quadrilateral geometry, Neomace. Your polygons are not distributed properly.

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9/30/2014 1:49:11 PM (last edit: 9/30/2014 1:49:11 PM)
show user profile  Neomace
Thanks again for the help.

I'll have to try using connect more, it's not something I've used much.

I understand now where I went wrong, I tried making the bench from one box instead of making it in sections.

Feedback and Comments always appreciated.

Kind regards

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10/1/2014 12:58:48 PM (last edit: 10/1/2014 12:58:48 PM)
show user profile  npcph
Hey Neomace.
Looking at your topology, it is not correct. you need to keep everything as quads. you are where i was at one point, until i started to understand using cut and connect to keep everything clean. Its one of those things that once you realize how to do it, it makes all of your modeling much cleaner and easier to work with. here is how i would approach your bench, at least from what i can see from your screen shot.

 photo benchtest_zps970c240c.jpg

[EDIT]. a few tools in max tend cause more issues then they are helpful. Chamfer is one of those IMHO. i normally will use cut or extrude (with out the height) to make smooth edges instead of chamfer. Chamfer really jacks up corners and tends to make more clean up work then if you were to just do it manually.

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10/1/2014 3:20:40 PM (last edit: 10/1/2014 3:26:20 PM)
show user profile  Neomace
Fantastic Npcph, thank you I really appreciate your help.

And the inspiration, I'm loving doing this and to say it's my first project with 3DS Max. I kind of talked my way into the contract. I've certainly got the time to invest.

It's great to know these little things early on and what it causes later in the pipeline.

I'm going to scrap the bench and start again because there are a few points that are causing problems and for such a simple structure it shouldn't be this difficult.

Kind regards
Feedback and Comments always appreciated.

Kind regards

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10/2/2014 12:47:38 AM (last edit: 10/2/2014 12:47:38 AM)
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