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Poly Modelling - Joining vertices together
show user profile  avionz

First of all let me just say I'm relatively new to 3dsmax!

I'm modelling a character using the poly modelling technique (box). However, I have made a mistake which as of yet have not managed to fix.

I want to connect 2 vertices together from the same mesh but I do not see any option in the 'Edit Mesh' modifier. In the 'Edit Poly' modifier the connect button does nothing when pressed. I just want a line in between the two selected vertices (basically divide the central poly in half)

Screenshot of the problem:

Hope you can provide an answer. Thanks! :)

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4/1/2008 3:29:47 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:31:40 PM)
show user profile  markoid
You need the 'weld' option.
edit - sorry didn't see or read properly.Connect should have done it???

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4/1/2008 3:32:07 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:36:42 PM)
show user profile  $$T-bone$$
that's your answer
using weld requires you to scale them in close enuf to be welded....unless you set the strength up high enuf.
can't really tell what it is your modeling but, from here, looks like you might just want to add a segment to connect those 2 verts

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4/1/2008 3:32:47 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:36:03 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
you guys are both dead wrong. Connect is the right tool, idk why it wouldn't work. Use 'cut' to manually insert an edge between the verts.

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4/1/2008 3:35:16 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:35:16 PM)
show user profile  avionz
Cheers for the quick replies!

I don't think its weld since that merges the two vertices into one (just tried it). I want a line coming down from the top vertex to the second :)

T-bone: Collapse is new to me, I'll check that out!

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4/1/2008 3:36:46 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:36:46 PM)
show user profile  $$T-bone$$
matty......collapse WILL work for this if he just wants them to be joined as one.
avionz........right-click, and it's in your menu to the bottom left
nevermind, thought you wanted them as one.
I would delete that poly and manually build the tri's that you need.

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4/1/2008 3:37:38 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:40:57 PM)
show user profile  markoid
Check if maybe you have a stray vert sitting in the same position as one of those you have selected, that is not connected to anything.You might be trying to connect an isolated vert.

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4/1/2008 3:42:50 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:47:59 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
It looks like a problem I have had in the past. You likely have lines connecting the four corners of the larger poly. This means that there are lines in the way of the two verts that you want to connect. Grab one of them and try to move it to reveal the errant line. Select the extra two lines and hit the "Remove" button in edit poly. Then you can use the "connect" button.

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4/1/2008 3:44:07 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:44:07 PM)
show user profile  avionz
Thanks for the replies.

Just started trying out the cut method but noticed there was an extra edge when dragging down the bottom vertex:

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4/1/2008 3:49:40 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:49:40 PM)
show user profile  avionz
Looks like deleting the edge worked! It now connects! owtdor, many thanks bud!

Thanks everyone for the very fast replies :)
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4/1/2008 3:53:39 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 3:53:39 PM)
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