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Poly reduction
show user profile  JeffP
I have a head with morph shapes, but they're quite high in poly count.

I tried reducing each head through the MultiRes modifier, but this changes the topology, vert order.

I tried adding a MulitRes on the morph stack, which does maintain the morph shapes and reduces the poly count. but now my scene files are tripled in size.

Any recommendations for reducing hi- rez heads and morph shapes without using the MultiRes?


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10/12/2011 6:48:47 AM (last edit: 10/12/2011 6:48:47 AM)
show user profile  khamski

googled. pretty old thread tho


in the sidelinks u can find the shitload of retopology tuts
hope it helps

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10/12/2011 10:51:56 AM (last edit: 10/12/2011 10:55:55 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
how is he bridging those edges? custom key commands?
- Mike Sawicki

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10/12/2011 11:16:59 AM (last edit: 10/12/2011 11:16:59 AM)
show user profile  khamski
Never used graphite tools.
But this workflow looks dam nice.

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10/12/2011 12:56:15 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 12:56:15 PM)
show user profile  JeffP
Thanks.. I'll check out those links.]

The Retopology tool looks interesting
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10/12/2011 8:25:25 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 8:25:25 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
you could make a lower poly head and use the higher poly heads (with the morph targets intact) with a skin wrap- then it's just a case of animating the low poly head and the higher poly head will follow the movement- and the morph targets will be accessable through the higher poly

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10/12/2011 8:41:26 PM (last edit: 10/12/2011 8:41:26 PM)
show user profile  JeffP
Thanks K-Tonne

..but animating the head alone is not so much a problem in terms of ploy count heaviness.. I could easily hide the geometry altogether and animate the bone...

I was just looking to see if there was a way to down res an existing head with morphs.

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10/14/2011 9:00:08 AM (last edit: 10/14/2011 9:00:08 AM)
show user profile  khamski
still didn't get why that multires wasnt an option.
heavy scene.. well u have a small hdd or what?

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10/14/2011 9:03:59 AM (last edit: 10/14/2011 9:04:13 AM)
show user profile  JeffP
The scenes are quite heavy.. one scene with 4 characters is about 200 mb. In some cases I'm using cloth, which bumps up the count. (that's if it's not deactivated before saving)

but I'm concerned that MultiRes on these characters will easily increase this to close to a Gig per scene.. I'm making an animation sequence and expect to have countless scenes.

But i agree that MultiRes is still the only option to animate with morphs. So long as I remove it from the scene before saving.

I'll do some tests to see if its feasible.

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10/15/2011 7:18:58 AM (last edit: 10/15/2011 7:18:58 AM)
show user profile  khamski
throw some pics here.
I am starting to get curious lol ))

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10/15/2011 8:40:51 PM (last edit: 10/15/2011 8:40:51 PM)
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