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Polymodeling Tables for 3D Artists
show user profile  TurboRudi
Searched google for some tips on polymodeling and came across these. I think they're great guidelines on how to keep a mesh clean. Particularly, these design tables deal with vertex numbering and the outcome of model appearance, when processed. . They show different kinds of subdividing and how to keep your models triangle free. Save them to your computer and learn these by heart they're really useful.

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12/19/2011 9:42:44 PM (last edit: 12/19/2011 9:42:44 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
these are very good. nice find; *adds to mf favorites*

-Marko Mandaric

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12/20/2011 12:28:24 AM (last edit: 12/20/2011 12:28:24 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
there is really only one thing you need to know - any even amount of edges or verts can be closed with quads, any odd amount of edges or verts will create a trinagle.

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12/20/2011 1:41:07 AM (last edit: 12/20/2011 1:41:07 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Also, triangles aren't a bad thing. You can use them on flat surfaces for subdivided meshes. (and of course for low poly assets, they're a requirement, not an option!)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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12/20/2011 5:56:17 PM (last edit: 12/20/2011 5:56:17 PM)
show user profile  TurboRudi
This is meant for meshsmoothing I think
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12/20/2011 6:24:42 PM (last edit: 12/20/2011 6:24:42 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Yus, meshsmoothing = subdividing.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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12/20/2011 6:26:35 PM (last edit: 12/20/2011 6:26:35 PM)
show user profile  TurboRudi
well triangles ALWAYS mess up my meshsmoothing. Even quads sometimes when three or five vertices's are welded at one point. Is there a way to make triangles work for you when meshsmoothing?
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12/20/2011 8:49:42 PM (last edit: 12/20/2011 8:49:42 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
If they aren't sharp angled, and are in the middle of a big flat area, they don't seem to cause too many shading issues. I tend to just avoid them in places where I know it will make things harder.

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12/20/2011 9:53:10 PM (last edit: 12/20/2011 9:53:10 PM)
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