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  • 1 hour ago, deck said:

    Thanks guys for the tips re quad cap fill, I've used the smooth method but always feels a bit organic at time when your after precision.

    Deck

    There are other ways of course that are more precise. Stitch'n'Sew, center slice and weld is a more defined way to quad cap things.

     

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    CBR

     

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    What a cool idea for a thread !

    Liking your work.

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    55 minutes ago, Cerbera said:

    There are other ways of course that are more precise. Stitch'n'Sew, center slice and weld is a more defined way to quad cap things.

    I like it, so they don't nessecarily have to be of a uniform size, i guess that depends what you are gonna do with em afterwards. Weather or not displacing etc. I do a lot of displacing :)

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  • 1 hour ago, deck said:

    I like it, so they don't nessecarily have to be of a uniform size, i guess that depends what you are gonna do with em afterwards. Weather or not displacing etc. I do a lot of displacing :)

    Deck

    Ah yes if displacement is in your plans, then absolute polygon regularity is god, so that second way would be rubbish for that :)

     

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  • Hey Cafe

     

    OK - this one should be slower ! And only the 30 steps to get through :)

     

    Here's an interesting one. One of my favourite modellers in the world is Arrimus on YouTube. He does video requests over there, and recently showed how he'd make this Art Deco Spiral Staircase in 3DS Max. So props to him for inspiration ! 

     

    Arty-staircase.thumb.jpg.133ff29771a07165b1ed5c55b1e66b10.jpg

     

    Now, we don't have sexy Max tools like 'generate topology' that he used, so we have to go a different way. In R19, that's very easy now, and this alternative C4D method is 'almost' entirely procedural (and with a few changes would be 100% so !) so retains key advantages over the Max equivalent. So you will need R19 for this, but if you have that, let's get in there, and start with some splines...

     

    Art_Deco_Stairs.thumb.gif.9a1a0b672d0faf612a09a75f6b344cf8.gif

     

    CBR

     

    PS I expect a bollocking from @VECTOR about this one, but trying to preserve quads on a Voronoi fracture is a fart in a hurricane, so that's my excuse ;)

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    Thanks @Cerbera for posting these. Awesome thread happening!

     

    For anyone who thinks the GIFs are too fast or you'd like to study a specific frame, download the GIF and watch with a video player capable of viewing GIFs. I use Potplayer (Windows only). It allows pausing and frame by frame as required.

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    6 hours ago, Cerbera said:

    Hey Cafe

     

    OK - this one should be slower ! And only the 30 steps to get through :)

     

    Here's an interesting one. One of my favourite modellers in the world is Arrimus on YouTube. He does video requests over there, and recently showed how he'd make this Art Deco Spiral Staircase in 3DS Max. So props to him for inspiration ! 

     

    Arty-staircase.thumb.jpg.133ff29771a07165b1ed5c55b1e66b10.jpg

     

    Now, we don't have sexy Max tools like 'generate topology' that he used, so we have to go a different way. In R19, that's very easy now, and this alternative C4D method is 'almost' entirely procedural (and with a few changes would be 100% so !) so retains key advantages over the Max equivalent. So you will need R19 for this, but if you have that, let's get in there, and start with some splines...

     

    Art_Deco_Stairs.thumb.gif.9a1a0b672d0faf612a09a75f6b344cf8.gif

     

    CBR

     

    PS I expect a bollocking from @VECTOR about this one, but trying to preserve quads on a Voronoi fracture is a fart in a hurricane, so that's my excuse ;)

    Utter disgrace, bow one's head in shame! 

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    Back in the days withou HB tools, I did my caps like this.

     

    Best case scenario, you have similar size quads on your caps. HB bundle handles this perfectly.

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    On ‎10‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 12:54 AM, westbam said:

    I didn't even know there was such a thing as Spin Edge, never seen it in any tutorials, so yes, thank you!

    That makes Two of us... Some great tips Jay keep em coming :signthankspin:

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  • 3 minutes ago, Twizzle said:

    keep em coming :signthankspin:

     

    You're welcome. Go on then, here's another couple on panelling...

     

    Let's start with the basics of SDS panelwork, part 1...

     

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