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Hi - I have made this ribbon shape which needs the sides extruded down to the floor to create a solid. Can anyone tell me the best way to do it? I can pull the edges down to the floor and flatten them out, but then I'll end up with some hefty knife work to align all the points.

 

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There are no cheats here I'm afraid - manual patching is the only proper way to do this, unless you are prepared to start again and use Sub D instead. Even then you still have to do the patching, but now there's a quarter of the points to wrangle... basically it would have been a lot less hassle to do this had you done the sides before the bevels. Honestly, it's far quicker to do it again like that than it is to fix this.

 

CBR

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Maybe this way...

 

No, definitely NOT that way if you want proper topology !!!

 

CBR

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  • Thanks both, I will bear your technique in mind Mervic, it will come in handy when I am up against a deadline.

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  • This is how I did it, with partial success. I'm sure there's a way of doing it without any poles, but I kept running into a choice between a pole and a triangle.

     

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    I actually made you step-by-step on this, but then fell asleep in my chair before I posted it ! Probably no use now :) You're right though - there weren't any complex poles :) 

     

    CBR

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  • Post it if you have it, its the only way I'll learn :)

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    No worries. I did it like this.

     

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    ...which started like this...

     

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    ..then went like this...

     

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    This is the interesting one - bevelling just the corner edges (corner ngons allowed - we'll be recutting it later anyway) then retopologizing to restore quadly goodness... I used Loop cut, Line cut and M, M (Connect) for this.

     

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    Lastly it's control loops and inner extrudes on the side panels (subsequently recut to flow straight out of the bottom edge - we don't want rounding there !) to give a flawless SDS result.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    CBR

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