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Are Ngons Aways Bad?

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So I can sleep easy then:) Thanks for your comments, it's really insightful to know this. The amount of time I've spent trying to solve triangles and ngons (still not that good at it, I'm sure it'll click one day!). It's great to know it's not always necessary, and does allow for much faster work. I'll leave it to experience to know when I can get away with it.

 

I guess if it works for the models in the Matrix it can't be that bad. Everything has its place hey ;)

 

Thanks again to everyone for their help and comments.

Learn how to model with all quads. Using them as needed is one thing, using them as a crutch because you don't know another solution is another.

My point is Kiwi. If you are beginner,why would you go and learn wrong way? Its different when you are a pro and you know what are you doing. Doing it "wrong" way can lead you to make habits from that. And then,when you need to step up in your modeling,you will be stuck in ngons. If you ask me,make your habit to do it right way(all quads),then when you know what are you doing,do what you need to do. Make sense to you? :)

 

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Igor

Yep - we posted again at the same time. :)

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Varanid,

if you put together yours and mine post,than there you go. We pretty much AGREE on everything. Some strange force leading us to think a like. ;)

 

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Igor


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Yes, I slightly misunderstood your first post as did Nigel I think. :-)

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Or I just did poor job of explaining my self. Sorry for that. But at the end,we all do AGREE. :)

Sometimes,I like to think modeling is as game of chest. Knowing your moves in advance is powerful skill.

 

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Igor 


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Take a look at this one hour conference,some great stuff to learn. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_7Shy9j7Zg&list=PLBB9B89478AE45E4F&index=27

 

Enjoy,

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Igor


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have a look at Cardinal's work.

all his models have Ngons in them there where some video's of him creating one of his models on mag website (not there anymore)

http://www.linomasciulli.com/awards.html

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There is nothing intrinsically wrong with ngons, at all. They are part of a professional/advanced modeller's armoury of techniques. What matters is context - they need to be used appropriately, as with tris, quads and poles. Be open to the complete when, why and how of modelling and you'll become a more capable and flexible practitioner.

 

Having said that, some studios require that you model within restrictions that may preclude using ngons so you need to know how to do that, but don't let anyone tell you that it's an absolute law of modelling that they're bad - it's simply not true.

 

Mark

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Question is,why would you teach beginner to do models with Ngons,when he dont even know anything about topology etc..?!

 

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Question is,why would you teach beginner to do models with Ngons,when he dont even know anything about topology etc..?!

 

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Igor

 

Er, because you'd discuss topology as part of teaching technique... it's all one.

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Question is,why would you teach beginner to do models with Ngons,when he dont even know anything about topology etc..?!

 

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Igor

because just like the OP beginners will have problems trying to model without Ngons.

so letting them know how why and when to use ngons will mean they are not just going along with quads because they are told gnons are bad then thinking that they have to waste time trying to remove gnons

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