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  1. Small correction here. You must be referring to a NURBS object (non uniform rational b-spline) as found in other DCCs that do handle NURBS modelling. But Cinema doesn't really do NURBS modelling per se, so here that object is just a Sweep ! I will amend this in your title, so that your keywords are not unsearchable, and move this post to the correct category which is Import / Export, not dynamics. I am not hugely experienced in these sort of problems, as I have never so much as opened Unity, but I do know that you would need to bake down your spline animation to keyframes before you converted to FBX, because the spline dynamics won't be readable to any 3rd party software any other way. CBR
  2. I don't know what your initial problem was ! But it is possible to model everything without ngons, and it would be possible to cut this mesh all the way through despite them using Plane cut or Line cut, which are both tools that that are designed to accommodate ngon editing.. CBR
  3. It is worth remembering that a lot of the poly modelling tools work predictably when working with legal topology. Allowing ngons in your meshes, which is generally speaking bad practice anyway, adds a degree of unpredictability to poly tools, and in some cases prevents them working... CBR
  4. Always upload the scene file with a question like this. Then we can jump straight to what the correct cause of the issue is rather than having to present a range of possibilities. CBR
  5. Nope, that's render only I'm afraid. CBR
  6. You will need to provide a lot more information than that, and ideally the scene file. Pls upload it. CBR
  7. Those images are called Rectilinear composites, and the programs you want to create them include MS ICE, Hugin and Marzipano. All free. I use this pipeline to produce all my drone panoramas. I did quite a lengthy article about it here, although that is a bit drone-centric it should give you the overview. CBR
  8. My instinct is no, but I am not 100% on that. We should wait to see what everyone else says. CBR
  9. I've had a look at your topology. You may be pleased with it, but I have to say, perhaps incorrectly so - I'm afraid it's not ideal anywhere on the model, and although some bits are pretty close to being OK, other bits of it specifically break modelling rules, and contain multiple elements that will compromise the SDS you are using throughout... The 'collar' section looks kinda passable under SDS, but the topo there, whilst not awful, isn't great either, and not quite high enough res to describe the form nicely. The angled lid is not too bad either, except for the bits that really should be connected to it and not separate. But the blobby details really need some love, and the places where curved sections meet smaller angular details is not A-grade anywhere. Now, I say all this, but actually most of the mistakes you have made are understandable, and those that everyone makes when new to modelling or tackling an object that is slightly outside of their current skill-set. You are simply lacking the years of experience required to know how to construct this well. The trouble is of course, is that there is no way for me to transfer that to you in any single forum post ! I would need a 3-4 hour live skype session with you to go over how to model this properly in anything like the level of detail required. So the best I can do here is to give you some general guidance on how to tackle this. The hand is the only thing you can model separately here (unless you are using the volume builder) - the other lumpy bits are clearly part of the lid with visible and much more gentle transitions into it, so those cannot be separate parts. The hand itself you should model flat, out of polygons, mesh project onto the lid object, and then add thickness to it once it is in place. The lid / collar itself should be using symmetry initially so you half your workload. The edge flow on the lid should be mainly circular / oval-form throughout the model. You need to define your initial polygon density based on the smaller details in the mesh NOT the minimum amount of polys required to describe the form. Polygons should ALL be quads, and not only that, they should be evenly distributed, not degenerated or convex, flow around the model rather than across it, and should be even and regular in construction, with matching edge counts for neighbouring parts. You also need a lot more of them than you are currently using, which is how you will get this 'neat' eventually. You should begin with disc primitives with FFD deformers (that you will almost immediately apply and not leave 'live') to achieve the perfect cylindrical border density / distribution. The hand should not be built from a spline where you don't have control over topology to make it curve correctly on the lid. Thinking ahead is one of the most valuable skills you can deploy with this mesh. Try and be acutely aware of how every move you make affects a future process, or a related part of the model somewhere else on it. Start by outlining the principal forms with primitives and / or the poly pen.. define inside and outside borders where appropriate, and carefully choose initial segment counts that are mathematically compatible with other segment counts you have used in other parts. Try and identify ways to use existing topology to gain secondary advantages with things you need to add next. But also realise which polys should remain exactly where they are because they are primary edge flow definers. Establish / nail down your curvature early on. Those are my initial tips, but I am very busy with client work today, so will keep popping back throughout the day to add to them as and when I have time... Don't lose hope though - a model is almost always better the second time you try, and early failures are nothing more than waypoints on the path to your eventual success and valuable XP for your future modelling endeavours ! CBR
  10. This was made from a sweep - I don't understand therefore why any UVing or peeling is necessary when the default sweep UVs should be ideal for this right ? CBR
  11. On a quick break, so just popped back to say that once you have extruded your ridges (just needs a single extrude) you can use Normal Scale (as different from the regular scale tool) to slightly shrink the extruded polys all at once which will give you slightly nicer rounding and finish to them. CBR
  12. I can give you the brief strategy / overview, but unfortunately do not have time to explain in great detail at the moment. Th best result will be achieved via regular SDS poly modelling, starting with Lathe with the same amount of radial segments as there are ridges in your bottle, then making it almost immediately editable, and manually extruding the ridges from there... this way they will follow the curves of your topology when used with Subdivision. CBR
  13. Yes, a light bulb cannot be luminant if it is transparent. So you should put a visible light inside instead. CBR
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