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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: RickPT on December 30, 2013, 09:46:14 pm

Title: Question
Post by: RickPT on December 30, 2013, 09:46:14 pm
I am very new to animation. I was working on the hand tutorial and I can't get the "convert to mesh" to work. There's a block split into 12 parts, but that's it. I can't go any further on the tutorial. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Rick
Title: Re: Question
Post by: ronaldefarmer on December 31, 2013, 03:11:53 am
Rick,

Click the "item list" button (second from the right on the top tool bar) and select the object in question to see what it is. A parametric shape will have a yellow box around it when selected, and it will be named something like "cube01" in the object list unless you have changed the name. A mesh, subdivision, or group will have a white box when selected, and will also be appropriately named in the list. If the object is not already a mesh, you should be able to convert it by selecting the object and using the "convert to mesh" command from the "build" menu. Grouped objects remain grouped after being converted. A group can be a singular object or several objects. If the object is a group, you can select the object and press the letter "u" on the keyboard to ungroup it.

It has been a while since I have seen the eggplant tutorial, but I seem to recall that it involves working with subdivisions. Anyway, best of luck with your modeling.

Ron



Title: Re: Question
Post by: ronaldefarmer on December 31, 2013, 10:19:55 pm
Rick,

I looked at that tutorial--maybe you wanted to convert the object to a subdivision.

Ron