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Author Topic: edge looping  (Read 5301 times)

GeniusAtWork

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edge looping
« on: July 23, 2008, 09:30:59 pm »

hi just a quick question about edge looping.

Is there an actual button built into anim8tor like right clicking and clicking a menu. I have searched the internet with multiple keywords and serched the manual but still am a little bit confused as to what to do after you have drawn the lines on. ???
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hihosilver

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 02:20:09 am »

I'm confused at what you mean.  Edge looping is the way in which you create faces with edges that create good loops around the model that tend to follow muscles and creases.
If you mean the process of doing poly-by-poly modeling, you draw in the edges and connect them creating quads, then select the edges and go "Edit>Fill Holes" or press "shift + j"
Still, I'm not sure if this is what you're asking, so a screenshot could help.
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GeniusAtWork

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 03:06:18 am »

i mean is edge looping a technique of animating or is it a command you can type in that creates edge loops.
i asked about edge loops way back and thought i had them worked out but i still cant work them out.
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hihosilver

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 03:31:50 am »

Edge loops are a technique of modeling.  It's the idea that the edges in your model form a loop that creates nice topology.  You can tell in someones wireframe if they have good edgelooping because of the way the edges or the faces flow into each other.  The flow should be natural, such as loops that go around the eyes.  People have round eyesockets, so it only makes sense that there would be full loops around the eyes.
Edge loops aren't a tool, they're an idea, and using proper techniques you can achieve good edge loops.
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GeniusAtWork

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 10:07:24 pm »

Thanks HiHoSilver. finally after all this time i have found out what edge loops are all about. I was thinking that it was a tool but it is a tecnique of modeling.
anyway. thanks for the help. ;)
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MP3D

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 05:18:13 pm »

Go here my friend....http://www.mp3d.info/Anim8ortutorials/

you will find what you are looking for... ;)

MP3D
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Re: edge looping
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 05:05:54 pm »

some1 told me what edge loops r. i was doing it without knowing it. but in the forums its under

finished works in progress > just started a body : rellik420

its got some good ref imagages in it too.
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hihosilver

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Re: edge looping
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 04:44:02 am »

Just a hint rellik, you model is losing those edge loops it has.  The abs don't have loops!
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Re: edge looping
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 01:20:44 pm »

yea i dont like the way i did it, i think im gonna redo it. i think im just gonna get my base down then do alot of changes later on
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Re: edge looping
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 10:03:33 pm »

Go here my friend....http://www.mp3d.info/Anim8ortutorials/

you will find what you are looking for... ;)

MP3D

Thank you for that useful link MP3D!

But, i didn't find a tutorial to make egde loopings...just a GIF thing :)

At least, now I know what you are all talking about, and, I downloaded the PDF document...*browsing through it now *

Rosemary :0)
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One day, I'll understand everything that is written in the manual...one day! :0)