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#1 AromaKat

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

I am trying to extrude a logo and have the face caps rounded without rounding the sides. I found a video on gsg that talks about using a connect object on mograph text but since I am placing an extruded spline into the connect object I don't have all of the same options.

The technique still translates over for the most part, but I am getting some "crow's feet" on the face. This results in harsh edges and turns within the reflection. I tried playing with the spline angle, adding phong tags at different levels, and toyed with pretty much every setting between the extrude object and the connect object.

Any ideas or other methods of getting a rounded face on an extruded object?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:40 AM

change the mode of the faces to frid. Or regular. dont remember what it is called, should really reduce this problem.

dont know what approach gsg used, havent watched his tutorial.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

Not sure I am following you.... Where would said mode setting be?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:57 AM

You need to look at the subdivision options for the caps. Change the dropdown from ngon to quad and then select regular grid. Or "frid" ;) you can then set how subdivided the grid is, which should deal with your problem in most cases.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

yup, what he said :D

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#6 AromaKat

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, I did that in many different configurations and levels of subdivision with only worse results. Oddly enough, the more simple the geometry is, the better it looks.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

It seems you might have some issues with your spline .. Mess around with the mode of your spline adding more subdivisions or points or if its adaptive mess around with the angle

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

post a file :D

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