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Old 12-06-2003, 02:08 AM   #1
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When modeling polys for subdivision should I keep everything 4 points? or can I be lazy and get away with 3 once in a while? will this cause problems in subdivision?

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It's good to keep as much as you can with 4-sided. It's hard to avoid 3-sided 100%, so don't worry if you have a few.
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Doesn't Mental Ray have problems with 3 sided subD objects? If so, (and I could be wrong!) it becomes more important to find ways of revising the mesh to stick with 4 sided. This is especially true if you're working in a professional team environment. You never know who is going to render your model in what renderer!
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