yeah mayaniac I'm still in the process of modeling, they will be included. It's not aiming to be an exact replica of the image though - but they'll be in.
Arran, for the most part it looks fine unsmoothed - but the end parts of the curls (where they twist and taper off) don't have enough edges around their section to create the illusion of roundness. Manually inserting and moving edge loops would of course be an option but I don't feel that I've got the time to spend on it when smoothing is another option... I know it's not the best method but I really need to get my scene complete.
I'll post some close ups of the wire later to show you what I mean.
On second thoughts, I could convert to subd's instead of smoothing - would this be a good alternative? Not sure of how this affects performance etc, but I know it'll give me nice curves.
Last edited by gubar : 24-01-2008 at 11:36 AM.