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Old 19-02-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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from what i read ..some say 3-4 will be good ...but some body said it doesn't really matter
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Old 19-02-2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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Rule of thumb is that you should try and have as many 4-sided as possible... I'm not really sure when non-4-sided is a problem, but they can give freaky results if you're smoothing them, and MR won't render sub-d's with 3-sided...
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You should try to keep them to quads or tris. Anything higher may give unpredictable results in modeling (non-planar and manifold, etc) and rendering. When some one says it doesn't matter, they're probably referring to the fact that all renders are tessellated (triangulated).
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pentagons are nice to sub divide, and they take up less geometry per area smoothed than quads. unfortunately they have to litterally be a pentagon shape whicih makes them harder to model with in maya.
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