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Old 28-11-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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I've heard you have to draw the create polygon tool counter-clockwise. Why is that?
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Old 28-11-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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where did you hear that? And have you tried not doing that? I don't think that is the case.
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Old 28-11-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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i've also heard a watched pot never boils... also false, and i can prove it
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Old 28-11-2006, 06:07 PM   #4
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Heard it in a video tutorial: How to model a human head. Made by a guy called Jason Welsh. Most of the other things he showed me was good, so... I just supposed this was true. But maybe not?
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well to put this rumor to rest i just entered maya, and wielding the 'create polygon tool' i was able to create a polygon in both the clockwise AND the counter-clockwise directions. both showed up, and they look fine.

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Old 28-11-2006, 06:40 PM   #6
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:bow:

But still, maybe, in certain situations, it could be dangerous to create a clockwise-polygon with that tool. I think I have to send that guy a mail and ask him.
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hehehe i don't think dangerous is quite the right word... makes it sound like a clockwise-created poly might make your house blow up or something
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Old 28-11-2006, 08:17 PM   #8
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Ive come across this ages ago when I began learning Maya but its not a case of which way to draw it.

Its just dependant on the face normals, so if your model is flipped just reverse the faces, then all should be fine.

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Ah, I see. Thanks.
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