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# 1 11-08-2009 , 06:19 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 46

subd to poly problem

hi all
after i have converted a poly to subd with no problem, i created hard edges using the subd full crease command.
it looks fine until i convert from subd back to polys - the edges become very soft. i've tried all the diff methods of tesselation, and different settings, but i cannot get the conversion to produce hard edges - am i doing something wrong, any help with this one greatly appreciated

thanks, tony

Last edited by tony; 11-08-2009 at 06:25 PM.
# 2 11-08-2009 , 06:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 46
here is image

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# 3 12-08-2009 , 02:25 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jaen, Spain
Posts: 208
You can harden the edges:

Normals/ harden edge

Also you can set the normals angle:

Normals/ set normal angle

Last edited by taquion; 12-08-2009 at 02:28 AM.
# 4 12-08-2009 , 08:17 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 46
many thanks, taquion - that did the trick, saved me hours of headbanging!

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