Insert edge loop or use crease tool?
I've been modelling a while now but I have a question that I've been investigating for a while now, when hard surface modelling is it better to use edge loops to tighten corners and such or use the crease tool?
Take for example the images shown ( A & B), I'm making a monitor for a machine and although quite basic in design, the edge loops are piling up when tightening up corners for buttons and such.
I've always tended to stay away from creasing edges but then when I see wire frames for many models such as the Iron Man pictured ( C & D ) for example and it makes me wonder.
I know they may of used Zremesher in Zbrush or Topogun or other retopology tools to achieve this but still looks really clean for having no edge loops tightening the edges of the armour.
Are tight edge loops that important or is everyone just using zbrush and such for hard surface now?
Any input would be grateful...
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