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#1 virgox2

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

Looking at the Ocean Polyp tutorial:

 

At 2:18, some tool / options are shown. 

 

I can't figure out what this tool is and how to get it in FZ 8.6.

 

Perhaps there is an alternative tool with similar properties??

 

**I tried to use the SubD tool to subdivide the solid I created.  Got a red circle with a line thru it.  Indicating it doesn't work for some reason on my solid.  Aargh.

 

 

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#2 Andrew West

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

That tutorial is from 2007 using 6.7.  That tool went away and I must say I do miss it.  The T-sub tool you are looking at is very similar to the Turbo Smooth tool in 3DS Max which I use for this very reason.  Take any object no matter how complex or simple and simply smooth the whole thing out and adjust without having to convert things to Nurbs or Subdivision objects. 



#3 virgox2

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:49 PM

That tutorial is from 2007 using 6.7.  That tool went away and I must say I do miss it.  The T-sub tool you are looking at is very similar to the Turbo Smooth tool in 3DS Max which I use for this very reason.  Take any object no matter how complex or simple and simply smooth the whole thing out and adjust without having to convert things to Nurbs or Subdivision objects. 

 

Thanks! I knew it was old but that T-sub tool seems extremely powerful!  What benefit was there to remove such an absolutely useful tool?  And what has it been replaced with, that is more technologically advanced or equal in nature?  I ask rhetorically.. because its likely that I missed the best days of FZ. 

 

Aside from that, the problem still remains:

 

how do I go about creating the same thing the tutorial shows?  I got up to the point where I had a non-smooth object. 

 

What tools can I use to smooth it?  As I mentioned in the OP, clicking the SubD tool on the object did nothing.  Anything else I can try?

 

Thank you.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:00 AM

Replace the spheres with cubes or low poly shapes (facetted) and sub-d will work

The form with parametric spheres would most likely not have worked with T-sub anyway


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