Dec 28 2004, 10:15 AM
Any good tutorials on how to use porcelain to smooth out a model? I've never used it before and I don't know where to start.
Dec 28 2004, 10:30 AM
I've never seen any tutorials, but i use it all the time and its pretty straight forward: make a group of a geometry you want to smooth, throw the porcelain onto it and flip the normals on any 5-pint patches that look weird (if there are any).
A tip: I think that porcelain's causing crashes when i'm trying to work on smoothed geometry especially with bias handles, so temporary remove it when doing that.
Can't remember if there is anything else, but ask away if you have any problems.
Dec 28 2004, 01:20 PM
I believe there's one in the new users forum. Yes there actually is one, just checked it. It's by Pablo Shmid, and is a very good one. Short and sweet. You learn a few other tricks too.
Dec 28 2004, 02:13 PM
I'd suggest adding porceline as one of the last parts of your process.
Porceline is a handy thing to have but it can trick you into thinking you have a better mesh arrangement than you do.
Your mileage may vary.
Dec 28 2004, 04:11 PM
Dec 29 2004, 03:38 PM
Hey guys, I added porcelain using that great tutorial, but I have a question...
At the very bottom of the tutorial, there is an image of the porcelain attributes. The "Normal Weight" property is what determines how smooth the model becomes.
The tutorial says that it's for v10.5 and higher, but I'm still using v9.5 and I don't see the "Normal Weight" property. Is there any other property under the attributes that determines how smooth the model is?Here's the link again
Dec 29 2004, 03:51 PM
Good GOD!! What are you doing using v9.5?????
Upgrade man... UPGRADE!!!!
The benefits are to numerous to mention, and the stability is unquestionably the best its been!
That will also solve your porcelain question.
Dec 29 2004, 04:23 PM
I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but my porcelain post is turning into an upgrade post...
If I buy the CD now, will it get me into v12, or will I have to get another upgrade for v12?
Dec 29 2004, 04:31 PM
If you buy now you will get v12 when it comes out. V11.1 is pretty nice though and should easily be worth it on its own.
Dec 29 2004, 04:37 PM
|If you buy now you will get v12 when it comes out.|
Will it be a new CD or just another update download?
Dec 30 2004, 02:24 PM
|Will it be a new CD or just another update download?|
Only the Mysterious Martin Hash knows the answer to that but I have a feeling that there will be a new CD seeing as the crew that worked on some of the content for to 2005 Sorcerez CD is quietly stewing on another project (and Paul Daly just made a post asking for user feedback on CD content).
Dec 30 2004, 02:38 PM
I have a question:
Why do all of u think, that v12 is the next version?
Shouldnt there be a v11.5 before v12 comes out? I mean, there was a 8.0, a 8.5, a 9.0, a 9.5, a 10.0, 10.5, a 11.0, a 11.1(which is a downgraded version of 11.0).... and then a 12? something wrong here, right? Or did I miss anything?
Dec 30 2004, 06:25 PM
You missed something.
The Hash team renamed the v11.5 update to 11.1 when they removed the custom toolbar interfaces to achieve MacOS compatibility.
So, v11.1 is just v11.5 minus the custom toolbars
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