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Old 15-08-2003, 08:02 AM   #60
James Ku
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kinda late

but refering to your image count zero

what you're seeing there is called a pole

its where more than 4 edges meet at one intersection. it is virtually impossible to model without poles. consider this, when two edges loop sets, train tracks if you will, diverge, it will create a pole even if you resolve the point of divergence into quads.

another common function that creates a pole is extrusion.

what you're seeing there is an inevitability of modeling. if all your loops followed one track and you never extruded you could probably pull this off, but like i said, its basically impossible to model without poles.

so don't worry too much about it, just try to keep em to a minimum if you can and if you really feel the compulsive need to have as perfect a quad mesh as possible

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