onno van braam
computer graphics, webdevelopment

Summary

In this tutorial, I will try to explain all options available when modeling in the edge sub-object.

Under this you can see all the options you have in the ESO.

Selection

Shrink: Shrinks your selection, just as in the VSO but now applying to edges.

Grow: Grows your selection, just as in the VSO but now applying to edges.

Ring and Loop: Ring and Loop are very similar. They make selections easy. Ring does it perpendicularly and Loop parallel to the edges' direction. To see what Ring does I selected one edge, then pressed Ring:

On the other hand if I would select a different edge and pressed Loop I would get this selection:

This obviously also works with more complicated meshes and shapes and is therefore a very usefull tool when making complex selections in a fast easy way.

Edit Edges

Remove: Removes an edge you select. Works a little subteler than hard deleting it, in that it rebuilds the polygon from which you deleted it.

Split: A sort of detaching, utterly useless.

Insert Vertex: Don't use that here, use 'Cut' in the PSO.

Weld: Welding Edges? Yeah right. Do not use this. Looks like nonsense to me.

Extrude: Creates a sort of spike, so very usefull if you want to make a spike, or when selecting a whole Loop it could be used the create an outward seam for instance.

Target Weld: I think they forgot to turn this button off. It doesn't do anything for me.

Chamfer: THE tool for giving your model the right shape when you're modeling with the help of MeshSmooth. This tool will be extensively used in all further tutorials, 5-9. It splits an edge into two and thereby creates a new polygon. Can be set either manually or 'by the numbers'. Last one is preferable if you want a consistent model.

Connect: Connects edges, by creating new ones from the middle of one edge to the other. Also works on a larger selection. For an example between two edges see the image below:


Comments

olly
2008/03/04
Why do have so many wierdo's on your message board? Thanx for the tutorials.
noob
2007/08/26
comments are LOL! :)

good job Onno, tnx for effort in making every tutorial here, really ones of best and most educating tutorials on net!
hung
2007/04/13
'i want to learn 3d studio max. please teech me.'
Bluelight
2006/12/19
Yeah, Target Weld is good in vertex-mode, but this is Edge-mode.. :)
And the time is 03:36 in the morning (in Norway), and I'm enjoying this tutorial.. :D
G-J R
2006/12/01
@yogi
' Nice Daniel, you shouldn't learn tuts on 3:40. This site is about edges and not about vertexes.
;) '

3:40 server time
what if Daniel lives on the other side of the world, like basma 2:26
basma??
when i post this its 10:22 PM at my pc, thats 22:22
at my record below stands: 16:15, thats 4 hours diff.
;)

{(((( d[-.-]b )))}
G-J R
2006/12/01
@basma
' السلام عليكم اريد كيف اصمم سيارة حديثة مع الشك '
??

@ahmar
'i want to learn 3d studio max. please teech me.'
how about reading this turtorial..
basma
2006/11/21
السلام عليكم اريد كيف اصمم سيارة حديثة مع الشكر
ahmar
2006/10/10
i want to learn 3d studio max. please teech me.
yogi
2006/08/05
Nice Daniel, you shouldn't learn tuts on 3:40. This site is about edges and not about vertexes.
;)

THX Onno!
Daniel
2006/07/29
Target Weld its a great toll !!
Just turn it on, click one vertex, and next click another.