TurboTip: Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max

Mark Dunn 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Site, TurboTips

Welcome to TurboTips: where we give you quick tips that will make your 3D modeling easier, cleaner, and better.  This week, we’re taking a look at a Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max.

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Vertices or poles with more than 5 edges can cause a variety of issues with a 3D model. Using these vertices should be avoided whenever possible, especially on curved surfaces, because they can cause render issues, edgeflow problems, and can cause the model to break when distorted.…

CheckMate Pro v2 Specification: Checking Edge Flow

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News, TurboTips

The CheckMate Pro v2 specification requires subdividable models to have excellent edge flow. Good edge flow means you can easily select edge loops and rings, and the model subdivides extremely well. Your 3D application includes tools for testing these features.

Testing Edge Flow

Loop-SelectWith your model at the base level select an edge at random, and use your software’s built-in tools to select loops and rings from that edge.…