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Quick Tip: Advanced Stitching

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St. John Peaster has a really clever video quick tip tutorial on stitching geometry together while minimizing the amount of extraneous geometry and edge flows using Blender.

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Bart Veldhuizen

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18 Comments

  1. Markku Myllymäki on

    Nice trick to use it TWICE recursively! Of course loops are a mess after that, but it's really useful in places like knuckle area.

  2. Ya, box modelers have been using tricks like this for years. But it's still a good tip to pass along.
    It's also why I'm a strong believer in mixed modeling, box, edge, sculpt etc, all have drawbacks and limitations, and usually don't borrow enough from the other methods.

  3. Nice tip although widely known as some people stated. On a sidenote you might wanna right click instead of left clicking after extruding, that way you ensure any accidental movement is cancelled.

  4. Is it acceptable to create quads that are not flat? I have accidentally created these in the past and I'm sure they didn't render well. I thought if you created a quad that isn't flat, it should be converted to two tris?

  5. Nice trick. Very useful in the example shown. I already encountered the problem of loops running all along the arm, and it is a good way to get rid of them. Thanks for sharing !

    @Reaction : Quads that aren't flat look fine when sufsurfaced. In some cases, if the deformation is too important, making triangles in a certain diraction is impossible. It seems to depend on the angles.

  6. Do you really have to left click first, just press E to extrude, then S to scale, it will leave the mesh where it is and be in scale mode without the extra step.

  7. Thanks guys for all the feedback I really appreciate it.

    I'm sure it's nothing new to some but it was revolutionary to me and I wished someone had told me about this trick years ago :)

    And thanks for the tips! Yeah, sorry for how slow I was working, I've been working with Maya since Blender 2.48 and I'm a bit out of practice.

    P.S. It's "St." Because St. John is my real name ;)

  8. The more these things are found around the net the easier they are for n00bs like myself to find. Thanks for taking the time St. John to put together the tutorial!

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