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Craig Ricker
Thanks to all the guys that help out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 5:42:14 am

Created a question I then found the answer to, and couldnt work out how to delete my post! SO I thought i'd change it to a big THANKYOU to everyone that makes this forum work! Thanks for all your help!

Craig


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Darby Edelen
Re: Thanks to all the guys that he1p out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:29:22 am

Shucks, now I'm curious. Mind sharing the question AND answer with us? :)

Darby Edelen


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Craig Ricker
Re: Thanks to all the guys that he1p out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 6:33:22 am

Its very very simple. Somehow I magically hit some keyboard shortcut that made all my object managers layers jump out of their heirachy and into ... well just layers. Couldnt work out how to get it back to heirachy. Overlooked the simplisity of unticking the layers option in the view menu for a long time.

But for a real question. i'm very new to the 3d world. Learning all the modelling tools slowly:

1. Where is a very good tutorial series that outlines the best way to model: I have a lynda subscription but the tutorials aernt the best for modelling 101.
2. How do you join a point (vertice) to an edge? Is there a tool that does this?


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Brian Jones
Re: Thanks to all the guys that he1p out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:13:07 pm

[Craig Ricker] "some keyboard shortcut that made all my object managers layers jump out of their heirachy and into ... well just layers."

For later readers the Object Managers's View menu contains Flat Tree, and Layers modes to help see and choose items in deep hierarchies.

2. an edge is the line between two points, so go into point mode and use the Weld tool


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Darby Edelen
Re: Thanks to all the guys that he1p out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 3:50:50 pm

[Craig Ricker] "2. How do you join a point (vertice) to an edge? Is there a tool that does this?"

If you have a point already that you'd like to join to the edge then I believe you'll need to create a point where you'd like to join the other vertex to the edge as the only tool I'm aware of that joins points is the Weld tool (shortcut: m-q) that Brian mentioned. That tool requires at least 2 points to weld them together.

There are a few tools for creating points on an edge including the Add Point tool (m-a), the Edge Cut tool (m-f) and the Knife tool (m-k). These all work differently. I prefer to use the Edge Cut tool whenever possible and the Knife tool in most other cases.

For joining edges or faces together there's the Stich and Sew tool (m-p) and the Bridge tool (m-b). These also work slightly differently. The Stitch and Sew tool generally works better on edges while the Bridge tool generally works better on faces. The Stitch and Sew tool normally moves one edge to another and combines them, but it can also be modified using the Shift key (create a new face between the two edges, like the bridge tool) or the Command/Ctrl key (move both edges toward each other and join them at the mid point).

Darby Edelen


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Craig Ricker
Re: Thanks to all the guys that he1p out here!
on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:15:01 pm

This is most helpful and will save me much time in the current project i'm working on, many thanks!


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