This forum post was brought to my attention by a tweet from @sketchbookinc, it is a really handy illustration of polygons, stepping and moving poles. For those of you that are fairly proficient at modelling, then this is a handy reminder. Those of you new to modelling, there are some really good techniques demonstrated here that might stop you pulling your hair out.
Here’s one of the images, but visit the forum to see both. It is definitely worth it and they’re not my images to share, so it is only fair that I send you to the original post to see for yourself.
It seems the generous guy behind this is Pedro Amaro Santos, so I thank you Pedro for sharing this valuable information.
If you check the forum post, you’ll see it also contains a link to an interactive guide to creating elbows that Pedro has created. This is a great way to look at the different types of rounding you can achieve through SDS modelling and I’d definitely recommend having a look here too.
This is what makes the web such a fantastic place, people are so willing to share the knowledge. Awesome stuff, thanks Pedro!
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