SubD Objects

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SubD Objects

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I'm adding a new primitive, the SubD object. You can draw a low poly mesh (or retopo a hires sculpt) and then see the results on the subdivided model as you edit.

Here is an example:

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awesome :o
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Very interesting work going on here
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The low poly mesh only has 340 verts so it is easy to edit into new shapes while keeping the surface smooth and well formed - it's a different feel compared to using sculpting brushes on a hi-poly mesh.

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Another practice head using SubDs. This one has a high contrast lightmap to reveal the shape of the surface more clearly.

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There is a rough video of hires sculpting and SuB modelling in the Curvy 5 Beta here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSlFLvsQHVo
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Thats really interesting Simon. I could use that.
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Here is a very quick hand model made from a thin SubD shape with added thickness. Avoids needing to do tricky joins on each finger and gives a smooth well formed result ready for further SubD work, or hires sculpting.
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Added a new wireframe mode that shows how the surface is subdivided. Makes it easier to understand the mesh topology.

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Cool work Simon ,looking good
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Nice feature Simon. There is new icon for this feature ?
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There is a new panel of tools for SubD modelling in Curvy 3D 5.0.09. To get started you should create a Sphere and scale the resolution down to 48 tris.
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Then use the Mesh Grab tool to move a point on the sphere - this turns the object into a SubD object. You also need to turn on Subdivision in the Obj Props panel.
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Coming next in Curvy 3D 5.0.10 there are a couple of new primitives for Plane and SubD Cube that offer good starting points for making SubD models. Also the new curved wireframe mode will have a button in the toolbar.
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Same topology, this time with an anime style head. SubDs for the hair shapes too.

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Another head with the same topology as before, it is very quick to reproportion a SubD mesh to fit a new design.

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