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Looks like I'll make my debut post here with this question. http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard301/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Are there any guidelines considering object/face smoothing that would help keeping polygon count in 3dstudio MAX files at reasonable levels when exported to O2?
Basically does Oxygen support smoothing groups?
I did search and couldn't find info about this.
Any info appriciated.
when you load a 3ds file into oxygen you can optimize it
i had a AH1W from eviscerator that was around 6500 oxygen optimized it to 4500
Sep 20 2002, 13:29
Isnt that smoothing stuff just tricking with the normals to get smooth surfaces? They work fine in O2, though you have to set the smooth/sharp edge from O2, it all defaults to smooth already though.
Thanks for all answers. Optimizing was also a good info even though I prefer to do optimizing manually in 3dstudio. So if I want to I can use smoothing on surfaces.
I'm working on this Type-95 Kyo-Go right now and it really need smoothing on some parts, as you can see on this picture.
Thanks for all the answers again.
Sep 23 2002, 11:04
Oooh, now I get it. The optimizing acts like smoothing in o2 light. oookey.. I just couldn't limit the effect to certain surfaces only, optimizing caused the model look like something out of looney toons (at least without textures). http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard301/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Even though I've used 3dstudio for 5 years , O2 differs from that so much that it takes time.
3ds format holds the smoothing information and it would have been nice to directly exploit this possibility in O2light.
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