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How do I make thick rectangular clothing edges?
Posted: 22 December 2012 02:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello all, I’m very new to Hexagon - only just starting to make friends with UV mapping…but I have a question…

I’ve seen a tutorial where a thick edge on a neckline, sleeve edge, skirt edge, etc was made by copying and pasting the looped line and then Thickened. This looks okay, albeit tubular, but it does weird things when UV mapping.

Is there a way to make more…rectangular edges? And thick? That UV map nicely?

Or am I best to just apply a general thickness to clothing and fake it when making textures?

Thank you!

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Posted: 22 December 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi:)

First off - don’t add thickness to clothing - it does very ugly things when animated:)

How you add the edge will depend on what result you want - piping or to fake thickness.

If its piping you want, extract the line, add thickness with 4 sides.  If you want to fake thickness, extract the edge, make a tiny square and do a line sweep.

After this, the process is the same.  Be sure to delete the row of faces on the back of the new shape which would be closest to the main body of the material - this is very important.  If you don’t do that, you’ll end up with the dreaded non-manifold edges!

Move the new shape ever so slightly away from the main body of the material, so that the two shapes are pretty much touching.  Weld, then average weld.

How you go about the UV mapping will depend on the general shape of the product, your personal preferences in UV mapping, how you want it laid out and how you are going to apply the textures.

In general, in Hex, you will end up with the back edges of the seam, piping or whatever it is tucked in behind the front edges, giving an overlap.  After verifying the UV mapping, you can select one edge loop at a time starting from the one tucked furthest behind the others and move it outwards, then the next and so on until there is no overlap.  Make sure that all the Edges are on the grid - anything off the grid won’t get any texture.

For more specific advice, please attach a screencap of the mesh in wireframe mode - a lot easier to help if we can see what you see:)

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Posted: 22 December 2012 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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you made friends with UV mapping? It still growls and snarls at me

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Posted: 23 December 2012 01:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you very much Roygee! I shall try what you suggest and see how I go..

LycanthropeX: It took a while…I keep learning things with my errors though…

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Posted: 23 December 2012 02:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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i should be learning a lot, i make lots of errors

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