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Quads or triangles for models printing? [message #68510] Wed, 22 May 2013 19:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar lukegonet  is currently offline lukegonet
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Im making some stones with symbols on them. The problem is the symbols are detailed and the stones are simple. I want to embed the symbols into the stone and print them in full color sandstone.

Im using Maya 2013
What I was going to do was draw out the shapes with the polygon tool, and mold the stone around it. Some of these symbols are complex.

What I wanted to ask was, in order to submit a model for printing, do the faces on the models all need to be quaded (square with 4 verts each) or can they be triangles? I wasnt sure if it mattered or not, but it will all be a single object in the end.

Luke Gonet
Re: Quads or triangles for models printing? [message #68515 is a reply to message #68510 ] Wed, 22 May 2013 22:05 UTC Go to previous message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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The answer to your question is triangles.
Have a look at the tutorials and FAQ.

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