Quads or triangles for models printing?

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by lukegonet, May 22, 2013.

  1. lukegonet
    lukegonet Member
    Hi

    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.
     
  2. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member