Posted by Phillip Martin on April 20, 1998 at 08:37:37:
In Reply to: q2m question posted by NovaStrike on April 19, 1998 at 21:44:44:
: Is there a way to detatch verticies or faces in
: quake2 modeller? I want to detatch the arms
: and legs of my model so I can setup the skin easier.
Nope, there is no way to detach faces in the modeller. Its something that really should have been there, but this has been rectified, and will be in the new version.
Now, if the detaching of faces is only for skinning, there is no need to detach faces in the 3D part.
Whenever you get the skin mesh from the 3d editor, it detaches the related faces in the Skin View.
My method: Just select the biggest bit of the model (in face mode), and push ']' to select connected faces. Now get the front and back of this int he skin editor, and scale then and fair bit smaller than your skin size. Then select you arms, and repeat the front/back getting, and then do the same for the legs. Now turn Sync Skin Selection on in the options, and make face mode be in both the 3d and skin view. Now whenever you select a face in the skin editor, it will be selected in the 3deditor, so that will make your selecting a fair bit easier.
After everything is segmented the way you like, and in the Skin Editor, its just a matter of selecting and moving and rotating and scaling and so on and so forth.
I use a slighty faster method now, with all the coolio new options and shit in the new Q2Modeller, which will be out shortly! I hope. :)
The Q2modeller web page will be moving shortly to www.rmdsoftware.com, to coincide with the new version coming out. So stay tuned!
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