Jump to content
3DCoat Forums

[Solved] Retopo Mesh is not smooth but facets only


C3D_
 Share

Go to solution Solved by Yousung,

Recommended Posts

  • Member

Hello forum,

 

I made a retopo mesh in 3DCoat (Insta Mesh). The problem is that all faces are shaded flat.  Facetes.

So when i send it over to the paint room (Bake w/ Normal Map (per pixel)) the generated Normalmap also has these facets baked in.

If this would not be the case i actually would not care since the model is shaded fine in my 3D Software.

How can i switch to smooth shading??

I do not wanna subdivide any further. I tryd it but the facets stay (Just smaller polygons).

 

Thank you!

Facets_Tree.png

Tree_Trunk_Normals_Snippet.png

Edited by C3D_
Solved
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Member

Hello,

 

@Carlosan thanks for reply.

I updated 3DCoat to 2021.53 but the problem persists although i found out what it is.

Almost all edges are marked as "Sharp Edges"... colored turquoise in the viewport.

I found that with the Retopo->Tweak->Sharp Edges Tool , i can mark the few black edges that are left also "sharp" and they turn turquoise.

Okay, thats all great and nice... but HOW do i turn them back into "SOFT Edges" ??

There is nothing in the docs about it....

Thanks!!

Facets_Tree_sharp.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Advanced Member
  • Solution
Carlosan
This post was recognized by Carlosan!

Yousung was awarded the badge 'Helpful' and 1 points.

12 minutes ago, C3D_ said:

Okay, thats all great and nice... but HOW do i turn them back into "SOFT Edges" ??

 

 

Select an edge with the Set.Sharp tool in Selected and use Clear Sharp.

bandicam 2021-09-23 15-56-22-597.jpg

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Member

@Yousung Hello and thanks.

Okay... Just found it also out myself the hard way.

I get the idea of case sensitive menus... but if you dont know the tools and philosophy of the software

then you are lost.

 

A non global approach:

 

1. Add Geometry -> Select

Step1.png

 

2. Operate over Edges MUST be selected (Case sensitive menu!!)

Step2.png

 

3. Select all Edges on the mesh you wanna set to smooth

4. Selected -> Clear Sharp

Step3.png

 

Edited by C3D_
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • C3D_ changed the title to [Solved] Retopo Mesh is not smooth but facets only

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...