Refining the shape with knife cuts


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Refining the shape with knife cuts

Now that we've got our shapes connected together, and we've bridged the gaps, we can start to refine the letterforms with the Knife tool. One of the things we want to take a look at is the edging. We want to create a very clean transition from the face of the letter to the side, and right now it's a very round transition. We want to give that a nice chiseled kind of edge. And eventually we're going to be creating a chiseled bevel around the centers of each of the letterforms, and so we need some strategic knife cuts in order to do both those tasks. So let's start off by refining the edges of the letter; the transition from the face to the sides.

I'm going to go into Point mode, and I need the Knife tool out, so let's right-click, and get the Knife tool. If your Knife tool is not set to Loop mode already go ahead, and change it to Loop mode, and uncheck the options. As I highlight this edge, you're going to see a line draw around your object, and...

Refining the shape with knife cuts
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Refining the shape with knife cuts provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D Essentials 6: HyperNURB Modeling and Sculpting

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3D + Animation
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CINEMA 4D
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