Need suggestion on Knife Tools tutorial
Posted: 15 January 2018 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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So, although I’ve been using C4D for some time, I still have not spent much time on modeling.

The intro of the multi-knife options since r18 have only compounded my confusion. I’ve tried some of these tutorials on Cineversity, but I haven’t found anything that will take into the beginner basics of these new tools. I’ve hardly ever used the Knife tool in the past, so I need something from the ground up.

Any recommendations that will get me to the basics? These new tools are really confusing.

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Posted: 15 January 2018 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi markfug,

I assume you have seen these three, whereby the third one has only a shot “chapter” about it.

https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/insert_symmetrical_loops_in_polygon_models_c4d_loop_cut_tool
https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/n-gons_knife_cutting_tools_and_how_to_avoid_triangulation_issues
https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/siggraph_2016_rewind_-_athanasios_pozantzis_whats_next_in_cinema_4d
… 24:11-25:59: Knife - Line Cut, Plane Cut, Loop Cut


Are those the ones which requires too much pre-knowledge to feel comfortable? Thanks in advance for your input. I hope your shared perspective will help to shape something more to your linking.

My best wishes

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Posted: 15 January 2018 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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That first one you listed is the one I tried first. The operations he was performing were not reproducible for me. The other 2 are very brief. Isn’t there anything more through from an elementary stand point. If I just picked up C4D for the first time today (R19); no experience, where would you send someone to learn the knife tools from the beginning?

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Posted: 16 January 2018 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Thank you very much for your feedback, markfug.

Yes, the “What’s new in …” targets certainly not the beginner as main audience, I agree.

Typically I would assume that the Quick Start Guide was used before, but I checked, no mentioning of the Knife Tool there.

Another source are the Quick Tips to get up to speed, but my impression is, that a certain knowledge is presumed there as well.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD428BE966FF3B1E9&feature=plpp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8ADXR1n0E&index=36&list=PLD428BE966FF3B1E9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_mQH7zctaA&index=41&list=PLD428BE966FF3B1E9

More practically is the one from Patrick:
https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/boston_terrier_illustration_modeling_the_body_using_knife_tool_in_loop_mode

The tutorial content that is missing is a series which discusses the area of use, then each single function/option or parameter and last but not least variations and alternatives. I guess that would be the description of the material that you are looking for.

Of course, if there is a problem you like to solve right now, the Q&A forum is always open.

Thanks again and,

all the best

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