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where did subdiv param's go?

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:31 pm
by BlindSight
Hey, im sure this is a stuipid question but while watching the tutorial for subdiv modeling i decided to try it out and practice the hotkeys, but when i went into the f9 menu and looked upnder the mesh options the subdiv buttons nolonger exist, whered they go?

thanks!

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:16 pm
by pinhead_66
F9, look under the modifier tab (subdiv became a modifier at a certain time). You'll find a button with "add modifier", select and choose from the list.

happy to see you're giving blender a try. I should warn you that it can be addictive ;)

greets

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:28 am
by m.ardito
BlindSight being a really appropriate nickname, it seems... :wink:

...blender is changing much and fast!

asking for "where's the subsurf button gone?" is in fact equivalent to saying "i'm a blender newbie reading old tutorials", see here:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Talk:Blend ... o/Archive1

many good tutorials you can find around could refer to a really old blender version. the most up-to date doc, beside the devs docs, is the wiki manual.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual

which it is also regularly converted to pdf for easy offline reading and printing, thanks to nice volunteers :D

you can find it here
http://www.letworyinteractive.com/b/200 ... nder-248a/

well, jesterKing (which kindly gives free space and band to host those files btw) stated "for 2.48a" just because in those days thar release came out, but you know documentation comes always after features... in that pdf there was not much about 2.48a yet...

you can learn here, though, about new features that are not yet in the manual, and to learn how and when blender evolved and changed...
http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/

where you can find that the subsurf button has gone in 2.40 in favour of a modifier... it's like 9 releases ago... :)

Ciao!
Marco

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:48 pm
by BlindSight
lol well its not mystery that im new to blender, and i am infact legally half blind, hence the name lol

anyways, thanks for that infor it will definetly come in handy, I wish there was some updated video tutorials for blender (i perfer them over written) but i guss ill have to mutter my way through.

Hopefully someone takes on my automated lipsync request, wish i knew python cuz I would just do it myself, but i think im gonna take the time and learn blender and start production of my movie with it, it seems to be my best option.

Thanks again!

Edit: Hmm, ive looked through that wikibook and i cant say i find it peticularily useful, most of the noob to pro stuff isnt very good, some of it isnt even there, theres no images with the tutorials (im a visual learner), this is the biggest thing holding me back from really getting into blender, every time i try to move forward i hit brick wall because theres just no new tutorials

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:18 am
by jamin3d
BlindSight wrote:Edit: Hmm, ive looked through that wikibook and i cant say i find it peticularily useful, most of the noob to pro stuff isnt very good, some of it isnt even there, theres no images with the tutorials (im a visual learner), this is the biggest thing holding me back from really getting into blender, every time i try to move forward i hit brick wall because theres just no new tutorials
Check out the video tutorials from BlenderUnderground. Nice, high-res, long tutorials which will give anyone a great foundation to start Blending: http://blenderunderground.com/video-tutorials/ (some minor mistakes; check the 'Tutorial Feedback' section of their forums if any Q's)

They also have some other non-video tutorials, with pictures: http://blenderunderground.com/category/tutorials/

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:06 pm
by BlindSight
Again thanks for the tip, ive cheked out their video tutorials and their actually quite decent, now i wish they had advanced vid tutorials as well.

slowly but surely i guess