Edit surface after "soften edges" applied


#1

How can you edit a surface after you have applied “soften edges” or sandboxed the grid. Mouse click 1 selects surface, 2 highlights surface and 3 shows hidden lines edges and contours.Is it possible at this point to change the details? This is assuming you are well passed the edit undo stage.


#2

If you show hidden geometry (View menu) you can edit softened/smoothed edges and their adjacent faces just like regular ones. When you triple-click you have selected everything and can only manipulate it as a whole.


#3

You shouldn’t consider softening/smoothing a one-way street. You may find it convenient as you work on a model to soften and unsoften the edges more than once: it’s easy enough to do. I am lucky enough to work with two monitors, and the Soften/Smooth dialog is one of the indispensible controls I leave open all the time, making it particularly easy to fiddle with the effect, and, of course, there’s alway Ctrl-Eraser for little tweaks.

-Gully


#4

That’s great. My thanks to you sir. Many hours saved.