Help Connecting surfaces


#1

Hi,

I wasn’t sure where to post this question: I have a solid group comprised of a complex-curved model with that has edge lines connecting “slices” of the surface together. I’ve uploaded a picture to give a better idea. In essence, I want to eliminate all the lines and just have 5 smooth surfaces: top, bottom, front, and sides (there is no back because the sides come to a point). How can I accomplish this? Thanks!!


#2

Use the eraser whilst holding down shift is the quickest way


#3

You could try selecting all with a bounding box, then right click and use soften/smooth edges.

Shep


#4

That will hide the edges, but it will leave shading of the faces faceted. Smoothing the edges will make the shading of the faces blend with the adjacent faces - which you can do using Eraser and holding down Ctrl. To smooth the whole mesh, select it and Right Click > Soften/Smooth Edges.


#5

thanks Thomas’ will do that


#6

Click … Window > Soften Edges
Often there are operations made easier by working with a surface vs. individual faces.
To that end, experienced modelers tend to keep the Soften Edges dialog in their stack of open dialogs.