Tim Brennan (beetle)

1 answer · asked · Lesson: Shared Mesh Data · Course: Mesh Modeling Fundamentals

Can you define what you mean by "destructive workflow" and why it should be avoided? Thanks

Can you define what you mean by "destructive workflow" and why it should be avoided? Thanks
  • crew
    A "destructive workflow" means that the changes you make are permanent, in the sense that you can't modify them later without just undoing everything. A non-destructive workflow is very powerful because it enables you make changes at any point. For example, using the Subdivide operator in Edit Mode with the smoothing option to round out a mesh is a very destructive operation. It's committing the changes permanently to the mesh. On the other hand, using a Subdivision Surface modifier is non-destructive because you can change the number of subdivisions at anytime without ever committing the changes. Make sense?