Dan Wandin (dethharmoniker)

1 answer · asked · Lesson: Mailbox Modeling I · Course: Creating a Wall of Mailboxes

Inset tool vs "Helper" edge loops.


Hi Kent!

Loving the tutorial. What's the difference, in your opinion, of using inset tool and using your "helper" edge loops? They both appear to work, I was just wondering if there is any major difference I'm not seeing.

Cheers,

- Dan.

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    Hi dethharmoniker, I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying the tutorial! "Helper edges" (or as I call them "holding edges") aren't really the same thing as the inset tool. That's kind of like comparing a sharp wood edge to the chisel that helped create the sharp edge.

    The inset tool can be used to generate helper edges, particularly for round shapes.