1 answer · asked · Lesson: Revolver Pt. 1 - Block Out · Course: Blender Mesh Modeling Bootcamp

How often can we get away with clipping objects into one another?

I've already finished this tutorial, but I wanted to ask a question and it felt like this was the best video I could relate it to.

How often can we get away with clipping separate objects into one another? Before i took this online class i thought that clipping objects into one another was a cheap tactic to get detail.

Is this practice okay when creating models for animations and/or game development?

  • crew

    If a cheap tactic works well and doesn't sacrifice quality, use it! In this case, it's totally acceptable as long as you use normal maps or a bevel to hide the harsh transition between the two surfaces, and as long as that part of the object isn't going to deform in a weird way when animated (for characters and soft, bendable surfaces).