david073

1 answer · asked @ video mark 1:36 · Lesson: Edge Rings · Course: Mesh Modeling Fundamentals

Still don't understand loop versus ring.

https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/11038/what-is-the-difference-between-an-edge-loop-and-an-edge-ring

explains the difference with an example. However, I still don't understand how sometimes (or always?) rings and loops are at right angles to each other. Also, do loops and rings only refer to edges, or can they refer to sets of vertices and faces also?

  • crew

    Hey ddavid073, I really this is super late, but here goes. 

    In simple terms, a edge loop is a series of connected edges, like this: --------

    Whereas an edge ring is a series of disconnected edges, like this: | | | | |

    You'll sometimes hear people refer to Faceloops but if someone says loop then invariably they're talking about an edge loop.