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asked August 27, 2019 11:06am
· Lesson: Revolver Pt. 2 - The Front 1 · Course: Blender Mesh Modeling Bootcamp
All of the detail on the barrel of the gun needs so many supporting edge loops. Would it not be better to use edge creasing for this or would that not work?
Good question! Edge creasing only works well if you need perfectly sharp edges - it doesn't work well for nice smoothed edges. It also doesn't work any time there's a pole near the edge, so in general I don't recommend that anyone use creases unless they have a really good reason to.
I'd add that creasing edges can be useful early on your project to actually avoid adding support edges too early and get a mess later if you need to make some changes: getting from C to D requires only to lower one vertex, whereas switching from A to B will need more adjustment.
Very true! Great point tbrbn