I seem to have come across a slight problem with part 5 of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS car modeling tutorial by Jonathan Williamson and have a couple of questions I hope someone can help with.
Here`s the video of part 5.http://vimeo.com/9166435
And here`s my mesh (solid selected) before I start part 5:
At 55 seconds in, after the Shift-D to duplicate the loops, P is pressed to Separate at Selected. Then Tab is pressed to leave Edit Mode and go into Object Mode where the “loops” are selected and then Tab again to return to Edit Mode.
As you can see in the video, Jonathan`s mesh is still intact and shows when Z (solid) is pressed. Mine looks like this:
Nothing like it was before I started and when I press Z to return to solid my mesh doesn`t show at all:
My mesh seems to have become “broken” and has bits missing after I do the P to separate thing and I can`t seem to get it back or fix it…
Anyway, the first time I tried it I just carried on to see how it went (not good) but doing that brought up another question for me.
At 1:48 into the video, the back window is extruded down and snapped to each vertex in line by setting to “Vertex” and “Closest” and then extruding whilst holding down Ctrl…
I just cannot get this work. When doing as described above and having set to vertex and closest, when I extrude whilst holding down Ctrl, it extrudes ok but does not snap to any vertex at all apart from the very last one down…
I`ve checked out the online manual - http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Tutorials/Modeling/Meshes/Snap_to_Mesh and tried various combinations of keys when extruding but nothing seems to work.
m probably just making basic, noob mistakes and not doing something correctly but if someone could take a look at the first couple of minutes of the video and maybe say where Im going wrong or offer some things to try out I
d very much appreciate it as Im just plain old stuck at this bit…
t understand whats happening to my mesh after I hit P to separate… things seem to be going wrong from there. I also don
t know why the extruding and snapping wont work for me…
Sorry for the biggie. Hope someone can help point me in the right direction.