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volume 1, issue 9

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Thinking Outside the Box:
Exercise

By Paul "Villam" Steed


If you answered, "Why Paul, the curve angle underneath this region and to the right easily dictates optimization by nine faces by taking these two edges…"

"…splitting their difference…"

"…and merging the vertices. Voila."

"Uh, cool!"

By now we're feeling pretty good about the arm so we scan it for more tweakage (we're down to 131 faces in case you haven't been keeping track). Glancing at the lower arm we see via our hyper keen curve angle sense that a couple of faces can be shaved near where the claw is joined.

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Credits: Thinking Outside the Box logo illustrated and is © 1998 Dan Zalkus. Thinking Outside the Box is © 1998 Paul Steed. All other content is © 1998 loonyboi productions. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited, so don't even try it. We've got really big guns, and we're ripped, baby.