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Problems with Polyfill/Polybridge

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So I am attempting to make a properly subdivide-able inset for this irregular curved geometry. I used UV's in order to place the shape of the inset on the base geometry. The problem I am facing is that I am unable to easily connect the inset with the border of the base geometry. Poly bridge and Poly fill have both failed me (or maybe I am not using them right) so if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix the problem that would be great.

P.S. I was wanting to preserve the original shape but even if I were to get the polyfill/polybridge to work properly I doubt it would still have the same shape as the original. I was going to try to use UV's again to refit the geometry but I am not entirely sure if it would work, so if anyone has advice on returning it to its initial geometry that would be great.

Front.JPG

Top.JPG

Front Polyfill.JPG

Top Polyfill.JPG

inset.hiplc

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in general, I do my best to avoid using bridge for its flakiness...but here's my attempt...

(in your 2nd extrude, i think output back should be off)

Inset.jpg

inset_mod.hipnc

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55 minutes ago, Noobini said:

in general, I do my best to avoid using bridge for its flakiness.

I would like to avoid them as well but I am also adverse to doing things manually. Do you have any tips or tricks for modeling without them?

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I try to use polyextrude instead...hard to say in general what the alternate to bridge would be...but I would probably rethink my design...sounds drastic yes..but here's an example:

I started with bridge....lost some hair...then decided to abandon bridge and started all over again with a different design (ver 1.04 on)....just works...

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