Example of ApplyEdgeSoftening on the Octane Plugin for Rhino

This is why ApplyEdgeSoftening is so useful. Actually modeling the filleted edge on the Copper Plated steel would have been tedious and destructive to the usability and future changes of the model. This is a real world value of .03125 inches (1/32nd) for the soften value.

ApplyEdgeSoftening gives that ‘eased’ look that wood or metal actually has before finishing.

Also, I spent too long modelling an actual depression in this Carbon Fiber Table, when eventually, a flat plan with a carefully placed Bump Map looked far better, and has better performance.

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