LowPoly Bevel keep quad topo HDA
I made this Hda to help speed up my workflow. It performs a bevel and then cleans up the ngons procedurally, it also gives the...
I made this Hda to help speed up my workflow. It performs a bevel and then cleans up the ngons procedurally, it also gives the user additional controls.
Features: This asset works when modelling with quad topology and helps keep topology surrounding bevels quad based.
Divides ngons created by the bevel in a consistent manner that supports better topology and therefore smoother subdivision, easier to manage edge loops and normals.
The profile can be adjusted from concave to convex with a single slider, this is convenient to use and also makes it easier to control procedurally.
There are two disadvantages to this method: The number of divisions is locked to 2, this is a necessity due to the way the ngons are divided. It only works when beveling quad topology.
The node is useful when ngons are undesirable, for example subdivision modelling and procedural modelling where good topology is important for the consistency of further operations.
Version 1.1 is more reliable, I fixed a large number bugs and introduced some safeguards. It requires Houdini 18.5 I changed the node name to make a bit more sense. https://vimeo.com/380462231