Here's a couple of questions about the edges 101 tut posted by Elwell. I posted this over there but as he posted that stuff a year or so ago I'm posting it here too. Idiot Apathy, if I'm in the wrong place please tell me.
I don't really understand some of the latter edge rules. I.e;
Harder on hard forms, softer on soft forms
Can anyone give an example of this? I'm confused. Lead would be a hard form with a softness to it's edges, but jelly (or jello) would be soft with a hard edge. Or am I getting this confused with spectoral highlights and does form here refer only to the shape?
Harder on flat forms, softer on rounded forms
Like a cardboard box compared with a ball? A d20 compared with a marble?
Harder on thin forms, softer on thick forms
Like a thin straw compared with a thick pipe or barrel?
Also, (and this is going to sound stupid but...) what is the definition of an edge? Would it be safe to describe an edge as,
'A transition caused by either light hitting adjacent surfaces of a single object or adjacent overlapping objects/surfaces'?
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