The Chamfer Tool

The Chamfer Tool in LightWave 3D is used to soften edges and corners of 3D models by creating a beveled effect. This tool modifies the geometry by adding extra faces along the edges or vertices selected, allowing for smoother transitions between surfaces. Chamfering is essential for adding realism to models, as it helps simulate how real-world edges are rarely perfectly sharp. By adjusting the chamfer's size and shape, artists can control the extent of the beveling effect, making it a versatile tool for enhancing the aesthetic and physical realism of digital objects, from mechanical parts to organic shapes.