When marking a material, write a reference line on the material.
The reference line already exists and the location of the line depends on where you want to set the material.

No matter how bent the material is, there is already a reference line there.
Make a reference line wherever you like.



Eventually the reference already exists.
You can use any part you like.
Reference is not about making, but about exposing what already exists.
This is the basic concept of reference.


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How to think about the reference line video lesson