Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Convert to Editable Poly vs. Edit Poly Modifier, part of Getting Started with 3ds Max.
As with many things in 3DS Max and computer graphics in general, there's …always more than one way to perform a task. …In this lesson, we'll take a look at the difference between two ways of accessing …an object's sub-object components; to be able to edit and manipulate its shape. …And why you would use one over the other. Convert to Poly and the Edit Poly …Modifier are two of those methods to access a 3D object's components. …Their functionality, is almost the same. They share many of the same tools within …the graphite modeling tool ribbon. There's just a few differences.…
The ability to convert those to those different modes are also available here …in the Graphite Modeling tool. Convert to Poly is performed by going …into the Poly on Modeling tab and clicking on the Convert to Poly button. …Once you click the button, all the tools that are available at that component …level will show. Or at object level, we also have vertex, …edge, border, polygon and element mode. When you use the convert to poly method …
- The interface and navigation
- Creating and manipulating objects
- Working with modifiers
- Vertex, edge, and border modeling
- Working in Element mode
- Editable polys and NURMS
- Creating 3D shapes from 2D shapes
- Vertex sub-object editing for splines
- Lathing and lofting splines
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Exploring 3ds Max
2. The Interface and Navigation
3. Creating and Manipulating Objects
4. Working with Modifiers
Using an FFD modifier8m 47s
5. Poly Modeling
6. Spline Modeling
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