Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Subdivision surfaces: Creating NURMS, part of Learning 3ds Max.
Even though you may be modeling polygons that look angular and faceted 3DS max is …great for modeling organic models, such as characters by using geometry …techniques that help your models become smooth. …In this lesson, we'll take a look at how smoothing techniques work in 3DS Max when …we explore subdivision surfaces and NURMS. …NURMS as it's called in 3DS Max means, Non Uniform Rational Mesh Smooth or …subdivision surfaces. It allows you to take a low density model …and smooth the surface into a high polygon model.…
It isn't a lighting trick, like smoothing, but it actually changes the …geometry of the model by increasing the polygon count of the model. …Every level of subdivision increases the number of polygons by a factor of four. …To get started, I'm going to take this box and convert it into an edible poly. …Up in the graphite modeling tool I'm going to click on Poly Modeling > Convert …to Polygon. We access the NURMS function in the edit tab.…
If I click NURMS now it collapses the box into a spherical shape. …
- 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
3ds Max 2013 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross7h 9m Beginner
MassFX and 3ds Max: Creating Simulations (2013)with Brian Bradley3h 52m Intermediate
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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