Understanding subdivision surfaces


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Understanding subdivision surfaces

In this chapter, we're looking at subdivision surface modeling. Subdivision surfaces are very powerful technique for achieving organically curved shapes with the traditional Polygon modeling tools. So all the polygon modeling tools that you've become accustomed to from Editable Poly can now be leveraged to create these more sophisticated curved models. So this is an example of a modern bar stool in which the seat of this stool has been constructed with subdivision surfaces.

And what you'll see in the Modifier panel is the structure of the subd surface. It starts out with an Editable Poly. I've got Show end result turned off, so we can see the structure of this. We're getting little bit closer, and press the J Key to hide those selection brackets. Press the F4 key so we can see those edges. So this is the Polygon Mesh that is then subdivided to create the nice smooth curved surface that we saw. It's also using a Symmetry Modifier here.

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Understanding subdivision surfaces
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Understanding subdivision surfaces provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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