How to convert low poly models to high poly?

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Old 12 December 2012   #1
Unhappy How to convert low poly models to high poly?

Hello Cg artists ,
I recently ripped a model from a wii game using 3d ripper dx from dolphin emulator,
here's how it looked:



as you can see its of a very low quality :



Am using 3ds max,can someone tell me how to make it a high quality model or provide any tutorials?
 
Old 01 January 2013   #2
If by high quality you mean getting rid of the faceted look, then you need to assign smoothing groups, just throw on a smooth modifier on top and set the groups to 1, you can then set different groups to certain areas to improve the shading.

If you want a cinematic quality model then you'll need to read tutorials and practice for a few years.
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Old 01 January 2013   #3
Originally Posted by Psyk0: If by high quality you mean getting rid of the faceted look, then you need to assign smoothing groups, just throw on a smooth modifier on top and set the groups to 1, you can then set different groups to certain areas to improve the shading.

If you want a cinematic quality model then you'll need to read tutorials and practice for a few years.


Can you provide me with the tutorials or tell me what tutorials I am supposed to search for
 
Old 01 January 2013   #4
For free tutorials, i highly recommend this one:
http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorial...rc/joanmenu.asp

I'm not aware of a more complete one.

If you have money to spend and intermediate skills:
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/st...on#.UOhZIpbVp8s

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/st...on#.UOhZtZbVp8s

Also anatomy related ones are mandatory:
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/6/
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