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  06 June 2004
Mesh smoothing help needed

Hi guys, I am new here at CGtalk, and a noob at 3DSMax modeling, so...
While modeling with editable poly today, I ran into a prob with smoothing the whole result, but I guess pics will explain more ...

I have this..

which is OK as far as the modeling is concerned.
But with mesh smooth at 0 iterations, I get this...



So, I want to smooth everything except the sharp edged bevel...

I tried selecting the polygons I want smooth and applied the modifier to them, but still no go..
I also figured out smoothing groups, which gave me some better results...but am sure there's a more pro way to do it.

Please, any help appreciated for a modelling noob
Thanks
 
  06 June 2004
Hi divarch,

Just apply a smooth modifier to the stack and check auto smooth.


Hope this helps
-Mray-
 
  06 June 2004
Smile

Yep, that worked..and thanks for your help..
Here's the result..



 
  06 June 2004
No problem!
Glad i could help.

-Mray-
 
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