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Old 02-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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hi!

i´m a total maya noob (i´m changed from c4d to maya) and i got a question:

when i model a lowpoly face, i can smooth it in the object manager and it looks fine in the viewport.

but when i render it in mental ray, i got as a result the unsmoothed version from the hard lowpoly face in the renderview.

i tried different things, but i can´t get an smooth rendering.

what´s my mistake?

thanks for your answer
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snowy greetz from germany

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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hi loopon and welcome to maya. you are probably using the mesh smooth preview(keyboard shortcut 3) you have to go to mesh>smooth
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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hi murambi,

thanks for your answer!

i thought, i tried it...
but i will check it out!

greetz
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if you're using the smooth preview then you have to use mental ray because it's render-time subdivision

if you do mesh > smooth then that's a permanent smooth (even more permanent if you delete history after doing it)
but you can use software rendering for that.
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thanks to everybody!!

now i see my mistake and rendering works fine!

let me say, that i like this forum indeed!

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