How to increase poly-count in 3DS MAX 2012-2016

Author: Robton | Posted: 12th September 2015 | Posted in: Skyrim, Tutorials

I want to start by saying, there might be a better/easier way to do this. But I don’t know it, this is how I do it.

This tutorial is somewhat based on that you know your way around 3ds Max a little bit. 

First start by selecting the model you want to edit.

Then convert it to an editable mesh.

Add a smooth modifier (and select the “2” for best results)

then add a “Edit Poly” modifier.

Mark the areas toy want increased polycount on with the vertex selection tool.

Then click the MSmooth button.

Then convert it to an editable mesh again.

Then add a Smooth modifier.

Then we’re done for the most part. Now we’re just gonna fix the most common error while doing this.

Fixing holes…

Use the vertex selection tool and select the verticies surrounding the hole, like in the pic and press the “Selected” button under “Weld” with the 1.0 setting.

Repeat this on all the holes and archive SMOOTHNESS!

Then you can go on and continue as usual with weighting and such.

Hope this helps.

If there is any errors, feel free to contact me.

One Comments on:

  • Dee says:

    Thank you for this tutorial. I was wandering if you have found a good tutorial for a beginner like me who actually has a free subscription for 3d max 2016 for 3 years. I want to create a body that is based on my figure.


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