Re: Tools like MAYAs Partial / Full Crease in MAX?
on 12-19-2005 08:49 AM
Edge-weighting in Max is not great. Two built-in routes:
1. Use "Smoothing Groups," but you only get hard edges.
2. Use MeshSmooth's "Crease" tool, but this isn't editable if you collapse the stack.
Best way is to chamfer the edge you want to be a crease, directly on the subdivision cage (the lower-res mesh), and let the subdivision create the crease. The width of the chamfer then controls the strength of the crease, so you get a lot of control.
However I'm not a dedicated modeler, so maybe someone else could chime in...