View Full Version : what is a subd's

02-03-2004, 06:43 PM
what is a subd's
i here people talking about subd's especially from maya whut are those?
i asked a guy about making hair with poly's he said he used sub'ds which im taking it as subdivisons but isn't it all polygons??
sorry if i sound stupid

02-03-2004, 07:09 PM
Check out section 29.1 in the manual.

02-04-2004, 11:48 PM
ment true subd's but don't worry i found out

02-05-2004, 07:03 AM
Umm... LightWave's sub-d's are true sub-d's - in fact LightWave was one of the first 3D packages to feature this technology (they were called "Metanurbs" originally). All sub-d software converts to polys at render time - for true mathematical surfaces you use NURBS which LightWave doesn't feature (although they're not as widely used now as they once were...)

02-05-2004, 09:45 AM
cool thanx