How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya
smooth mode (
3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing.
What should I do in order to get a smooth render?
I've tried to look for tools for smoothing, but was unable to find anything. In
3ds max I could achieve it by applying the modifier
I'm going to assume you're using V-Ray. It's the most popular renderer that doesn't by default inherit from the smooth mesh settings.
So, you've made a cube, and pressed 3 to smooth it:
When you render, it isn't smooothed:
You have two options.
- Enable subdivision on the shape (attribute editor for the shape node):
- Globally tell V-Ray to render based on the viewport subdivision (render settings):
Either option will smooth your render: