Hey I am new user to blender and I used to work with Maya. I have this problem while I am modeling the house I usually get those hard edges and it is so easy to smooth them out in Maya, but I wonder how do I smooth those ankles? It is so useless to push the simple button smooth it looked like crap. I want to make them smooth so I dont have to render out with awful polygon edges that sticks out clearly.
An alternative to Shade Smooth and Shade Flat (available in the Tools menu) is the brilliant EdgeSplit Modifier. Do a search on that.
The operation you are looking for is “Subdivide smooth.” Just select those edges that need smoothing, hit W, than pick Subdivide smooth. It is going to add some polys though.