Set Smooth button question

hi i have a question in reguards to the set smooth button. i am trying to set smooth to only the sides of a cylinder so they look smooth around the cylinder, but when i do this, it smooths the edges of the selected faces that join the top and the bottom of the cylinder as well, which gives an ugly effect (the vertices on the top and bottom of cylinder are not selected). is there a way to set smooth around the sides and set solid at the top and bottom. if this description is too hard to understand i will add pics. thanks in advance.

Add an EdgeSplit modifier to your mesh. That stops smoothing being applied across ‘sharp’ edges. You can let it work automatically based on angles, or mark individual edges as sharp by hand.

Best wishes,
Matthew

cool thats what i wanted to do thanks for that :slight_smile: