Sharp subsurf

I wanna use subsurf but still have sharp edges. Is that possible? If it is possible how do you do that?

Hi Robin,

i guess you have a lot of geometry at the sharp edges or you
did not set smooth, i.e. select all vertices in edit mode and
then you hit SetSmooth in the F9 menu.

maybe a screen shot of the area in question would help.

Best regards,


You can either add geometry, (i.e. with loop kuts or knife cuts), or, seelct the loop you want to be sharper and use SHIFT+E to sharpen up the edge.


Or you could subdivide :stuck_out_tongue: but not recommended ^.^!


Use the edge crease tool. press N and adjust the Crease slider to control its sharpness.

When I try to use the shift+E nothing really happens, or at least I can’t see any difference between before and after shift+E. And how do you select loops, I have heard that you could just select the edge.

Alt+RMB on an edge will select an edge loop

Use edge or face select mode (toolbar buttons are to the right and look like “/” and “/”. “:.” returns to vertex selection. There was a keyboard shortcut too but I can’t remember it…)


What is edge crease tool?

That Shift-E-and-move-a-mouse thing we were talking about all the time :slight_smile: Also, about select modes - sorry for misinformation, as long as you select vertices correctly, it works in verts selection too. :slight_smile:

I’ve thought that, but I weren’t really sure.