smoother subsurfs

for some reason my subsurfs look smoother in the 3d windows then in a render
is there anyway to make them smoother other than converting them to meshes? when i do that my comp cant handle it and for some reason it looks like the model is melting

the first number in subsurf is for your display, the second one(on the right) is for render time. the other thing is to make sure you have set smooth on your object.

check the blender manual if your not sure. you can get to it through the help menu in blender.

good luck!

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