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Getting Started in 3D with 3ds Max by Ted Boardman

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By working in subobject editing in the Modify panel you can access the smaller subobject components that make up 3D objects. In this chapter, you will learn about a specific surface type called a Mesh surface. A mesh surface in 3ds Max is made up of triangular faces and is the original 3D surface type in 3ds Max.

When you create a 3D primitive object in 3ds Max, you have access to its parameters in the Modify panel, where you can change parameters such as height and width, for example. For more detailed editing, you need to access the subobject components, which can then be transformed or can have modifiers applied to the subobject selection set. ...

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