Can I put a 35,143 polygon character in gmod?

I can’t reduce the poly count without ruining the quality. Is it possible?

Yeah, it’s possible.

possible,but it can be lag like hell

Do you have any pic?

Can you? Yes. Should you? No.

Unless the model is several times larger than a human, there’s no need to go past 12,000 tris. Valve themselves rarely go past 6,000, and their models still look great.

I read that alyx is 8,323 tri’s (quick google), so this will be like showing 4 alyx models on the screen at once. Right? (I’m not expert here, but it seems logical that that would be the same thing)

It isn’t THAT bad, is it?

Unless you want a nice hi-poly model that doesn’t look like crap close up.

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I would rather not post it here.

Thats what normalmaps are for.

Normal maps aren’t going to take an octagon and turn it into a smooth cylinder.

No, but smooth groups will…

I was about to correct you, but I see what you did there. Clever.