The Build modifier in Blender is another of those, “well this is good, but whatever can I do with it?” modifiers. It’s just not great on it’s own. Add in an edge split, displace and some other guff then woohoo, you’ve got MGFX heaven.
But once you understand how it works, you can see the possibilities of what you can achieve with it without needing another modifier at all.
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