Modeling Tips

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Cutting a Hole in a Curved Surface

See this video tutorial by Jonathan Williamson on Blendercookie

Topology: In order to cut a clean hole into a curved surface, the mesh topology needs to be clean too

Create a Sphere from Default Cube ( better topology for further editing)

Example sphere: Do not use the UV-Sphere or Icospheres, but

  • add a Subsurf ( Subdivision Modifier) level 3 to the default cube
  • hit ALT + SHIFT + S, in the left lower corner command line, you see "To Sphere…"
  • Enter 1 and hit "Enter" to get a 100% sphere

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