Issues with Edge Split and Subsurf together in making sharp edges

I’m trying to make some text and use the subsurf modifier to smooth it out while retaining the sharp ridge and edges. The trouble comes with the end caps, which become detached but the edge split. Now, I know that this is exactly what the edge split should be doing, I’m just wondering how I should go about trying to achieve this, ideally without adding in extra edge loops at this stage.


What does it matter to you that they become detached? What is it that detaching does that you dislike?

Edit: oh duh, the subdiv looks bad with the split verts. Sorry, wasn’t immediately obvious to me.

Drop the edge split and edge crease the text instead. Select edge, shift-e, drag mouse or enter a number between -1 and 1.

Ah yes! Brilliant thank you very much!