Hi all, as you know, cutting a hole on a curved surface is always a puzzling issue. The key to the solution is to add edge loops around the hole without distorting the remaining curved surface, but it isn’t just as simple as it sounds.
I have a tube (with subdivision enabled) and want to cut a recess on it.
The image should tell my purpose clearly.
That’s it but…it isn’t that easy, it’s the subdivision that makes the curved surface hard to control.
Now I want to add some edge loops around to make it more handsome.
I had tried a few solutions but none of them could bring the desired result.
First, adding edge loops to any edge around the recess
Result: some hard edges occurs on the curved surface
Another solution, adding edge loops ONLY around the recess.
Result: there are still some unwanted raised points on the curved surface :spin:
The other solution I can think of is applying the subdivision before cutting the hole, but that will increase the vertices unnecessarily. Hope someone can help me with a cleverer method.
Thanks in advance.