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Trying to create an all quad mesh and I keep getting these spirals in my topology. Any good tips on getting rid of spirals like this?enter image description here

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  1. Go into edge mode ⎈ Ctrl↹ Tab and ⎇ AltRMB RMB select the spiraling edge loop. Follow it untill you hit a pole vertex with an uneven edge count.
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  2. Starting from the pole vertex, ⇧ ShiftRMB RMB select the chain of vertices which is perpendicular to the spiraling loop. V Rip them, then make new faces F joining the correct vertices on both sides.
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