This is one thing that sometimes stumps me, but what is the best way of closing the gap here and keeping everything in Quads?

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In edit mode using edges Alt+Right Click the loop to select it. enter image description here

Then press space and enter "grid" click on the "grid fill" enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Cool. I didn't know that feature existed. That's solved it. :D $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 11:30
  • $\begingroup$ @DustyShinigami You'll find that Grid Fill doesn't like an odd number of edges, and doesn't tell you that's why it's not working.. just one to look out for... $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 9:21

Closing off a Triangle Fan Cylinder with Quads by deleting every other Row of Vertices Another gold standard that works with even numbers of vertices is to

  • Select the Edge Loop
  • Extrude Edge Loop, stop Transform with Right Click
  • Merge the extruded Vertices at Center
  • Select every other Edge
  • Dissolve Edges
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    $\begingroup$ your last frame only lasts 200ms so we can not see the result before the GIF anim starts again. $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Commented Nov 28, 2018 at 14:45
  • $\begingroup$ I am amazed how you knew it only lasted 200ms, but I will fix it of course. :D $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 7:57
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    $\begingroup$ 5 seconds of all quad topology! $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ As an aside, how do you make little gifs like that? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ You need some kind of screen-capture software. I use Techsmith SnagIt - think of it as Camtasia's uncomplicated little brother - to record what you are doing. Then you cut out the fluff and export the video as a GIF sequence. That usually takes some fiddling with compression due to the size constraints. $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Commented Nov 30, 2018 at 7:22

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