Previously I could that in specials menu, but it seems that there is no such option in 2.8 version.

  • $\begingroup$ did you try searching for subdivide smooth in the search menu (F3) or (SPACE) [depends on how you set it up in the preferences] when in edit mode? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 7, 2019 at 6:35

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It appears that they have removed the Subdivide Smooth option in 2.80 (at least in the version I have). However, it's always actually been a bit redundant as the Subdivide tool has a Smoothness slider that, when set to 1, behaves the exact same way as Subdivide smooth did. Plus, Blender will use your most recently used settings when subdividing, so it will the Subdivide tool will act exactly like Subdivide Smooth until you tell it otherwise (or close Blender). The Subdivide tool should still be in the specials menu like before.

  • $\begingroup$ Original objet : i.imgur.com/3dZLt7x.png Subdivide smooth : i.imgur.com/bdmZ0dH.jpg Original objet : subdivision surface modifier i.imgur.com/H7TTDcj.jpg Better roundness in subdivision surface that in subdivide operation i.imgur.com/fUXVJIa.png $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 1, 2019 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ where is the specials menu ? 2.8 is driving me crazy!!!!! $\endgroup$
    – steveh
    Commented Jan 30, 2020 at 4:29
  • $\begingroup$ It's now in the right click context menu. Just right click on the object in edit mode and it should be the first option. $\endgroup$
    – Brenticus
    Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 2:32
  • $\begingroup$ For anyone who may be in the same position as I was (using a Mac Magic Mouse with no right click) you can change the right mouse action to keyboard shortcut 'w' under Preferences - Keymap - Mesh - Call menu $\endgroup$
    – leo
    Commented Feb 23, 2020 at 7:57

Select the object, left click and press subdivide. Then click on subdivide that appeared on the bottom left and turn the smoothness all the way up.

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    $\begingroup$ With the Blender 2.8 default settings it's right click, just in case somebody gets confused. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 10:38

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