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I'm working on this project including a cylinder with holes in it. I've made the holes using the boolean modifier by subtracting smaller cylinders from the main cylinder. Here's an image of the entire object in case that helps to answer my question:
The object got lot's of edges that I want to smooth out using the subdivision modifier, but like a lot of you might know, this action will cause an action resulting in this mess:
I'm pretty sure the problem is caused by all the loose vertices around the holes that aren't connected to anything. Please speak your mind and tell me if I'm wrong.
I've tried to connect all the vertices between the holes, which resulted in a way better finish than before, but still not perfect. It takes forever to do so, and I end up with way more vertices than I need, so I'd prefer an alternative if possible. Here you can see the result I got, but be aware I haven't done this on the inside, so focus on how it on the outside:
I know you can just subdivide the cylinder before subtracting the holes, but then the holes don't get smoothed out. This was the solution answered to another question asked by 'user5199' on this link: Cutting Holes with Boolean Modifier Makes Subdivision Surface Impossible
That is, of course, a possible way to fix the problem, but I think there has to be a simpler way to smooth everything (incl. the holes) without destroying the object as shown on my 3rd image.
Any suggestions? Any experience?