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This is two half-sphere snap to each other by the center line. I am working on a modeling project which run into this problem.

I want to make it like a whole sphere while render it out, but it like this

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The vertex at the center line are perfectly aligned.

And I would like to keep it two objects.

Is there any way to make it like one single object but without that center line?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you just want to cut 1/4th of the circle with faces inside? $\endgroup$ – Yash Mar 6 '19 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ What about boolean modifier? $\endgroup$ – Yash Mar 6 '19 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ Could you post a link to download the .blend file so we can have a look? $\endgroup$ – Nobinberg Mar 6 '19 at 8:54
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Why are some faces in my mesh darker? $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Mar 6 '19 at 10:59

I think there are two reasons here for discontinuous smooth shading.

  1. The normals are flipped on the right half ... CtrlF > F, Flip normals
  2. The normals haven't got anything to interpolate to over the edges of the hemispheres.

To fix (2), retain an intact version of the sphere as a form, same topology, same location, and transfer the normals from it to the 2 halves, by giving them Data Transfer modifiers, with the intact sphere as target, and the settings shown. You will have to set 'Autosmooth' on the hemispheres in their data tabs.

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