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I added a few support edges to get sharp edges and then merged some vertices, so the edge loops don't spread on my whole model. Now I have all quads, but the corners don't look right.

I know that I could get away with triangles on the bottom part, because it is a flat surface, but what about the pointy star trek polygon in the back?

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Going into wireframe mode shows that the subdivision creates a fold in the model.

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Creasing the sides of the star trek polygon pulls the fold out.

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That basically solves my problem, because the render looks right, but the topology doesn't:

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The reason of this distortion is that it's a concave quad, and Subdivision Surface works better with clean quads. You can solve your problem with these tricks:

  1. add a single edge in the middle of the quad: you won't have any distortion with Subdivision Surface, but the resulting mesh contains triangles

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  1. add this edge loops and remove the two edges marked in red, so you will keep a pure quad mesh

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  • $\begingroup$ That's the problem: Either I have triangles or excess edge loops. I removed the green edges in the second picture, so I don't have to deal with them in unrelated parts of the mesh. $\endgroup$ – itmuckel Apr 13 at 14:41

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