I am new to blender and having difficulty creating a mixture of hard and soft edges within a gun model I am making using the subdivision surface and bevel modifiers whilst keeping the vert count down.
I have added bevel weights to areas that I require to be hard, however if I don't continue this bevel all the way along the edge loop it does weird things with the topology, image of the bevels:
Specifically, the front of the gun, if I don't continue the loop through the barrels it does the following:
But If I do, the barrels become less circular but don't cause any of the cross looping seen.
Any suggestions as to how I should approach the bevelling as I want an easy enough topology to UV map next.
Many thanks for any help.