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I'm trying to model a simple sofa in blender but after I applied subdivision surface modifier i got that nasty gap. On the other side it looks good.

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here ^ is how it looks in edit mode, there are not two objects but one so moving the small part in won't do.

PS: no need for elaborate stuff since I'm using it only as a prop, it was not intended to be a high quality object in the first place, so any solutions will do (even if it's not 'by the book'). Thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you post a .blend? $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Aug 13 '14 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ Try selecting various edges and apply mean crease: Shift-E $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Aug 13 '14 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the advice! I managed to re-create that edge loop and I was more careful not to go too far with it, so it's fixed I think. $\endgroup$ – erasmus77 Aug 13 '14 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ Use of supporting geometry or proximity loops allows you to control the sharpness of edges when using subsurf. Watch: cgcookie.com/blender/2013/06/21/… $\endgroup$ – user1853 Aug 13 '14 at 16:51
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I managed to solve it!

I deleted the vertical edge loop (Alt + RMB) then X → Edge Loop
Then Ctrl + R to make another vertical loop cut and I was more careful not to slide it as far.

This is how it looks now

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This is how it looks in the edit mode with the new edge loop

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I don't know if it's the right thing to do but it worked for me!

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