# How can I create a “volleyball sphere” for sculpting?

When sculpting, I have seen many people use a sphere with a special topology as a starting point in blender. While a regular UV sphere has smaller faces near the two poles, this type of sphere had equal-size faces all around.

Unfortunately, I don't know it's name, so I can't really search how to add it. I'd expect it to be easy to add given how many people use it, but I haven't had any luck finding it in Blender. It's shape reminds me of the seams of a classic volleyball, hence the title:

• I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but if you enable the Extra Objects add-on (Edit > Preferences > Add-ons) you can use Add > Mesh > Round Cube to create something similar. – Robert Gützkow Mar 30 at 16:25
• @RobertGützkow ah, that plugin also tells me the name! "quadrilateralized spherical cube", or "quad sphere" for short. I'd pick this as an answer if I could, since the add-on gives a better result than the other answer. – Azsgy Mar 30 at 18:47
• Give me a moment and I'll post it as an answer. – Robert Gützkow Mar 30 at 18:51

A quad sphere also known as quadrilateralized spherical cube can be created with the Extra Objects add-on.