I have a question.

I am trying to find a way to merge a horizontal and vertical cylinder, and have a bevel on the edge where they end up merging. I tried this with a boolean cutting a hole in one of the cylinders, then merge the objects and bridge the faces of the 2 different cylinders together. But I can't manage to do that without creating a whole bunch of Ngons or distorting the shape. Any method to properly do this?

This is the result I managed to get so far.

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe show some screenshots. Once you have ngons you can bring some corrections. $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 10:28
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I made an example of what I am trying to do and added it to the post, but have not managed to do it properly. $\endgroup$
    – eastbound
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 10:32
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    $\begingroup$ It is not too bad, to avoid the triangles you could use more vertical edge loops. But do you need so many faces? It would be easy to work with less, use a Subsurf to make it smooth, and apply the modifier at the end if necessary $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 10:38

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Yes. Use the knife tool k to add these loops, while dissolving the one you already had and the triangle.

New loops

Remember to use c for 45 degree cuts and z to cut through to both sides.

Ideally when using cylinders I work with no more than 16 verts or it gets very messy and hard to keep the shape if you need loops to run parallel.

  • $\begingroup$ this helped quite a bit, also added the subsurface moonboots was talking about. It's not perfect, but definitely looks way better. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – eastbound
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ try to work with less edge loops if they are not necessary, so begin with more low-poly cylinder $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ @eastbound - if this answer solved your problem, instead of "Thanks", please mark it as "accepted" $\endgroup$ Commented May 2, 2020 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ @metaphor_set sorry about that, I am new to this community. I Marked the answer. $\endgroup$
    – eastbound
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 16:54

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