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I am trying to create the spiral element of the following:

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I've tried different methods such as a curve modifier with a capsule shape, and using 'Curve' strokes with sculpting, but I can't get quite the same results. What would be the easiest way to get these results?

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You could begin with a spiral curve (you need to enable the Add Curve: Extra Objects addon):

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Convert to mesh, fill the faces:

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Add an edge loop:

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Move it up:

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Create additional edge loops in order to round the profile:

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Clean the topology:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, it looks promising but the center doesn't look quite spherical enough $\endgroup$
    – Ryan
    Nov 7, 2020 at 0:43

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