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I have been designing easter eggs to be 3D printed with pattern textures on them and I have stumbled across an issue when adding a texture to the egg model. As you can see there are a lot of artifacts and pinching on the rounded corners. Is this due to the mesh not being uniform with quads?

Thank you very much in advance for your assistance.

Rounded Object Pinching, Artifacts

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    $\begingroup$ hello, it is rather a topology issue, please show the topology in wireframe mode, you probably need to clean that in Edit mode, see here: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/70810/… ... or do it in Sculpt mode as it looks like your topology is high-poly $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Apr 1, 2021 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots Thank you very much, I appreciate this. $\endgroup$
    – Tidus
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ in Sculpt mode you could enable Dyntopo and use the Smooth brush, but it looks like you've sculpted a texture? So maybe use it for the pole as well? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:09
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots This was done through the Displace modifier, adding a texture through there. Smooth brush causes it to crash Blender unfortunately. $\endgroup$
    – Tidus
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ oh ok so you should improve the pole topology instead $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:15

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Intro

Spheres can be generated with multiple approaches. Every approach has its down- and upsides. It depends what you are trying to achieve.


Sphere from Primitive Sphere

The problem here is the vertex on top. enter image description here

After applying subdivision you will get some interesting topology, looks cool but it's maybe not what you are looking for. I call it the tomato topology.

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Sphere from Icosphere

Subdivision can be done while you enter parameters for the icosphere. There will not be a tomato topology. But there is a catch, you can't do loopcuts nor loopselections. Also it can cause problems if you use it with boolean modifier. Short: The triangle faces are causing issues down the line.

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Sphere from Cube

With this approach you will be able to have quad topology without tomatos. Loop selection is also possible.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for this approach, much appreciated. $\endgroup$
    – Tidus
    Apr 1, 2021 at 10:53

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