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I'm using blender v3.1. I want to embed/emboss emoticon faces onto spheres to look like this. So far I have been able to boolean the face into the sphere but have not been able to achieve the soft/bevelled upper edges. I can't seem to find a way to bevel the edges to this extent. Does anyone know how I should go about achieving this effect?

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  • $\begingroup$ do you have to model it? don't you want to do it with bump or normal map? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 31, 2023 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ I would like it to be modelled. $\endgroup$
    – 212graves
    Jan 31, 2023 at 11:01

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Create a plane, rotate 90° on X, subdivide it (16x16 more or less), put the origin at its right edge, give it a Mirror modifier:

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Give it a Simple Deform modifier, Bend mode, 180° on X:

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Give it a second Simple Deform modifier, Bend mode, 360° on Z:

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Disable the 2 Simple Deform modifiers, model this kind of topology:

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Reactivate the modifiers, smooth, give it a Subdivision Surface modifier:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much! This helps alot. $\endgroup$
    – 212graves
    Jan 31, 2023 at 23:27

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