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I'm still trying to figure out how to keep meshes simple. I'm trying to use a sub surf to create my model, see attached. Figuring out how to insert proximity loops without inserting masses of geometry (or loops that create more detail where I don't want it) isn't going well.

I've tried loop cuts, bevels and creases to make the sub serf result look more like the plain model, but I feel like what I'm doing is a bodge, not good workflow.

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Still sounds like an use case for creases with which you can guide the Subdivision Surface modifier. Basically you are telling the modifier which parts of the geometry should not "move away" under deformation, so you need to crease every edge defining your shape. Take a look at for the J, from your description i believe this is what you're after: enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks taiyo, this is a big help — you've creased areas I didn't (I'm struggling to understand the crease tool, getting a lot of unwanted shapes...). I had tried using a bevel weight, but I didn't feel I had as much control. This seems a lot more flexible, thank you! $\endgroup$
    – StewD
    Jun 29, 2023 at 8:11

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