I was following this tutorial Blender Character Modeling 2 of 10

and when I switch the subdiv modifier on and I move points about it just pulls the model out of shape, makes the surface react like weird scales and makes holes all over the place. What is my problem?

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    $\begingroup$ Did you try to select all and remove doubles ? (command is accessible via e.g. W menu). Also is the Subdivision Surface modifier the first one in the stack ? $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Dec 16 '15 at 15:45

The issue you are having is caused by not connected topology, those faces are separated from the rest of the mesh. Let me illustrate:

This is how a basic plane looks with a Subdivision Surface modifier:


Notice that the edges are all rounded. Now if I extrude an edge, it will remain connected, while if I duplicate it then it is disconnected and I will need to remove doubles:

Plane Edit

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  • $\begingroup$ I had two extra random modifiers and when I removed them the problem seems to have sorted itself cheers $\endgroup$ – Dave Goateze Dec 16 '15 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ Like an edge split modifier? Which ones? $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 16 '15 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ I think I added two extra subdiv surface modifiers $\endgroup$ – Dave Goateze Dec 22 '15 at 3:04

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