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I created a Mesh of a 3D letter "P" However, in order to have the open space in the middle of the Mesh I needed to have more than one face on the very top, which causes the material to look unrealistic. (I circled the deformities) enter image description here So I am not sure if this is possible, but I want the mesh to have a clean top. I changed the shading to flat, which did make the top have a clean cut finish, but the siding did not have the look I was going for.

Is this possible? Here is the blender file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ye5m8oj9p51lz7w/01.blend?dl=0

Thanks!

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Polygons with more than 4 sides (ngons) do not subdivide well.

Instead of one big ngon on top like this:

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try to fill your mesh with quads:

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First delete the faces that have more than 4 vertices:

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Add a few loop cuts (CtrlR) that match the vertices on the joints of your mesh.

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Then fill the gaps making quads.

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Your mesh should be nice and smooth now. Even with smooth shading or a Subdivision surface modifier.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! When I tried to do this myself, for some reason the material would be rotated a different direction for some of the faces. Probably me just being a noob again XD Anyway, I just downloaded your blend file and it works great! $\endgroup$ – Pythogen Dec 27 '15 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ Yes... I changed the UVs using Smart UV Project and also changed the coordinates on the material to use the UV as coordinates. $\endgroup$ – user1853 Dec 27 '15 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks again, I want to add more letter, but when I go into edit mode the whole structure moves. What setting do I need to turn off? (I'm using your .blend file BTW) $\endgroup$ – Pythogen Dec 28 '15 at 19:16

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