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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VpqwG1Th-w

This linked video shows a problem I have. On each of the faces that I select (in the video) I use "extrude individual faces". Then I scale them all individually. I do this to create new faces inside the once I selected.

The purpose is to have create two different shaders to use on the newly created faces, and the other smaller faces.

But like the video shows it creates an issue on the top of the mesh. I have been told it can be sorted out by enabling autosmooth. While it helps it does not solve the issue completely.

Another problem occurs when I add edge loops to smooth out some of the Subsurf so that the faces looks less circular.

So my question is how to sort this issues?

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  • $\begingroup$ Not sure what more to add, but please ask. $\endgroup$ – Morten Fjellheim May 14 '17 at 21:04
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There is one operator that allows you to what you did in the video in one single step and with greater control over the distance.

You can select all desired faces and use the Inset operator, i key by default. Do change the settings and tick the Individual option so each face is inset by itself.

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That will however lead to "quad corner" based topology which while still being predominantly quad based is not great for subdivision, and doesn't work well with adding control edge loops.

What you can do in your case is use the Bevel operator instead, with the right settings it will give a quad dominant topology, and continuously flowing loops along the fuselage that will lead to less "rounded faces".

Make sure you select the whole edgeloops around the ship, set the number of segments to 2 and the Profile value to 1 to it keeps the original angle

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes good point, I meant to mention that and then forgot. Thanks for the reminder. Answer edited $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos May 15 '17 at 0:52

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