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 From:  BurrMan
3645.13 In reply to 3645.12 
SO here is a blend attempt.Between each revolve is a blend that works well, but your left with that middle hole. Is this a part we cant do without "N-Patch" or is there a way to fill this. I was thinking even of putting in a tiny little surface in the top center and using blend on the four edges again, then just having the little tiny thing at top be a bit rough (Or even fill it with a new revolve tent, like a vent top).

Anyway, seemd close except for this last part which it seems like you were talking about already.

EDITED: 19 Jun 2012 by BURRMAN

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 From:  Michael Gibson
3645.14 In reply to 3645.13 
Hi Burr, yeah it is that center part that is the problem. Just a regular Blend is not quite good enough for that area, because Blend makes a smooth connection between 2 different sides, but in that area you want a smooth connection between 4 sides, not just 2.

You can fill the hole with something like Network or Sweep, but it will have a crease there instead of it being a smooth fill.

If you can make the hole to be a pretty small size then the crease may become difficult to see though.

But yes, filling in holes like that with a smooth surface is what an N-Sided patch tool would be used for, there is not really another tool that does the exact same job.

- Michael
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3645.15 In reply to 3645.14 
Got it! Thanks.
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