A380-800 Modeling Issue

#1
Hola Guys, Ive been here before about my A350 model which has since then been completed however im running into an issue again of denting when I knife project my plane windows on. The knife project creates these dents and sharp edges around the area which looks unpleasant, ive checked for many solutions but still haven't found any from anyone elses threads, maybe im not looking right. If anyone knows or has links to where I can find my solution that would be great. Ive attached screenshots of the affected area and wireframe as well as a small preview on the plane itself(Wings are modified slightly on the curve). Thanks
 

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Ronald

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#3
When looking at your screenshots (and dents) the first thing that jumps into my mind is the Shrinkwrap modifier inside Blender:
Here are some articles about it:
- https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/modifiers/deform/shrinkwrap.html
- https://www.blendernation.com/2016/04/14/shrinkwrap-modifier-hard-surface-modellers-best-friend/
- https://www.pluralsight.com/blog/tu...ine-times-faster-shrink-wrap-modifier-blender

Blender shrinkwrap modifier video:
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This is a nice tutorial series about most Blender modifiers:
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#4
With an aircraft this size, I wouldn't cut the windows. It will look better with painted windows on the textures and you won't run into these smoothing issues.

If you really want to cut out the windows, to minimize the creases, you should try creating a thin strip of polys around them. Maybe cut the windows oversize and then inset faces into them. But it will be a struggle because they are not set nicely between longitudinal edges of the fuselage.

For the doors, again you need a thin line of polys around them to minimize the problem. Try creating extra edges vertical edges close to the sides of the doors.
 
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