CAD-like Bevels - Blender Tutorial for Hard Surface.
Polygon modeling has its limitations.
These limitations stretch far beyond Blender and hard surface modeling.
A good example here would be bevels running through a complex mesh, or through other bevels.
That is where polygon modeling falls short.
The shading falls apart, and if the issue is solvable by topology manipulation, it usually is very time consuming.
So is there no solution to the problem?
Well, there is one that we use quite a lot, and it's called Off Set Cut with Mesh Machine.
It is a really unique tool, and we use it in our Blender tutorials for hard surface quite often.
It is easier to show you rather than explain how it works in Blender, so we have prepared a video tutorial for you.
You can watch it above!