Here I will teach you how to create an abstract flower thing (I really don't know what else to call it, so flower thing
works for me.
First we need to create a sphere. You can either go to Objects » Primitive » Sphere
or you can select sphere from
the Object Icon
Next we need to make it editable. To do this either press C
on your keyboard, go to Structure » Make Editable
or click the Make Editable
Now to the fun stuff. Select the Live Selection
(Tools » Live Selection
select the Polygon Tool
Next, while holding down shift, highlight the middle two (2) rows of polygons. You will need to rotate
your image so you can highlight around the entire sphere.
Next go to Structure » Edit Surface » Matrix Extrude
and use the default settings
Your image should now look like this:
Now press Ctrl+A
to highlight everything on the stage. Next select Rotate Active Element
and rotate the image.
Now you can either render your image, or apply a HyperNURB
(to apply the HyperNurb click
the HyperNurb icon and then drag your sphere over the nurb until there is an arrow pointing down)
That's it, you're done.