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Here's an epic 65 minute tutorial where 3DKiwi demonstrates various methods of creating smooth round holes or smooth round extrusions on objects.
Simple hole in 4 polygons
Why using Booleans isn't a good idea
Holes and extrusions by copying in a disc object. Hard surface version and Subdivision surface variations demonstrated. Shrinkwrap deformer required. At the end of the tutorial 3DKiwi briefly demonstrates creating holes and extrusions with the "Make a hole" script by Sandi Dolsak, Cylinder to Cylinder II plugin by Jurgen Meier and a Nurbs version using MoI 2 and then exported into Cinema 4D.
Note: Instead of deleting polygons and then doing a Boundary Loop selection to find out how many edges there are a quicker way is to select the Polygons then do a "Select Boundary Outline" command. Hotkeys U~Q
This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version. The Points to hole script is available to download. Just click on the download button and you'll have an option to download it and or the tutorial.