it concerns the sphere web part

I am trying to recreate this sphere with webbing on it in Illustrator. I tried a lot of things but I can't get the same outcome. I think I am overthinking it but I can't seem to figure it out. Could someone point me in the right direction or tools to do this?

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As it looks like a 3d effect, let's apply that effect.

Make your logo a Symbol. We will use it later.

Draw a circle and cut it half. It will be used to make a ball.

Select the semi-circle and go to Menu>>Effect>>3D>>Revolve.

Use the setting of the attached image...

Click the Map Art... button and load the symbol.

With some more tweaking, you can get the desired look.

See the image below for values used:

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  • LeoNas, thank you so much for your help. I was actually on the good path with the 3d revolve, my error was dat the webbing as a symbol was drawn wrong by me resulting in a wrong result. So thanks you where a live saver. Commented Oct 20, 2018 at 8:41
  • Leonas, i have a strange problem. i added 2 exports of the logo. the one with gradients shows more pixelated. i can't seem to fix that. could you advise me on this? without gradient: i.sstatic.net/JDP6r.png with gradient:i.sstatic.net/baiP8.png Commented Oct 20, 2018 at 12:31
  • I think this is as Illustrator issue. Try to load it in Photoshop and export it.
    – LeoNas
    Commented Oct 20, 2018 at 14:35
  • If this answer worked fine, Mark it as the right answer. Good luck.
    – LeoNas
    Commented Oct 20, 2018 at 14:35
  • I have exported of as svg and then saved of as PNG problem gone. Thanks for your help and efforts Commented Oct 20, 2018 at 23:33

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