A short videotutorial by Blender Cookie.
Jonathan Williamsom writes:
In this Blender tutorial, Jonathan will show you how to easily model a soccer ball in only a few minutes time by starting with a regular solid in Blender 2.6.
During this tutorial you will learn how to use an icosphere as an easy starting point for modeling the soccer ball. You will learn how to create the ball tiles by using specific selections, how to use the inset tool and other various modeling techniques to perform what would otherwise be a very difficult modeling task.