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Gradient mesh

I want to be able to create 3D gradient effects such as curved linear gradients on a circle to give the appearance of a sphere.

In Adobe Illustrator I would use the gradient mesh tool, it would be great if Figma offered something similar to distort linear gradients to create the illusion of form.

Closest thing I did in Figma was creating blob shapes with gradients and giving them layer blur. Stacking one on another on a colored background gives you a similar effect

I managed to get pretty close by using the outer handle (shown here as the white dot in the bottom right corner) which narrows or widens the effect. But it would be a nightmare for mimicking more complex shapes