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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — making a face from an edge

This short exercise will introduce you to what some 3D modelers have called the most powerful tool available to modelers, the humble extrusion.

Time for action — making a face from an edge
  1. Select two vertices along the bottom side of the shape you made, as shown here on the left.
  2. Press the E key, and use the mouse to create another face as shown on the right.

What just happened?

We discovered that if you press the E key when you have two vertices selected in Edit Mode, then Blender will create a new face. This is called an extrusion. The last two Time for action sections seem too simple perhaps. You built a face, and extruded another from it. But, ...

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