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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — using the Spin tool to make the rim of the ship's wheel

The Spin tool is a very handy tool for making circular objects. It operates in a similar way to the extrusion, but instead of making a single extrusion in one direction, it creates a series of extrusions around a point. You can specify how many degrees you go around and how many extrusions it takes to do it. You'll start by making the rim of the ship's wheel. Time to give it a try:

  1. Select New from the File menu.
  2. Press Numpad 7 to get the Top view. Press Numpad 5 to get the Ortho view.
  3. Press X to delete the default cube.
  4. Press Shift+A and select Mesh, and then Plane from the menu.
  5. Press the Tab key to get into Edit Mode.
  6. Press S, X, 0.125, Enter.
  7. Press S, Y, 0.08, Enter.
  8. Press the ...

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