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Author Topic: Rotate Faces button  (Read 1646 times)

Norro

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Rotate Faces button
« on: April 28, 2019, 06:04:34 am »

Hello, I am new to this so please bear with me. In the tutorial for making the eggplant, it says to use the face rotate button, but I do not see such button. Therefore, I tried the regular rotate button, but this causes the faces to rotate in weird directions. I'm a bit stuck, has anyone else ran into this issue? Thanks
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Steve

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Re: Rotate Faces button
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 03:22:11 pm »

Ooops, I need to update the tutorial. There have been some changes to the tools since it was written.

For a quick fix try this:

1) Select the 5 inner edges of the 5 faces that you exruded.
2) In the FRONT view, use the move tool to move them down so that the 5 faces are closer to level.
3) Select the 5 faces and extrude them again.
4) Do 1-2-3 again if you want the sides higher or more vertical.

Hope this helps!
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Norro

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Re: Rotate Faces button
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 01:21:04 am »

Thank you, but I don't understand why choosing FRONT view is important. Does the move tool operate differently depending on what view you're in? I thought the object moves in the X/Y/Z planes relative to the grid regardless of the camera angle...?
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Re: Rotate Faces button
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 01:45:55 pm »

Yes, you can do this in other views, but you may need to change coordinate systems, direction, etc. That's why I specify both the view and the direction.
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