View Full Version : Clone Poly tool & shortcut

06-18-2015, 04:48 PM
What is the tool and shortcut is used in this video?


I look everywhere on Google and there is no information... I know how to do it on 3DS Max, which is holding shift; it clones a polygon connecting to previous one, if anyone wonders what I mean. This is what I need.

Thanks in advance.

06-18-2015, 06:12 PM
not sure what you mean exactly by cloning the poly. probably the difference in terminology between software packages. I can't tell exactly what keystrokes the guy is using but I see some "e" for extend, which you can use on edges to produce/extend out a line of polys. There was also possibly some radial array use in there I think...it was moving pretty fast.

But try this.

Make a box (Shift X).
Select one edge of the box.
Hit "e" for extend.
Hit "t" for move.
Move the edge with your mouse.
Hit "e" again.
Move with your mouse again. (No need to hit "t" every time.)
Just keep hitting "e" whenever you want add in a new edge and sliding along to build your object and move along with your mouse.

Hope this helps.

06-19-2015, 05:28 AM
tweak tweak
tweak tweak (Drag should still be on in between if you don't cancel it out to pick other geometry.)

Yup, 'growing' a car.
Nice vid.

06-19-2015, 06:46 AM
It's not clone tool, but extend tool. Edge extend.

There is one or two versions in Multiply tab.

However, it requires selecting element prior extending.
I wrote tool, EasyMesh (http://easymesh.trueart.eu)which even more simplifies it, and you don't need to select element, but simply RMB click on element (point, edge or polygon) and move mouse, to extend it..
This saves you hours normally spend on selecting elements, doing operation on them, and deselecting them.

See anim-gifs:


06-19-2015, 07:42 AM
His and the 3DPowers one might get you closer to your desired.

06-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Oh wow, how did I miss that!
Thanks for your replies everyone :D

06-19-2015, 01:54 PM
EXTEND is superpowerful, works on Points, Edges, and Polygons, single and multiple. The BIG thing is, you don't have to change tools (99% usually MOVE) when you use the hotkey to Extend.

I almost forgot: the orphan tool ROVE works especially well with EXTEND because you can MOVE and ROTATE with the same tool. Probably there's a newer tool (Tweak?) that works better than ROVE nowadays, but I am ancient....