I am sure this question has been asked before but I have searched and searched and I can't find it (I even vaguely remember asking it in 2013 5 years ago).

I am easily fooled by perspective illusions, and prefer to plot rather than to sculpt, in 3D, because of this.

Is there a way I can make single vertices a primitive in the primitives menu, like that darn monkey (long live suzie), so that I can place a bunch of points in a row with minimum effort, and then connect them and create edges and faces at the end?

I vaguely remember reading about a potential plug-in solution, but that was quiet a while ago, and I can't find my source, so I'm totally lost

  • $\begingroup$ Keyboard shortcuts are pain in the wrists man $\endgroup$
    – user179283
    Jul 14, 2018 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ Is this what you're looking for? blender.stackexchange.com/a/43097/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jul 14, 2018 at 6:57
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe, I just saw your response, Imma click it now get I'll back to you shortly $\endgroup$
    – user179283
    Jul 14, 2018 at 6:58
  • $\begingroup$ If you want to avoid all the other stuff which comes with the extra objects addon, you could also try making your own single vertex primitive: blender.stackexchange.com/q/8275/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jul 14, 2018 at 7:02
  • $\begingroup$ No. I don't want it on the cursor position, I want a box where I can type in 3 coordinates and press enter to create vertex there, and then it clears and lets me start typing another point. So that I can create a whole bunch in one go. $\endgroup$
    – user179283
    Jul 14, 2018 at 7:04

1 Answer 1


It was the Extra Objects addon.

I was going to use it to create a point primitive, so I misrembered it and used the wrong keyterms while searching for it.

I did have a neat/convenient idea while trying to figure this one out, I'm not sure if that's a seperate question or just an alternate solution though (about the point plotting box).

So if something like that exists [the enmasse point plotting box], feel free to comment it to me, if it doesn't then I guess I'll have to ask/or/find some more questions later [about making plugins, and creating a tiny little app/menu for that in blender]


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