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I'm trying to build a polygon plane exactely as in this video at 5:28, but in Blender, not Maya.

I haven't found any convinient way to do that. I select the edges and extrude it, but I don't think that's a good way.

Could somebody suggest me an efficient way to do that?

Thank you very much!

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  • $\begingroup$ do you mean several successive extrusions? you can do one extrusion the repeat the operation with shift R for example. $\endgroup$ – moonboots Aug 3 '18 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ Create the plane, Edit Mode.. 'W' menu > Subdivide? $\endgroup$ – Robin Betts Aug 3 '18 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots Thank you, I would only like to subdivide in "one direction". For example, my 2x2 plane should become a 2x4 plane. $\endgroup$ – tmighty Aug 3 '18 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ you can use ctrl R to create new edge loops, or select an edge loop and ctrl B to create bevels, each time use + or - to add or subtract the number of edge loops... there are many ways of doing it... you can also do as they do in the video, duplicate and snap $\endgroup$ – moonboots Aug 3 '18 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ ...another way, in Edit Edge Mode, Ctrl-Alt select an edge (which will select the ring of parallel edges) and Ctrl-E 'Edge' menu > subdivide $\endgroup$ – Robin Betts Aug 3 '18 at 20:20
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I suppose you want the extrude part to be strict squares. Here are some ways to do it (among others):

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  • Create a plane and create an edge loop in its middle with a ctrl R.
  • Scale your plane on the same axis, for example 3 times (S Y 3).
  • ctrl Rand + to create as many edge loops as necessary on the orthogonal axis.

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  • Create a plane and Subdivide it for example 5 times (use the parameters on the bottom of the left menu).
  • Delete a part of the plane so that you have the length you want.

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  • Create a plane, subdivide it, enable the Snap option and its options.
  • Duplicate the first subdivided plane as many time as you want, the Snap option allows you to stick to the previous copy and to merge the vertices.

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  • Subdivide a plane
  • Add an Array modifier and choose the Count you want
  • Apply the modifier in Object mode

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