# Extrude vertices along edges [duplicate]

I've been looking for answer on this site, but didn't find a solution, or dumb enough not to apply for my situation. I need to extrude vertices along already created edges? Is there any way to do that?

• I don't know how to extrude them into the said direction or if it's at all possible. But you can move them by double tappin g and holding alt. Then you can add a loopcut in the middle. – AzulShiva Feb 25 '19 at 6:32
• you are making your question difficult, do you just need to extrude vertices? – Yash Feb 25 '19 at 6:59
• I need to extrude them along given edges. I tried moving them, but loop created after that has different topology, than i need. – Victor Naumov Feb 25 '19 at 7:06
• Probably i need to create the new path for transformation, but i don't understand how to do it in a correct way. – Victor Naumov Feb 25 '19 at 7:07
• I don't think you can do that – moonboots Feb 25 '19 at 7:35

Three different ways to do this currently. Options #1 and #2 only allow to specify distance factors relative to edge length. Option #3 should allow absolute units.

1. Use vertex slide: Press G,G twice to activate Vertex Slide, while the cursor is hovering the edge with the desired direction. Afterwards press C to deactivate clamping and allow extending beyond current position.

1. Scale in relation to the other vertex: Place you 3D cursor at the other end of the edge by snapping it to the vertex with Shift+S > Cursor to Selected. Change the Transform Pivot to the 3D Cursor and then scale the opposing vertex with S.

1. Use a custom transform Orientation: Select the edge with the desired direction. In the 3D View Properties Area from Transform orientations chango to local and press + to add a new one. Select it from the list (should be named Edgeby default), then select your vertex and move it by using G then tapping twice the desired axis to move in local coordinates, in this case Y,Y.