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I am trying to create a rounded bevel for two of the four vertices in this arrow shape:

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I selected the left-most vertex, pressed ctrl-shift-b and created the bevel as seen in the picture. However, the bevel is a straight line whereas I would like it to have a rounded appearance. Suggestions?

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Option 1: Setting with Scroll wheel

If you use the scroll wheel while in bevel mode the bevel uses more edges, giving the corner a more rounded look.enter image description here


Option 2: Using the advanced tool menu popup:

There is also another way (which doesn't need a scroll wheel) to set more advanced settings for the bevel function (actually works for any tool and add primitive actions).

After you did the tool action (in your case bevel) a small popup is seen in the left corner of the 3d-view screen (in Blender 2.80) which you can click to expand it. There you can modify the action you just did.

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PS: In Blender 2.79b this advanced tool menu was located in the tools tab


Option 3: Use the +/- keys

As quoted from the comment from @lemon you can also

"use + or - from the keypad." - lemon

to increase the segments of the bevel tool.


Happy Blending! :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Lacking a scroll wheel (laptop), I use the 3 button mouse emulator. Is there a way to do this given my situation? $\endgroup$ – vndep Jul 13 '19 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ @vndep, use + or - from the keypad. $\endgroup$ – lemon Jul 14 '19 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ I now added the "Option 2" which you can also use. BTW: The advanced tool settings menu is really handy to use. For example you can directly change the properties of an object you add (height, diameter, segments, location, ....) $\endgroup$ – Robert Roth Jul 14 '19 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ @lemon thank you! I added your suggestion to my answer (Option 3) $\endgroup$ – Robert Roth Jul 14 '19 at 8:09
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for these great solutions! $\endgroup$ – vndep Jul 14 '19 at 9:26

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