My question is associated with insetting faces on a mesh which is undivided by continuous borders.

In the example outlined with red rectangle the mesh I have selected the faces and did an inset, and it insets 3 faces as one. But on the bottom section I'm trying to do the same, but the faces don't have a gap between them. So I select the faces, and do the inset, but the inset either makes a border around all the faces, or each face becomes a square. How can I make the inset with the faces selected which don't have gaps, and get a continuous inset like in the example in red rectangle.

Thank you.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure you can do that, you'll need to do it 3 at a time $\endgroup$ – moonboots May 30 '20 at 14:08
  • $\begingroup$ Moonboots is right. Just select 5 areas of 3 faces and inset them. Blender doesn't know where you want the gaps :). $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal May 30 '20 at 17:20

Press the i key while the inset tool is currently active. It stands for "individual," and can be toggled to switch back and forth between scaling the newly insetted face centered on the old one, versus scaling it while connected to at least one edge. You can also look at the top of your viewport while the tool is active to see which of these two modes the "individual" feature is in currently.

  • $\begingroup$ Hey there, when I press the <kbd>i</kbd> that's whats happening, its making it into smaller divided up tiles, or just scales them all together with a border. $\endgroup$ – blender breath May 31 '20 at 3:47

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