I have this object, what is the best way to get the faces created?

I hope that makes sense.

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  • $\begingroup$ Fill is the term often used to refer to filling edges with faces. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Jun 15, 2020 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, i am struggling to fill in a good way though. The circles are cut-outs. So there is a rectangle with 2 circles in it that need to be 'filled' $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2020 at 20:19

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One way to do this is with the Boolean Modifier.

First select your cutouts in edit mode and press P. Choose Separate by Selection. Then Extrude them trough your contour object. enter image description here

Then Subdivide the edges on both sides of your cutout objects and subdivide then by 2. (this is optional) enter image description here

Select the new vertices, press G twice and move them next to your cutout objects. (also optional) enter image description here

Then Alt select an edge of your contour object and press F (better to press F then to go by the menu; picture a bit misleading) enter image description here

Now select your contour object (which is now a plane) and add a Boolean Modifier. Properties window > Modifier Properties tab > Add Modifier. Then choose Boolean. Then as Object choose your cut out object and click Apply. If you have multiple separate cutout objects repeat it for every one of them. enter image description here

Then hide or delete your cutout objects. And you're done. enter image description here


Don't want to use boolean?

Make sure all geometry is part of a single object.

In Edit Mode, use F to create edges between vertices, around your cutout geometry.

Use Subdivide to have the surrounding geometry have an equal number of vertices as the cutout geometry.

Press Ctrl + E (or click the Edge button), and select Bridge Edge Loops.

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If not careful, created edges between vertices can cross the cutout geometry area if they happen to be aligned that way. enter image description here

Also an unequal amount of vertices can cause problems. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I was trying not to use Boolean, but the above worked perfectly. Thanks again $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2020 at 21:03

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