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I'm trying to make an old PC monitor and there is a seam that runs all around. I tried Extruding inwards but since it runs on all sides it just goes in one direction. Sorry.. still learning Blender. What should I do?

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Also should I be using inset and extrude for the smaller heat vents? Or is there a better way to go about it?

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  • $\begingroup$ your problem is not clear, you need to extrude and scale down, constrain your scale on Z ans X axis with shift Y. For heat vents create a lot of additional loops and extrude inwards. $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 8:00
  • $\begingroup$ sorry... if i wasnt clear.. but the suggestion worked .. i didnt think about scaling down the extruded portion... thanks a ton.... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ In "real life" it is a separate part of the monitor, that can be unscrewed (screw hole in image above) and detached. Could make model separate parts too. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 8:29

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You can simply Inset the faces

  1. Select your loop
  2. Inset it by 0, set depth as desired
  3. Check Offset Even

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  • $\begingroup$ Perfect... Thanks so much $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 9:25
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    $\begingroup$ Hey! A new 1-tool way! (to me, I mean ..I've always done it in 2 steps, using Alt-E) $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ Hey! Extrude along normals is even more elegant :). Thanks. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 9:51

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