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I have a cube. I select a face of it, and do the following 3 steps:

  1. Insert face
  2. Extrude face
  3. Resize face

Is there a way to save these 3 actions to be able to use on any other faces? Like a hotkey/macro to improve the workflow. What keywords to search for this?

Thanks for your help!

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  • $\begingroup$ maybe with a script but, without script, you could do several faces at the same time $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Apr 2 '21 at 9:57
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I use the free command recorder addon for this very thing and it works well. It has apparently been changed to action recorder and is developed by the same author. I haven't tried this new version yet though. You can find details here.

Action recorder

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  • $\begingroup$ This add-on should be shipped as standard, IMO. It's an obvious need. $\endgroup$ Apr 2 '21 at 10:33
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I'm not sure you can reduce this sequence to a single operation, to make it available to Shift R, repeat last operation. Even taking into account that the I inset operation has a 'Depth' setting, which can easily go unnoticed.

But as @moonboots has commented, you can execute the operation on multiple faces simultaneously:

  • Set Pivot to 'Individual Origins', and Orientation to 'Normal'
  • Set the Inset tool to 'Individual'
  • I inset
  • E extrude
  • S scale faces

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The XY guidelines in the last move in the gif are there because I instinctively used S Shift Z to scale, which is actually unnecessary.

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  • $\begingroup$ .. but @Mark Grant's answer is probably more like what you're after :) $\endgroup$ Apr 2 '21 at 10:23

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