I'm trying to recreate my wacom tablet in blender and I'm trying to model one of the express keys so that's flat against the actual tablet surface. It's basically just a button shape:

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Q: How do I model this shape?

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    $\begingroup$ Could you share some more about what you already tried and where you are stuck? Otherwise it's a bit difficult to help you $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ someone already helped me but basically I attempted to do what he did with he circle but every time I used s it would make a weird shape. I tried cylinder, square with bevels, and a sphere. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 20:15

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Add a Circle mesh and select half of the vertices.


Press Y to separate the selection, and move it away along whichever axis it faces.


Select all (A) and press F to fill the shape with an n-gon.


In Edge Select Mode (2), select the two longest edges, press W and select Subdivide.


Select the new edge and press ⎈ CtrlB (Bevel Tool). Scroll MW MW up once or type 2 to get two segments.


Select everything and press E to extrude the shape.


Select the center edge and move it down.


Delete the faces on the bottom.

Finally, select all the sharp edges and bevel them to your liking.


I'd recommend shading smooth at this point. ;)


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    $\begingroup$ If that's incredibly useful, please consider to accept the answer: blender.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers @jasmine $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 20:29
  • $\begingroup$ how? there’s no option for that $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ @jasmine Here's how. $\endgroup$
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 0:08
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    $\begingroup$ @jasmine I'm curious, when you say "there's no option for that" - where are you looking exactly? Where are you expecting the option to be? It would be good to know as we can make suggestions for improvements to the UI on the Stack Exchange meta site: meta.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$
    – MrWhite
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 10:49
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    $\begingroup$ @jasmine Yes, it's the "check mark". Yes, you can only "accept" answers (to your own question). Comments on an answer are just that... comments seeking clarification on points raised in the answer. By accepting an answer you are informing other readers that the solution works... it also "thanks" the user who answered and assigns some "rep" to the answerer and yourself for "accepting". You "reply" to users by using the @ symbol followed by the username (as used above) - this triggers a notification for the user. Although all comments under an answer notify the answerer. $\endgroup$
    – MrWhite
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 17:30

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