I wanted to model a simple chair for a blender exercise, I loop cut a cube then scale it to be flatter. But after using shrink and flatten tool, my "chair" looks like this :- enter image description here

But what I wanted to make it look like this :- enter image description here

Anyone got any ideas why the middle sections are scaled along with the selected face?

  • $\begingroup$ if you want it to look like your second image, use extrusions, not shrink/fatten $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jul 9, 2021 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, silly me. Should have known that extrude is the right tool to do it $\endgroup$
    – lolan
    Jul 9, 2021 at 8:00

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You have no reason to use Shrink/Fatten here, instead use extrusion, for example AltE > Extrude Faces Along Normals:

enter image description here


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