I just started using Blender today.

I am trying to make a 3d render for my community's logo to use for animation and I need to figure out how to make the ring. So far I haven't been able to find anything to fix this. I hope someone here is able to help with this problem.

Here is what its supposed to look like

Need to find a way to add a hole to this circle.

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    $\begingroup$ press "i" to inset, then delete the inner circle (X > Faces). If you need to extrude, press E and extrude $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jul 26, 2021 at 4:47

2 Answers 2


Here is the solution that moonboots proposed, it's easily done in two steps:

  1. Press I to inset the face. Move the mouse until the inner circle has the desired width of the ring. Left-click or Return to confirm the action.


  1. After insetting, the inner circle is automatically selected. Press X or Del and choose Faces from the Delete options.


And you're finished! Insetting is always a good tool if you want to create contours like that, especially on shapes that are more irregular than a square or circle, because extrude and scale usually doesn't work well if not all vertices have even distances from the center of scaling.


  • $\begingroup$ ohhhhhhhhh ok! that worked! ill remember that. made this so much easier $\endgroup$
    – IGS
    Commented Jul 26, 2021 at 15:54
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnMarkCardullo And especially it's helpful for not so regular symmetrical shapes. Please read this: What should I do when someone answers my question? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 27, 2021 at 6:48

Here is one solution, step by step.

So if you are here:

circle with face in edit mode

  • press x. This will bring up a menu:

delete menu

  • select Only Faces.
  • tap a to select all again

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  • tap e to extrude followed by s to scale and move your mouse. Moving towards the center scales inward, moving away scales outward.

  • when you had the size ring you want click the left mouse button to complete the operation.

This is the result:



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