# How to make Saturn ring bigger (or any torus) [duplicate]

Is possible to make Saturn ring bigger

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I wanted to make the ring bigger

• if you want to make it thicker, switch to Edit mode, select all, press Alt S and drag Jan 12, 2022 at 20:16
• @moonboots what is edit mode? Jan 12, 2022 at 20:17
• it's the mode where you can change the mesh, select the ring and press Tab Jan 12, 2022 at 20:17
• yeah, but alt-s and tab to change to edit mode are 3 (THREEEEEEE) keystrokes. Task was : with the fewest keystrokes....!! Moonboots: sorry, i have no picture for you. And also no recall for you....so sorrrrrrry!!!! Jan 12, 2022 at 20:19
• @Chris nvm, don't delete your answer Jan 12, 2022 at 20:20

Select the torus, press S and move your mouse.

• I don't have any mouse in my house. Does it work with a cat? Jan 12, 2022 at 20:26
• @moonboots really? Jan 12, 2022 at 20:31
• actually, yes, my parents have some, but they trap them Jan 12, 2022 at 20:32
• @moonboots they trap mice or cats? Jan 12, 2022 at 21:20
• @MarkusvonBroady you get a cat ass trophy if you trap enough cats. Jan 12, 2022 at 21:34

If we define:

$$O$$ - origin

$$A$$ - a vertex laying on the X axis, with the smallest positive X value

$$B$$ - a vertex laying on the X axis, with the largest positive X value

$$I$$ - a point exactly halfway between A and B

To change the torus'es major radius $$|OI|$$, without changing the torus'es minor radius $$|IA| = |IB|$$:

1. Enable Edit Mesh Tools add-on.
2. In Edit Mode select both $$A$$ and $$B$$ vertices, F to create an edge connecting them.
3. In N Numbers Panel, Edit tab, click on Edge Tools > Set Edge Length.
4. Hover your digital mouse over Target Length field, CtrlC to copy the value, click outside the popup window to avoid resizing.
5. A Select All, S scale however you want (within reason).
6. Select only the edge created in p. 1.
7. Repeat p. 2.
8. Click on the Target Length field, Home, CtrlV, -, Enter (calculating the difference).
9. Repeat p. 3.
10. Remove the edge created in p. 1.
11. A Select All, AltS to Starve/Feed, click.
12. In the popup, click on the Offset field, CtrlV, /, 2, Enter.

I fear it's not as simple as Chris'es solution.

• I don't understand. But I will test this later Jan 12, 2022 at 21:26
• I would always use this solution, the answer from @Chris is so mundane. By the way, do you have a digital cat as well? Jan 12, 2022 at 21:37
• What is "Enable Edit Mesh Tools add-on." Jan 12, 2022 at 23:35
• @Fmbalbuena Edit > Preferences... Add-ons Jan 13, 2022 at 9:16