Is possible to make Saturn ring bigger



I wanted to make the ring bigger

  • $\begingroup$ if you want to make it thicker, switch to Edit mode, select all, press Alt S and drag $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 12, 2022 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots what is edit mode? $\endgroup$
    – Fmbalbuena
    Jan 12, 2022 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ it's the mode where you can change the mesh, select the ring and press Tab $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jan 12, 2022 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ 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!!!! $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jan 12, 2022 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Chris nvm, don't delete your answer $\endgroup$
    – Fmbalbuena
    Jan 12, 2022 at 20:20

2 Answers 2


Select the torus, press S and move your mouse.

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

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

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