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I'm trying to use the Mirror modifier to create a shape as shown below the cur Torus in the guide image floating below it, but for the life of me, I cant get it to work

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When I try to mirror it on the Y axis, the new mesh just overlaps with the existing one like so:

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The object gets mirrored relative to it's Origin point (the little orange dot in the middle). To make the shape you want, you have to move the object in Edit Mode (this moves the object relative to its origin - in object mode the origin moves with the object when you move it). In your case, enter edit mode, select the whole mesh, and "drag it away" on the Y axis. Make sure to enable "merge" and "clipping" in the modifier panel

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks so much! Will try this right away. $\endgroup$
    – huhratio
    Commented Feb 22, 2022 at 2:57
  • $\begingroup$ This worked, Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – huhratio
    Commented Feb 22, 2022 at 2:58
  • $\begingroup$ I'm happy I could help ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 22, 2022 at 2:59

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