Straight to the point.

How can I shear along edges?

IMAGE 1. Shows that normal shear don't work.

IMAGE 2. Is my desired output. Kinda like CTRL + SHIFT + S but along edges.

Normal shear don't work.

Desired output.

EDIT: For clarity.

IMAGE 3: Shear works perfectly when the mesh is either perfectly horizontal or vertical.

IMAGE 4: It doesn't anymore when the edges of the mesh are diagonal or tilted.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hello. I think I get what you mean, but can't be sure. Maybe you could make this clearer by illustrating the state of the mesh before your move to the desired result. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ I added some information just to clarify. Sorry for the confusion. $\endgroup$
    – sanaaa
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ Basically what I want to know is that whether there is a way to shear it "along the edges" instead of manually having to select the edge and slide them. $\endgroup$
    – sanaaa
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ Shear will move the vertices on the X or Y axis of your view, that's how it works, could you please show a drawing of the before and after that you would like to see? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ Hello @moonboots, I attached an image above stating the results I want. $\endgroup$
    – sanaaa
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 10:03

1 Answer 1


If you select one of the edges that the vertices are going to move along with the Normal selection type and hit the + icon it will save that orientation. enter image description here

You can then select the edge and shear it using that orientation

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Alternatively, without having to set up the transform orientation and/or if you want to shear it when it's intersecting multiple other edges that are not parallel, I think you'd need an add-on like machin3tools. It lets you slide loops like that along the geometry. I don't think there's a way to natively do this in blender. enter image description here https://youtu.be/KOecgIbBRLE?t=116


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