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Something I find annoying or maybe I'm just missing something? Quickest way to make a square into a cross? My current way is to extrude two opposite edges then scale them out. Repeat the process for the other two. Is there a quicker way? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ hello maybe begin with a cube, select all the vertical faces and Alt E > Extrude Individual Faces? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 28 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ Valid... thx. don't like starting with a cube and delete to get a plain but yeah it works. :) $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Feb 28 at 16:44
  • $\begingroup$ Yes but I'm not sure there's any other solution :( $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 28 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ the "solution" is an extrude edge normal that works like extrude face normal... but that's not in there yet. i have hope! $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Feb 28 at 19:52

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Begin with a cube, select all the vertical faces and AltE > Extrude Individual Faces, then activate the Auto Merge option and scale on Z (SZ0):

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  • $\begingroup$ Auto Merge... yuck. getting to complex. :)) $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Feb 28 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ or select all and press M > Merge by Distance ;) $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 28 at 20:06
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Create a grid, 3 x 3, go in edit mode, face select, select 4 faces, x

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UPDATE: i don't wanna disappoint moonboots:

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or

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or (because mesh booleans are evil and slow):

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  • $\begingroup$ Man, were you not supposed to propose the GEONODE solution?????!!??? I'm so disappointed O_o $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 28 at 18:13
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    $\begingroup$ nice approach. thanks. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Feb 28 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots: i updated my answer $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Commented Feb 28 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ @Chris mmmmh i feel much better $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Feb 28 at 20:32
  • $\begingroup$ You should split these into separate answers. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 28 at 20:34

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