I'm trying to bevel an object, but I can't see any option for that. I've tried using the CtrlB shortcut and Mesh > Edges > Bevel. But as it can be seen in the screenshot, there is no option for that.

I'm using Blender 2.62 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm not sure, but I think I downloaded Blender from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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  • $\begingroup$ Does Ctrl-B work? $\endgroup$ – CharlesL Dec 22 '13 at 21:08

As mentioned by iKlsR, this feature is not in 2.62. However, there is a workaround:

  1. Select the edges which you want to bevel and set the Bevel Weight to 1:

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  2. Add a bevel modifier and set the Limit Method to Weight:

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  3. If you want more bevel segments, duplicate the modifier by pressing Copy, then adjust the Width of the new modifier:

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Note that I strongly recommend updating your version of blender instead.

From my previous answer:

Updating blender:

For Ubuntu, you can install up to date versions of blender by using the irie PPA. Add the PPA to your sources with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update 

See this post on AskUbuntu for more details.

You can also use portable versions from blender.org:

  1. Download the tarball and extract

  2. Run the blender executable in the extracted directory to run blender

  3. (Optional) create a launcher .desktop file. See this post on AskUbuntu for more information.

Note that you can have multiple portable versions of blender at one time.

Also see Where can I get Blender test builds?

  • $\begingroup$ Oh, didn't realized my blender version was outdated. Thank you so much for the answer. Both you and iKIsR were really helpful, but I'm picking yours as the answer for the workaround. Thanks a lot, you two! Just a quick question, now that I have the PPA added, will updates come through the Update Manager or I'll have to download them manually? $\endgroup$ – Gus Dec 22 '13 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ @Gus If you have re-installed blender from the PPA by running sudo apt-get install blender after adding the PPA to your sources, it should update automatically. For more about PPAs see this post on AskUbuntu. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Dec 23 '13 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I did that. Once again, thank you so much for your help! $\endgroup$ – Gus Dec 23 '13 at 0:51

The bevel feature in question wasn't added until Blender 2.63 and shortcuts weren't added until 2.64 so CtrlB won't work.


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