Sometime faces have vertices that not aligned in one plane. For example if I have this (face should be flat here):

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It rather should be like that:

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2 Answers 2


Couple of ways you could do this:

Method 1

  • Select your face
  • Change the 'Transform Orientation' to 'Normal' enter image description here
  • Hit 'S' to scale
  • Double-hit 'Z' to scale along the face's normal
  • Type 0
  • Hit enter

Method 2

  • Add a new plane (single face)

  • Rotate it as desired to define your belonged normal axis

  • Again change your Transformation Orientation to Normal

  • Create your custom orientation in the right-3dview-panel enter image description here

  • Rename it and use it in the same way as 'Method 1'

  • $\begingroup$ The only problem with these methods is they don't produce the even/regular planes. $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    May 31, 2017 at 21:20

If you want to make it flat horizontally set the 3D cursor as a pivot point, select the vertex which is lying on a grid floor and snap the cursor to it (Shift+S-->Cursor to Selected) .Then select the non aligned one and press S,Z,0.
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If you want do it like in your second picture duplicate the non alligned edge in Edit Mode and snap it to the opposite part of a plane (click the magnet icon, snap element type- Vertex), then merge the vertices as pictured below (Alt+M-->At Last). Finally select the whole mesh and remove doubles (W-->Remove Doubles).
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