Probably a silly oversight on my part but I'm having trouble with using inset.

I'm constructing the mug from this video [Blender Beginner Tutorial - Part 5: Modelling] The image shows where I'm up to (screen shot is of my model).


I'm trying to do an inset circle on the top face before extruding down inside the cup. However, when I press i for Inset Blender changes to inset mode and I get the dotted line from the centre of the selected face out to the cursor, along with the Confirm: Enter/LClick... in the bottom bar, but the inset doesn't actually work.

No scalable inner circle/face appears. It feels like I have something switched on that shouldn't be but I have no idea what it is.

Any help would be much appreciated. The Blender file is here: Donuts & Coffee Cup

  • $\begingroup$ Could you show us a screenshot of your model instead, the video doesn't help us diagnose what you are doing wrong $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ Cant you see the screen shot above? my model is also available from the link 'Donuts & Coffee Cup' $\endgroup$
    – tinyMind
    Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 18:13
  • $\begingroup$ The text mentions "The image shows where I'm up to" and I read that as meaning it was a screenshot from the video tutorial. My bad, you are good then. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Oh sorry. For a minute I thought the image wasnt showing for anyone but me. Have updated the text to avoid the confusion. Cheers. $\endgroup$
    – tinyMind
    Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 18:18
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    $\begingroup$ @cegaton much obliged $\endgroup$
    – tinyMind
    Commented Oct 21, 2017 at 23:20

1 Answer 1


Your object is scaled to a factor of 0.003 and it is messing up with operator values and property scaling. In object mode apply the scale to your object by pressing Ctrl+A > Scale.

Also your scene seems to have Unit Scale is at 0.001, which might also be messing up with scaling factors. See if you need to adjust it at the Properties Window > Scene > Units tab

  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks. Applying scale fixed it. I set the object units to mm, I presume that's why it's 0.001. Anyway changed the value to 1, and now I have my grid plane back too :o) many thanks again. $\endgroup$
    – tinyMind
    Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 18:50

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