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Is there any tools (perhaps addon) that resembles similar to what Extrude Edges do (from 3DS Max) in Blender with just single click?

Below is a screenshot from one of Viscorbel tutorial

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EDIT : here's the video tutorial link, please check it at 01:45 Classic Chair Viscorbel

thanks in advance

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    $\begingroup$ Can you explain, what does this function do exactly? $\endgroup$ – Crantisz Oct 24 '17 at 8:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Crantisz : i guess it is almost similar to bevel an edge, but our bevel edge in blender do not has ''depth'' parameter, instead profile which doesn' help at all $\endgroup$ – selamatpagi Oct 24 '17 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ Still very unclear what 'Extrude Edges' is meant to do. Please edit your question and add a detailed description of how this function works. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Oct 24 '17 at 9:32
  • $\begingroup$ here's the link guys = link time stamp : 01:45 $\endgroup$ – selamatpagi Oct 24 '17 at 9:52
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If I understood right from the video here's what you're looking for.

Just select the edges by pressing B key to box select (in wireframe mode).

With Ctrl+B bevel the edges and with the mouse wheel scrolling make 1 loop at center.

Press Ctrl+- from the keyboard to deselect the edges so that only the center edge is selected.

With the edges selected press S to scale and press shift+Z (to unscale in the Z axis).

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    $\begingroup$ <kbd> Tags around keyboard keys please, e.g. <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>B</kbd>. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Oct 24 '17 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ @RayMairlot sorry i dont know the keyboard keys $\endgroup$ – atek Oct 24 '17 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ You just have to put the kbd tag around the keys you mentioned in your answer. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/keyboard-glyphs $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Oct 24 '17 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ that's it! thanks @atek it's not a single operator though, but it's better than nothing.. thanks again! $\endgroup$ – selamatpagi Oct 25 '17 at 1:05
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Not exactly the same but a combination of bevel and scale operations.

select the edges then Press Ctrl + B to bevel, scroll up once to add a loop (more scrolls will add more loops) , then select the middle loops and scale it up or down

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  • $\begingroup$ thanks @Venay, so there isn't exactly similar tools? i found that bevel edge could create quite like that, but it doesn''t has 'depth' parameter.. $\endgroup$ – selamatpagi Oct 24 '17 at 9:22
  • $\begingroup$ @selamatpagi yup, blender doesn't have that. the depth parameter is basically a form of scaling, so you'll have to scale the edges manually. Scaling along the individual normals might yield better results. $\endgroup$ – Venay Oct 24 '17 at 14:03
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The tool looks like very similar to this is Inset (I). It has offset, that can be set by holding CTRL

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But it works only with faces.

Combination of 2 methods: Bevel B and Shrink/Flatten Shift+S exactly similar to this tool:

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  • $\begingroup$ @selamatpagi, Please do not add a comment on your question or on an answer to say "Thank you". Comments are meant for requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding relevant but minor additional information – not for socializing. If you want to say "thank you," vote on or accept that person's answer, or simply pay it forward blender.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers $\endgroup$ – Crantisz Oct 25 '17 at 7:20
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Addon found with similar functional (and even more functional): https://github.com/AlexMcKonst/MASC

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