SubD Tools

Mesh Tools



Edit Tools > Inset

The Inset command inserts edges by offsetting the edges of selected mesh, SubD, or polysurface faces a certain distance inwards.


To inset selected faces

  1. Select mesh, SubD, or polysurface faces.

  2. Enter a distance or pick two points to define the distance.

Command-line options

Mode (For multiple SubD faces only)

Group (left) insets connected SubD faces as a unit.

Single (right) insets SubD faces individually.

(Surface-only options below)

Pick a point for the inset curve to pass through.


Loose=On does not refine the inset curves to be in the system tolerance as Loose=Off does. The refinement process could be time consuming so the preview uses Loose=On to speed up.


Ignores the seam of the input surface.

a) Input, b) IgnoreSeams=No, c) IgnoreSeams=Yes

Splits the input surface; otherwise creates the inset curves only.


When Split=Yes, specifies whether the resulting surfaces will be joined.

Mesh/SubD face loop selection (Post-selection)

To select an entire face loop

  1. Click a face.

  2. Double-click the next face that decides the loop direction.

To select a face loop range

  1. Click two faces in a loop.

  2. Double-click a face in between and next to one of the selected faces.

Select a face loop using pre-selection

Select a face loop using sub-object filter

To deselect a single face

To deselect a face loop




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