Bend Face is a simple tool for Rotating / Moving your faces.
Note : This is version 4.0.0, a complete rewrite of the tool. If you are using the old version, please update it and re-read the documentation.
This tool allows you to rotate or move the selected face by any edge, or even using the face normal. It is super convenient and easy to use.
When you use the tool, it shows yellow lines for the closest edge.
You can drag with left mouse button, it will rotate the mesh.
Or you can drag by right-mouse button, it will move the faces along it.
After doing all the actions, you can press Q key or Esc key to exit.
You can also input numbers directly for exact angle or distance in the Left-Bottom menu.
You can use the Left-Bottom menu to modify the last action. (Last Rotation or Moving performed by mouse)
Face Normal Mode :
You can press F key to switch to Face Normal Mode. It will show yellow lines for face normal instead of edges. You can then rotate the faces by normal lines, or move along them.
Just press F key once to toggle the mode.
You can set a “Number of copies” to create edge-loops between the original face and the rotated / moved face. This powerful function allow you can created bended mesh easily.
* To enable this function, you have to check the option box “Rotate Extrude” at the Left-bottom menu, then increase the number of copies, like below :
Also, you can use Face-normal mode together with edge-loops copies option, increasing the Axis Offset (co-linear) to create some cool bended face extrusion.
There is no limit on how the faces are selected. There are many possibilities for this feature !
Sliding Rotation (experimental)
You can slide the vertices when you rotate. Just press S key to turn on Sliding mode. (when using this function, you can only have 1 face selected.)
Quick Rotation Hotkey
When you rotate face in continuous mode, you can set the rotation to pre-defined value quickly. Pressing the number keys 1,2,3,4 will set the value.
1 key = 30 degree
2 key = 60 degree
3 key = 45 degree
4 key = 90 degree
Pressing the same key again will set it to negative value.
Minor bug fix for last update (error if commit without action)
The menu of Bend Face is improved :
Now Bend Face will always show the Left-Bottom menu,
You can use the menu to change the “Last action” performed by mouse
This is critical bug fix update.
In recent version, the “move” function was broken and create many ghost copies. This update fixed the bug.