PolyQuilt addon

The PolyQuilt addon provides a few functions in edit mode like creating faces, knife tool, fan, edge-loops, etc. It does this with ONLY the left-mouse-button. So no menu’s, no shortcuts. Just select the PolyQuilt addon in the T-Panel and create around.

How to use the PolyQuilt addon?

Add a cube, single vertex or anything to the scene, go in Edit-mode and delete it. Press T to open the T-Panel and select the PolyQuilt addon. Probably you want to go to top orthographic view by pressing 5 then 7 on the numeric keypad. Click with the mouse in the 3D view and you will see you can create faces by clicking a few times.

After four clicks it will create a face (quad), but if you want you can make triangles as well. When you hover a vertex and click you can continue making faces connected together. But there is more you can do. A list below, but first a video.

Other features

  • Edgeloop. Hover an edge. Click and wait. Then drag the mouse over the edge. This will create an Edgeloop.
  • Fan. Hover a vertex. Click and wait. Then drag the mouse. This will create a fan.
  • Knife. Just click inside a face on an edge or vertex. And click another one. This works like the knife.
  • Grab. Click and drag any vertex, face or edge.
  • Join. Grab (see previous) a vertex and drag it to another vertex. This way you will join the vertex.

Where to download the PolyQuilt Addon?

You can download the PolyQuilt Addon on Github. Mind that you have to extract the .zip-file and there is a folder inside called PolyQuilt (in the addons folder of your download). You have to select that folder and make it a .zip. (In Windows: right click and send to .zip folder). Then in Blender you install it as all other addons: Edit mode > Preferences > Addons > Install. Browse to the .zip file you just created and press Install. Then activate the addon, save preferences and refresh.

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6 thoughts on “PolyQuilt addon

  • December 17, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Could developer update its version?
    its current version is not available for blender 2.8x
    Thank you

    • December 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      Hi, best is to contact developer. I’ll check myself later this week what the issue is.

  • January 29, 2020 at 5:06 am

    Hi there,
    Is there anyway to customize keys like alt? Since I am using maya keymap on blender. Thanks!

  • September 13, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Nice addon…. Works super well even on 2.9
    Why doesn’t appear anymore on the site until search ?

    • September 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      It’s under the category modeling. But since there are quite some addons for modeling, you need to click on previous as the bottom of the page. I am lookin into better display of the addons, but for now I have to fix a lot of articles I lost past month.

  • July 4, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Does your brush work in this addon, blender 3.2?


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