A couple questions...

  1. Is there an easy way to make an objects surface have “thickness”? For example, I am making something with a metal shell, but there is a glass window in it. Because of this, it will be very obvious if either of them is just a single plane. I was wondering if there was a way (other than duplicating and changing the size a little bit) to accomplish this.

  2. Is there a way to separate a part of a mesh (after using the YKEY) to be a totally separate mesh? Alt-C seems to only work in object mode, and in object mode, I can’t just select the part that I want.

  1. there is a script that can shell out your mesh ( will try and find the link).

  2. use P to seperate parts of the mesh into another object.

edit > link for solidify mesh script (and other usefull scripts) http://members.iinet.net.au/~cpbarton/ideasman/

thanks a bunch