mirroring unlinked objects


Im new to blender,
and was wondering how you can create a mirror of an object that is freely to modify/move/ect this is to create a base right side and a mod version for the left.

thanks a lot for any input

you can try the “Mirror Modifier”!
But it only works in Edit Mode!

Shift-D to duplicate object, then :

  • in Object mode: Ctrl-M and X/Y/Z to mirror object along proper axis , Ctrl-A to apply ScaleAndRotation and in Edit mode Ctrl-N to recalculate normals outside if needed

  • go to Edit mode select all , M and X/Y/Z to mirror mesh along proper axis then Ctrl-N to recalculate normals outside if needed.

Before mirroring set pivot point as you need.
After modification you can join objects with Ctrl-J.