Below is the image depicting the top ortho view of a cylinder, whose all faces I selected and applied Extrude individual.
As you can see there are gaps between adjacent faces. Why are these gaps appearing? In a normal cylinder (before my extrude operation) every face has adjacent sides common with the next face. Hence when extruded too there should be a common face between the new cuboid kind of shapes.
This doesn’t happen when I apply Solidify modifier to a normal cylinder. But as its a modifier I cant really see how the mesh is modified in this case to see what I am missing.
Can someone kindly point out where am I going wrong? I don’t want those gaps and want the extruded cylinder to appear like a single ring.