Mode: Object Mode and Edit Mode
Panel: Tool Shelf ‣ Create ‣ Add Primitive/Metaball
Menu: Add ‣ Meta
Hotkey: Shift-A

There are five predefined meta "primitives" (or configurations) available in the Add ‣ Meta sub-menu:


The five Meta primitives.


Meta Ball
Adds a meta with a point underlying structure.
Meta Tube
Adds a meta with a line segment underlying structure.
Meta Plane
Adds a meta with a planar underlying structure.
Meta Ellipsoid
Adds a meta with an ellipsoidal underlying structure.
Meta Cube
Adds a meta with a volumetric cubic underlying structure.
Radius, Align to View, Location, Rotation
See Common Object Options.