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Face Division

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 7:17 pm
by Genesiiis
Hi, Is it possible to divide an individual face? I have tried using subdivide but when I subdivide an individual face all ajacent faces are also split. Thanks.

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:32 am
by jesterKing
It is not possible (yet), as Blender doesn't do n-gons. With work by Briggs on the bMesh it may be possible some day, though.


Face Division

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:37 am
by jeelocked
How much trouble is it worth?

I just subdivided a face by selecting an edge, removing the resulting edges, leaving the origional selected edge subdivided. Do it again for the opposing edge. Trouble is this remove the faces! But the result is the two oppsing edges divided. Face command will now do it's job on the subdivided edges.


Face divided!

Let me know if it works for you.

Experiment. Never know what will happen.

A Python script should automate the process - eh? Wish I knew some Python.

Oh well, fun even without it.


There are workarounds for most every issue.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:51 am
by Sphere
Try going into face select mode, select the face, SHIFTD, grab ZZ (or XX or YY) then subdivide.

Once you like it, delete the original face, and replace it with the new subdivided face.

When you grab ZZ, use an even multiple like 10, so it's easy to put the new face back in the hole.

Here is how

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:32 pm
by Obviologist
One method you could use to device a face in only one direction is to go to edit mode, in edge select mode, select two faces that are opposite each other on the face you want to divide, and use W>subdivide, it will put one edge cutting across the face between the two edges that you selected, without dividing the face into quarters etc. for example if you have a plane, and want to put an edge going across the face along the x axis, then select the edges on the left side and right side of the face, subdivide and presto, one fresh edge across the face of the plane dividing that face square in half.