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I am trying to manipulate a cube into a car; and I was able to make edge loops by pressing Ctrl+R. However, when I am trying to make a wheel well, I want to make new subdivision loops to do that; yet the old ones are getting in they way.

How do I remove subdivision loops so that I can manipulate my object without old loops effecting the new ones?

Or basically, the opposite of what Ctrl+R does?

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You can select them with AltRMB (or AltShiftRMB to keep the existing selection), and then delete them with Delete > Edge loops, or DeleteG if you want to take advantage of menu hotkeys.

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If you have many loops which you want to select, but don't want to click on each one, you can use Multi select loops, either from 3D view > Header > Select > Edge loops, or Space> Multi select loops.

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When I deleted the edge loop, it ended up changing the form of the object; that isn't what I want. I simply want to remove just the loop without changing the form of the object. – elemein Jul 24 '14 at 2:54
@David I.. Did I? LiceCAP is fast. :P – gandalf3 Jul 24 '14 at 2:54
@user3423509 The topology defines the shape of the object. If you change the topology, you are liable to change the shape too. – gandalf3 Jul 24 '14 at 2:55
Hrmm... Well this is the project I am working on: I am trying to insert a wheel well into the front of the car. Now (this may be a bit hard to follow, but bare with me.) I want to insert the wheel well a bit underneath the hood (which is the left of the image. It may not be obvious considering my "skill level"), but the other cuts are making that quite a problem. How would I best remedy this issue? – elemein Jul 24 '14 at 3:00
@user3423509 are you asking a different question? if so, please ask it separately. If you're expanding on the original question please edit it with the new information. – cegaton Jul 24 '14 at 4:50

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