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So I'm relatively new to Blender AND human modelling and was working on this low poly CG character. This torso was built from a cylinder primitive and now I want to split/slice at the very bottom face in two (then I can cut half of it and mirror, extrude the leg or whatever).

The face can't be subdivided and I just want to slice the face in two along the line (shown in the picture as a cyan line) connecting the center vertices.

Cyan line is the slicing guide

This is Blender 2.66. What do I do to accomplish this?

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You could use the knife tool. Press K and then click where you want to make cuts. Press ⏎ Enter or Space to confirm:

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Or you could use the join tool. Select the vertices you want to connect with an edge and press J:

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    $\begingroup$ Ah thanks! Knife tool was what I needed! And the illustrations helped too! $\endgroup$ – Samik Sengupta Aug 13 '14 at 18:22
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    $\begingroup$ What is the difference between using J and pressing F to join vertices? $\endgroup$ – Neil Aug 14 '14 at 8:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Neil J cuts the face(s) between the selected vertices with an edge, F just creates an edge. In the above example, J results in two faces where there used to be one. F would not cut the face, resulting in the same number of faces (but with a floating edge between to verts). $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Aug 14 '14 at 22:08
  • $\begingroup$ 'space bar' to execute cutting! $\endgroup$ – Jinbom Heo Jul 20 '15 at 15:13
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Select both vertices and connect them.

  • Mesh -> Vertices -> Connect (menu)
  • JKey (shortcut)

While the knife can be used for this purpose too, for quick cuts this is faster.

This also works...

  • Between many selected vertex pairs (you can connect multiple faces at once).
  • Between 2 vertices - to connect vertices across multiple faces.
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