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When a cylinder is added to a scene Triangle Fan fill type for the cap is provided in the last operator panel.
Is there any tool to use with a circle to fill it like triangle fan would do?
The alternatives Grid Fill and F (n-gon) can't be used when the vertex in the center of the circle is required.
asked Aug 17, 2014 at 12:05
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Create and poke face
You can do this with 2 operations.
F, ⎇ AltP
- F (creates a face)
- ⎇ AltP (poke face, creating a triangle fan)
See: Mesh -> Face menu for both.
Note for Blender 2.80 users: Shortcut for Poke Faces was removed and the menu entry relocated to Face -> Poke Faces.
Extrude and merge edges
E, Escape, ⎇ AltM, A
- E (Extrude)
- ⎇ AltM (Merge)
- A (Menu accelerator for the A̲t Center option)
- Create face & Poke will assign UV's & vertex colors from surrounding faces (the extrude method will simply extend UV's/colors, which may not be what you want).
- Poke uses a more advanced method to calculate the face center point
(noticeable when edges aren't evenly spaced).
answered Aug 17, 2014 at 12:30
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