I am trying to make a mold to model the airway. Is there a way to split a cube all the way through in multiple parts. I am trying to cut the cube in this fashion. Is there way to cut it like this? I tried using the knife tool, but that only cut the surface, as opposed to cutting all the way through the object.

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3 Answers 3


If you say the knife does not work for you, as it only cuts the surface, then you may want to use the option Z to Cut Through, for a snapping on angles to ensure a clean cut, you can also use C, so a cut from the front or any orthogonal view can be made in a straight line.

Here the optional functions of the knife tool:
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A cut through cube:
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Another option would be to use bisect, where you can also find some optional functionality mentioned while the tool is active.

Here a bisect example, bisect has the advantage that you can select the fill option and it will generate a surface that closes the cut:
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I believe bisect might be a good idea as you can adjust not only the direction but also the position interactively.

Happy Blending.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I'll give it a try. $\endgroup$
    – Tom Reina
    Mar 27, 2020 at 19:56

Using Booleans

To create internal geometry recommend using a boolean as explained here Slicing an object in 4 parts

Code from my answer edited to split the cube into 8. (2 x 2 x 2)

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import bpy
from mathutils import Matrix, Vector
context = bpy.context
ob = context.object
size = 4 * max(ob.dimensions)
mw = ob.matrix_world

def bbox(ob):
    return (Vector(b) for b in ob.bound_box)

def bbox_center(ob):
    return sum(bbox(ob), Vector()) / 8

def bbox_axes(ob):
    bb = list(bbox(ob))
    return tuple(bb[i] for i in (0, 4, 3, 1))

o, x, y, z = bbox_axes(ob)        

        location=mw @ bbox_center(ob),
chopper = context.object
m = chopper.modifiers.new("Sol", type='SOLIDIFY')
m.thickness = size


def chop(ob, start, end, segments):
    slices = []
    planes = [(f, start.lerp(end, f / segments)) 
            for f in   range(1, segments)]

    for i, p in planes:
        m.thickness = -size
        bm = ob.modifiers.new("BOOL",type="BOOLEAN")
        bm.object = chopper
        bm.operation = 'DIFFERENCE'
        M = (mw @ end - mw @ start).to_track_quat('Z', 'X').to_matrix().to_4x4()
        M.translation = mw @ p

        chopper.matrix_world = M
        cp = ob.copy()
        cp.data = cp.data.copy()
        bpy.ops.object.modifier_apply({"object" : cp}, modifier="BOOL")
        m.thickness = size
                {"object" : ob}, modifier = 'BOOL')
    return slices

segments_x = 2
segments_y = 2
segments_z = 2

for ox in chop(ob, o, x, segments_x):
    for oy in chop(ox, o, y, segments_y):
        chop(oy, o, z, segments_z)


Bisect. Similarly to the method used by Xylvier, https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/133258/15543 which would need ammending to include the use fill.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! That was very helpful $\endgroup$
    – Tom Reina
    Mar 27, 2020 at 19:56

Yes. Use the loop cut tool Ctrl + R


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