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I am attempting to cut a cylinder with Loop Cut.

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How do I cut and separate the top from the bottom?

I have tried the knife. Cannot get a straight line. Hitting Enter does get out of the key mode. But it marked only half of the cylinder. How do I mark the entire cylinder? (It appears LoopCut does that.) And how do I get a straight line?


Loop Cut works correctly. It places a loop at a location and angle on an item.

Is there a single command that cuts? We would end up with two items.

Then I take one of the two items and join it with a different item.

Are there simple commands to perform cut and join?

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Activate the knife tool with K, press C to cut through, cut, keep the new edge loop selected and press V to separate. Then, as John Eason says, put your mouse over one of the 2 parts and press L to select, and P to separate as a new object if necessary.

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  • $\begingroup$ When I enter K nothing happens. Ditto for entering C and V. Where should the mouse be to initiate? $\endgroup$
    – ttom
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ Are you in Edit mode? Please share your object: pasteall.org/blend $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ In the Edit mode ... see initial post. When I enter K, a knife appears. Nothing else changes from initial post. $\endgroup$
    – ttom
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ you need to left click and drag, C to cut through, then Enter to validate the cut $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ The key is Enter. Thanks. It marked only half. How do I mark the entire cylinder? (It appears LoopCut does that.) And how do I get a straight line? $\endgroup$
    – ttom
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 13:21

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