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Is there a way to loop-cut a Square based Pyramid, so that there is multiple bands around the sloped sides?

Edit: Sorry, my bad, but when I said triangular prism, I was thinking about a pyramid, Changed that just now. Sorry again! Though the prism answer was a nice knowledge to know.

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  • $\begingroup$ try knife tool (K) $\endgroup$ – Bithur Feb 15 '15 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Bithur Yeah, but is there a way to do multiple (around 210) cuts somewhat quickly? $\endgroup$ – Prime_Aqasix Feb 15 '15 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ loopcut should do that but if not, try knife projrct $\endgroup$ – Chebhou Feb 15 '15 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ Like this i.stack.imgur.com/QXNs4.png ? $\endgroup$ – stacker Feb 15 '15 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ @stacker Sorry, my bad, I changed it now to Squared based pyramid, which is what I was asking for, sry. $\endgroup$ – Prime_Aqasix Feb 16 '15 at 4:05
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Regardless it is square-based or not, you can always select all sloped edges, then hit W > Subdivide, then tweak the number of cuts as you want.

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Another trick is to first bevel the pole vertex, with a very small value, to make all sloped faces quads (they might still look like triangles , but they are actually quads now), then you can use loop cut tool to cut them. After that, just remove the extra vertices with Remove Doubles tool.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank-you!, can't believe that I haven't tried to just select the sloped sides when subdividing! $\endgroup$ – Prime_Aqasix Feb 16 '15 at 6:19
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If you need to cut it around slope sides do it with the loopcut tool Ctrl+R and adjust the number of cuts with middle wheel or input number with keyboard.

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If you need to cut it along slope sides:

  1. Subdivide your prism with W > Subdivide as many times as you need:

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  2. Delete the middle part:

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  3. Select everything and convert to n-gons with F, then hit W > Bridge Edge Loops:

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You should use the Loop Subdivide tool. Just hover your cursor over the area of the mesh you want to loop-cut (place it near the edge), press CTRL+R and input the number of cuts you want to use using numerical keyboard buttons. Approve the operation by hitting Enter twice.

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You can see the details here: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Modeling/Meshes/Editing/Subdividing/Loop_Subdivide

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