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I tried using the knife tool, which turned out to be a disaster since I have partially paralyzed hands. I tried loop slide and whatever and it appeared to not do anything. I tried subdivide and got something I think I can work with but there has to be an easier way. Can anyone give me a hint or a link to a good basic tips tutorial or anything?


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    $\begingroup$ The core of the issue is that a cone is made out of triangles. Loop cuts only work with quads. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Aug 12 '15 at 15:06

I'm sure it must be difficult to be unable to do traditional art after having done it for so long. :-/ Great that you're learning 3D though!

Edge looping cones is a bit tricky. The easiest method that I know of is to do this:

  1. Select the bottom edge
  2. Ctrl + B to bevel the bottom edge
  3. Select the higher of the two bottom edges, and hit G twice to enter edge slide mode. Slide into place.

Here's an image to help.

Steps to add an edge loop to a cone.

Honestly, I would recommend sliding your first edge loop all the way to the top, then deleting everything above it--so that the very top of your cone is actually a tiny edge ring. You can then use F to fill it to cap it off. This'll make it so that you can use the regular edge loop tool to create edge loops in the future.

Best of luck!

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so very much! I actually get the answer!!!! Is there any way to give you some site creds for helping an old man out? :-) $\endgroup$ – Richard L Morgan Aug 12 '15 at 14:56
  • $\begingroup$ Haha, no need for anything extra. Glad to help! $\endgroup$ – Pete Aug 12 '15 at 17:11

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