We have a mesh using the mirror modifier. How could we set the central edges (yellow arrow indicators pointing at) used for mirroring invisible during working on the mesh? Like in Lightwave or Nevercenter Silo 2.

The left is the original model, and the right is the wanted symmetrical line hidden model:


This keeps the model looks neater when working on central parts of the model, like the nose:


  • $\begingroup$ X - Dissolve edges? $\endgroup$ – josh sanfelici Apr 18 '16 at 9:41
  • $\begingroup$ No, we would like to hide these edges to make editing way neater; dissolving the edges will break the symmetry. $\endgroup$ – purga Apr 18 '16 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Okay you are going to have to explain how that makes editing 'way neater'. What are the benefits of that? $\endgroup$ – Xtremity Apr 18 '16 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ Original post updated for explaination. $\endgroup$ – purga Apr 18 '16 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ 'Neat' face topology is perfectly possible with a central edge loop. E.g. s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/04/f5/6d/… $\endgroup$ – Xtremity Apr 18 '16 at 18:04

You need to apply the Mirror modifier, with merge and clip enabled, then in Edit mode Alt + Right mouse button click on one of the edges to select loop, then X and select Dissolve Edges from the pop up menu.

  • $\begingroup$ We would like to keep these edges (just hide them) to make editing way neater. Dissolve the edges will break the Symmetry. $\endgroup$ – purga Apr 18 '16 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ You want to hide edges in Edit Mode? $\endgroup$ – Georges Apr 18 '16 at 9:58
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    $\begingroup$ Technically 'set them invisible'. in Blender 'hide' (H key) will also hide the face associated which is not what we want. $\endgroup$ – purga Apr 18 '16 at 10:04

My "solution" has been just to change the attitude about it. If I want to remove the middle seam I can easily do it once I apply the mirror modifier. However I find that having the middle seam there simply is beneficial to modeling, UV unwrapping, weight painting etc because often I want to give the middle vertices/edges special attention.

  • $\begingroup$ not removing them, but hiding them. $\endgroup$ – purga Aug 17 '16 at 6:22

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