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I'm not very experienced with Blender and I'm looking for a way to subdivide a hexagonal face into triangles. Basically I want to turn this:

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into this:

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while having the ability to control the subdivision level.

I know I could build the hexagon by hand, triangle by triangle, but perhaps there's a quicker way?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is that even possible? Blender can't subdivide N-Gons, which is any face with more vertices than 4. $\endgroup$ Jun 20, 2016 at 18:33

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You first have to subdivide your hexagon once by hand, you can do subsequent steps non-destructively using modifiers.

  1. Poke the faces of your NGON hexagon from the menu Faces > Poke Faces (press Alt + P on Blender versions pre 2.69)
  2. Eliminate every other radial edge so you end up with three quads
  3. Add a Subdivide modifier set to Simple
  4. Then add a Triangulate modifier
  5. Adjust the subdivision level through the Subdivide modifier

Hexagon Subdivide

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It depends from the way you have made the base hexagon : the key point is to set its center.

If you start from a circle with 6 edges then

  1. extrude E, then
  2. scale 0 S,0 and
  3. remove all doubles, then
  4. you can subdivide as you want (here twice in 3).

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