very new to Blender (as of about 3 hours ago), so hopefully this will be an easy one. I'm going through video tutorials and I've noticed a discrepancy between the outcome of subdividing on the videos, and on my laptop.
Firstly, I create a new plane. Next, I select the top and the bottom vertices and subdivide them. This causes a new edge to be created between them, with a face on either side of it. Perfect.
Finally, I select the right face and subdivide it. This causes it to break up into 4 smaller faces (brilliant), but the left face doesn't automatically break into 3 triangular faces. I'm pretty sure it should break up automatically to deal with the extra vertex that has now been added in the middle of the central edge. All that seems to happen is that the 'centre point' of the left face moves slightly to the right.
I know that I can hit Ctrl+T to break it up into triangles manually, but I really don't want to have to do this every single time I subdivide an adjacent face.
If it's at all relevant, I'm running Blender v2.76 with Ubuntu 16.04.