I want to make a plant that has long 'slitlike' leaves (long, and narrows to a point at each end). So I made a UV sphere and have removed the horizontal edges so i just have the slits 'on the sphere' as it were. Now I want to "peel off" each slit individually and shape it so that it has the shape of the leaf. How might I do that? thanks

the plant should look like this: enter link description here

  • $\begingroup$ You can use proportional editing to get the twisted effect. $\endgroup$ – VRM Jun 6 '15 at 17:02

Although there are other better ways to do this, but for your question:

I think you are asking how to separate part of a object as a new one. Basically, in Edit mode, select the part you want to peel off, hit P and choose Selection to separte the selected part as a new object.

enter image description here


If you don't want to make it into separate objects, you can press Y and you will separate vertices. It will still be part of the same object.

Yet another option is to duplicate a segment with shift + D. This is the same as Y but the original geometry remains.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.