# Breaking a cylinder into sections in blender

I need to know how to cut a shape up into separate sections, for example, how can I cut a cylinder in half, so that I can animate the different sections pivot points, thus the cylinder opens out.

With a cube before I've been able to just duplicate it 7 times, however with a cylinder I need it split in half and into other smaller sections.

• Also I don't want a hollow shape i need all sides for materials – Elimyxlov Feb 27 '14 at 14:23

1. Create a mesh that contains expected sections. Add Solidify modifier to this mesh, set Thickness to 0.00001. You can leave other options as default;