How do I split a mesh?

say I have a hand model, and I want to split it into two fingers, how can I split my selected vertices into two halves?

GameBlender20,

Select the vertices then press p

Best of luck!

Your after the rip tool (v-key).

Rip tool is what you want, just make sure it’s a valid selection.

OBI_Ron, P key will just make two objects, not unweld them and have them remain one object.

Cyborg Dragon,

Right you are! - My bad

Ykey splits the selected vertices while keeping it in the same object. Better sometimes than the rip tool because you keep the vertices in place.

oh wow, I wish I’d known of rip before…