My first model.. need help with something.

Hi. First off, don’t laugh at my model… it’s the first one I’ve made from scratch. No, this isn’t from the body tutorial, however I learned the basics there (great tutorial btw). The body proportions are a little off because I didn’t use any kind of reference image.

Anyhow… here’s a picture of my first model:

There are a few things I have some questions on. My hands are very simple… there’s no fingers, just sort of a palm. How would I go about adding fingers to the hands (and feet), and seperate them so I can move them around individually?

One more small question… This most directly related to the person’s “calf” muscle. The majority of the calf is made up of one block… how would I simply break that one block into two pieces? Subdivide seems to always break it up into powers of 4… is that possible?

Here is a crappy illustration of what I mean:

So far I’m learning this program pretty well (I think…). I’ve only been using Blender for a day and a half. I just had a few questions I couldn’t find answers to.

Thanks a lot!

the k key will give you some options for cutting up your mesh – loop cut is my favourite. You can use it to add your toes/fingers and to cut the box.


That worked great! Thanks a bunch. I don’t suppose there’s any way to do it exactly the same on both hands (possibly at the same time?), is there?

I tried selecting 2 different faces and doing loop cut, but it only did one at a time.


Edit, nevermind, I found a working alternative. Knife Multi Cut splits it into 5 same sized fingers for me, so that works just fine. :slight_smile:

If you have a relatively fast internet connection and would benefit by watching how someone goes about modelling some objects go here:

and watch the bathtub and bishop “over the shoulder” session.


Thanks very much for the link GreyBeard. I’ll check that out right now.

EDIT: That bathtub/bishop video was EXTREMELY helpful. It taught me a lot of things I didn’t even known existed. I’m going to check out more on that site. Thanks again.