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How to cut a cube into small cubes?
03-24-2017, 02:23 PM
Post: #1
How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Hi,

I'm trying to cut a cube into 100 small cubes that each of them is a normal solid cube with 6 sides.

Here is what I tried:
1. Left picture was the original cube. First, I added vertices and edges.
2. Then I selected the edges accordingly. (see middle picture)
3. Finally, I used "Loop Cut".

But I didn't get what I wanted. Somehow most of small cubes don't exist there, or just have one side.

Can someone help me out? Thanks ahead!


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03-24-2017, 11:23 PM (This post was last modified: 03-24-2017 11:24 PM by ggaliens.)
Post: #2
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Why not just stack 10. And then stack 10. And then stack 10 ?

BTW ... you picture depicts far more than 100 cubes.
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03-25-2017, 01:34 AM (This post was last modified: 03-25-2017 01:36 AM by Frank.)
Post: #3
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Actually I tried to stack them up before but didn't figure out how to do it easily ...

I used "Mirror" first. It stacks up cubes easily and precisely. But all cubes are stick together as one piece. Is there a "non-sticky mirror" operation?

Then I tried "Duplicate". I got individual cube as I wanted, but I had a hard time to move it to the right place in an easy and precise manner. I wonder if I can snap/align newly duplicated cube to the surface of an existing cube?

Thanks!

PS. Yes, you're right. It's not 100. I meant to say 1000. :-)
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03-25-2017, 03:01 AM
Post: #4
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Frank,
Try the "Put on" command in face mode. Use the RMB option to do multiple copies of the cube.

oort
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03-25-2017, 08:34 AM
Post: #5
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
I'm not sure, but I think he could to use Slice.
I'm away from my PC in order to check.

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03-25-2017, 01:58 PM (This post was last modified: 03-25-2017 02:05 PM by ggaliens.)
Post: #6
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
This is THE BEST WAY ...

1) Duplicate default cube with paramter or 2.0 for offset.
2) Use SHIFT D to repeat last action until you have 10 in a row.
3) Combine the 10.

Now repeat 1 - 3 with your ten.

Now repeat 1 -3 with you 100.

Done. Why is this the best ? Because it has you using very elemental approach
and tactics that can be carried over to other operation. Plus it works like crazy.

Also ... I did it in three sets of slices.

I don't think slice was DESIGNED to work with anything but independent loops. If you try to do it in 1 slice ... you mileage may vary.
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03-25-2017, 10:17 PM
Post: #7
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
It can be used Absolute->Move command with duplicate that works to create arrays.

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03-26-2017, 12:15 AM
Post: #8
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Oort, Thanks! I tried Put on before. It seems only allow me do "put on" one by one.

Micheus, Thanks! I just tried "Slice". It worked great!
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03-26-2017, 11:03 AM
Post: #9
RE: How to cut a cube into small cubes?
Thanks ggaliens! Somehow the page was not refreshed earlier that I didn't see your post. Just tried your method, it worked like a charm! I didn't know the Shift-D. It's really handy for this kind of operations. Thanks!
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