springzephyr

2 answers · asked · Lesson: Modeling Wood Details · Course: Modeling, Texturing and Shading a Treasure Chest in Blender 2.8

Mesh conversion question

Hi there I had to rebuild a board and I only had the outline to use, so I used the solidify modifier and converted to mesh.  When I try to add loop cuts it just does the edges. I have tried to mesh just the face but no go.  I have tried to delete the face and used the fill option but no either. Ideas?  Thank you

  • If I understand correctly, the problem may be that you're trying to add a loop on an Ngon (a polygon with more than 4 sides).  The loop tools and such work best with quads and will not work on Ngons.  You can still add those edges in with the knife tool, which is a more manual process, but you can still fix it that way.

  • silentheart00  is correct, I think; it looks like you solidified something like this: