How To Break a Pillar in Blender

For a 3D project, I needed a broken pillar. Apparently it’s not possible to make an object solid in Blender, so I had to do a bit of searching and experimenting to try and figure this one out.

I would like to share with you how I did this!

First, I created my pillar.

Then, I added a cube inside the pillar. I Subdivided it twice.

I then added a Displace Modifier. There, I click on ‘New’ -> ‘Show texture in texture tab’.

Under ‘Type’, I click on ‘Clouds’.

I click Apply and Subdivide once more.

I position the object on my pillar, select my pillar and click on the Boolean Modifier.

Here, I set the modifier to ‘Difference’ and the Object to my cube. Then apply.

My pillar is now broken into the shape of my modified cube!

How to break a solid object in Blender: Video

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