I have a polygon in Illustrator (shown below). How can I split it into separate line segments at every anchor point AND intersection with another line?

Basically I'm trying to recreate the "Pemrose Triangle" here. I plan on animating it, so that is why I need things in separate segments.

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Pathfinder's Outline command will split your artwork in to its component line segments, essentially breaking apart you paths at any intersection.

It won't break apart at every anchor point so you will need to manually cut any corner that isn't an intersection (use the Scissors Tool C), but in this specific case you should only need to cut the vertices of the outermost triangle.

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