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Tru3DScans

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Slicing Functionality
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:01:04 PM »
I have a single object in MM.  I want to slice the object into 3 parts.  I want to keep all the parts and cap the holes created by slicing.

The Plane Cut tool seems to be basically what I want, except I want to keep the 'other' half of the object when cutting/slicing.

(I could do this easily in MAX, but I would like to know if there's an easy method to do it in MM?).

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Mike


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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 07:17:59 PM »
In PlanCui's tool's options set "Slice (Keep Both)" as CutType.
Accepting this creates a invisible cut in your object.
Run EDIT/SeparateShells to get two separate objects.
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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 11:44:30 AM »
Thanks very much for this info!  I will give this a try.

Thanks again.

Mike

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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 12:02:07 PM »
I'm not seeing those options in Plane Cut.  Am I using the wrong tool?

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Mike

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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 03:41:54 PM »
Not your mistake! That's the right tool.

In your MM version (which version? which OS?) the explanations in brackets as shown in MM manual (see:http://www.mmmanual.com/plane-cut/) are missing.
Anyhow "Slice" should do the job - doesn't it after accepting the tool?
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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 04:24:07 PM »
Thanks for the info!

I am using Win7 64/MM 10.10.170.

Ahhh... I see now.  Since my dialog didn't show the '(Keep Both)' text and also because the lower half of the object was still shown in ghosted/x-ray shading... it was visually implied that the lower half of the object was NOT going to be kept.  I never clicked 'Accept', so I never saw that it was actually going to be kept.  Now I see that it works as desired.

(I would like to see that slice plane grid displayed in a color other than gray so it is more distinguishable from the gray world grid).

Thanks again.

Mike

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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 05:11:36 PM »
So you are still at MM 2.9 ( = 10.10.170)?
Current version is 3.3. Any reasons why you stick to that outdated version?
There are tons of improvements since 2.9.
Please try current MM.
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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 10:41:51 AM »
Thanks for this info!

I downloaded the latest version from the MM website a number of days ago & installed... this is the version I got.

Of course, who could possibly understand the logic of having a version called 3.3 but having the 'About' dialog show 10.10.170?  Or the 'Check for Updates' telling me I was using the latest version?

I re-downloaded MM again and installed and this time I got 3.3.15 in the 'About' dialog... so I'm assuming now I have the latest version.

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Mike

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Re: Slicing Functionality
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 10:47:30 AM »
And now the dialog properly says 'Keep Both', which is good.

Thanks again.

Mike