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Combine/Subtract Models (Booleans/Pathfinder)

Booleans are the 3D equivalent of pathfinder, allowing you to take two shapes and combine or subtract their volumes from each other. For example, taking a cube then using a cylinder to 'cut' a hole through the cube.

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    AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension CC) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Chelsi Peters commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be fabulous! It's an easy way to create a quick model such as a bowl, etc. So that you don't get funky textures and decals once we've created the Boolean object correctly it may be worthwhile to "bake" the polygons.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Then what exactly are the add and subtract tool icons for? I was hoping for booleans. But I don't get them to work. Anyone?

      • Dale Roberts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wouldnt it be nice if you could draw a smaller less deep in height circle inside another circle and then click a button to allow the small circle to minus back the large one. Resulting in a cut out.

      • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just learned that i can export a photoshop 3D layer as a OBJ file and import it as a new 3D model for DimensionCC. This program just got 1million times better and it took me too long to find this. it should be in the tutorial.

        It would be nice if there was a way to crop shapes, like maybe cut a spuere in half (in dimensioncc) byselecting 2 models and using some sort of path find type tool where it delets 1 shape and the area that is interesected.
        Either that or some sort of difform tool to difform shapes in program.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would really like a feature, which lets you "carve-out" a model by a different model. Kinda like, how the pathfinder in Ai works

      • Daniel Badde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Boolean operations are like a basic 3d editing tool. You can build virtually any structure you can imagine by combining and subtracting basic forms to or from each other. You don't need to look for a preset, or maybe the object you think of doesn't exist yet.

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