About booleans


The following features make booleans a robust modeling technique.

Multiple objects

Multiple objects can be used in a single Difference boolean operation. In the following example, a ring of small spheres is subtracted from a large sphere, creating a series of cutouts.

Large data sets

Booleans keep memory usage to a minimum, letting you use boolean operations with large, complex scenes and dense meshes without affecting Maya's performance.

Predictable results

Booleans produce proper and predictable boolean results in instances where Maya's legacy boolean algorithm produces undesirable results. In the following example, a sphere and an array of cubes are combined using both algorithms.

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