all faces along a cut line. You can cut and delete faces or extract
Edit Mesh > Cut Faces
how you want to cut faces.
Displays a cutting line
you can interactively position in the scene view to specify the location
of the cut on the polygon mesh.
- YZ, ZX, XY plane
Projects the cutting
line along a plane and displays a manipulator for you to position
- Delete cut faces
Deletes the portion of
the surface to one side of the cutting line. When using the Interactive
Cut setting, a dotted line perpendicular to the cut line
appears to indicate the side that will be deleted.
- Extract cut faces
Extracts faces to one
side of the cutting line. When using the Interactive Cut Direction setting,
a dotted line perpendicular to the cut line appears to indicate
the side that will be extracted and offset.
- Extract offset
offset is available only when the Extract cut
faces option is selected. Extract offset specifies
the distance between the original surface and the cut and extracted
piece. One practical use for this setting is to widen the model
of a head. In this case, you would cut the model exactly down the
center and use Extract Offset to position
the extracted half further away, until the head seems wide enough.
You would then fill in the gap to complete the head using
Edit Mesh > Bridge.
can be made on a cut by editing the following attributes on the polyCut
node using the Channel Box or Attribute
- Cut Plane Center, Rotation,
These settings enable
you to enter exact values for the orientation of the cutting line.