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Combining objects
show user profile  architecturestudent444200

I'm a new user to 3DS max and i've not done much modelling before. Currently i'm doing basic geometrical modelling for an architecture project.

For the design i'm using a landscape that i've specifically contoured layer upon later. I was told to do this using the terrain command, but it was seemingly buggy and never came out right. Instead I drew (using the line command) over each individual contour, and extruded them to all the different heights.

This produced the desired result, however where my building sits on the landscape I need to cut into certain areas of the contour model. After making these individual contours, I then proceeded to 'group' them (for easier handling); however I've noticed the 'boolean' or 'pro boolean' commands are now greyed out... I assume this is due to the fact that they are grouped, and not one object.

I then attempted to combine them into one object, however as I am not familiar with this product, have failed to do so. I attempted to use boolean to 'union' all the contours; however I have quite a few, and after about 4 or 5 unions it got slower and slower and on the 5th it froze my computer.


How do I use bloolean on a 'grouped' object? If I have to combine them, is there another way than unioning them all?

Thank you!
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10/26/2012 10:57:51 AM (last edit: 10/26/2012 10:57:51 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Mesh/poly object -> attach.

Attach allows you to make one object from multiple ones. This is what you need to use. Don't use Boolean to attach things together.

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10/26/2012 11:05:16 AM (last edit: 10/26/2012 11:05:16 AM)
show user profile  architecturestudent444200
Thanks a lot just what i needed :)
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10/26/2012 1:00:44 PM (last edit: 10/26/2012 1:00:44 PM)
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