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Can you project lines on to a three dimensional shape?
show user profile  Rachella001
I am trying to create an imprint of an arrowhead into a cave wall. The cave is very complex so when I do boolean subtraction method to create the imprint it ends up making the geometry messed up. I would like to project the outline of the arrowhead shape onto the cave and then bevel it in under edit poly. I'm just not sure if you can project lines like this?
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2/7/2012 7:05:50 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 7:05:50 PM)
show user profile  Dave
One way is to draw your arrow head with a spline, or model it from a plane. So that it is a flat surface, and then just line it up with your view so it sits where you want to "project" it... then select your cave mesh, and use the cut tool with snaps on (set to vertex). And just cut around your arrow head shape at its vert points.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/7/2012 7:32:23 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 7:32:23 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Dave's technoique will get you what you want and it's useful to get to grips with snaps if you haven't done so yet. Shape Merge however, will do what you want with minimal fuss.

Found this on the youTube

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2/7/2012 7:44:54 PM (last edit: 2/7/2012 7:44:54 PM)
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