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show user profile  Farks
Does anyone know how to cut a section plane through a building on 3ds. i've tried viewport cutting, but when i go to render there is no section cut (just the original image). i've also tried grouping the whole scene and trying to slice it, however, i can't find the slice button on the modifier list.
any help would be great! thanks tom
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1/6/2012 9:17:14 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 9:17:14 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Edit poly -> quick slice. You'll find it in the edit geometry rollout.
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1/6/2012 9:34:26 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 9:34:26 PM)
show user profile  Farks
i don't get the quick slice (or slice) option when i've grouped the objects

Edit: and surely the quickest way of doing it can't be to select each individual object in the scene.
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1/6/2012 9:39:54 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 9:43:16 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Ungroup the objects, select them all and add a Slice modifier. Then collapse by converting the selection to Editable Poly (this will keep the objects separated, it will NOT turn them all into a single Editable Poly object).
Alternatively, you can add an Edit Poly modifier to the selection, use QuickSlice in it, then collapse.

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1/6/2012 9:48:37 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 9:48:37 PM)
show user profile  Farks
I've got it to work, but it doesn't quiet give me the finish i want.

i've had some success by cutting a plane with a camera, but i can't get it to render how i see it in the viewport. is there a button i'm not clicking somewhere. i'm using iray and a free camera.

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1/6/2012 10:50:04 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 10:50:04 PM)
show user profile  Farks
just to give some info, the reason I don't like the finish is because the objects become hollow and don't appear as solids.
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1/6/2012 11:36:59 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 11:36:59 PM)
show user profile  Garp
You mean that after you've sliced them, you move their elements apart?
If so copy all your objects, apply a slice mod with, say, remove top on one set and another with remove bottom on the other. The add a cap holes mod to everything.

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1/7/2012 12:49:36 AM (last edit: 1/7/2012 12:50:30 AM)
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