In Blender 2.79 I frequently used the Carver MT add-on to easily cut shapes and holes from / in a mesh.
As Carver MT hasn’t been updated for Blender 2.8 yet, I’m looking for the best alternative, and I’m a bit lost in Blender’s hard-surface add-on world. There are a number of add-ons that seem to have overlapping tools, such as Boxcutter, HardOps and MeshMachine.
I’m mostly a modeler of organic shapes (characters), so I’m not looking for hard-surface kitbash and beveling tools, but I’m looking for the easiest add-on for:
- Cutting circular, rectangular and arbitrary shapes through a mesh.
- Being able to choose between cutting all the way through a mesh and cutting into a mesh with a fixed distance.
- Cutting a mesh into separate parts.
- Easily drawing and extruding 2D shapes (circles, rectangles and arbitrary shapes) for Boolean union with a mesh.
Many thanks for your feedback.