Have you tried Hamapatch's new knife tools...


(MaceG) #1

You can cut anywhere you want just by drawing a line. Wherever it crosses an edge, that’s where your new vert is.

Probably old news to most, but I thought it was pretty cool.


(TurboG) #2

Are these for blender? If so…where can I get them? I’ve been looking for somthing like this!


(stephen2002) #3

you can also just make a plane and put it where you want and use intersect.

I use that method for chopping stuff up.


(MaceG) #4

TurboG,
No. Hamapatch is a seperate program.
http://www.geocities.com/hamapatch/program/index.html
It’s a small download. Somewhere around 413KB. You ought to check it out.

Stephen2002,
Yeah. That’s a good way to do it in Blender. But to be able to just draw a line thru a plane, box, sphere–whatever–and a have a vert pop up where ever it crosses an edge–that’s pretty cool.


(Cessen) #5

Of course, for this to be an effective modeling tool, the program needs to support polygons with any number of vertices (which I assume hamapatch does). Actually, perhaps “effective modeling tool” isn’t the best way to put it. It’s just that there are some annoying problems that the user will have to work around if the program doesn’t support poly’s with any number of vertices.

I can’t wait for Blender to go open source! There are so many things that I want to impliment! :slight_smile:


(viktorivar) #6

Nice tool: http://3dgang.net/public/knife_sample.blend

viktorivar


(thatbrikwal) #7

vikto, how do you use that?


(JarellSmith) #8

It’s actually fairly easy to use. Your mesh needs to be in face select mode [f]. Then select the line of faces that you wish to cut, and press the ‘cut’ button in the text window. (You run the python script by pressing Alt_p with your mouse cursor in the text window. [Esc] to quit the script.)

Kino explains it here:
http://www.kino3d.com/blender/article.php3?id_article=15

It’s in Spanish and Systransoft doesn’t seem to translate it due to the format of the html page, but it’s pretty easy to see what’s going on just by looking at the pictures.

It’s one of the python scripts that I use quite often…