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I CAN see why it would need to be closed, but sometimes I have to do a clipping plane on an open object. Pascal’s comments are appropriate to my situation, tho, so I can DEFINITELY see both sides.
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A greater benefit to me would be the ability to DE-Select objects to NOT include as clipped.
For instance, ASME Y-14.5 (Drafting standard) indicated that diametrical parts should NOT be sectioned when sectioning the parts they are inserted into. 2 examples which should make sense immediately, when we think about it, are 1- the BOLTS used to secure a cover to a base of some sort, for instance maybe a Valve Cover on a Pump body, or 2- a Center-shaft inside a rotating assembly.
Connected but different again - I do an EXTENSIVE amount of MECHANICAL and STRUCTURAL conceptual modeling, so this and some other recent posts, are really kind of connected this way. Point of this paragraph - RHINO REMAINS my GO-TO TOOL for both disciplines, and that RH-5 IS available in BOTH 32 & 64 bit is of SIGNIFICANT importance to me. I am forced to drop back to RH-5/32 - BO-1 for ANY Animation requiring precise movements and destination timing, with BO-2 “~OK” for SOME other uses.
Finally - NEON is a FANTASTIC tool, with the new “Raytraced” being offered in RH-6/WIP an iffy replacement, as its MUCH slower, and holds “noise” FAR longer before offering an acceptable image. Consider - if you MUST stop a SLOW Viewport “R-T Render” BEFORE its done in order to continue working (especially with a still “noisy” image), is it TRULY RTR ? Answer: NO. In my RH-5/64-NEON - BO-2, NEON can be stopped at a predetermined time, and with a really decent video card (any of the current gen cards that work with RH qualify), that can be just seconds. This NEON technique (hint) ALSO lends itself to GORGEOUS Animations, requiring only HOURS instead of DAYS. I can get a test-run (that might take someone else DAYS) over lunch, and sometimes just go with THAT, as its GORGEOUS, and really lends itself to a HIGH quality “Engineered” presentation !
Yes, NEON is 64Bit, and doesn’t work with RH-5/32, but when I CAN use BO-2, its a real joy ! In my RH-5/32 - BO-1 I just finagle the Rendered-Viewport settings, turn on SHADOWS and get FANTASTIC renders ! Put in an in-context background, animate IT if necessary - depending - and I can put management RIGHT ON THE OFFSHORE PLATFORM or On-Bottom, while THEIR piece of equipment - a Skid-Mounted Filter unit, maybe, or possibly an operating pump or Subsea Manifold is RUNNING ! I’ve made some really great sales for my clients, this way ! RHINO REMAINS my go-to SOLUTION of choice !
THANKS for a really wonderful product !
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