CUTTING a model in half


#1

Hello: It’s me again. I have a model. I wish to cut the base off of the model, and put my own base on. WIRECUT won’t work because it’s a mesh. So I tried the MESHSPLIT command. I created a very thin solid box, and slid it into position where I want the cut made. It asked me what the object was, so I selected it. It then asked me what I wanted to cut with, so I selected the thin box. After the command was completed, the model was STILL NOT CUT IN HALF. Can somebody please tell me how to do this, or tell me what I am doing wrong? ALL I want to do, is cut the base off of the model.

Thank you,

Karl S.


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

Since you don’t provide us with a file, we can only speculate. I suspect that you are running into the same issue as last time. So… DON’T USE A THIN BOX.

Use a single plane. Most likely, the space between the bottom part of your mesh and the top part of the mesh - i.e. the thin space between the top and bottom of that THIN box - is gone but since this is a mesh and meshes can be joined into a single mesh even though they are physically separated objects, you are still getting one single mesh.


#3

Thank you, Wim…I had to use the MESHTONURB command, as none of the mesh cut commands would work.
I got it.

My best regards,

Karl S


#4

Use extractmeshfaces. Window select the base. Hit enter. Voila.