Hi, I used a structured light scanner to scan one side of a virtually identical six sided finial, i.e all six sides are the same. My thinking was to minimize scan time by using one scan.
My plan was to employ two clipping planes, set at 60° to each other, to remove all poorly scanned surfaces, and then use polar rotate to create the six sided object.
1. Can I actually use polar rotate with meshes or does the mesh have to be converted to surfaces first, and if so, with what command?
2. Why do the clipped away areas insist on reappearing when I erase the clipping planes.
3. Aren't the clipping planes supposed to permanently erase unwanted areas?
4. What is the difference between clipping planes and cutting planes?