boolean operation tutorial
This is a tutorial to show how to use boolean services in meditor.
Next step assumes one knows correct location for both meshes, i.e., all operation
expects the meshes have a common part overlapping. One should notice this
is a REAL overlapping, not a view projection because is expected intersection
among triangles of each mesh.
In command window, one pushes the button under control label in upper group
of buttons. Next one will have control buttons and one group of buttons labeled
under -Bool- First group under -Bool- represents operations, next group represents
selection and apply. Options are: 1in2, 1out2, 2in1,2out1,sum,intersection,and
difference. There are redundant options. Next 2 buttons will store mesh 1
and mesh2. Once 2 meshes are stored, one can create the resulting mesh just
pushing last button.
The operation buttons are radio type, so I elect the sum as example.
Now I select mesh 1 in main window and push button to store mesh 1 in command
Next I unselect all meshes and select the second mesh in main window. In
command window I store selected as mesh 2 just pushing second button. Next
I create a new mesh using button in command window. If all worked, a new mesh
will be created.
If one wants to move it, just push 'm' key to move selected new mesh.
That is all folks!
Home address for source code of meditor is:
This assumes a little background about meditor. I just indicate how one could
proceed to use the service.
Firstly, boolean operations in meditor work as a simple math operation, i.e.,
it is necessary 2 meshes to use boolean operations. I use here two boxes
(NOT SQUARE, they are BOXES).