View Full Version : Bridge between inner and outer geometry ?

02-26-2012, 06:19 AM
I have two objects in Modeler which should become some kind of a thickened box.
So I have a smaller inner box and a bigger outer box. The top of each box is open.
Now I want to connect the boxes to fill the gap between them. I tried with the Bridge tool, but that one does like what I am doing.
If I am only selcting to top polygon loop of the inner and outer box the Bridge tool does nothing and if I select all polygons of each box then it flattens everthing to a flat plane.

Is there a way to let Modeler fill the gap automatically or do I need to connect the points manually by hand?

02-26-2012, 06:50 AM
Use edge select mode, then bridge, only do two or three edges at a time. It should work.

Waves of light
02-26-2012, 06:51 AM
Make sure both parts are in the same layer, then select the edges you wish to bridge and then select bridge. Sometimes I do it in stages, because it can bridge the wrong parts.

EDIT: Lol, XswampyX beat me to it.

LWCAD has 'cap holes', which would work. Have you checked the Lightwave plugin database?

02-26-2012, 07:01 AM
Thanks, bridge edges worked (only tried with points and polys).

I have LWCad4, but can't find "cap holes". Maybe it was merged into another tool?

Waves of light
02-26-2012, 07:18 AM
He took it out, but there's an updated version with Cap Holes back in. Are you part of the Beta testers, you should get an email with updates on it.

02-26-2012, 07:39 AM
thanks for the input.
Worked well.
Regarding beta of LWCad, yes I singned the beta newsletter, but I would not dare to test because I right now try to get used to all those nice snapping features ;-)