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02-09-2004, 05:02 PM
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02-09-2004, 05:13 PM
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02-10-2004, 03:14 AM
If no polygons have been assigned the surface in question (i.e. it's not being used) save your model, then on reload it will disappear as if by magic!


02-10-2004, 05:59 AM
thanks but I have already tried this method.....:( >:( :........(

Is there any other way ??

02-10-2004, 06:44 AM

02-10-2004, 07:34 AM
I would also like to see "delete" option on the right click menu. Should I try to delete a surface, a dialog box should allow me to assign the polygons of the deleted surface to one of the remaining surfaces (or default if there are none left)

This would be simple and faster than saving/reopening object.

02-13-2004, 04:25 AM
That's not the "Lightwave way of doing things." Every polygon must have a surface assigned to it. It's impossible to delete a surface, but you can assign those polygons to a different surface. Then when you save the object, unused surface names will disappear.

02-13-2004, 06:20 AM
I already mentioned this in another thread, but a 'Flush Surfaces' button might be handy, which removes surface names no longer used by any polygons, which as already mentioned would remove the need to load/save the model.

If we did have a 'delete' surface button it would be nice if it worked something like:

1) select surface(s) to remove

2) Press 'Delete' button

3) Requester asks which surface the polygons should now be assigned to.

Or something like that.


02-13-2004, 09:35 AM
Or when you flush surface it goes back to the default surface.

02-13-2004, 01:15 PM
yeah, that's exacly what I suggested.
This should not be awfully difficult for the LW team to implement.
If not for 8.0 then maybe for one of the subsequent releases.

02-13-2004, 02:38 PM
I guess I should read every word of the thread before posting.

02-14-2004, 01:26 AM
Wasn't there a flush surfaces feature in LW 5.6?

02-14-2004, 06:45 AM
I dunno, was there? I can't remember that far back!