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mgrusin
03-13-2007, 09:09 AM
I've totally lost a tool I know I've used; it cuts holes out of the center of polygons so the model looks like it's been made of lattice (just like the holes in my grey matter) :stumped: I searched the docs and plugin list, nothing jumped out at me.

Thanks for helping out the clueless! -MG

fgreen
03-13-2007, 11:14 AM
Not sure if there is an automatic plugin for this, but couldn't you draw some polys for the holes in a background layer and use boolean to cut them out?

bloontz
03-13-2007, 12:06 PM
I think you can do that with multishift, just use an inset with no shift. Press delete immediately after dropping the tool. You can use something like the thickener plugin (third party) if you want to complete the geometry.

cagey5
03-13-2007, 12:39 PM
The same routine with bevel should work too.

Silkrooster
03-13-2007, 07:47 PM
You could take another route as well:
Create your poly for the lattice. On the background layer create a diamond shape and use the array tool to create multiple copies (point clone plus could be used for an alternative) Now use drill or boolean subtraction your choice.
Silk