The mesh cutting tool allows you to extract any part of your space easily. You can later export these parts for use with another software, or move these extracted parts somewhere else in the environment for virtual staging purposes.
Basic cut with hole filling
To easily extract an object and fill the blank left by the extraction, proceed as follows :
- Select the mesh cutting tool in the toolbar
- Place points at the base of the object you want to extract. Once you formed the base you can close it pressing
clickingon the first point
- Extrude the base by placing your mouse cursor at the top of the object then press
- Adjust the height of the selection box
- Fill the name of the extracted object then validate, the cutting process will start
- You may adjust the height of the selection box with the handles surrounding the box or by using the slider in the validation window
- If you choose the option Save extracted object, the object will be kept in the environment and saved in the library
Like any tool, you may cancel the tool by pressing on
Manual hole filling
Hole filling only works well in plane surfaces and right angles surfaces (a floor and a wall for example). If you wish to do the hole filling manually, you can choose not to hole fill automatically and use the 3D shape tool to fill up the left blank space with a textured plane.
Exporting the extracted objects
You may export the extracted objects as an OBJ file with texture by selecting them and choosing a destination for the file to be exported to via File > Export selected object or by choosing the Export option in the property panel or the object's contextual menu.
Cancelling a cut
Once your environment has been cut, you cannot go back as the environment has been deep-modified. If you wish to restore the initial environment, you can do so via File > Clear layout.
If you already have heavily modified your environment, we highly recommend you to save your environment before proceeding to any cut , so that you can restore your save later in case of a mistake cut.
Performances and limitations
Even though the mesh cutting tool is heavily optimized, it might take some time for big objects to be extracted and exported. Mesh cutting might not work properly if you select huge areas or if you use it on Minimal requirements PC.