Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Solid model subtraction and intersection with Body Cutter, part of 3ds Max: Tips, Tricks and Techniques.
to do in computer-aided design visualization…is a cutaway view in which you chop away part…of the model to reveal its interior.…And if you are using a polygon mesh object…then the Boolean compound object would be the way…to accomplish that.…But if you've imported your CAD model…as a body object in order to preserve…its perimetric nature and change its level…of detail at any time, then you can't use…the Boolean compound object for that.…For body objects there's a separate workflow…If you want to create a Boolean subtraction…or intersection, use a body cutter object.…
I've got the watch model here provided…by Gabriel Corbett of tigerindustrial.com…and I want to cut away part of the watch.…The easiest way to do that is to use a box primitive.…From the create panel under geometry…standard primitives, click on box and in the top…view drag out to define the footprint of the box…so that it encloses the object we want to cut.…And then release the mouse and drag upward…to set the height of the box.…Click to complete that box and with the create…
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