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Author Topic: How to merge same material pieces  (Read 2529 times)

gattispilot

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How to merge same material pieces
« on: June 21, 2010, 03:45:40 pm »

I need to merge the same pieces/parts that use the same material.  I have done it this way. Go to point edit. select by material and the detach the faces.  But then points are sometimes left.

Is there another way?
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 04:12:17 pm »

There are alot of ways of going about this. can we see a screen shot of what you are trying to do?
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 04:37:35 pm »

Thanks.  Basically trying to merge all mesh parts using the same material into 1 mesh. 

Using the full mesh in Orbiter and need to reduce the groups.  So by combining all the groups that use the same material. 

I know I can select the mesh groups and join solids.  Then they become 1 mesh group. 

 
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 05:30:10 pm »

after you merge all solids you need to go in and connect the edges points between each piece.
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 05:46:08 pm »

Thanks.  but is there a way to select each piece that uses the same material
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 06:46:09 pm »

in edit mode you can go to edit menu and under that go to select. then select by material.
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 06:48:26 pm »

Thanks.  I can do that.  But how do you then merge them altogether.

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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 07:31:25 pm »

hmm. this can go on all day but with out an image to see what you tring to do i cant help you.
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 07:47:12 pm »

Ok here all material04 is selected.


Now how do I merge all of selected faces.
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Re: How to merge same material pieces
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 08:21:43 pm »

ok when you go into the edit menu and select all by material, did you go back into the edit menu and go down to detach faces to make them all one seperate mesh then with them all selected go to build join solids? Also what are you using this for?
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