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#1 3dworks

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

is there any script / trick for FZ which works as a 'cage' tool? what i need from time to time is a derivative tool which generates a perfect bounding box of an existing shape. mostly to remove bevels from facetted models, but it could be useful also for low res placeholder shapes etc.

 

anyone?

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:06 AM

You could try the "Wrap Objects" tool. Good for creating a simple shape to be used as a placeholder but I don't think it'll help with bevels etc.
There was a cage tool in version 6..

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

yes i remember that tool in V6 and always missed it. interesting, i will try this wrap objects tool, for some reason i never realized it was there. thanks for the insights ;-)


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:24 AM

If you make it into a component, you can display it as a bounding box from the Display options.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Z,

 

Can this be added at the object level via attributes?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Joe


Edited by jsiggia, 03 October 2017 - 06:26 AM.

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