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8 Methods of Cutting Holes

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Evermotion writes:

Learn 8 different techniques of cutting holes in your mesh in just about 8 minutes! Perform this task on flat and curved objects. Discover Blender's powerful modeling features and take advantage of them in your every day projects! Made with Blender 2.67b.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/onjofilms FloridaJo

    Great tips, well done. There is one more called 'Face Project'. It is on the Tool shelf.

    • http://www.youtube.com/onjofilms FloridaJo

      I meant 'Knife Project', not face project.

      • Lawrence D’Oliveiro

        Knife Project is fantastic! Produces much cleaner topology than his trick of combining 2D curves and then converting them to a mesh.

  • Merc

    Excellent video. It's good to see multiple ways of achieving a single goal.

    One question, I can't quite here what's being said at about :46 seconds in.

    What tool is being used there? It's "Vertex...something", and it looks highly useful.

    • CGEffex

      I believe what he said was "Vertex Bevel", although he pronounced it with more of an emphasis on the 'e', which made it a bit harder to distinguish.

      • Merc

        Ah, that explains it. Thanks!

        Now to look it up and add this tool to my skill set....

  • Lawrence D’Oliveiro

    Well, there’s a whole lot more stuff I never knew about. :)

    Just one tip: no need to change “Align to View” in the user prefs: you can do it with the checkbox that appears at the lower left of the Tool shelf every time you add something.

  • souloxide

    Great video! Thanks Bart! however...

    I tried to the vertex bevel technique using Ctrl + B but nothing is happening BUT if I select it from the menu "Mesh > Vertices > Bevel" it works.. can someone else confirm if this is a bug or just on my version of blender. I'm using official build 2.67b. Thanks!

    • souloxide

      just to add, I also tried Ctrl + Shift + B (as the video explains) and still nothing. On the menu, it displays "CTRL B".

      I'm using Blender 2.67b r57123M for Mac OS X. If anybody else can confirm that this is indeed a bug, I'll go ahead and report this on the bug tracker. Thanks.

      • xerula

        I’m using the same Blender version / build as you on OS X 10.8.4

        In the Vertices menu (Ctrl V), the vertex bevel shortcut is shown as Shift Ctrl B.

        Ctrl B is the shortcut for the normal bevel on edges. Nothing will appear to happen if you do Ctrl B on a single vertex, but if you check “vertex only” in the bottom of the toolshelf after you complete the operation, you’ll get the expected bevel. (You can also change segments to 2 here instead of subdividing.)

        Both shortcuts work fine for me. Maybe the problem is you aren’t in vertex select mode.

  • xerula

    I'm using the same Blender version / build as you on OS X 10.8.4

    In the Vertices menu (Ctrl V), the vertex bevel shortcut is shown as Shift Ctrl B.

    Ctrl B is the shortcut for the normal bevel on edges. Nothing will appear to happen if you do Ctrl B on a single vertex, but if you check "vertex only" in the bottom of the toolshelf after you complete the operation, you'll get the expected bevel. (You can also change segments to 2 here instead of subdividing.)

    Both shortcuts work fine for me. Maybe the problem is you aren't in vertex select mode.

  • FayeK

    Thanks great tutorial

  • bentbobb

    Note to Bart or whomever authored this tutorial....
    I learned a good deal from this tut but found it needlessly hard to follow for several reasons. I have considerable experience creating on-line learning material and would be happy to show you how to easily improve your tutorials. You have a LOT of good knowledge to pass on and I'd like to help you do so effectively. Feel free to send me an email and I'll talk you through your tut.
    Thanks a bunch,
    Bob

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