Weld

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Description

Eliminates points with duplicate 3D coordinates
Plugin Status:Stable
Categories:All Plugins, Stable Plugins, Mesh Plugins

Metadata

Name Value

Properties

Label Description Type Script Name
Input Mesh Input mesh k3d::mesh* input_mesh
Output Mesh Output mesh k3d::mesh* output_mesh
Distance Maximum distance between points k3d::double_t distance


Notes

If you "join" two surfaces by merging them together into a single mesh (such as joining two halves of a symmetric object), you typically want them to become a single surface, not just two surfaces that happen to be next to each other in space. This has a big impact on rendering, particularly when rendering your model as a subdivision surface. The Weld modifier joins two-or-more surfaces by discarding any "overlapping" points, and "stitching together" the adjacent polygon edges.

Usage

  • Apply Weld to a mesh that needs to have boundaries joined.
  • Adjust the Distance property so that Weld can correctly distinguish overlapping points.

Tips & Tricks

See the Symmetric Modeling Tutorial for a detailed example of where to use Weld.

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