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Cutting a hole in a polygon

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I'm jumping from and old C4D version to R18. How do I do a simple thing like cutting a square hole in a polygon. In my previous version, I used the knife tool set to hole mode - click around to make points on a polygon and done - simple.

Now, I can't figure out how to do the same thing with the newer line cut, poly cut, tools, etc. It just cuts from an edge to another edge. I just want to cut a hole within the existing polygon.

I'm aware of booles but is there just a simple way to punch a square hole in a polygon?

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Currently there´s three modes of knife (each mode for specific job)

For making hole use knife in line mode (K~K shortcut), make shape of hole, click to first point point. Then just select created n-gon and delete it...

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  • It will not connect back to the first point to make it an enclosed shape. The knife tool keeps going until I hit escape, which cancels all of the lines.

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  • It must be the version that I'm using. R18 will not allow me to close the shape with the knife tool. I downloaded R21 trial and it works just like your video. Weird.

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    Ops, sorry. Now I read your move from "old" to R18...

    In R18 I don´t remember if there was some changes in knife because don´t have installed on my PC.

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    Do you have new Bevel tool in R18? There is pretty nice trick with the Bevel tool where you Bevel a singe Point which should be right in the middle of the polygon, you put Depth to -100% and set as much subdivision points you need and you get result like this:

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    Hi,

     

    i made a quick video. I hope it helps 🙂

    It would be too long for me to explain (my english is not that good)

     

     

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    13 hours ago, TheILLman said:

    Hi,

     

    i made a quick video. I hope it helps 🙂

    It would be too long for me to explain (my english is not that good)

     

     

    That one is nice too... 🙂 


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