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Josephus

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  • Really "newbie" question. I just purchased C4D...getting acquainted. I noticed that an object snaps its object center point to whatever, a point, edge, etc. I have a sloped roof plan and want to snap the bottom edge to the top edge of the wall, how do I snap the edge (or point) on object 1 to an edge (or point) on object 2?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Guest Knight-Templar

    Have you switcehd the snapping off, you can then manually move the points or select grid or gridline. I normally move mine manually.

    KT

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  • But then it's not "snapping" and is placed approximately (as close a visual as possible). Really want the edges of the planes to "snap" to I know it's exact....an architect "thing" I guess. Coming from the CAD world do like to build an accurate model.

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    Guest Knight-Templar

    I know its ###### about face but could you 'add a point' to the wall then highlight the wall point and the roof point and weld them together to join them, at the wall.

    I am still working my way C4d and i dont use snap too that often, maybe i should.

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    Guest chrishollins

    Have you got the two parts connected together? The points won't snap if you have a wall and a roof object as seperate meshes. Hold down the shift key and highlight both parts, then, from the dropdown list in Objects click on 'connect'. This makes the two meshes into a new single object and the points or edges will snap together. Hide, or delete, the two old meshes.

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    Guest Cian

    Hi Josephus.

    I made a quick video demo which I hope should help you.

    Cian.

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  • Oh wow, thanks! I'll check it out a little later.

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    Guest vladyn

    Brilliant !!

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  • Cian, your quick video is great. I'm having one problem, and that I get as far as using the knife tool in the Right side window, but it is inactive, in fact almost all the structure tools are not accessible.

    Also, how can I get the structure tool pallette in the bottom of the window like you show?

    Your help is fantastic...so sorry I'm a bit slow getting it.

    Joe

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    You're probably not in the right mode. e.g. to work on polygons and have the tools available you need to be in polygon mode.

    3DKiwi

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    Guest Cian

    As 3Dkiwi said above you need to be in the right mode. I was in edge mode when I made that cut.

    You will find tutorials here which show you how to customize the interface.

    http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/index.php?autom...s&showcat=8

    Cian.

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    Great explanation of snapping Cian.

    Your architectural DVD is going to be a real treat.

    PFX

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