SubD Symmetry commands

Radiate

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Symmetry > Radiate

The Radiate command creates a radial-symmetrical SubD with specified segments. Editing of one segment applies to all the others.

A radial-symmetrical SubD with five segments.

Steps

  1. Select a SubD.

  2. Enter the segment number.

  3. Pick a point for the radial center.

    Press Enter to use the current CPlane origin.

  4. Edit any one of the segments.

Command-line options

RemoveExistingReflectSymmetry

Unlinks both sides of a Reflect SubD before creating the new symmetry.

UseLastAxis

Uses the previous axis to create the radial symmetry.

Axis

Pick two points to define the radial center and axis direction.

Basepoint

Pick two points on existing objects as the reference of axis direction.

See also

RemoveSymmetry

Removes the SubD symmetry constraints set by the Reflect and Radiate commands from selected SubDs.

RadiateFind

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Symmetry > RadiateFind

The RadiateFind command identifies the precisely shaped radial symmetry structure in a SubD and then automatically synchronizes editing between the identical regions around the central axis.

Steps

  1. Pick a face of a symmetry region in a SubD.

  2. Pick the corresponding face of the next symmetry region in the same SubD.

    Define two, three, or six symmetry regions in the same SubD.

Reflect

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Symmetry > Reflect

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The Reflect command makes a SubD symmetrical across a reflection plane and merges both sides into a single SubD.

Steps

  1. Select a SubD.

  2. Pick two points to define the reflection plane.

    Or, select the XAxis or YAxis option to use the active CPlane x or y axis.

    The arrows indicate the side to keep.

    The vertices close to the reflection plane will be moved onto the reflection plane.

  3. Edit the SubD.

Command-line options

XAxis / YAxis

Reflects the SubD across the x or y axis of the active CPlane.

RemoveExistingReflectSymmetry

Unlinks both sides of a Reflect SubD before creating the new symmetry.

Flip

Changes the side to keep for the Reflect symmetry.

Two-direction reflection

A second reflection can be added to an existing reflect symmetry.

  1. Select an existing reflected SubD.

  2. Move the mouse to decide the location and direction of the second reflection plane.

    The second reflection is perpendicular to the first reflection plane.

See also

RemoveSymmetry

Removes the SubD symmetry constraints set by the Reflect and Radiate commands from selected SubDs.

Mirror

Create a mirror-image copy of objects.

Symmetry

Mirror a copy of a curve or surface with continuity.

 

RemoveSymmetry

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Symmetry > Remove Symmetry

The RemoveSymmetry command removes the SubD symmetry constraints set by the Reflect and Radiate commands from selected SubDs.

 

 

 

 

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