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How to fill in a solid

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How to fill in a solid

I have some 3d scans of people and I'd like to give it a back and bottom, 90 degrees to each other.

How to I fill this in like a solid?

(think "book end").


Thanks heaps experts



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Message 2 of 5
in reply to: hollie8YDY9

Nice scan! Photogrammetry?


Several strategies possible...

Here's the one I would do:


Hit Ctrl+A (Cmd+A on Mac) to select all.

Run SELECt/Edit/Extrude, set its Offset to a negative number big enough, Direction to Constant and EndType to Flat.

Ohne Titel.png


On the result run EDIT/PlaneCut twice:

Ohne Titel 3.png

Ohne Titel 4.png

Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

Message 3 of 5
in reply to: MagWeb

Hi Magweb, thanks for taking the time to do those solutions I'll try them out this evening and let you know.


I have an Artec Eva scanner and it does amazing scans. This is a good one too.


I am actually building a photogrammetry rig too. Almost finished!


Photogrammetry rigPhotogrammetry rigArtec EvaArtec Eva

Message 4 of 5
in reply to: MagWeb

Sorry,  that didn't work:

It just made the whole thing flat, unless I did something wrong?



Message 5 of 5
in reply to: hollie8YDY9

hmm, your settings are ok - except the negative Offset value needs to be smaller (maybe -120 ?). The flat surface must not intersect the old surface. But this should not be the reason of this unexpected preview result... The flat surface is the Flat projection. That's ok but it should be connected to the old surface all around.


Maybe that's just a rendering issue of the tool's preview (not that likely). What happens if you Accept?


More likely there's some error on you mesh you need to fix at first. What does ANALYSIS/Inspector detect? There should be only one blue marker pointing to the open boundary. More blue (open boundaries), any red(non manifolds) or magenta (isolated pieces) markers? If so, click on those spheres one by one to repair that issue . Do not run AutoRepair as this will close the outer boundary too. 


Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

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