The Thicken SOP is meant to make a planar surface water tight, by smartly extruding it and welding it back on itself.

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  • windwolfx23 2 years, 1 month ago  | 

    cool , this should be a standard build node!

  • fabriciochamon 2 years, 1 month ago  | 

    very nice and useful. thanks Luiz

    question: does it mantain primitive groups for back and side faces?

    suggestion: there could be an option to loop over each geo island and the tool would auto thicken all non-watertight meshes.

    I've made an hda that does exaclty that (plus mantaining prim groups for the side faces), and I use it 9 out of 10 times before shattering any geo coming from the model department. it works great, except for the fact that polyextrude can sometimes output problematic meshes just like you pointed out in your video, so I have to stick with tiny distances.

    • lkruel 2 years, 1 month ago  | 

      Hey! It should keep the primitive groups. I'm just doing an extrude with averaged normals.

      The idea to loop through all the meshes and only do for the open one is a great idea! I'll implement it

      Luiz

  • Gichanai 2 years ago  | 

    Greetings, is this a special plugin? Does it require a separate purchase? We do much 3D printing, and this would be a great addition to our workflow. Please let me know.

  • Masoud 10 months, 1 week ago  | 

    Very nice ...
    When I apply it to Box , the generated shell part by thicken is not parallel to main surface! why?

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