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  04 April 2013
Symmetrical modeling question

Hi folks,

Suppose you have created a model with the symmetry object and then threw out the symmetry object after using it to create a full mesh first. The mesh is symmetrical, only without the symmetry object.

Next suppose you want to modify the vertices on the model, but you want to do it symmetrically over the YZ plane. Can you do that?

Basically, can you modify a model symmetrically on a symmetrical model without the symmetry object?

  04 April 2013
Yes, I believe you use the mirror tool for that. It's in the functions bar when you make the object editable. Unless I miss-read your question?
  04 April 2013
You could use the sculpt mode in r14.
But basically you can't do it in Cinema. Luckily Fabian Rosenkranz created a plugin to fill the gap. go to downloads>MirrorPointPosition.
  04 April 2013
Hi, you can use my Symmetry-Maker Script. It is part of my Modeling-Script-Bundle. It converts a Symetric Polygonobject to a Symmetryobject. Or you delete half of the Point on positive X and thow it in a new Symmetryobject yourself.
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  04 April 2013
Cactus Dan's CD Symmetry will let you edit points symmetrically while keeping your object as a single mesh:

NitroMan's MagicSymmetry provides an easy way to toggle between a single mesh and a symmetry object:

  04 April 2013

For more information on my CD Symmetry Tools plugin, check out this youtube video:

Cactus Dan
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  04 April 2013
Two other free options:



This is such a basic feature, and should be in the base application... fortunately, plugin writers have come to the rescue...
  04 April 2013
Thanks for all the leads, people. I will look into them all.


  04 April 2013
if you are looking for symmetry tool for modeling then i would not suggest you cdtools. magic symmetry is the only useable tool imo. i hope we see the scultping symmetry features for poly modeling in next update.
  04 April 2013
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