How to make active subtool transparent


#1

Hey guys,

Do you know how to make the active subtool transparent?

The transparency and ghost button themselves allow EVERything
BUT the active subtool to be transparent.

So say I was working on making a tunnel in the mouth and would like to shape it and texture it
or I would like to work off a reference image but the active subtool is blocking the image.

Any ideas on how to get this to work right?


#2

Take a look at this video: https://vimeo.com/46251631


#3

Okay thsi works great for when there is a reference image in the background!

What if I was looking to simply see through the mesh like say I wanted to see the tunnel of the mouth
and it is covered by the muzzle right now.


#4

I don’t know of a way to make the current subtool transparent, but I don’t see how that would be helpful anyway. If the subtool is transparent, how will you be able to see what you’re doing? What I would do is make the inside of the mouth its own Polygroup. Then you will be able to isolate it to work on it.


#5

Yeah I see what you mean,
sorry what i really meant wasnt semi transparent so I could still see the outer surface whilst also being able to see the inside.

Basically an x ray view


#6

Maybe this video will be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VvgKTgx-qA


#7

Although this is rather late, but I saw the thread was left unresolved. So:-
Why not use the Transparent & Ghost buttons?
They’re to the bottom right of the view-window, below the PolyF button.
This gives you an x-ray kind of view; it’s what many use to help position eyes…
Good luck.


#8

some UI you cant see the buttons on the bottom right.
go to the TRANSFORM menu on the very top and a tad to the right.
you should see>transp and Ghost