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Solid Modeling – 3D Modeling With Parts

Solid Modeling – 3D Modeling With Parts

Jul 27 2018, 12:38 PM PST 10 min

Solid modeling allows you to make complex parts in Roblox. Starting with very simple parts (blocks, spheres, wedges, and cylinders), it’s possible to create almost any shaped object imaginable!

The main advantage of solid modeling is that objects created become single parts. This can result in a significant part count reduction and improve game performance.

Union

The main function when using solid modeling is called Union. To use it, select the parts you want to combine and click the Union button in the Model tab. This will create a new part called Union (which you are free to rename).

Negate

Solid modeling allows for more than just joining two parts together! Parts can also be removed from other parts using the Negate button. To use it, select a part and click the Negate button in the Model tab.

This will convert the part to a “negative part” (it will turn red and translucent to indicate this). Now, whenever this negative part is unioned with a normal part using the Union tool, the section of the parts that overlap will be cut out.

Separate

If you don’t like the result of a union, you can undo it by selecting the unioned part and clicking Separate. This will break the union apart so you can resize and rework the construction.


Tags:
  • model
  • parts