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3DS Max Combine cut planes into one face.

Hello I cut my edges for the side of the building and it resulted in my roof being cut as well. I would like to combine the roof into one single face now. Is that possible?

 

hairyspin

Resource contributor
Not for that shape it's not: you're going to have divisions of one sort or another to make that rooftop. That looks to me like the minimum polys necessary, too.
 

hairyspin

Resource contributor
You don’t need an extra script to do that in recent versions of Max: I can remove edges in Max 2008 which is much older than your version. I’ll post some illustrations when I have a mo and you’ll see the problem that creates.
 

hairyspin

Resource contributor
Okay, now I have time to see this on a screen bigger than the phone, I can see there's a little more detail to this - the two levels of roof. However, you can reduce the vast number of polys in the area you've highlighted from 5 to 2.





I suggest Removing the edges marked in red and use Create to make the edge in green. That leaves you with two polys to the roof area. You can also Remove unwanted vertices in 3ds Max without resorting to plugins, scripts or other add-ons. Just be careful not to screw up your geometry by removing more than is wise.

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............(screenshots from Max 2008)


Whether you think it's worth the trouble I leave to you.
 
Okay, now I have time to see this on a screen bigger than the phone, I can see there's a little more detail to this - the two levels of roof. However, you can reduce the vast number of polys in the area you've highlighted from 5 to 2.





I suggest Removing the edges marked in red and use Create to make the edge in green. That leaves you with two polys to the roof area. You can also Remove unwanted vertices in 3ds Max without resorting to plugins, scripts or other add-ons. Just be careful not to screw up your geometry by removing more than is wise.

......................................................
............(screenshots from Max 2008)


Whether you think it's worth the trouble I leave to you.

Ahh this is a very good method as well! Thank you so much.
 
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