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Old 7th January 2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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when trying to select a surface on the inside of an object that is inverted (the normals being inward and the surface type set to 1 sided) its rather annoying having to deal with the back faces of the outer surfaces especially since the back faces are invisible.

I'd like to see an option to ignore back faces (a little checkbox next to "gridsnap" and "select through" would be nice)
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Old 10th January 2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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when trying to select a surface on the inside of an object that is inverted (the normals being inward and the surface type set to 1 sided) its rather annoying having to deal with the back faces of the outer surfaces especially since the back faces are invisible.

I'd like to see an option to ignore back faces (a little checkbox next to "gridsnap" and "select through" would be nice)
Look around the forums. Somewhere there is a script to add surface hiding like object hiding. Not 100% perfect but it helps in these situations.
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Old 10th January 2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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Look around the forums. Somewhere there is a script to add surface hiding like object hiding. Not 100% perfect but it helps in these situations.
found it, and it works quiet nicely!

Still, it would be nice to be able to ignore hidden backfaces as a whole.

Milkshape has this option, but Milkshape is a bit tedious for the type of work I'm doing here :P

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Old 10th January 2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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It definitely seems that the hide surface script isnt entirely reliable...

the surfaces unhide themselves after certain operations. Is there a fix for this?
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Old 10th January 2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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The surface hiding thing was a hack which is why it's not distributed in the main release. It is safe to use but as you've discovered, some functions reveal the surfaces again. To support surface-hiding fully would be very difficult and time consuming to implement.

I'll look into implementing an ignore-backfaces-for-selection mechanism though...
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Old 7th March 2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Oh man, this would make my sword modelling so much easier.

I'm making faceplaces for it, and then having to manually select all of the inside surfaces one at a time to copy/paste into the piece they attach onto. Its either that or cut away the back side in chunks.

Being able to just select everything without grabbing the surfaces behind it would be quite nice.
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Old 21st May 2015, 01:11 PM   #7
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Hey, Andy, I was wondering if this request was still in your todo list?

No rush, I was just wondering.
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