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 From:  Michael Gibson
223.2 In reply to 223.1 
Hi Wibble - the black lines are actually a feature! Those black lines are the boundary trimming edges of the surfaces. There are several operations that can work on edges, such as fillet for example. The edges are shown so you can select them to use in those operations.

It is possible to hide them right now - select them and then do Edit/Hide. I guess that probably won't stick if you continue to work and make changes on the object though. But that should work if you just want them out of your way for a while to look at things.

Eventually I do want to have an option somewhere to make it easier to turn them all on or off in one spot.


> Or is their purpose to degrade the beta version slighty and therefore give us
> all an incentive to buy 1.0 when it's released?

There aren't any kind of purposely degraded features like that in the beta, but the beta will stop working after a certain date, currently Feb 11th as mentioned in the first screen of the installer...

- Michael
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 From:  wibble
223.3 In reply to 223.2 

I just tried the 'Hide' feature. I then did a boolean operation on the sphere with the hidden line and the line reappeared. grrr :)

I find the lines tend to make it difficult to see the smoothness of intersections between booleaned objects and/or fillets. Oh well, I'll just have to be patient.

Thanks for the quick reply and keep up the awesome work! :)

 

Edit and update:

Ooooh! I think I've found a way to check out my model without the lines. I do a dummy export and view the mesh without the wireframe.

EDITED: 20 Nov 2006 by WIBBLE

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 From:  Michael Gibson
223.4 In reply to 223.3 
> I find the lines tend to make it difficult to see the smoothness of
> intersections between booleaned objects and/or fillets.

Yeah, there will eventually be a batch of options to help with this kind of inspection - in addition to being able to turn off edges, I also want to have some options to easily switch the display to have more of a glossy highlight on it instead of the default matte-like appearance.

I'm not really sure when this will happen though.

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