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Terri Brown

MetaMesh undesired result

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Hi,

 

I'm struggling with the way metamesh build stumps/broken branches on trunks/branches. I want to maintain the flat end of the broken branches as seen in the reference image, but metamesh builds it like in the attached image, even if I have planar cap end selected on Mesh Builder options.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks.

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Hi Terri,

 

Just to build a surface The Metamesh using the metaballs, and if the trunk is close, then the branch can't end with a flat end, as a result, we see a sphere. A flat end can be seen when a Simple cylinder is built.
But we'll try to fix it in the future.
 
Please try to add another metamesh builder, but with a slightly smaller radius, and disable the Build simple cylinder and set the Meta weight < 0. This should slightly retract the bulge of the surface. Playing with the Radius and Meta weight, you can achieve the desired result.
 
Thanks!

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Hi Eduard,

 

I tried what you suggested but it only seems to work for longer stubs. The shorter ones are still 'blobby' :/

Can I send you my tree and you see if you can fix it? 

 

Thanks

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Hi Eduard,

 

I tried what you suggested but it only seems to work for longer stubs. The shorter ones are still 'blobby' :/

Can I send you my tree and you see if you can fix it? 

 

Thanks

 

Yes of course, please send me your tree.

Thanks!

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...and if you can show me how to achieve this effect on the end I would be most grateful! ;)

 

Thank you Eduard!

 

Ok, now I'll try this...

 

Thanks!

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