How do you make circular holes?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The Whole Team, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. The Whole Team

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    The easiest way would be to make a cylinder brush and carve it, but carve is bad and the clipping tool is good.

    Anybody know how to make a round hole in the ground using the clipping tool or know where there's a tutorial?
     
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  3. jpr

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    You could cut a rectangular hole using the clipping tool and then create an arch where the hole is. Then use the vertex tool to make it fit the hole...
    like so:
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  4. Terr

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    Like Jonah said, take the 360-degree arch route. Just pull the outsides of it to match whatever you're placing it into.

    Of course, if you want a hole that looks like a bomb fell or a natural rock tunnel (rather than like a pipe entrance) then displacements will probably give you a more natural look, which can be smoothed through careful use of the subdivide feature. See this thread for a visual example.
     
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    Thanks a lot Jonah, that was exactly what I was looking for. Worked like a charm.