Section Tool Extension

The Section tool is a simple utility allowing users to do sectional cutaways of scenes.

Interface

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Ref #

Option

Result

1

Select Section

Selects from a list of existing Sections.

2

Add Section

Creates a New Section and Allows Selction of Sections

3

Save Section

Saves the current Section Settings

4

Edit Sections

Rename, Clone (Duplicate) and Removal Options.

5

Display Sections

Provides a way to quickly enable/disable the current Section in the viewport.

6

Cut Direction

Flips the Direction of the Section Cut

7

Section Light

In Preview and Photo View Modes, Allows Light to Enter Cutaway Areas

8

Align Section To…

Set the Cut Alignment to the Selected Axis

9

Step Rotation

Rotates the Cut Incrementally Based on the Rotation Angle

10

Rotation Axis

Sets the Axis by which to rotate around with each step.

11

Rotation Angle

Sets Degree Angle for the each step Cut

12

Select Tool Gizmo

Selects the gizmo for the Section Tool

13

Snap to Selected

Snaps the Tool Gizmo to the Selected Asset

14

Previous Section

Jumps tot he Next Saved Section

15

Next Section

Jumps to the Previous Saved Section

Using the Section Tool

  1. Select the Section Tool.

  2. Press the + to add a new section cut.

  3. Using the gizmo of the Section Tool, move to the desired cut position.

  4. Using the Alignment set the cut to the desired axis.

  5. Using the Step Rotate Cut adjust to desired angle.

  6. Using the Cut Direction, Flip the Cut as desired.

  7. When the desired cut is achieved, Press Save Section.

If additional cuts are desired, repeat above steps. When reviewing the cuts, use the next/previous sections to step through the created section cuts.