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

Enable

Enables and Disables Section View

2

Add Section

Creates a New Section and Allows Selction of Sections

3

Save Section

Saves the current Section Settings

4

Manage Cuts

Allows users to Remove the Selected Section

5

Cut Direction

Flips the Direction of the Section Cut

6

Section Light

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

7

Alignment

Set the Cut Alignment to the Selected Axis

8

Step Rotate Cut

Rotates the Cut Based on the Rotation Angle

9

Rotation Angle

Sets the Axis and Degree Angle for the Step Cut

10

Select Tool Gizmo

Selects the gizmo for the Section Tool

11

Snap to Selected

Snaps the Select Tool Gizmo to the Selected Asset

12

Previous Section

Jumps tot he Next Saved Section

13

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.