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Smart Apply

Smart apply is intended to be our all in one apply / conversion system.

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By default it is intended to apply all modifiers except the following:

  • last bevel
  • weighted normal
  • last mirror if more than 1 mirror mod is present

This is an expansion on the csharpen workflow and its separation from sharpen.


Locating Smart Apply

Smart apply can be found in both meshtools and operations.

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Smart Apply in action

In the below example I use hopstool w/ smart box to add a dynamic box containing many modifiers.

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To apply this using ctrl + A >> Visual Geometry to mesh would apply more modifiers than desired.

As in creating custom normals that will reflect on the next cut.

Also ctrl + clicking Sharpen (csharp) will not apply the mods necessary to result in a usable object since it is optimized for boolean application primarily.

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Smart apply is capable of giving us the result we want.

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last bevel and weighted normal left upapplied making it optimal for more boolean work.


Smart Apply Ctrl + click

Ctrl + click smart apply will convert to curve.

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Smart Apply Advanced

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  • LMB - General Smart Apply

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  • CTRL - Convert to curve and expand (2d meshes only)

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  • SHIFT - Smart apply (remove leftover mods after apply)
  • useful for face extractions
  • removes the leftover mods that are left behind

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  • ALT - classic step
  • WEIGHT Workflow
    • applies current bevel
    • unmarks bevel weighted edges
    • adds new bevel at half without marking
  • ANGLE Workflow
    • adds new bevel at half of previous bevel
    • applies nothing
    • only adds new bevel

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