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Q100415: MeshFusion Mesh Role icons are greyed out in the UI.

SUMMARY

This article will explain why the MeshFusion icons under the "Set Mesh Role & Apply" section of the Fusion tab in the Model Toolbox are greyed out, and the proper workflow you will need to take to access them.

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Image 1: Greyed out MeshFusion icons in the Fusion tab of the Model Toolbox

 

MORE INFORMATION

In Modo versions before 12.0v1, the MeshFusion workflow was as follows:

1) Create a mesh to use as your primary.

2) Create a Fusion layer from the Fusion tab in the Model Toolbox.

3) Create a secondary mesh on a new item layer to use as the Fusion Trim.

4) Set a Mesh Role for the Fusion Trim item using the icons in the "Set or Change Mesh Role" heading (i.e. Subtractive Trim). 

5) With the roles set for both meshes, select both item layers in the Item List and then press the Trim icon in the Fusion tab of the Model Toolbox.

 

In Modo 12.0v1, the MeshFusion workflow was updated to combine the actions of setting a Mesh Role and firing the Trim command; the goal being to minimise the required amount of mouse clicks when using the MeshFusion tools.

 

From Modo 12.0v1 onward, the workflow is now:

1) Create a mesh to use as your primary.

2) Create a Fusion layer from the Fusion tab in the Model Toolbox.

3) Create a secondary mesh on a new item layer to use as the Fusion Trim.

4) Select both item layers and the icons in the "Set or Change Mesh Role" heading will become accessible. Click on to set the Mesh Role and immediately apply it to the primary item as a Fusion Trim.

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                           Image 2: New MeshFusion workflow from Modo 12.0v1 onward

Alternatively, you can also access the legacy workflow by selecting the secondary mesh and then holding down the Alt key to set a Mesh Role. Then, with the roles set for both meshes, select both item layers in the Item List and then press the Trim icon in the Fusion tab of the Model Toolbox.

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                        Image 3: Legacy MeshFusion workflow 

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