# Scene

This menu lets you manage the different objects that you might have in Nomad.

# List

Action Icon Description
Visible Hide the object (or use the object as subtractive mesh by the Voxel Merger)
Edit Name Edit the object
Delete Delete the object
Move Move the object in the list, it doesn't have any effect on the viewport
Duplicate Duplicate the object
More More... options

# More...

# Separate

If you have a single object based on several disconnected part, you can split this object into several objects. This can be seen as the opposite of Simple Merging.

# Hole Filling

Most of the time, your object will probably be watertight, meaning the mesh is 'closed'.

However if you import You can fill the holes in your mesh If your object has holes, you can fill them. Note that it only works on 'naive' holes, as such, it cannot 'weld' two separate border.

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When you run the Voxel remesher, all the holes are automatically closed, whether you are using it on 1 or multiple meshes.ul

# Multiselection

You can select multiple object, it can help you achieve two things:

  • using the gizmo tool to move several objects at once
  • merging the objects thanks to the Simple Merge or Voxel Merge feature

You can do that by using the Multiselection checkbox, and then by clicking on the object in list.

Quick multiselection

You can also multiselect in the viewport by holding the Smooth shortcut and tapping on another mesh.

You can unselect an object by tapping on it again (only if your selection has more than one object).

Limited gizmo feature

When using multiselection, the gizmo tool will always ignore masking. Also, X/Y/Z scaling is removed.

The reason is that multiselection only allow whole mesh transformation, not per vertex transformation. This might be improved in the future.

# Simple Merge

This option will simply make one single object entry from multiple selected objects.

You can see an example in video in the Separate section.

# Voxel Merge

Voxel Merge works differently than Simple merging in that the topology is completely recomputed. More importantly, there won't be any separation between the two meshes, so the potential intersections between the two meshes will be gone.

When using the voxel merger you can change the resolution of the voxel by going in the Topology menu.

# Subtraction

You can use the remesher to perform boolean operations, for example by subtracting one mesh from another, The objects that are hidden will be subtracted, they will appear with a crosshatching look.

# Primitive

If you need to add a new objects in your scene, you can add primitive. You can configure the primitive with some parameters.

However, you need to Validate the primitive in order to sculpt or paint it. When you Validate a primitive you won't be able to edit the primitives settings anymore.

Primitive Icon Description
Box It's a simple cube, you can control the division in X, Y and Z
Sphere For convenience this is named a Sphere but it is actually a subdivided box, with the Project on sphere forced
Cylinder You can add a center hole for the cylinder primitive, for example to make an hollow pipe
Torus The torus can be a good starting point for rings
Cone -
Icosahedron -
UV-sphere You should probably not use this primtive, see Warning below
Plane It's a simple plane, note that this is the only primitive that is not closed
Triplanar A special primitive, see Triplanar

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If you wonder what is the base mesh when you launch Nomad: this is a subdivided box as well. However the base mesh in Nomad doesn't use Project on sphere, meaning it is not perfectly round.

# Primitive Config

Here are a some options that you can find in some primitive:

  • Flat subdivision Preserve hard-edges by not smoothing the mesh when subdividing
  • Overall subdivision The number of subdivision
  • Constant density It means that the topology of the primitive will be kept uniform when you play with the settings
  • Project on sphere To get a perfect geometrical sphere but keeping the underlying primitive topology

# UV Sphere

WARNING

You should probably never use it, the topology of the UV Sphere is not well suited for sculpting, especially on the poles.

Please prefer the Sphere, Box or Icosahedron primitive, along with the Project on sphere option.

Note that the topology can be acceptable for sculpting if you use a very low value for the Division sliders. You can then use the Overall Subdivision slider to raise the number of polygons.

# Triplanar

This primitive is special in that you should use the Masking tool on it to shape the geometry.

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Double-tap on a plane and the camera will focus on this particular plane. This won't work if you rotate the primitive with the gizmo though.

Triplanar is using the mask information from 3 planes to fill a voxel grid that is then polygonized (thanks to the Voxel Remesher).

Each plane has its own symmetry plane.

WARNING

Each time you update the size of the Triplanar primitive, the quality of the mask painting will degrade.

For now there is no option to 'lock' the painting on a single plane, but maybe it will come in the future. You can use the Connected Topology to help a little bit, in that if your cursor lie precisely on one plane it won't impact the the other planes.