Hello, I am trying to do this hexagon mesh on a vault (ceiling). I have downloaded the instant mesh program. I subdivided my object.
My first problem is how to choose all the the faces and all the edges. Thanks. Valentina (C4D R19 Prime)
Can you attach the ceiling object in a scene file and share it here. If you have a problem to attach a file here (it happens from time to time, I will set up an upload link.
If the ceiling is just a flat object, you could use the Polygon object, set it to triangle if 100 cm in width is fine, then the height should be set to 86.6025cm. Then set up the subdivisions until the density looks fine.
Based on the needs of your ceiling shape, delete all unwanted triangles and then proceed as in the tutorial.
It wasn’t clear to me why you couldn’t select, so typically I ask for a scene file. Since that is one of the main parts of the tutorial, I assumed that somewhere else must the problem.
You mentioned the Instant Mesh program, which focused my attention to the problem in a different direction (my fault, but I’m used to interpret anything as the source of a problem, until we find the real source), hence my suggestion to use perhaps a polygon object, to avoid extra work, or an extra source to be the problem. Problem-solving strategy: exclusion.
Typically, you select the object in question. Then the mode, what you like to select, e.g., Edge Mode, is chosen. It should then work with a “cmd/ctrl + a”. [select all]
You will find that command as well as in Main Menu> Edit> Select all. Make certain that the “mouse” is inside the specific window. If the mouse indicator is outside, that area will be considered as target to be selected.
Please let me know if there is any other question.
I saw your example. I’m attaching now what I did. There is also the hexagon right dimension: is a stretch like hexagon shape. I would have the hexagon-mesh curved along my vault. I know it’s a bit complex, now I drew all the hexagons one by one, side by side. Best regards