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Boolean operator won't substract

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PhiiLL    0

Hey guys,
I want to make a simple screw in Houdini, but the boolean operator is not very helpful when I try to make the thread out of a helix :/
The aim is to subtract the helix from the body of my screw, which should create my thread. But it won't subtract it entirely :/


Could you help me please?

houdini helix.PNG

houdini tube.PNG

Nodes.PNG

result.PNG

screw.hipnc

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PhiiLL    0
On 24.4.2017 at 10:47 PM, lukeiamyourfather said:

I did the cap after the convert to polygon plus a fuse. It works after that.

screw_fixed.hipnc

Wow, thank you very much for the quick response!
Could you tell me why the boolean works, when the nodes are set in this order? Maybe I can avoid similar problems in the future if I understand what the problem was :)

 

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The NURB cap wasn't lining up with the rest of the tube. NURBS are good for some stuff and not for others. The polygon cap matched the rest of the geometry perfectly.

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PhiiLL    0
22 hours ago, lukeiamyourfather said:

The NURB cap wasn't lining up with the rest of the tube. NURBS are good for some stuff and not for others. The polygon cap matched the rest of the geometry perfectly.

okay, thank you for your help :)

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