Normal repair

  Completion and fixing

What it does ?

Use boolean operations on curved surface generate bad shading. The normal repair tool fixes these errors.

How it works ?

Fluent uses the data transfert modifier of Blender. This modifier copy the normal data from an object to another.
Because Fluent is a non destructive tool, the cut object still available without cut, so with correct normals. This correct normals will be used to fix the bad result of the boolean operation.

Becareful !

This process requires access to the real geometry of the object. All the modifiers of the object will be applied. It is therefore a procedure to be performed at the very end of modeling since the object will no longer be editable. However, the original object will not be destroyed, since the add-on makes a copy of the object and works on this copy.

Bonus

The add-on mark seams and unwrap the mesh automatically.

How to use it ?

  1. Select an object with a bevel (sharp edges give bad result).
  2. Press FNormal Repair.
  3. Merge nearby vertices to fix some possible overlapping. Move slowly the cursor fromleft to right.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Left click to select the object which is the source of the correct normals.
  6. Now you are in edit mode, select the faces which will be repaired.
  7. Press Enter.
  8. Right click to quit.

Back to the editable version of the object

  1. Select the object
  2. Press F
  3. Hold Shift then click on Normal Repair.