I find my self using sub-object manipulation in very large percent of my workflow, I don't know how I was able to work in the past without it.
For some weird reason, my brain thinks that if I CTRL-SHIFT, select a a sub object and press Enter, I will be able to extract it from the polysurf.
Can this actually become a workflow or it will interfere with normal behavior?
If I understand correctly, it's easier than that.
Try the ExtractSrf command. It's assigned to the Right-mouse-click of the Explode icon. It long pre-dates the Ctrl+Shift sub-object selection. Right-click to start the command pick a surface that is Joined to other surfaces, and Enter.
Think of it as a selected, surface by surface unJoin, instead of a ham-handed Explode.
Try tapping the alt key after you start dragging, it will extract the surface as you described.
That is so cool Eric !
Thank you :)
Atl duplicates an object during drag. How do you get it to extract a srf? I'm sorry, I missed something.
Well, holding Alt like Eric suggested it extracts a copy, if your intention is to extract to delete, then just pushing del takes care of it.
If I understand your question, use sub-object selection.
Ctril+Shift to sub-object select a surface, click and hold to drag it out, tap Alt to the the "+". let up on the pick.
Thank you John, I had no idea about Ctrl+Shift. Wow, I use Extract all the time and that is going to save me some time for sure.