The Boolean Method
This could be a round hole, a square hole or any-shaped hole
Create a cylinder with
Press to change to top ortho view.
Now, to make a hole through it, all we need to do is to make another cylinder, slightly longer than the depth – let’s say 3M in depth. That means it will stick out 0.5M above and below the first cylinder. Let’s make its radius 0.5M
Create the second cylinder with . It will be located with its origin precisely at the same position as the first cylinder’s origin because the cursor is there. This doesn’t have to be a cylinder; it could be a cube or another available shape.
Now we want to select the cylinder that we want a hole drilled through.
Next we add a boolean modifier to it by selecting the modifier properties tab in the properties editor:
The name of the second cylinder (the object you clicked) appears in the Object field, but nothing appears to happen.
Select the outer cylinder and click the drop-down arrow in the boolean modifier panel:
But there is still no change to the cylinders????? Not true. You just can’t see the change:
- Enable the addon Add Mesh: Extra Objects in File–> Preferences to access more shapes when using Add Mesh command
- If you want to drill a perfectly round hole through your cylinder, there’s a quicker way. Click here to read Part 2
Never miss another tip or article.
I’ll send you each post straight into your email box. That means that you can keep the emails and store them for future reference in a way that makes sense to you.