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How can I remove the material where these two object meet? I'd like to keep the objects separate, but I imagine a vertical line right down the middle of these two objects.

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    $\begingroup$ blender.stackexchange.com/questions/184019 $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 0:16
  • $\begingroup$ That looks easy enough. I've removed the right object, but when I mirror, I don't see a second object. $\endgroup$
    – nland
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 0:21
  • $\begingroup$ The bisect tool might work for this. Its a bit fiddly, though. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Jensen
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 1:04
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    $\begingroup$ actually, with 2.90 alpha you can edit two separate objects at the same time. pretty cool... $\endgroup$
    – pevinkinel
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 1:43
  • $\begingroup$ @wilks You can edit separate objects at the same time in 2.83.4 as well. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Jensen
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 4:09

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Create an Empty (plane axes). This will be the mirror line.

Delete one of those "bars".

Select the other one and add a mirror modifier, and set the mirror object to the Empty.

Position the empty so that the bars are where you want them to be.

Go into edit mode and reshape the end of the bar by selecting verts and moving them. Get it to the look you want.

To turn both back into separate objects again apply the mirror modifier, go back into edit mode. Select everything with A, and press P and choose "Seperate By Loose Parts".

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  • $\begingroup$ I attempted this, however, after the mirror modifier, when I rotate the object it doesn't rotate as I expect. It will rotate so the objects are lined up on whichever axis. $\endgroup$
    – nland
    Commented Aug 8, 2020 at 18:13
  • $\begingroup$ So after a little break, I decided to come back to this. This is the correct answer! Thanks for your help @Eric $\endgroup$
    – nland
    Commented Oct 14, 2020 at 1:16

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