Here's a question. I'm dissecting a paprika based on a reference image. Now I'm 'slicing' the paprika with the Boolean tool, but this has an automatic fill-cap function. What I mean by that is that it fills the mesh instead of leaving me a hollow paprika, as I desire. Please check the attached images for more clearity.

Is it possible to disable the fill-cap (like at the Curve Modifier)? Is there maybe a better/different non-destructive method than the Boolean Modifier?

Oh, and FYI I'm using this non-destructive way of modelling because I'm not sure how thick or thin I want my paprika slices to be and I'd probably want to keep tweaking it 'till the end.

Paprika dissectionFresh Paprika

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    $\begingroup$ Try to "solidify" it before the boolean. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 2, 2021 at 8:42
  • $\begingroup$ pretty fly for a solidify, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – jspr
    Commented Feb 2, 2021 at 8:48

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You can make the paprika hollow non-destructively by using a solidify modifier before the boolean:

using solidify

Like you mentioned, because this is a modifier, you can tweak the thickness whenever you want.


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