I have some meshes that are parts of hallways with different crossings but all walls have no thickness. For purposes of rendering it in a game I program they need thick walls (for avoiding artifacts with shadow mapping).

How can I achieve this thickness with Blender? My three conditions are

  1. No self intersections: I know about the solidify-modifier but the angles of my mesh make it so, that the new thickness intersects with itself which is not ideal (z-fighting).

  2. UV-coordinates of all pre-existing vertices have to stay the same. We have a cool looking texture and the texture-mapping has to stay the same.

  3. Stay tileable: The meshes get positioned next to each other in order to form a maze. This has to be possible with the thick meshes.

The outward appearance of the mesh is not important since they are only seen from the inside. Additional I should be able to do this within a day for round about 10 meshes.

  • $\begingroup$ Is this question answered, or is more information needed? Please notify if you need more help. $\endgroup$ Feb 13 '16 at 2:35
  • $\begingroup$ Had no time to really try it out. On a small glace it seemed to work. I will accept the answer $\endgroup$
    – Dragonseel
    Feb 13 '16 at 9:11
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, thanks. Make sure to tell me if you need more help! :) $\endgroup$ Feb 13 '16 at 15:52

I don't think you can use a modifier in this case. You will probably have to do it manually.

  • Go into edit mode tab
  • select all a
  • extrude e
  • scale shift+y, (which will only scale on x and z.)

Now, if there are faces which are on top of each other (in the same place), you can try any of these options;

  1. s, then y to scale along y.
  2. Change pivot point to individual origins, then scale on y.
  3. Simply adjust it manually.

It's hard to say what you should do, because I haven't seen the mesh, but this should help. Keep in mind, that I am assuming facing down your tunnel is the y axis. When scaling, you want to exclude the axis you are looking down, so that it only gets wider, not longer.

I hope this helped, please comment with any questions.


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