I have an object of this form: enter image description here

It is just the standard cube and standard sphere put together with the boolean modifier (union). I would like to add materials on top which follows the shape of the object, meaning adding a given thickness parallel to the z axis. My first guess was using the solidify modifier, but it should only go in one direction, and I also want to change to a different material for the solidified material and finally I would like to stack multiple materials like this.

In the ideal case those additional materials are only covering half of the top plane, indicated by the green area here: enter image description here

But if that's too complicated I can also cut the cube/sphere in half and only apply it to one side.

Is solidify the right direction or is there a different, better suited modifier and how would I achieve the desired result?

Thank you very much in advance!

  • $\begingroup$ If I understand correctly, why don't you just use another cube and boolean modifier on top of your existing shape? $\endgroup$ – bertmoog Jun 27 '17 at 2:45
  • $\begingroup$ The top materials will be transparent, so I need the layers to actually follow the shape of the sphere. $\endgroup$ – user40615 Jun 27 '17 at 3:47
  • $\begingroup$ Then just select all the vertices on the top and extrude them out vertically. You can then apply whatever material you want. Or, if you want it to be a separate object, simply duplicate your cube/sphere and delete what you don't need. $\endgroup$ – bertmoog Jun 27 '17 at 3:56
  • $\begingroup$ I thought about the latter option, but I was hoping for a more elegant solution... But as it will do the trick I guess it will be fine! Thank you very much for your help! $\endgroup$ – user40615 Jun 27 '17 at 12:06

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